Development, Poverty, and Inequality

IIEP Working Paper 2017-19
Ajay Chhibber (George Washington University) & Swati Gupta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Bolder Divestment Not Better Performance Contracts are the Solution for India’s Public Sector

 

IIEP Working Paper 2017-6
Ajay Chhibber (George Washington University) & Swati Gupta (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi)
Public Sector Undertakings: Bharat’s other Ratnas

 

IIEP Working Paper 2017-4
Remi Jedwab (George Washington University), Mark Koyama (George Mason University) & Noel Johnson (George Mason University)
Negative Shocks and Mass Persecutions: Evidence from the Black Death

 

IIEP Working Paper 2017-3
Remi Jedwab (George Washington University) & Adam Storeygard (Tufts University)
Economic and Political Factors in Infrastructure Investment: Evidence from Railroads and Roads in Africa 1960–2015

 

IIEP Working Paper 2017-1
Stephen C. Smith (George Washington University), Vida Bobić (George Washington University), Ram Fishman (Tel Aviv University), & Munshi Sulaiman (Save the Children)
How Sustainable Are Benefits from Extension for Smallholder Farmers? Evidence from a Randomised Phase-Out of the BRAC Program in Uganda

 

IIEP Working Paper 2016-13
Danny Leipziger & Victoria Dodev (George Washington University)
Disruptive Technologies and their Implications for Economic Policy: Some Preliminary Observations

 

IIEP Working Paper 2016-4
Anthony Yezer (George Washington University)
Costly Screening, Self-Selection, Fraud, and the Organization of Credit Markets

 

IIEP Working Paper 2016-3
Anthony Yezer (George Washington University)
Climate Preferences, Obesity, and Unobserved Heretogeneity in Cities

 

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Articles

Smith, Stephen C. with Munshi Sulaiman, “Agricultural Extension and Technology Adoption for Food Security: Evidence from Uganda,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 100(4), 1012-1031, July 2018

Smith, Stephen C. with Uwe Jirjahn, “Nonunion Employee Representation: Theory and the German Experience with Mandated Works Councils,” Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Vol 89(1), 201-234, March 2018

MalikArun S. with Aaron A. Elrod, “The effect of environmental regulation on plant-level product mix: A study of EPA’s Cluster Rule,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 83, 164-184, May 2017

Kramon, Eric“Electoral Handouts as Information,” World Politics, May 2016.

Kramon, Eric with Daniel N. Posner, “Ethnic Favoritism in Education in Kenya,”Quarterly Journal of Political Science, April 2016.

Chhibber, Ajay“Assessing and Evaluating the Addis Ababa Action Agenda(AAAA),”India National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, March 2016.

Smith, Stephen C. with Verena Dill and Uwe Jirjahn, “Do Foreign Owners Favor Short-Term Profit? Evidence from Germany,” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 40, 123–140, January 2016.

Alkire, Sabina with Jose Manuel Roche, Suman Seth and Andy Sumner, “Identifying the Poorest People and Groups: Strategies Using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index,” Journal of International Development, 27 (2015), 362-387.

Jedwab, Remi, Miguel, Edward, Burgess, Robin, Morjaria, Ameet, and Padro-i-Miguel, Gerard, “The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya,”American Economic Review, 2015. Vol. 105 (6): 1817-51.

DuBois King, Marcus“Climate Change and Vietnamese Fisheries: Opportunities for Conflict Prevention” 2015, Center for Climate and Security, pp. 55-63.

Smith, Stephen C. with M. Shahe Emran and Fenohasina Maret-Rakotondrazaka, “Education and Freedom of Choice: Evidence from Arranged Marriages in Vietnam,”Journal of Development Studies, Vol 50, No. 4, pages 481-501, April 2014.

Smith, Stephen C. with M. Shahe Emran and Virginia Robano, “Assessing the Frontiers of Ultra-Poverty Reduction: Evidence from CFPR/TUP, an Innovative Program in Bangladesh,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, February 2014.

Smith, Stephen C. with Sungil Kwak, “Regional Agricultural Endowments and Shifts of Poverty Trap Equilibria: Evidence from Ethiopian Panel Data,” Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming.

Carrillo, Paul “To Sell or Not to Sell: Measuring the Heat of the Housing Market,”2013, Real Estate Economics, 41(2), 310-346.

Carrillo, Paul ““Testing for Fraud in the Residential Mortgage Market: How much did Early-Payment-Defaults Overpay for Housing?” 2013, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 47(1), 36-64.

Baird, Sarah with Jacobus Joost de Hoop and Berk Özler. “Income Shocks and Adolescent Mental Health,” Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 48(2), 2013, pp. 370-403.

Castleman, Tony with Anema, Aranka, Sarah Fielden, Nils Grede, Amie Heap, and Martin Bloem, “Food Security in the Context of HIV: Towards Harmonized Definitions and Indicators.” AIDS and Behavior, November 29, 2013 (Epub ahead of print publication).

Baird, Sarah with Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Berk Özler, Michael Woolcock ” Relative Effectiveness of Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers for Schooling Outcomes in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review” ,February 9, 2013

Carrillo, Paul with Shahe Emran, ” Public Information and Inflation Expectations: Evidence from a Natural Experiment,” 2012, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(4), 860-877.

Carrillo, Paul E. “An Empirical Stationary Equilibrium Search Model of the Housing Market,” 2012, International Economic Review, 53(1), pages 203-234.

Carrillo, Paul E. with Jaren Pope, “Are Homes Hot or Cold Potatoes? The Distribution of Marketing Time in the Housing Market,”Regional Science and Urban EconomicsVol. 42 No. 1-2 pp. 189-197. 2012.

Smith, Stephen C., “The Scope of Nongovernmental Organizations and Development Program Design: Application to Problems of Multidimensional Poverty,” Public Administration and Development Vol. 32 Issue 4-5, 357-370. October 2012.

Smith, Stephen C., with Saudamini Das, “Awareness as an Adaptation Strategy for Reducing Mortality from Heat Waves: Evidence from a Disaster Risk Management Program in India,” Climate Change Economics Vol. 3 No. 2. May 2012.

Smith, Stephen C. and Malik, Arun S., “Adaptation to Climate Change in Low-Income Countries: Lessons from Current Research and Needs from Future Research,” Climate Change Economics Vol. 3 No. 2. May 2012.

Castleman, Tony with Gilles Bergeron. “ “Program Responses to Acute Malnutrition and Chronic Malnutrition: Divergences and Convergences.” Advances in NutritionMarch 2012. 3: 242-249.

Carrillo, Paul, with Akashi-Ronquest, Naoko, Bruce Dembling, and Steven Stern, “Measuring the Biases in Self-reported Disability Status: Evidence from Aggregate Data,” Applied Economics Letters Vol. 18 No. 11. 2011.

Carrillo, Paul“Testing for Fraud in the Residential Mortgage Market: How Much Did Early-Payment-Defaults Overpay for Housing?,” The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, pp. 1-29. 2011.

Foster, James with Sabina Alkire, “Counting And Multidimensional Poverty Measurement,” Journal Of Public Economics Vol. 95 No. 7-8, pp. 476-87. 2011.

Foster, James with Sabina Alkire, “Understandings And Misunderstandings Of Multidimensional Poverty Measurement,” Journal Of Economic Inequality Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 289-314. 2011

Foster, James with Sabina Alkire, “Where did identification go?,” Journal of Economic Inequality Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 501-505. 2011.

Suranovic, Steven“Addicted to Oil: Implications for Climate Change Policy,”November 2011.

Lustig, Nora, co-editor with Jacques Silber (Bar Ilan University, Israel), special issue of Estudios Economicos – “Poverty and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean,” El Colegio de Mexico

Foster, James, with Joel Greer, and Erik Thorbecke, “The Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) Poverty Measures: 25 Years Later,” Journal Of Economic Inequality Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 491-524. 2010.

Foster, James E., with Michael C. Wolfson, “Polarization And The Decline Of The Middle Class: Canada And The U.S.,” Journal Of Economic Inequality Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 247-273. 2010

Emran, M. Shahe with Forhad Shilpi, “Estimating Import Demand Function in Developing Countries: A Structural Econometric Approach with Applications to India and Sri Lanka,” Review of International Economics, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 307-319. May 2010.

Malik, Arun, “How Should We Tackle the Forest Fire Problem?,” Ian Parry and Felicia Day (Eds.), Resources for the Future Press,(2010), pp. 134-135.

Castleman, Tony with Matlisky, Danielle, Kenneth Maleta, and Mark Manary. “Supplementary Feeding with Fortified Spreads Results in Higher Recovery Rates Than with a Corn/Soy Blend in Moderately Wasted Children.” Journal of Nutrition. 139: 773-778, 2009.

Carrillo, Paul, with Anthony Yezer, “Alternative Measures Of Homeownership Gaps Across Segregated Neighborhoods,” Regional Science And Urban Economics Vol. 39 No. 5, pp. 542-52. 2009.

Carrillo, Paul E., with Juan Ponce Jarrin, “Efficient Delivery Of Subsidies To The Poor: Improving The Design Of A Cash Transfer Program In Ecuador,” Journal Of Development Economics Vol. 90 No. 2, pp. 276-284. 2009.

Malik, Arun, with Christian Crowley, Gregory Amacher and Robert Haight, “Adjacency Externalities and Forest Fire Prevention,” Land Economics, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 162-185 (2009).

Emran, Shahe M. with F. Shilpi, and M. Alam: “Economic Liberalization and Price Response of Aggregate Private Investment: Time Series Evidence from India”, Canadian Journal of Economics.

Smith, Stephen C., “Organizational Comparative Advantages of NGOs in Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger: Strategy for Escape from Poverty Traps,” in NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty, Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Stephen C. Smith and Hildy Teegen, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Smith, Stephen C., “Beyond the ‘Non’: The Strategic Space for NGOs in Development,” with J. Brinkerhoff and H. Teegen, in NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty, Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Stephen C. Smith and Hildy Teegen, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Smith, Stephen C., “The Role of NGOs in Health, Education, Environment, and Gender: Application of the Theoretical Framework,” with J. Brinkerhoff and H. Teegen, in NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty, Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Stephen C. Smith and Hildy Teegen, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Smith, Stephen C., “Conclusions and Policy Implications,” with J. Brinkerhoff and H. Teegen, in NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty, Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Stephen C. Smith and Hildy Teegen, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

Aaronson, Susan, “Fair Trade? How Oxfam Presented a Systemic Approach to Globalization, Human Rights and Development,” Human Rights Quarterly, November 2006, Vol. 28, No. 4, 998-1030.

Charnovitz, Steve, “Taiwan’s WTO Membership and Its International Implications,” Asian Journal of the WTO and International Health Law & Policy, September 2006.Sell, Susan “Intellectual Property and the Doha Development Agenda” Global Social Policy, vol. 6, issue 2, pp. 147-150, August 2006.

Smith, Stephen C. with Jan Erik Askildsen and Uwe Jirjahn, “Works Councils and Environmental Investment: Theory and Evidence from German Panel Data,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 60, issue 3, pp. 346-72, July 2006.

Smith, Stephen C. with Tony Castleman, “Ending Extreme Poverty: Securing Human Rights Can Be Decisive”, (in Spanish) Letras Libres, April 2006. Reprinted, in Ius Inter Gentes

Carrillo, Paul, with Edgar Olsen, Catherine Tyler and Jonathan King, “The Effects of Different Types of Housing Assistance on Earnings and Employment,” Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 2005, 8(2).

Carrillo, Paul, with Edgar Olsen and Scott Davis, “Explaining Attrition in the Housing Voucher Program,” Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 2005, 8(2).

Charnovitz, Steve, “Belgian Family Allowances and the Challenge of Origin-Based Discrimination,” World Trade Review, March 2005.

Emran, M. Shahe, “Revenue-Increasing and Welfare-Enhancing Reform of Taxes on Exports” Journal of Development Economics, vol. 77, issue 1, pp. 277-92, June 2005.

Emran, M. Shahe with Josephn Stiglitz, “On Selective Indirect Tax Reform in Developing Countries,” Journal of Public Economics, vol. 89, issue 4, pp. 599-623, April 2005.

Malik, Arun, “Not Getting Burned: The Importance of Fire Prevention in Forest Management,” with Gregory Amacher and Robert Haight, Land Economics, Vol. 81, pp. 284-302.

Lustig, Nora, (coauthor), “Do We Know How Much Poverty There Is?” Oxford Development Studies, 32(4), December 2004.

Sell, Susan “The Quest for Global Governance in Intellectual Property and Public Health: Structural, Discursive and Institutional Dimensions” Temple Law Review 77, pp. 363- 399, Summer 2004.

Lustig, Nora, (coauthor), “Rising Inequality in Mexico: Returns to Household Characteristics and Regional Effects,” Journal of Development Studies, 39(4), 112-33, April 2003.

Smith, Stephen C. with Hesuk Chun “New Issues in Emerging Markets: Determinants, Effects, and Stock Market Performance of Initial Public Offerings in South Korea,”, Journal of Emerging Market Finance,”, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 253-85 ,December 2003.

Smith, Stephen C. with Beom-cheol Cin and Tzu Shian Han, “A Tale of Two Tigers: Employee Financial Participation in Korea and Taiwan,”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Sept. 2003.

Smith, Stephen C. with Beom-cheol Cin, “Employee Stock Ownership and Participation in South Korea: Incidence, Productivity Effects, and Prospects,” Review of Development Economics, vol. 6, issue 2, pp. 263-83, June 2002.

Smith, Stephen C., “Village Banking and Maternal and Child Health: Evidence from Ecuador and Honduras,” World Development, vol. 30, issue 4, pp. 707-23, April 2002.

Smith, Stephen C. with Randa Sab “Human Capital Convergence: A Joint Estimation Approach,”, IMF Staff Papers, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 200-11, August 2002.

Smith, Stephen C., with Edward Feasel and Yongbeom Kim, “Investment, Exports, and Output in South Korea: A VAR Approach to Growth Empirics,” Review of Development Economics, vol. 5, issue 3, pp. 421-32, October 2001.

Smith, Stephen C., “Microcredit and Health Programs: To Integrate or Not to Integrate?” in Rosalia Rodriguez Garcia, James Macinko, and William Waters, ed., Microenterprise Development for Better Health Outcomes, (Contributions to Economics and Economic History), Westport, CT: Greenwood, 41 50, 2001.

Sarah Baird

Associate Professor of Global Health and Economics

Personal Site

Expertise: Development economics, program design, and evaluation, health of infants and youth, HIV/AIDS
Education: Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, 2007
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Economics of Ultra-Poverty

 

 

Jennifer Brinkerhoff

Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs

Personal Site

Expertise: Interorganizational/cross-sector relations, international development management, diasporas and development, nongovernmental organizations, governance/state-society relations
Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

Paul Carrillo

Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Personal Site

Expertise: Urban and Regional Economics
Education: Ph.D. in Economics from University of Virginia
Categories of Work: Adaptation to Climate Change, Economics of Ultra-Poverty, Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

 

 

Tony Castleman

Associate Research Professor of International Affairs, Associate Director for Institute for International Economic Policy

Personal Site

Expertise: Nutrition and food security, development economics, program design, human recognition and dehumanization
Education: Ph.D. from The George Washington University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

Carmel Chiswick

Professor of Economics

Personal Site

Expertise: Economics of religion, economic history, economic development, labor markets in less developed countries
Education: Ph.D. from Columbia University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

 

 

Reid Click

Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, Director of International Studies and the Center for International Business Education and Research

Personal Site
Expertise: International corporate finance
Education: Ph.D. from University of Chicago
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

Uriyoan Colon-Ramos

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Personal Site

Expertise: Nutrition and food security, development economics, program design, human recognition and dehumanization
Education: Ph.D. from The George Washington University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

 

 

Marry Ellsberg

Director of the Global Women’s Institute

Personal Site

Expertise: Gender based violence and its development consequences, especially in health
Education: B.A. from Yale University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Global Economic Governance

Ram Fishman

Assistant Professor of Economics

Personal Site

Expertise: Sustainable Development, Environmental and Agricultural Economics, Development Economics
Education: Ph.D. from Columbia University
Categories of Work: Adaptation to Climate Change, Economics of Ultra-Poverty, Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

 

 

James E. Foster

Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Personal Site

Expertise: Development economics, inequality and poverty, economic theory and policy
Education: Ph.D from Cornell University

Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Economics of Ultra-Poverty, U.S.-China Economic Relations, Global Economic Governance

Remi Jedwab

Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Personal Site

Expertise: Development economics, urban economics and political economy themes, urbanization and structural transformation, the economic effects of transportation infrastructure, and agricultural and economic development in Africa
Education: Ph.D in Economics from Paris School of Economics-EHESS
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Adaptation to Climate Change, Economics of Ultra-Poverty

 

 

Danny M. Leipziger

Professor of International Business

Personal Site

Expertise: Development Economics, International Economic Policy, Macro and Economic Growth
Education: Ph.D from Brown University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Economics of Ultra-Poverty, U.S.-China Economic Relations, Global Economic Governance, International Finance

Robert Maguire

Professor of Practice of International Affairs

Personal Site

Expertise: Cultural and regional geography, plantation and post-societies in the Americas, development, poverty alleviation, geopolitics of oil, Haiti, US-Caribbean relations, Caribbean Diaspora populations
Education: Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Economics of Ultra-Poverty

 

 

Arun Malik

Professor of Economics, and Public Policy and Public Administration

Personal Site

Expertise: Environmental and natural resource economics, regulatory policy design
Education: Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Adaptation to Climate Change, Economics of Ultra-Poverty, U.S.-China Economic Relations

Jennifer Muz

Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics
Personal Site

Expertise: Global health, health economics, program evaluation
Education: Ph.D from University of California, Irvine
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

 

 

David Rain

Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs, Director of the Environmental Studies Program (2009-Present)

Personal Site

Expertise: Urban population and development, geographic information systems, Africa, environment & health
Education: Ph.D from Penn State
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Adaptation to Climate Change, Economics of Ultra-Poverty, U.S.-China Economic Relations

Jenny Klugman

Research Professor

Personal Site

Expertise: Economic development, human development, gender inequality, social policy
Education: PhD Economics, Australian National University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

 

 

 

Stephan Smith

Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Former Director of Institute for International Economic Policy (2009-2012, 2015-2017)

Personal Site

Expertise: Development economics, poverty, economics of organization, economics of participation
Education: Ph.D from Cornell University
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Adaptation to Climate Change, Economics of Ultra-Poverty, U.S.-China Economic Relations, Global Economic Governance

Anthony Yezer

Professor of Economics

Personal Site

Expertise: Regional and urban economics, migration of labor and capital
Education: Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Categories of Work: Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation, Economics of Ultra-Poverty, Global Economic Governance

 

5th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference
Friday, September 7, 2018
8:30am to 7:30pm

Misallocation, Informality, and Firm Dynamics in Mexico
Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sector and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank
Monday, April 23, 2018
5:30PM – 7:00PM

Brazil and China: A Developing Partnership
André Soares and David Shambaugh
Monday, November 6, 2017
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Building Brazil’s Future: A Conference on Innovation, Investment and Economic Development
Thursday, October 12, 2017
2:00 PM – 6:00PM

4th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference
Friday, September 8, 2017
8:30AM – 7:30PM
The World Bank and the International Growth Centre Cities Program

Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES)
Friday, May 5, 2017
8:30AM – 5:30PM

IMF Africa Regional Economic Outlook
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
9:00AM – 12:00PM

Poverty in India: Issues and Policies
S. Mahendra Dev (Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
International Tax and Investment Center and the GW Department of Economics

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