Institute for International Economic Policy

Development, Poverty, and Inequality

IIEP is sponsoring the Ultra-poverty Initiative

IIEP sponsors an annual conference on China's Economic Development

Relevant Faculty and Areas of Expertise

 

Sarah Baird, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 2007
Expertise: Development economics, program design and evaluation, health of infants and youth, HIV/AIDS

Paul Carrillo, Assistant Professor of Economics, PhD from University of Virginia
Expertise: Urban and regional economics, applied microeconomics in developing economies

Tony Castleman, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs
Associate Directory, Institute for International Economic Policy, PhD from George Washington University
Expertise: Nutrition and food security, development economics, program design, human recognition and dehumanization

James E. Foster, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, PhD from Cornell University
Expertise: Development economics, inequality and poverty, economic theory and policy

Danny M. Leipziger, Professor of International Business, PhD from Brown University
Expertise: Development economics, international economic policy, macro and economic growth

Stephen C. Smith, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Director, Institute for International Economic Policy, PhD from Cornell University
Expertise: Development economics, poverty, economics of organization, economics of participation

 

Upcoming Events

Research

IIEP Working Paper #34
Smith, Stephen C., "Employee Participation Rights in Corporate Governance: An Economic Rationale, a Test of a Leading Theory, and Some Initial Policy Proposals " June 2005

IIEP Working Paper #33
Emran, Shahe, Maret, Fenohasina, Smith, Stephen C., "Education and Freedom of Choice: Evidence from Arranged Marriages in Vietnam ", November 2009

IIEP Working Paper #30
Suranovic, Steve, "Greed and Capitalism: A Source of Evil or Salvation?"

IIEP Working Paper #29
Joutz, Frederick L., "Fiscal and Political Instability and the Growth Nexus in Developing Countries: An Application to Nigeria", with Issouf Samake (World Bank), May 2009

IIEP Working Paper #28
Malik, Arun S., "Incentives for Adopting Clean Technologies: A Comparison of Policy Instruments in the Small Numbers Case" with Gregory S. Amacher (Virginia Tech), April 12, 2009

IIEP Working Paper #27
Emran, M. Shahe, "Government Borrowing and Private Credit: Evidence from Developing Countries" with Subika Farazi (GWU and World Bank)

IIEP Working Paper #26
Carrillo, Paul, and M. Shahe Emran, "Public Information and Household Expectations in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Natural Experiment", April 2009

IIEP Working Paper #24
Emran, M.Shahey and Stephen C. Smith, "Assessing the Frontiers of Ultra-Poverty Reduction: Evidence from CFPR/TUP, an Innovative Program inBangladesh" with Virginia Robano (GWU), March 2009

IIEP Working Paper #22
Lustig, Nora, "Coping with Rising Food Prices: Policy Dilemmas in the Developing World", February 15, 2009

IIEP Working Paper #21
Joutz, Frederick L., "Oil Prices, Fiscal Policy, and Venezuela's Economic Growth", with Michael D. Bradley (GWU) and Amany El-Anshasy (GWU)
Revise and resubmit at Energy Journal

IIEP Working Paper #20
Emran, M. Shahe, "Financial Liberalization, Financial Restraint and Entrepreneurial Development" with Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia), January 2009

IIEP Working Paper #13
Smith, Stephen C., "Long-run Causes of Comparative Development: An Interpretation of the Recent Evidence," October 2007

IIEP Working Paper #12
Emran, M. Shahe, "Cultural Inheritance, Gender, and Intergenerational Occupational Mobility: Evidence from a Developing Economy" with Forhad Shilpi (DECRG, World Bank)

IIEP Working Paper #11
Emran, M. Shahe, "The Extent of the Market and Stages of Agricultural Specialization" with Forhad Shilpi (DECRG, World Bank)

IIEP Working Paper #10
Emran, M. Shahe, "Estimating Import Demand Function in Developing Countries: A Structural Econometric Approach with Applications to India and Sri Lanka" with Forhad Shilpi (DECRG, World Bank)

IIEP Working Paper #8
Carrillo, Paul, "Efficient Deliveries of Cash Transfers to the Poor: Improving the Design of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Ecuador" with Juan Ponce Jarrin (FLACSO) Published: Journal of Development Economics, 90(2), 276–284

IIEP Working Paper #7
Carrillo, Paul, "Alternative Measures of Homeownership Gaps Across Segregated Neighborhoods" with Anthony Yezer Published: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 39(5), 542-552 (GWU)

 

Articles

 

Fostel, Ana with Graciela Kaminsky, "Latin America's Access to International Capital Markets: Good Behavior or Global Liquidity?" in Kevin Cowan, Sebastian Edwards, and Rodrigo Valdes (eds) Current Account and External Financing, Central Bank of Chile.

Fostel, Ana with John Geanakoplos, "Emerging Markets and an Anxious Global Economy: Contagion, Flight to Liquidity and Issuance Rationing," American Economic Review.

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

Malik, Arun, "How Should We Tackle the Forest Fire Problem?", in A Reader's Guide to Policy: 100 Commentaries on Energy, Environmental, Transportation, and Other Problems, Ian Parry and Felicia Day (Eds.), Resources for the Future Press, Washington, D.C

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.

ustig, 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.

Upcoming Events

September 23 Tuesday
International Trade and Development Workshop
Chris Udry (Yale)
» 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

October 7 Tuesday
International Trade and Development Workshop
David McKenzie (World Bank)
» 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

October 14 Tuesday
International Trade and Development Workshop
Quamrul Ashraf (Williams)
» 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

October 29 Tuesday
International Trade and Development Workshop
Monica Singhal (Harvard Kennedy School)
» 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM



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