Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

John Edwards

Associate Professor - Economics

Contact Info
edwards@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, International Affairs, 1975
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, Economics, 1986

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1992-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California-Berkeley, 1988-1989
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1985-1991

Research & Teaching Specializations: Latin America; Economics; Microeconomics; Household Survey Design and Analysis; Labor Markets; Economics of Education; Public Finance; Fiscal Federalism

Related Experience

  • Consultant, World Bank, “Honduras: Education Public Expenditure Tracking Survey,” 2010
  • Consultant, World Bank, “Uruguay: Third Basic Education Quality Improvement Project (Loan 7113-UR): Cost/Benefit Analysis for Proposed Additional Financing,” 2009
  • Consultant, World Bank, “Economic and Financial Evaluation of Project P101218: Quality of Education, Accountability and Transparency in the Education Sector in Honduras,” 2007
  • World Bank Education and Labor Market Economist, El Salvador and Mexico, 1997-1998
  • Economic Analyst, Academy for Educational Development, “Panama Canal Zone, City of Knowledge Project,” 1996-

Distinctions

  • USAID Grant, “The Causes of Grade Repetition and Dropping Out,” Honduras, 1996
  • Tinker Foundation Grant, 1987, 1988, 1993
  • IRIS Scholars Research Grant, 1991-1992
  • Reily Award for Teaching Excellence, Tulane University, 1989-1990

Languages: Spanish; Portuguese; Catalán; German

Selected Publications

  • 2012. “Fuel Choice, Indoor Air Pollution, and Children’s Health.” With Christian Langpap. Environment and Development Economics, 17 (4).
  • 2005. “Startup costs and the decision to switch from firewood to gas fuel.” With Christian Langpap. Land Economics.
  • 2004. “Efficient Allocations in Club Economies.” With Marcus Berliant. Journal of Public Economic Theory. 6 (1).
  • 2004. “Capital humano, globalizacion y asimilacion cultural: Un estudio aplicado a los Mayas de Guatemala.” With Donald Winkler. In Etnicidad, Genergo y Educacion en America Latina. Donald Winkler and Santiago Cueto, eds. Washington, DC and Lima: PREAL.
  • 2002. “The Impact of School Quality on Earnings and Educational Returns.” With Arjun Bedi. Journal of Development Economics. 68.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Economic Development of Latin America; Graduate Seminar on Economic Development; Economics of Education; Labor and Population in Latin America; Microeconomic Data Analysis

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 4

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