Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

John Edwards

Associate Professor - Economics

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Department Affiliation

  • B.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, International Affairs, 1975
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, Economics, 1986
Academic Experience
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University, 2016-
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1985-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California-Berkeley, 1988-1989

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,” 2010-2013
  • 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-
  • 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
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Catalán
  • German
Overseas Experience
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
Selected Publications
  • 2017. “Middle Class Flight from Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Theoretical Analysis of Inequality and Schooling,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 64: 12-29.
  • 2015. “The structure of disaster resilience: a framework for simulations and policy recommendations,” Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 15: 827‘€“841.
  • 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).

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: ECON-3590: Economic Development of Latin America, ECON-3580-01: Labor & Population in Latin America

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

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