Research

 

McKeldin Library

 

 

Publications (papers, journal articles, and book chapters)

“Gender and Well-Being Around the World”. 2013. (With Carol Graham). International Journal of Happiness and Development, 1(2). pp. 212-232.  

“Does the Dow Get You Down? Happiness and the U.S. Economic Crisis”. PhD Dissertation, University of Maryland. (Abstract)

“The Global Economic Recession’s Well-Being Impact: Vulnerable Countries and Cohorts”. PhD Dissertation, University of Maryland. (Abstract) 

 

“Anatomy of the ‘New’ Vulnerable: Countries and Cohorts”. PhD Dissertation, University of Maryland. (Abstract)

“Gender and Well-Being around the World: Some Insights from the Economics of Happiness”. 2011. (With Carol Graham). Background paper for 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development, Washington, DC: The World Bank.

“Did Unhappiness Cause the Arab Spring? Some Insights from the Economics of Well-Being”. 2011. (With Carol Graham). Background paper for Amin et al After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.

“The Easterlin and Other Paradoxes: Why Both Sides of the Debate May be Correct”. 2010. (With Carol Graham and Mario Picon) in Diener, E., Helliwell, J. and Kahneman, D., (Eds.) International Differences in Well-Being. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

“(Un?)Happiness and Gasoline Prices in the United States”. 2010. (With Carol Graham). Brookings Institution Report. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution. Paper presented in “Energy Market Consequences of an Emerging U.S. Carbon Management Policy”, Houston, TX: Rice University.

“Adapting to Adversity: Happiness and the Economic Crisis in the United States in 2009”. 2010. (With Carol Graham and Mario Picon). Social Research, Vol. 77(2), Summer.

“Well-being and Public Attitudes in Afghanistan: Some Insights from the Economics of Happiness”. 2009. (With Carol Graham). World Economics, Vol. 10(3), September-October, and Brookings Foreign Policy Working Paper, No. 2. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.

“Gross National Happiness and the Economy”. (With Carol Graham). The Globalist. October 24, 2008.

“Measuring Financial Performance in Infrastructure: An Application to Europe and Central Asia”. 2006. (With Jane Ebinger) World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3992, Washington, DC: The World Bank.

Accessing Financial Access in Brazil. 2005. (With Anjali Kumar and Cristine Campos). World Bank Working Paper No. 50. Washington, DC: The World Bank.

Access to Financial Services in Brazil. 2004. Washington, DC: The World Bank. (Summary in Portuguese)

“The Anatomy of a Slum: The Ozama Barrios of Santo Domingo” in Dominican Republic Poverty Assessment Report, 2001. Report Number 21306-DR. Washington, DC: The World Bank.

 

Research papers and mimeos

“Does the Dow Get You Down? Happiness and the U.S. Economic Crisis”. 2012. (With Carol Graham). Mimeo. The Brookings Institution: Washington, DC. Submitted to Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.  

“How Much Can Citizens Adapt to Rising Crime? Evidence from well-being studies in Latin America”. 2009. (With Carol Graham). Mimeo. The Brookings Institution: Washington, DC.

“Public Opinion Trends in Latin America (and the U.S.): How Strong is Support for Markets, Democracy, and Regional Integration?” 2008. (With Carol Graham). Paper Prepared for the Brookings Partnership for the Americas Commission. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.

“An Empirical Assessment of Targeted Electricity Subsidies in Brazil”. 2006. Mimeo. Washington, DC: The World Bank.

“Concessions of Infrastructure Services: An Empirical Evaluation of Incidence and Determinants of Renegotiation”. 2002. Mimeo. Washington, DC: The World Bank.

 

Background research

"Comparative cost analysis of alternative federal childcare programs". 2005. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute.

Empirical analysis of the determinants of successful concessions in Latin America and the Caribbean, Finance, Private Sector Development and Infrastructure Cluster: Latin America and the Caribbean Region, The World Bank, Washington, DC.

Emergence of technology clusters in East Asia as the engine for future economic growth, Development Economics Research Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC.

Micro-finance in Bangladesh, Development Economics Research Group, Washington, DC: The World Bank.

"Volunteering among young people" by Mark Hugo Lopez. 2004. Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), School of Public Policy, University of Maryland.

"Economic behavior and social norms in rural India". 2001. Development Economics Research Group, Washington, DC: The World Bank.

"Patterns of economic behavior and social norms in the slums of Delhi". 2000. Development Economics Research Group, Washington, DC: The World Bank.

"Future effects of Internet on the economic opportunities of women in the developing countries". 2000. Washington, DC: International Center for Research on Women.


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