Julie Schaffner

Visiting Associate Professor of Development Economics


Education
  • AB, University of Michigan
  • PhD, Economics, Yale University

Biography

Julie Schaffner is a Visiting Associate Professor of Development Economics and the author of Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis (Wiley, 2014). Her research relates to labor markets and poverty dynamics in developing countries, and to program evaluation. Her teaching emphasizes the skills required for rigorous, evidence-based work in poverty reduction and development. In 2008, she received the Fletcher School’s James L. Paddock Teaching Award. Before coming to the Fletcher School, she served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, and Deputy Director of the Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.


Professional Activities
  • Vice President, Association of Christian Economists
  • Consultant to the World Bank and UNESCO
  • Senior Research Scholar and Deputy Director, Stanford University Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform (1997-98)
  • Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Stanford University, Department of Economics (1986-99)
  • Lecturer, Boston University, Department of Economics (1999-2002)

Affiliations
  • Institute for Human Security

ARTICLES
Julie Schaffner, “Development Economics in 2015,” Faith and Economics 64 (2014):1-36.
Julie Schaffner, "Politics, Institutions and Development Economics," Faith and Economics 60 (2012): 52-60.
• Julie A. Schaffner, Review of Peter F. Orazem, Guilherme Sedlacek, and Zafiris Tzannatos, Child Labor and Education in Latin America: An Economic Perspective, Economic Development and Cultural Change 59, no. 2 (2011): 481-483.
Julie A. Schaffner, Review of Ann Harrison (ed.), Globalization and Poverty, Economic Development and Cultural Change 58, no. 3 (2010): 596-599.
• Julie A. Schaffner, Review of William Easterly, White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, Faith and Economics 49 (2007): 45-49.
Julie A. Schaffner, Review of James Heckman and Carmen Pages (eds)., Law and Employment: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean, Economic Development and Cultural Change 55, no. 1 (2006): 242-245.
• Judith M. Dean, Julie Schaffner, and Stephen L.S. Smith, "Global Poverty: Academics and Practitioners Respond," The Review of Faith and International Affairs 4, no. 1 (2006): 13-20.
Julie A. Schaffner, "Subjective and objective measures of literacy: Implications for current results-oriented development initiatives." International Journal of Educational Development 25, no. 6 (2005): 652-657.
Julie Schaffner, "The Determinants of Schooling Investments Among Primary School Aged Children in Ethiopia." Africa Region Human Development Working Paper No. 85, World Bank, 2004.
• Julie Schaffner, “Heteroskedastic Sample Selection and Developing Country Wage Equations,” Review of Economics and Statistics 84, no. 2 (2002): 269-280.
• Julie A. Schaffner, "Job Stability in Developing and Developed Countries: Evidence from Colombia and the United States," Economic Development and Cultural Change 49, no.3 (2001): 511-536.
• Julie Schaffner, "Generating Conditional Expectations from Models with Selectivity Bias: Comment," Economics Letters 58 (1998): 255-261.
• Julie Schaffner, "Premiums to Employment in Larger Establishments: Evidence from Peru," Journal of Development Economics 55 (1998): 81-113.
• Julie Schaffner, "Attached Farm Labor, Limited Horizons, and Servility," Journal of Development Economics 47 (1995): 241-270.
• Julie A. Schaffner, Review of Osvaldo Sunkel (ed.), Development from Within: Toward a Neostructuralist Approach for Latin America, Journal of Economic Literature 32, no. 3 (1994): 54-55.
• Julie Schaffner, "Rising Incomes and the Shift from Self-Employment to Firm-Based Production," Economics Letters 41 (1993): 435-440.
• Julie Schaffner, "Rural Labor Legislation and Permanent Agricultural Employment in Northeastern Brazil," World Development 21, no. 5 (1993): 705-719.
• Julie Anderson, "Rural Credit and the Mix Between Permanent and Temporary Wage Labor Contracts in Pernambuco, Brazil," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72, no. 5 (1990): 1139-1145.
• Julie Anderson, Review of Ajit K. Dasgupta, Growth, Development and Welfare, Journal of Economic History 50, no. 2 (1990): 515-517.

BOOKS
Julie Schaffner, Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis, John Wiley and Sons, 2014.
Judith M. Dean, Julie Schaffner, Stephen L.S. Smith. Attacking poverty in the developing world: Christian practitioners and academics in collaboration. 2005

BOOK CHAPTERS
• "Impact Assessment for Christian Development Organizations", Chapter 14 in J. Dean, J. Schaffner and S. Smith (eds.), Poverty Reduction in the Developing World, World Vision and Authentic Media, 2005.
"The Employment Module and Labor Market Analysis," in Margaret Grosh and Paul Glewwe (eds.), Designing Household Survey Questionnaires for Developing Countries: Lessons from Ten Years of LSMS Experience, World Bank, 2000.

Courses

FALL TERM

Awards
  • 2008 James L. Paddock Teaching Award



Email Address
Julie.Schaffner@tufts.edu

Office Phone
781.572.5142

Office Fax
617.627.3712

Office Location
Mugar 252A

Mailing Address
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155

Website(s)
http://sites.tufts.edu/julieschaffner/