John Strauss


 date:2010-8-4 10:20:00 source:BiMBA         

Professor of Economics at University of Southern California

 

Research areas

Development EconomicsEconomics of the Household, Economics of Human Resource Investments and Labor Market Outcomes.

 

Education Background

1973, B.A. in Political Science, Northwestern University,;

1981, Ph.D. in Economics and Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University

 

Experiences

2004-Present, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Southern California

2005-Present Chang Jiang Scholar, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University

1992-Present, Adjunct Staff, RAND

1992-2004, Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University

1989-1992, Senior Economist, Economics and Statistics Department, RAND

1987–1989, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Economic Growth Center, Yale University

1983–1986, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Economic Growth Center, Yale University

1981–1983, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Virginia

 

Books Published

1 Agricultural Household Models: Applications, Extensions and Policy, Co-edited with Inderjit Singh and Lyn Squire, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

2 Indonesian Living Standards Before and After the Financial Crisis (with Kathleen Beegle, Agus Dwiyanto, Yulia Herawati, Daan Pattinasarany, Elan Satriawan, Bondan Sikoki, Sukamdi and Firman Witoelar), Santa Monica: RAND and Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS, Singapore), 2004.

3 Handbook of Development Economics, Volume 4, Co-editor with T. Paul Schultz, Amsterdam: Elsevier Press, 2008.

 

Resent Research Papers

(1)     “Adoption of Rice Varieties in Rio Grande do Sul” (with Robert Evenson, Luis Irias, David Roth, and Duncan Thomas), processed, 1989. 

(2)     “Child Anthropometry in Co^te d'Ivoire: Estimates from Two Surveys, 1985 and 1986” (with Kalpana Mehra), Living Standards Measurement Study Working Paper No. 51, World Bank, 1990.

(3)     “The Shape of the Calorie-Expenditure Curve” (with Duncan Thomas), Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 595, Yale University, 1990.

(4)     “Health, Nutrition and Economic Development” (with Duncan Thomas), October 1995, RAND Labor and Population Program Working Paper No 95-23.

(5)     “Parental Investments in Schooling: The Roles of Gender and Resources in Urban Brazil” (with Robert Schoeni and Duncan Thomas), January, 1996, RAND Labor and Population Working Paper No. 96-02.

(6)     “Intrahousehold Allocations: A Review of Theories, Empirical Evidence and Policy Issues” (with Kathleen Beegle), 1996, MSU International Development Working Paper No.62.

(7)     “Health Care Prices, Health and Labor Outcomes: Experimental Evidence” (with William Dow, Paul Gertler, Robert Schoeni and Duncan Thomas), January 1997, RAND Labor and Population Working Paper No. 97-01. Revised for Applied Economics, October, 2007.

(8)     “Education in a Crisis” (with Duncan Thomas, Kathleen Beegle, Elizabeth Frankenberg, Bondan Sikoki and Graciela Teruel), March 2001, mimeo.

(9)     “Economic Crisis Impacts on Children After Three Years: Evidence From the Indonesia Family Life Survey” (with Kathleen Beegle, Agus Dwiyanto, Daan Pattinasarany, Bondan Sikoki, Sukamdi and Firman Witoelar), May, 2002, mimeo.

(10) “Indonesian Living Standards Three Years After the Crisis: Evidence From the Indonesia Family Life Survey” (with Kathleen Beegle, Agus Dwiyanto, Yulia Herawati, Daan Pattinasarany, Elan Satriawan, Bondan Sikoki, Sukamdi and Firman Witoelar), October 2002, manuscript.

(11) “The Third Wave of the Indonesia Family Life Survey: Overview and Field Report” (with Kathleen Beegle, Bondan Sikoki, Agus Dwiyanto, Firman Witoelar and Yulia Herawati), March 2004, RAND Working Paper WR-144/1-NIA/NICHD.

(12) “User’s Guide for the Indonesia Family Life Survey: Wave 3” (with Kathleen Beegle, Bondan Sikoki, Agus Dwiyanto, Firman Witoelar and Yulia Herawati), March 2004, RAND Working Paper WR-144/2-NIA/NICHD.

(13) “Smoking Behavior Among Youth in a Developing Country: The Case of Indonesia” (with Firman Witoelar and Pungpond Rukumnuaykit), July 2006.

(14) “Determinants of Schooling Outcomes: Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia” (with Subha Mani and John Hoddinott), February, 2009.

(15) “Private Sector Industrialization in China” (with Edward Y. Qian and Minggao Shen), April, June, September 2009, BREAD Working Paper No 218.  In K. Otsuka and K. Kalirajan (eds.). State, Community and Market in Development: Papers in Honor of Yujiro Hayami, Palgrave-Macmillan Publishers, forthcoming.

(16) “China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study-Pilot User’s Guide” (with Yaohui Zhao, Albert Park and Yan Sun), April, 2009, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University.

(17) “The Fourth Wave of the Indonesia Family Life Survey: Overview and Field Report, Volume 1” (with Firman Witoelar, Bondan Sikoki and Anna Marie Wattie), April, 2009, RAND Labor and Population Working Paper WR-675/1-NIA/NICHD.

(18) “User’s Guide for the Indonesia Family Life Survey, Wave 4: Volume 2” (with Firman Witoelar, Bondan Sikoki and Anna Marie Wattie), June 2009, RAND Labor and Population Working Paper WR-675/2-NIA/NICHD.

(19) “Socioeconomic success and health in later life: Some evidence from the Indonesia Family Life Survey” (with Firman Witoelar and Bondan Sikoki), September, 2009, RAND Labor and Population Working Paper WR-704.

(20) “Health care and insurance among the elderly in China: Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, Pilot”, (with Hong Hao, Lin Li, Albert Park, Li Yang and Yaohui Zhao), September 2009, Department of Economics, USC.

(21) “Health outcomes and socio-economic status among the elderly in China: Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, Pilot” (with Xiaoyan Lei, Albert Park, Yan Shen, James P. Smith, Zhe Yang and Yaohui Zhao), October 2009, Department of Economics, USC.

(22) “Long-term impacts of investments in early schooling: Empirical evidence from rural Ethiopia” (with Subha Mani and John Hoddinott), October, 2009, Department of Economics, Fordham University.

(23) “Estimation of Poverty Transition Matrices With Noisy Data” (with Nayoung Lee and Geert Ridder), November 2009, Department of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, mimeo.

 

Personal Website

http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~jstrauss/

 

 
 
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