Election Bios

ASE Election of 2016


FOR PRESIDENT

 QUENTIN WODON

Address & Telephone & Email:

World Bank
1818 H St., NW
Washington, DC 20433
E-mail: qwodon@worldbank.org

Present Position:

2011-present: Adviser/Lead Economist, Education Global Practice, World Bank

Former and Other Positions:

2008-11: Adviser/Lead Economist, Human Development Network, World Bank
2002-08: Lead Poverty Specialist, sub-Saharan Africa Region, World Bank
1998-02: Economist/Senior Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, World Bank
1997-99: Assistant Professor of Economics (tenured), University of Namur
1995-98: Consultant, Asian Development Bank, EDF, Electrabel, UNDP, Urban Institute, World Bank
1995-96: Researcher, Hoover Chair for Economic and Social Ethics, Catholic University of Louvain
1993-96: Research Assistant and Lecturer, Department of Economics, American University
1989-93: Permanent Volunteer Corps Member and Deputy Director, ATD Quart Monde
1987-88: Brand Assistant/Assistant Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble Benelux
1986-87: Laureate, Prize of the Belgian Secretary of Foreign Trade, Belgian State Department

Education: 

Ph.D., Environmental Science, Université Libre de Bruxelles, expected 2015
Ph.D., Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of America, 2012
Ph.D., Economics, American University, 1996
M.A., Philosophy, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1989
M.A., Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1986
B.Sc./M.Sc., Business Engineering, Louvain School of Management, 1985

Books:

  • The Economics of Faith-based Service Delivery:  Education and Health in sub-Saharan Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans (Routledge-EarthScan, 2015, with A O’Donnell)
  • Benefit Incidence Analysis in Education: Case Studies for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (World Bank, forthcoming).
  • Investing in Early Childhood Development: Review of the World Bank’s Recent Experience (World Bank, forthcoming, with R. Kraft Sayre, A. Epstein Devercelli, and M. J. Neuman).
  • Child Marriage, Early Pregnancy, and Education in sub-Saharan Africa (World Bank, forthcoming).
  • School Infrastructure in Paraguay: Needs, Costs, and Investments (World Bank, forthcoming).
  • Infrastructure and Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, with A. Estache).
  • Membership in Service Clubs: Rotary’s Experience (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, with D. Wodon and N. Wodon)
  • Climate Change and Migration: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (World Bank, 2014, with A. Liverani, G. Joseph, and N. Bougnoux)
  • Faith-Based Schools in Latin America: Case Studies on Fe y Alegría (World Bank, 2014, with J. C. Parra-Osorio)
  • Education in sub-Saharan Africa: Comparing Faith-inspired, Private Secular, and Public Schools (World Bank, 2014)

Articles in:

African Statistical Journal
American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Applied Economics
Applied Economics Letters
Bangladesh Development Studies
Bulletin of Economic Research
CEPAL Review
Contributions in Economic Analysis and Policy
Cuadernos de Economía
Development in Practice
Development Policy Review
Direction et Gestion
Económica (La Plata)
Economic Journal
Economics Bulletin
Economics Letters
Economics of Transition
El Trimestre Económico
Energy Studies Review
Environmental and Resource Economics
Estadística
Estudios de Economía
Estudios Económicos
Etudes
Feminist Economist
International Economic Review
International Journal of Public Sector Management
Journal of African Economies
Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization
Journal of Development Economics
Journal of Development Studies
Journal of Economic Development
Journal of Environment and Development
Journal of Housing Economics
Journal of International Development
Journal of Public Economic Theory
Journal of Regional Science
Labour
L’Actualité Economique
Migration Policy Practice
Perspective Afrique
Public Finance Review
Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
Review of Development Economics
Review of Faith & International Affairs
Review of Income and Wealth
Review of International Economics
Revue Française du Marketing
Revue Quart Monde
Sri Lanka Economic Journal
Télescope
World Bank Economic Review
World Bank Research Observer
World Development

ASE Activities:

Vice President – 2015
ASE Committee Chair for Forum for Social Economics
ASE newsletter editor
ASE interview series editor
Referee for Review of Social Economy
Referee for Forum for Social Economics
Presenter for ASE session at ASSA

 

 


FOR PRESIDENT ELECT

GEORGE DeMARTINO

Address & Telephone & Email:

Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 S. Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80207
E-mail: George.demartino@du.edu

Present Position:

2009 – Present:  Professor of International Economics

Former and Other Positions:

2000-09: Associate Professor
2002-07: Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
1994-99: Assistant Professor
1992-93: Assistant Professor, Dickinson College

Education: 

Ph.D. in  Economics, University of Massachusetts
M.A. in Industrial Relations, Warwick University (UK)
B.A. in History and Economics, Harvard University (Magna Cum Laude)

Books:

  • Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical Objections and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism (Routledge, 2000); 
  • The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2011);
  • The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics, edited with Deirdre N. McCloskey (Oxford University Press, 2016);
  • In progress, The Tragedy of Economics: Harm, Economic Harm, and the Harm Economists Do as They Try to Do Good


Articles in:

Review of Social Economics
Cambridge Journal of Economics
Journal of Economic Issues
Journal of Forensic Economics
Rethinking Marxism
Economic Thought
Global Discourse
Real-World Economic Review
Review of Radical Political Economics
Ola Financiera—Revistas de la UNAM
Challenge
ISS Research Series
Human Rights and Human Welfare
Politics and Society
International Papers in Political Economy
International Review of Applied Economics
Social Text
Christianity and Crisis. 

ASE Activities:

Member, editorial board, RoSE, 2013-present;
Trustee and Member, ASE Executive Council, 2014-present.
Instructor, ASE Summer School, World Congress, June 2015.

 

 


FOR VICE-PRESIDENT

JULIE NELSON

Present Position: 

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University

Former Position:

She has held several posts including Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California-Davis and at Brandeis University, Visiting Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Harvard University, Fellow at Harvard Divinity School, and Senior Research Associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.
Associate Professor, Brandeis University, Assistant and Associate Professor University of California Davis; Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard University; Visiting Associate Professor, Bates College; Fellow, Harvard Divinity School; Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Education: 

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1986.
M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982.
B.A., Economics, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1978.

Dissertation:

“A Model of Household Joint Utility Maximization with Public Goods.” University of
Wisconsin, Madison,1986.

Books:

She is the author of Economics for Humans (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006) and Feminism, Objectivity, and Economics (Routledge, 1996), coeditor of Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1993) and Feminist Economics Today: Beyond Economic Man (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003), and  co-author of the textbooks Microeconomics in Context,  Macroeconomics in Context, and Principles of Economics in Context (various editions) and the guide Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching (M. E. Sharpe, 2007).

Articles in:

She is the author of articles in many journals including Econometrica, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Social Economy, Feminist Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Methdology, Economics and Philosophy, Journal of Human Development, Ecological Economics, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy,

ASE Activities:

Board of Trustees Member, Association for Social Economics, 2008-2012
Editorial Board Member  Review of Social Economy, 2004-present

 

 


FOR TRUSTEE

CAROLINE SHENAZ HOSSEIN

Address & Telephone:

York University, 4700 Keele Street, Ross South Building, Room 763, Toronto, ON Canada M3J 1P3 - cell: 647-270-2961

Present Position: 

Assistant Professor, Business & Society program, Dept. of Social Science, York U.

Former Position:

An economic development practitioner and microfinance expert for 10 years.

Education: 

BA (Saint Marys, Halifax)
LLB (UKC)
MPA (Cornell)
PhD (Toronto)

Dissertation:

The Politics of Microfinance: A Comparative Study in Jamaica, Guyana and Haiti

Books:

Politicized Microfinance: Violence, Power and Money in the Black Americas (UTP, sole author) and Business & Society: A Critical Introduction(Zed, co-editor)

Articles in:

Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, The Review of Black Political Economy; Journal of Co-operative Studies; Work, Organization, Labour and  Globalization; Review of Social Economy; Forum of Social Economics; International Journal of Social Economics; International Journal of Emerging Markets

ASE Activities:

Summer school (2015, Brock U.)

 

 


FOR TRUSTEE

 

FRANKLIN OBENG-ODOOM

Present Position: 

Senior Lecturer in Property Economics, UTS (teaching urban economics and property and political economy)

Former Position:

Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Economy, The University of Sydney, Australia (tutoring political economy of development, international economy and finance, and economics as a social science).

Education: 

PhD (Political Economy, the University of Sydney), M.Sc. (Urban Economic Development, University of London, UK), B.Sc. (Land Economy, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

Dissertation:

Urban Growth, Problems, and Policy in Ghana: A Political Economic Analysis

Books:

  • Obeng-Odoom F, 2017, The Myth of Privatising Nature: In Defence of Prosperity and Posterity by Common Property, University of Toronto Press, Toronto
  • Obeng-Odoom F, 2016, Reconstructing Urban Economics: Towards a Political Economy of the Built Environment, Zed, London
  • Obeng-Odoom F, 2014, Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana, Routledge, London.
  • Obeng-Odoom F, 2013, Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development: Lessons from Ghana, Routledge, London.

Articles in:

Review of Social Economy, Forum of Social Economics, Review of Radical Political Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Black Political Economy, Review of African Political Economy, Review of Brazilian Political Economy, Economic and Labour Relations Review, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, African Review of Economics and Finance, Growth and Change, Local Economy, Regional Studies, Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems,  Local Environment, and Society and Natural Resources.

ASE Activities:

Editorial Board Member, Forum for Social Economics

 

 


FOR TRUSTEE

 

NGINA SOYINI CHITEJI

Telephone:  212-992-6313

Present Position:

Associate Professor (tenured) at New York University's Gallatin School and Associated Faculty Member at the NYU-Wagner School of Public Service

Former Position: 

Associate Professor (tenured) at Skidmore College

Education:

University of North Carolina (Ph.D in Economics).  Brown University (BA Degree/ Economics Major).  School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London (Junior year abroad).

Dissertation: 

Essays on Financial Systems and Development (completed in 1997)

Books: 

Gordon Nembhard, Jessica and Ngina Chiteji, editors (2006).  Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States. University of Michigan Press.

Book Chapters

Chiteji, Ngina and Lina Walker (2009).  "Strategies to Increase the Retirement Savings of African American Households," in Gale, Iwry, John and Walker (editors), Automatic:  Changing the Way America Saves, Brookings Institution Press.

Chiteji, Ngina (2007).  "To Have and To Hold:  Young Adults and Credit Markets," in Rouse and Danziger (editors), The Price of Independence: The Economics of Early Adulthood.  Russell Sage.

Chiteji, Ngina; Elena Gouskova and Frank Stafford (2006).  "Financial Marketplace Participation and Pension Holdings over the Life Course."  In Gordon-Nembhard and Chiteji (editors), Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States, University of Michigan Press.

Chiteji, Ngina and Darrick Hamilton (2006).  "Estimating the Effect of Race and Ethnicity on Wealth Accumulation and Asset-ownership Patterns."  In Gordon-Nembhard and Chiteji (editors), Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States, University of Michigan Press.

Chiteji, Ngina and Darrick Hamilton (2005). “Family Matters: Kin Networks and Asset Accumulation,” In Sherraden (ed.), Inclusion in the American Dream:  Assets, Poverty, and Public Policy, Oxford University Press.
Articles in:
Heflin, Colleen and Ngina Chiteji (2014).  "My Brother's Keeper?  The Association between Having Siblings in Poor Health and Wealth Accumulation," Journal of Family Issues, February, Volume 35(3), pp.358-383.

Stafford, Frank and Ngina Chiteji (2012). "Shaping Health Behavior across Generations: 
Evidence from Time Use Data in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and its Supplements," Annales d' Economie et de Statistique, January-June volume, Number 105-106, pp.185-208. 

Chiteji, Ngina (2010).  "Wealth in the Extended Family--An American Dilemma," Du Bois Review:  Social Sciences Research on Race, Fall, Volume 7(2), pp. 1-23.

Chiteji, Ngina (2010).  “The Racial Wealth Gap and the Borrower’s Dilemma,” Journal of Black Studies, November, Volume 41(2), pp.351-366.

Gouskova, Elena; Ngina Chiteji and Frank Stafford (2010). "Estimating the Intergenerational Persistence of Lifetime Earnings with Life Course Matching: Evidence from the PSID," Labour Economics, June, Volume 17:  592-597.

Gouskova, Elena; Ngina Chiteji and Frank Stafford (2010).  "Pension Participation:  Do Parents Transmit Time Preference?" Journal of Family and Economic Issues, June, Volume 31(2):  138-150.

Chiteji, Ngina (2010).  "Time-preference, Non-cognitive Skills and Well-being across the Life Course: Do Non-cognitive Skills Encourage Healthy Behavior?" American Economic Review, May, Volume 100(2): 200-204.

Chiteji, Ngina (2008). "Relationships as Antidote to Challenges in the Classroom," Journal of African American Studies, March, Volume 12(1), pp. 50-58.

Chiteji, Ngina and Frank Stafford (2004). "The Panel Study of Income Dynamics Online:  An Instructional Resource," Social Science Computer Review, Winter, Volume 22(4), pp. 457-468.

Chiteji, Ngina and Darrick Hamilton (2002).  “Family Connections and the Black-White Wealth Gap among Middle Class Families,” Review of Black Political Economy, Summer, Volume 30(1), pp. 9-28.

Chiteji, Ngina (2002). “Promises Kept: Enforcement and the Role of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations in an Economy,” Journal of International Development, Volume 14, May, pp. 393-411.

Chiteji, Ngina and Frank Stafford (1999).  “Portfolio Choices of Parents and Their Children as Young Adults: Asset Accumulation among African-American Families,” American Economic Review, May, Volume 89(2), pp. 377-380.

 

Other Scholarly Journal Articles

Chiteji, Ngina (2014).  "Does Incarceration Affect Inequality during Old Age?" Focus. Volume 31(1), Spring/Summer.

Chiteji, Ngina and Sheldon Danziger (2012).  "How Frustrated are Americans?" Challenge, July-August 2012, Volume 55(4), pp. 63-77.

Chiteji, Ngina (1999).  “Wealth Holding and Financial Marketplace Participation in Black America,” African American Research Perspectives, Fall, Volume 5 (1), pp. 16-24.

 

Publications in Encyclopedias, Book Reviews and Working Papers

Hamilton, Darrick and Ngina Chiteji (2012).  "Wealth," Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd edition, edited by Patrick Mason, published by The Gale Group.

Chiteji, Ngina and Sheldon Danziger (2011).  Family Finances after the Recession:  Evidence from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Survey, National Poverty Center Working Paper #11-21, June 2011, University of Michigan, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, Ann Arbor, MI.

Chiteji, Ngina (2007).  "Inheritance," and "Inheritance Tax" entries for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, edited by William Darity Jr., MacMillan Press.

Chiteji, Ngina (2006). "The National Poverty Center," "African Americans and Poverty," and "Asset-based Anti-Poverty Strategies," entries in the Encyclopedia of World Poverty, edited by Mehmet Odekon, Sage Publications.

Chiteji, Ngina and Frank M. Chiteji (2006).  "Tanzania," in Encyclopedia of World Poverty, edited by Mehmet Odekon, Sage Publications.

Book review of The Political Economy of Hope and Fear by Marcellus Andrews, in Review of Social Economy, Volume LXI, No. 3, September, 2003, pp. 409-412.

 

E-publications:  On-line Instructional Resources

Chiteji, Ngina (2016).  "The Connection between Segregation, Predatory Lending, and Black Wealth."  Response article in the NYU Furman Center's Dream Revisited series.  Discussion #18:  Segregation and the Financial Crisis, February 2016.

Chiteji, Ngina; Mohammed Mushtaq and Frank Stafford (2008).  "Young Adult Educational Outcomes:  Matching Grandparents and Grandkids," Tutorial 7, Instructional tutorial accessible on-line at http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/tutorials/7/tutorial7.pdf

Chiteji, Ngina; Elena Gouskova and Frank Stafford (2007).  "Intergenerational Correlations in Earnings," Tutorial #6.  Instructional tutorial about the PSID's Family Identification Mapping System (FIMS), available online at http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/tutorials/tutorials_home.html.

Chiteji, Ngina; Eun Ha Lee, Mohammad Mushtaq, Dave Padot, and Frank Stafford (2003), "Linking Children and Caregivers from the 1997 Child Development Supplement (CDS)," User Guide Tutorial #4.  Instructional tutorial accessible on-line at the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) website: http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/tutorials/tutorials_home.html

Chiteji, Ngina and Frank Stafford (2003).  "Intergenerational Analysis Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics--With an Application to Homeownership," User guide Tutorial #5-A.  Instructional tutorial accessible on-line at the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) website:  http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/tutorials/tutorials_home.html

Chiteji, Ngina and Frank Stafford (2003). "Intergenerational Correlations in Health Outcomes," User Guide Tutorial #5-B.  Instructional tutorial accessible on-line at the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) website:  http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/tutorials/tutorials_home.html

ASE Activities:

Presenter at the 15h World Congress at Brock University (in Canada in 2015).  Presenter at the World Congress in Albertville, France.

 

 


FOR TRUSTEE

ASIMINA CHRISTOFOROU

Address & Telephone: 

Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, Patission 76, Athens 10434, Greece. 

(Telephone not available. Please use e-mail address to contact: asimina.christoforou@gmail.com)

Position: 

Adjunct professor, Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business

Education:

BSs, MSc, PhD Athens University of Economics and Business

Dissertation:

"Social Capital and Development in Greece Compared to Countries of the European Union", supervisor: Prof E. Tsakalotos

Books:

1) John B. Davis and Asimina Christoforou (eds.) The Economics of Social Institutions, Edward Elgar, 2013.

2) Asimina Christoforou and Michael Lainé (eds.) Re-Thinking Economics: Exploring the Work of Pierre Bourdieu, Routledge, 2014.

3) Asimina Christoforou and John B. Davis (eds.) Social Capital and Economics: Social Values, Power and Social Identity, Routledge, 2014.

4) In contract: Palgrave and Routledge

Articles in:

Journal of Institutional Economics 
Journal of Economic Issues 
American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Forum for Social Economics

ASE Activities:

Member of ASE
Presenter at World Congress since 2010 &
Participant of World Congress summer school in 2012