Joseph Kaboski

Joseph Kaboski

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David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor of Economics

Office: 717 Flanner Hall
Phone: 574-631-9906

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Areas of Expertise

Growth and development, international economics, Catholic teaching and economics

Kaboski, also a fellow of the Kellogg Institute, focuses on growth and development in his research, specifically structural transformation, finance including microfinance, trade and education. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Frisch Medal, awarded biannually for the best paper in the journal Econometrica over the previous five years. He has published scholarly articles in many journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory and the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is an associate editor at the Journal of Human Capital, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow and board member of the Bureau of Research in Economics Analysis of Development. He has consulted for the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis, as well as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He is the president of CREDO, is a past consultant to Catholic Relief Services and is currently a consultant to the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.


NDIGD awarded contract to evaluate water project in Ghana
Economist Joseph Kaboski receives 2012 Frisch Medal
New study on poor financing in developing countries explains sluggish growth
Microfinance programs: Benefits not clear-cut, study shows


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