Jonathan Haughton, PhD
Department of Economics
Senior Economist, Beacon Hill Institute
On Sabbatical Spring 2014
Office: 73 Tremont St., Rm. 1014
- PhD, Harvard University
- BA, Trinity College, Dublin
Held faculty positions at Wellesley College (1996-97), Northeastern University (1989-1997), and University of Maryland Baltimore County (1983-1987). Research Associate, Harvard Institute for International Development (1987-89), and Instructor, Harvard University (1982-83).
Affiliations include Research Fellow, International Tax Program, Harvard Law School (1989-96); Visiting Professor, National Economics University, Hanoi (Jan-May 1994), and Temple University, Japan (summer 1987). Has undertaken assignments for the World Bank, USAID, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Ford Foundation, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, UNDP, and Soros Foundation.
- Excellent Teacher of the Year award, Northeastern University, 1994.
- Instructor of the Year award, Political Economy Club, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1985.
- Allyn Young Prize for excellence in teaching, Harvard University (each year 1978/9 through 1982/3).
 Handbook on Poverty and Inequality [with Shahid Khandker], World Bank, Washington DC. 2009.
 Living Standards during an Economic Boom: Vietnam 1993-1998. [with Dominique Haughton and Nguyen Phong], December 2001. United Nations Development Program and Statistical Publishing House, Hanoi.
 Health and Wealth in Vietnam: An Analysis of Household Living Standards. [with Sarah Bales, Truong Thi Kim Chuyen, Dominique Haughton and Nguyen Nguyet Nga], 1999. Institute for Southeast Studies Press, Singapore
 Viet Nam cai cach king te cheo huong rong bay (In Search of the Dragons' Trail: Economic Reform in Vietnam), Nha Xuat Ban Chinh Tru Quoc Gia (Politiacl Publishing House), Hanoi, 1004. [with David Dapice and Dwight Perkins].
 Evaluating the Impact of Egyptian Social Fund for Development Programs [with Hala Abou-Ali, Hesham El-Azony, Heba El-Laithy, and Shahidur Khandker]. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2010, 2(4): 521-555.
 Ethnic Minority Development in Vietnam. Journal of Development Studies, 2007, 43(7): 1151-1176. [with Bob Baulch, Truong Thi Kim Chuyen, and Dominique Haughton].
 Tax Incidence in Vietnam, Asian Economic Journal 20(2): 217-239, 2006 [with Nguyen The Quan and Nguyen Hoang Bao].
 The Incidence of State-Level Taxes on Oil and Gas, Public Finance Review, 2006, 34(5): 527-550 [with David G. Tuerck].
 Explaining the Pattern of Regional Unemployment: The Case of the Midi-Pyrenees Region [with Yves Aragon et al.] Papers in Regional Science, 82: 155-174, 2003.
 Ten Puzzles and Surprises: Economic and Social Change in Vietnam, 1993-1998, Comparative Economic Studies, Fall 2000, 17(4): 67-92.
 Explaining Child Nutrition in Vietnam, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1997, 45(3), 541-556 [with Dominique Haughton].
 Gasoline Tax as a Corrective Tax: Estimates for the United States, 1970-1991, Energy Journal, April 1996, 17(2), 103-126 [with Soumodip Sarkar].
 Son Preference in Vietnam, Studies in Family Planning, November/December 1995, pp. 325-337. [with Dominique Haughton].
 Adding Mystery to the Case of the Missing Currency, Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, 1995, 595-602.
 Designing VAT Systems: How Many Rates and At What Levels?, Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1996, [MS 21 pp.], [with Ali Agha].
 Growth in Output and Living Standards, Chapter 6 in John O'Hagan and Carol Newman (eds.), Economy of Ireland (10th edition), Gill and Macmillian, Dublin. 2008.
 "Reconstruction of War-Torn Economies: Lessons for East Timor," in Hal Hill and Joao Saldanha (eds.), Economic Development of East Timor, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies Press, 2001.
 Urban Poverty Assessment in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City: Executive Summary (with Le Thi Thanh Loan et al.). For UNDP, Hanoi People's Committee, and Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. November 2010.
 The Informal Sector, Business Climate and Firm Growth: WAEMU Countries in Comparative Perspective (with Dominique Haughton and Aly Mbaye), for World Bank, October 31, 2010.
 Taxation in Vietnam: Who Pays What?, March 2008. For World Bank, Hanoi.
 Vietnam: Country Report. Prinicpal author, 1996-2008. For Economist Intelligence Unit, London.
 The Economic Effects of the FairTax: Results from the Beacon Hill Institute CGE Model. September 2006. [41 pp.] [With David Tuerck, Keshab Bhattarai, Phuong Viet Ngo and Alfonso Sanchez-Penalver].
 An Economic Analysis of a Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound [with Douglas Giuffre, John Barrett and David Tuerck]. Beacon Hill Institute, Boston. Submitted to Army Corps of Engineers, May 2004.
 Metro Area and State Competitiveness Report 2003 [with Cagdas Sirin]. Beacon Hill Institute, Boston, December 2003. Also helped update reports in most years since then.
EC 141 - Development Economics
EC 151 - Economic & Human Geography
EC 724 - Cost-Benefit Analysis & Impact Evaluation
EC 730 - International Trade Theory and Policy
EC 742 - Transition/Development Economics
EC 745 - International Financial Economics
EC 825 - Advanced Public Finance
EC 831 - International Trade Policy