Jonathan Haughton, PhD
Department of Economics
Senior Economist, Beacon Hill Institute
• PhD, Harvard University
• BA(Mod), Trinity College, Dublin
• Chartered Financial Analyst
Held faculty positions at Wellesley College (1996-97), Northeastern University (1989-1996), 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); Visiting Professor, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (occasional, 2012, 2013, 2014); and Université Cheikh Anta Diop (2012), Kaplan/Schweser (since 2001), and Temple University, Japan (summer 1987). Has undertaken assignments for the World Bank, USAID, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Department for International Development (UK), 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).
• Google Scholar: 1,473 citations; ResearchGate (RG) score: 17.0. [Updated September 2014.]
 Living Standards Analytics: Development Through the Lends of Household Survey Data, Springer, New York, 2012. [With Dominique Haughton].
 Handbook on Poverty and Inequality, World Bank, Washington DC. 2009. [With Shahid Khandker].
 Living Standards during an Economic Boom: Vietnam 1993-1998, December 2001. United Nations Development Program and Statistical Publishing House, Hanoi. [With Dominique Haughton and Nguyen Phong].
 Health and Wealth in Vietnam: An Analysis of Household Living Standards 1999. Institute for Southeast Studies Press, Singapore. [With Sarah Bales, Truong Thi Kim Chuyen, Dominique Haughton and Nguyen Nguyet Nga].
 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 (Political Publishing House), Hanoi, 1004. [With David Dapice and Dwight Perkins].
 The Politics of Local Government Stabilization Funds. Forthcoming in Public Administration Review. [With Douglas Snow and Jerry Gianakis].
 Microcredit on a Large Scale: Appraising the Thailand Village Fund. Forthcoming in Asian Economic Journal. [With Shahid Khandker and Pungpond Rukumnuaykit].
 Student Performance in an Introductory Business Statistics Course: Does Delivery Mode Matter? Forthcoming in Journal of Education for Business. [With Alison Kelly].
 The Surprising Effects of the Great Recession: Losers and Winners in Thailand in 2008-09, World Development, 2014, 56: 77-92. [With Shahid Khandker].
 Bubble Rap: Visualizing Poverty Dynamics, Case Studies in Business, Industrial, and Government Statistics, 2012, 5(1): 67-74.
 Why is Agricultural Trade within ECOWAS So High? Journal of African Economies, 2013, 22(1):22-51. [With Abdoulaye Seck, Lassana Cissokho, and Kossi Makpayo].
 Evaluating the Impact of Egyptian Social Fund for Development Programs, Journal of Development Effectiveness, 2010, 2(4): 521-555. [With Hala Abou-Ali, Hesham El-Azony, Heba El-Laithy, and Shahidur Khandker].
 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, Papers in Regional Science, 82: 155-174, 2003. [With Yves Aragon et al.]
 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, 1996, 78(2): 303-308. [With Ali Agha].
 Chapter 1: Historical Background, and Chapter 7: Growth in Output and Living Standards. In John O'Hagan and Carol Newman (eds.), Economy of Ireland (12th edition), Gill and Macmillan, Dublin. 2014.
 "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. For UNDP, Hanoi People's Committee, and Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. November 2010. [With Le Thi Thanh Loan et al.].
 The Informal Sector, Business Climate and Firm Growth: WAEMU Countries in Comparative Perspective; for World Bank, October 31, 2010. [With Dominique Haughton and Aly Mbaye].
 Vietnam: Country Report. Principal 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. Beacon Hill Institute, Boston. Submitted to Army Corps of Engineers, May 2004. [With Douglas Giuffre, John Barrett and David Tuerck].
 Metro Area and State Competitiveness Report 2003. Beacon Hill Institute, Boston, December 2003. [With Cagdas Sirin]. Also helped update reports in most years since then.
Selected Courses Taught
EC 131 – Environmental and Resource Economics
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 – Development Economics
EC 745 – International Financial Economics
EC 825 – Advanced Public Finance
EC 826 – Financial Economics
EC 831 – International Trade Policy