Researchers And Staff
Co-Directors: Neva R. Goodwin,
William R. Moomaw
Director, Theory and Education Program: Jonathan M. Harris
Director, Research and Policy Program: Timothy A. Wise
Staff: Kevin Gallagher, Brian Roach, Erin Coutts, Casey Kennedy
Senior Research Fellows: Frank Ackerman, Ann Helwege, Julie A. Nelson, Kenneth Shadlen, Mariano Torras, Lyuba Zarsky
Research Fellows: Rachel Massey, Shaun Paul, Roberto Porzecanski, Liz Stanton, Maria del Carmen Vera-Diaz
Visiting Research Fellows: Ben Beachy, Anne Marie Codur, Nathan Perry
the GDAE Speakers List summarizing researcher expertise
R. Goodwin, Co-Director
Neva Goodwin received a Masters' degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government ('82) and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University ('87). She is active in a variety of attempts to synthesize and institutionalize an economic theory - "contextual economics" - that will have more relevance to real world concerns than does the dominant economic paradigm. She is also involved with efforts to motivate business to recognize social and ecological health as significant, long-term corporate goals. As Co-Director of the Global Development And Environment Institute, she has supervised the six-volume project, Frontier Issues in Economic Thought, and is editing a Michigan Press series, Evolving Values for a Capitalist World. Dr. Goodwin is lead author of the introductory college-level textbook, Microeconomics in Context, whose Transitional Economies Edition was translated into Russian and Vietnamese, and was published in those countries in 2002. The U.S. version and its companion, Macroeconomics in Context are published by M.E.Sharpe. She has directed the creation of an electronic "Social Science Library" that is being distributed widely in 137 countries.
For more information, see the Concord Adademy Magazine article about Dr. Goodwin.
C.V. Links to Selected Publications
R. Moomaw, Co-Director
William R. Moomaw holds a Ph.D. from MIT in physical
chemistry. He is Professor of International Environmental
Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at
Tufts University and directs the International Environmental
and Resource Program there. He was the Senior Director
of the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) until 2012, an
interdisciplinary research institute at Tufts University.
He is the Principal Lead author for "Industry"
and "Industry, Energy, and Transportation: Impacts
and Adaptation," Climate Change 1995, Inter-governmental
Panel on Climate Change. His research interests include:
global climate change; stratospheric ozone depletion;
air pollution; the role of science and technology in
national and international policy; and forest and energy
policy. He is working with diplomats and negotiators
to improve the likely outcome for international treaties
on climate change, biodiversity and other global issues.
Tufts Fletcher School Faculty Web page
M. Harris, Director, Theory and Education Program
M. Harris holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a
Ph.D. from Boston University. He is the author of Environmental
and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). He is co-editor of the Frontier
Issues in Economic Thought volumes A Survey of
Sustainable Development, A Survey of Ecological Economics, and Human Well-Being and Economic Goals.
He is also editor of Rethinking Sustainability: Power,
Knowledge, and Institutions; author of "World
Agriculture and the Environment"; and co-author
of environmental teaching modules in microeconomics
and macroeconomics. Dr. Harris has served as Adjunct
Associate Professor of International Economics at Tufts
University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and
as consultant and lecturer at the Brown University Watson
Institute International Scholars of the Environment
Program and the University of the Middle East.
A. Wise, Director, Research and Policy Program
A. Wise is Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and
leads its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. With a background in international development, he specializes in agricultural policy and rural development. He is involved in ongoing research in the areas of: Sustainable Rural Development, Beyond Agricultural Subsidies, Mexico Under NAFTA, WTO and Global Trade. He is the co-author of the book (in English and Spanish), Confronting
Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance
in Mexico, and The Promise and the Perils of Agricultural Trade Liberalization: Lessons from Latin America. He is the former executive director of Grassroots International,
a Boston-based international aid organization. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from Tufts'
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department.
Kevin P. Gallagher, Senior Researcher
P. Gallagher is Senior Researcher for the institute’s
Research and Policy Program, and an associate professor
in the Department of International Relations at Boston
University. His research focuses on trade and industrial development. He is involved in research in the areas of Foreign Investment, Mexico Under NAFTA, WTO and Global Trade and China in Latin America. His recent books include The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley (with Lyuba Zarsky), Putting
Development First: The Importance of Policy Space in
the WTO and IFIs, and Free
Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond. He writes a regular column on globalization and development for The Guardian. He has presented
his work at the WTO, World Bank, OECD, ECLAC, the World
Summit on Sustainable Development, and at other international
conferences on trade and investment policy, economic
development, and the environment. Gallagher holds a
Ph.D. in International Political Economy and a M.A.
in International Environmental Policy from Tufts.
Faculty Web Page
Roach, Senior Research Associate
Roach received a Ph.D. in environmental policy analysis
from the University of California, Davis in 1995 and
an M.S. in agricultural economics from The Pennsylvania
State University in 1990. From 1997-2001, he worked
at the University of Maine, Orono as a researcher and
teacher. His research background has focused on non-market
valuation of natural resources, including drinking water
quality, water-based recreation, wildlife, and subsistence
activities. As a teacher, he has taught courses in economics
and natural resources. He also developed a course on
the history, theory, and social implications of mass
consumerism. Since coming to GDAE in the summer of 2001,
he has worked on the texts Environmental and Natural
Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach and Microeconomics in Context, including writing
an Instructors Manual for both. He is currently working
on several research topics including the role of large
corporations in a global economy, the distributional
implications of tax policy in the U.S., and economic
Erin Coutts, Outreach Coordinator
Erin Coutts graduated from American University with a B.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and Spanish Studies. Erin worked for Honduran NGOs for two years; she was an ESL instructor for Guaruma, which promotes environmental awareness and conservation through photography, and the Assistant Director of the Organization for Youth Empowerment, which aims to create agents of social change through leadership training and youth-led communications projects.
Casey Kennedy, Program Coordinator
Casey Kennedy graduated from Bryant University with a B.S. in business and from Suffolk University with an M.Ed. in Education Administration. Her last position was at Suffolk University in the business office. She spent a semester abroad at the University of Limerick in Ireland.
Senior Research Fellows
Ackerman, Senior Research Fellow
Frank Ackerman is a Senior Economist at Synapse Energy Economics, Inc and holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University. Prior to joining Synapse, he served as director of the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Climate Economics Group. He has directed studies for clients including Greenpeace and the European Parliament, and has written, co-written, or contributed chapters to more than a dozen books on environmental and energy economics. His books include Can We Afford the Future? (2009), on the economics of climate change, and Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing (2004), on the limitations of cost-benefit analysis. His newest book, Climate Economics: The State of the Art (co-written with Dr. Elizabeth A. Stanton), will be published by Routledge in 2013. He has written numerous academic and popular articles, and has directed policy reports for clients ranging from Greenpeace to the European Parliament. He is a founder and member of the steering committee of Economics for Equity and Environment (the E3 Network), and a member scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform.
Synapse Energy Economics Staff Page
Helwege, Senior Research Fellow
Ann Helwege’s research at GDAE
focuses on the relationship between macroeconomic policy
and poverty in Latin America. She is the co-author of Latin America’s Economy, as well as co-editor
of Latin America’s Economic Future and Modernization
and Stagnation: Latin American Agriculture. She has
presented her work at the World Bank, the Federal Reserve
and the International Labor Organization. She holds
a Ph.D. in Economics from SUNY Buffalo, and taught for
many years in Tufts’ Department of Urban and Environmental
Policy. She currently teaches at Boston University. In addition to her work on Latin America, her
interests include environmental policy and the pedagogy
of social values in economics.
BU Faculty Web Page
A. Nelson, Senior Research Fellow
Julie A. Nelson is a Senior Research Fellow at GDAE and a Professor of Economics and Department Chair at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She received her Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1986, and has held positions at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the University of California-Davis, Brandeis University, Harvard University, and Bates College. She is author of Economics for Humans (University of Chicago Press), Feminism, Objectivity, and Economics (Routledge), coeditor of Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics and Feminist Economics Today (both University of Chicago Press), and author of numerous scholarly articles. At GDAE she has co-authored Microeconomics in Context, Macroeconomics in Context, and other curriculum materials. See the GDAE feature on Dr. Nelson and her work.
UMass Boston Faculty Web Page
Kenneth Shadlen, Senior Research Fellow
Kenneth C. Shadlen is a Senior Research Fellow with GDAE's Globalization and Sustainable Development Program, and a Reader in Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Shadlen received his PhD. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997. He is a Managing Editor of the Journal of Development Studies and the co-editor of The Political Economy of Hemispheric Integration: Responding to Globalization in the Americas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). His current research addresses the politics of intellectual property (IP), and the politics of North-South economic integration. He also works on the political economy of bilateral and regional trade agreements and the World Trade Organisation. His work analyzes the implications of the new global regime for IP on both industrialization and technological transformation and also public health, and the various ways that the new global norms and rules for IP are transmitted to the national level and affect national practices. The working title of his new book is Knowledge Gaps, Knowledge Traps?: The New Politics of Patents in Development.
LSE Web Page
Mariano Torras, Senior Research Fellow
Mariano Torras holds a Ph.D. and MA in economics from the University of Massachusetts, and a MA in international political economy and development from Fordham University. Since 1999, he has been a professor of economics at Adelphi University. He specializes in ecological economics and development economics, and his research publications have been in the areas of well-being assessment, environmental and natural resource accounting, dematerialization trends, and links between power inequality and health outcomes (as well as other socioeconomic variables). His articles have appeared in Ecological Economics, World Development, Journal of Happiness Studies, Social Science Quarterly, Development and Change, International Review of Applied Economics, and other journals. His current research focuses on alternative (non-Western) approaches to development and human progress, as well as the problem of subjectivity and measurement in economics. In addition to introductory micro and macro economics, he regularly teaches environmental economics, development economics, econometrics, and the senior capstone seminar. He is co-founder, trustee, and treasurer of the Brooklyn Free School, an independent private school where students participate in running the school and tailor their own unique curriculum to their particular interests and passions.
Adelphi University Faculty Web Page
Lyuba Zarsky, Senior Research Fellow
Lyuba Zarsky is Senior Research Fellow with GDAE's Globalization and Sustainable Development Program and co-author with Kevin Gallagher of Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley (MIT Press, 2007). She is Associate Professor at the Graduate School for International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California and was formerly the co-director of a the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability in Berkeley, California. She has written widely on global trade and investment, corporate accountability, and sustainable development including "Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine" (GDAE, 2011), International Investment for Sustainable Development: Balancing Rights and Rewards (Earthscan Press, 2005); Human Rights and the Environment: Conflicts and Norms in a Globalizing World (Earthscan Press, 2004); and Beyond Good Deeds: Case Studies and A New Policy Agenda for Corporate Accountability (Natural Heritage Institute, 2002). She holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the New School for Social Research and a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Monterey Institute of International Studies Faculty Web Page
Massey, Research Fellow
Massey is a Research Fellow with GDAE's program in Economics
for Health and the Environment and a Policy Analyst at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowel. She holds a Master's degree
in Public Affairs from Princeton University's Woodrow
Wilson School and a Master's degree in Environmental
Change and Management from Oxford University. She has
worked as a researcher, writer, and editor for environmental
organizations including Environmental Research Foundation,
Pesticide Action Network, and the Institute for Science
and Interdisciplinary Studies at Hampshire College.
She has published articles on a variety of health and
environment topics, ranging from health and developmental
effects of toxic exposures through genetic engineering
in agriculture. Her article on health and environmental
implications of US support for the "war on drugs"
in Colombia won a 2003 Project Censored award for top
stories underreported in the mainstream media.
TURI Staff Website
Shaun Paul, Research Fellow
Shaun Paul is a Research Fellow with GDAE's Globalization and Sustainable Development Program and is currently working on advancing blended value investment strategies to expand enterprise solutions for food, forestry and renewable energy that strengthen environmental and social resilience. Shaun is a Managing Partner of People and Planet Holdings together with the private equity firm, Good Capital. Designated as a Next Generation Leadership Fellow by the Rockefeller Foundation, Shaun has worked internationally for 20 years with policymakers, indigenous leaders, business leaders,private foundations and environmentalists to forge new models building resilient communities and accelerating an inclusive, restorative economy. This includes his current role as Program Committee Board Chair for International Funders for Indigenous People and nominator for the Goldman Environmental Prize. His prior roles include Founder and Executive Director of the EcoLogic Development Fund, Founder and Co-President of Pico Bonito Forests LLC, Steering Committee member for White Water to Blue Water, and a founding board member for Root Capital and ArtCorps. He holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in International Relations from the School of International Service at American University.
Roberto Porzecanski, Research Fellow
Roberto Porzecanski, was a pre-doctoral fellow at GDAE and earned his doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. His research focuses on the political economy of foreign investment in the Southern Cone. He is the author of (in Spanish) Not On Board:Uruguay and the Prospects for a Free Trade Agreement with the United States, 2000-2010 (Debate, Random House Mondadori, June 2010) and co-author of The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization, with Kevin P. Gallagher, Stanford University Press, 2010.
Liz Stanton, Research Fellow
Liz Stanton is an economist who works with GDAE and is a Senior Associate at Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Prior to joining Synapse, she was a senior economist with the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Climate Economics Group. She has co-authored two books on environmental and energy economics: Environment for the People (2005) and Climate Economics: The State of the Art (forthcoming).
Maria del Carmen Vera-Diaz, Research Fellow
Maria del Carmen Vera-Diaz is a Senior Research Fellow with GDAE’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program, coordinating the project “Trade, Agricultural Expansion, and Climate Change in the Amazon Basin.” With a background in ecological economics, she received her Ph.D in Geography and Environment from Boston University in 2008 and an M.S. in Development Planning from the Federal University of Pará (Belém, Brazil) in 1999. Her current research focuses on the analysis of large-scale agricultural expansion, in soybeans and other crops, driven by the growing bio-fuel market and the impact on deforestation, protected areas, and indigenous lands in the Amazon. From 1999 to 2003, she worked as a researcher at Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) in Belém (Brazil). She coordinated the projects “Fire’s Economic Costs in the Brazilian Amazon” and “Agribusiness Expansion into the Brazilian Amazon.”
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Visiting Research Fellows
Ben Beachy, Visiting Research Fellow
Ben Beachy is writing an educational module on the global financial crisis to align with GDAE’s Macroeconomics in Context textbook. He holds a MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where his thesis on alternatives to GDP led to draft legislation in Congress. Before graduate school, Ben analyzed the impacts of U.S. trade, aid, and lending policies in Latin America for six years as a Nicaragua-based policy analyst and Washington, D.C.-based National Organizer for Witness for Peace. He also worked as an investment analyst for the Tellus Institute in Boston, an agriculture researcher for ActionAid in India, and a labor rights investigator for the Worker Rights Consortium in Central America. Ben’s published articles have focused on post-food crisis trade policy, and the impacts of U.S. and IMF policies in Latin America.
Anne Marie Codur, Visiting Research Fellow
Anne Marie Codur is a Franco-American scholar, educator, activist
and artist, with a multicultural background. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and was a Post-Doctoral fellow at Harvard University and an associated researcher at GDAE, where she co-wrote several educational modules in ecological economics with Jonathan Harris. While at Harvard, she co-founded the University of the Middle East Project (UME). Dr. Codur was successively Academic Director and Executive Director of UME, until 2008. Since 2009, she has been a Senior Advisor of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, lecturing in the US, Europe, and the Middle East, in series of workshops dedicated to the dissemination of the methods and strategies of nonviolent action. She recently co-founded and is Academic Director of Newscoop, an online venture providing high school students from around the world with the tools of sound journalism. Since 2011, she has resumed her affiliation with GDAE as a research associate, taking part in the editing of educational modules and chapters of ecological economics textbooks, as well as in their translation in French, to reach a broad audience of French speaking scholars and students around the world.
Nathan Perry, Visiting Research Fellow
Nathan Perry received his PhD in economics from the University of Utah in 2010. His research focuses on exchange rate pass-through effects, alternative theories of inflation, and the macroeconomic consequences of global imbalances. He has worked as a policy researcher at a poverty research organization where he co-authored the "State of Working Utah," which highlights the economic problems of working people. He teaches courses in Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, and Econometrics. His current research projects include examining the role of wage cuts in the great moderation, and calculating fiscal multipliers during the Great Depression. Nathan is currently writing a debt and deficit module for Macroeconomics in Context.