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1.) P. Cornelisse and E. Thorbecke, Exchange and Development; the Anatomy of Economic Transactions, Edward Elgar, 2010.

2.) M. Nissanke and E. Thorbecke (editors), The Poor under Globalization in Asia, Latin America and Africa, Oxford University Press, 2010

3.) J. Foster, J. Greer, and E. Thorbecke, "FGT Twenty Five Years Later," Journal of Economic Inequality, 2010.

4.) Fosu A., G. Mwabu, and E. Thorbecke (editors), Poverty in Africa; Analytical and Policy Perspectives, University of Nairobi Press, 2009.

5.) E. Thorbecke and M. Nissanke, "The Impact of Globalization on the Poor in Latin America," Economia, 2008.

6.) E. Thorbecke, "Economic Development, Equality, Income Distribution, and Ethics" in M. Altman (editor), Handbook of Behavioral Economics, M.E. Sharpe, 2006.

7.) "The Impact of Globalization on the World's Poor, Transmission Mechanisms." (with Machiko Nissanke). Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

While the economic opportunities offered by globalization can be large, a question is often raised as to whether the actual distribution of gains is fair, in particular, whether the poor benefit less than proportionately from globalization and could under some circumstances be hurt by it. This book examines the various channels and transmission mechanisms, such as greater openness to trade and foreign investment, economic growth, effects on income distribution, technology transfer and labour migration through which the process of globalization affects different dimensions of poverty in the developing world.

8.) "Poverty, Inequality, and Development Essays in Honor of Erik Thorbecke Series: Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being." Vol. 1, de Janvry, Alain; Kanbur, Ravi (Eds.), 2006.

9.) " The Impact of Globalization on the World's Poor", Special Issue of World Development.Guest Editors Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke. Volume 34, number 8, August 2006.

10.) "Multi-dimensional Poverty: Conceptual and Measurement Issues."Paper prepared for The Many Dimensions of Poverty International Conference, UNDP International Poverty Centre, Brasilia, August 29-31, 2005.

11.) "Economic and Statistical Significance: Comments on "Size Matters." The Journal of Socio-Economics 33 (2004), pp. 571-575.

12.) "Revisiting East (and South East) Asia's Development Model"(with Henry Wan). Paper prepared for the Cornell Conference on "Seventy Five Years of Development", Ithaca, NY, May 7-9,2004.

13.) "Rural Development, Growth and Poverty in Africa" (with Germano Mwabua). Journal of African Economies, Volume 13, AERC Supplement 1, pp. i16-i65, 2004.

14.) "The Impact of Public Education Expenditure on Human Capital, Growth, and Poverty in Tanzania and Zambia: a General Equilibrium Approach" (with Hong-Sang Jung). Journal of Policy Modeling 25 (2003), pp. 701-725.

15.) "A Dual-Dual CGE Model of an Archetype African Economy: Trade Reform, Migration and Poverty." Journal of Policy Modeling 25 (2003), pp. 207-235.

16.) "Towards a Stochastic Social Accounting Matrix for Modelling", Economic Systems Research, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2003.

17.) "Economic Inequality and Its Socio-Economic Impact" (with Chutatong Charumilind), World Development, Vol. 30, No. 9, September 2002.

18.) "The Use of Social Accounting Matrixes in Modeling", paper prepared for the 26th general conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, Cracow, Poland, September, 2000 (part of this paper was reproduced in the Handbook on Social Accounting Matrices and Labor Accounts).

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Erik Thorbecke
Professor (Emeritus)
B-16 MVR Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-2066
Fax: (607) 255-0178