Graham Sustainability Institute

Howard Stein

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  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Afroamerican and African Studies
  • Public Health
    • Epidemiology

Since 2009, I have been part of an interdisciplinary team analyzing the impact of property right formalization on poverty in rural Tanzania. We have undertaken a socioeconomic survey of around 2000 households in 40 villages in eight districts covering four regions in the country. In 2012, I published two co-edited books one on alternative approaches to economic policy in Africa and the other on gender and human security which focuses on environmental and other downside risks to vulnerable populations on the continent. In 2014, I was the principle coauthor of the UNECA annual economic report which was on industrial policy and institutions in Africa and have a book contract with Oxford University Press to deepen and expand the analysis.  I have recently written and/or published papers on the G8 and the property right formalization, Africa and sovereign bond issues, formalization and dispossession of rural land in Africa, Africa and the international sovereign debt markets, rural property right formalization and access to credit markets, the World Bank and randomized controlled trials, the new national land policy in Tanzania, Africa and the Great Recession, the World Bank and land formalization, institutional pluralism and land in Tanzania, the multiple drivers of land alienation in Tanzania and a critical survey of the theoretical approaches to industrial policy in Africa.  In 2016, I received support from LSA to participate in the Abrams Sustainability Seminar and have since introduced sustainability related curriculum into six of my courses.

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