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James E. Foster

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First Name:James
Middle Name:E.
Last Name:Foster
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RePEc Short-ID:pfo195
https://elliott.gwu.edu/james-foster
202.994.8195
Terminal Degree:1982 Department of Economics; Cornell University (from RePEc Genealogy)

Affiliation

(66%) Department of Economics
George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
http://www.gwu.edu/~econ/

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(202) 994-6147
Monroe Hall #340, 2115 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
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(33%) Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House)
Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom
http://ophi.qeh.ox.ac.uk/

: +44 (1865) 281800
+44 (1865) 281801
3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB
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(1%) Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP)
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
http://www.gwu.edu/~iiep/

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Working papers

  1. Cameron, Grant J. & Dang, Hai-Anh H. & Dinc, Mustafa & Foster, James & Lokshin, Michael M., 2019. "Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations," GLO Discussion Paper Series 298, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  2. Sabina Alkire and James Foster, 2016. "Dimensional and Distributional Contributions to Multidimensional Poverty," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp100_2.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  3. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 8 - Robustness Analysis and Statistical Inference," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp089_ch8.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  4. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 9 - Distribution and Dynamics," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp090_ch9.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  5. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 10 - Some Regression Models for AF Measures," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp091_ch10, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  6. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 7 - Data and Analysis," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp088_ch7.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  7. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 6 - Normative Choices in Measurement Design," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp087_ch6.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  8. Castleman, Tony & Foster, James & Smith, Stephen C., 2015. "Person Equivalent Headcount Measures of Poverty," IZA Discussion Papers 9402, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  9. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 3 - Overview of Methods for Multidimensional Poverty Assessment," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp084_ch3.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  10. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 4 - Counting Approaches: Definitions, Origins, and Implementations," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp085_ch4.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  11. Marcio Jose Vargas Da Cruz & James Foster & Bryce Quillin & Philip Schellekens, 2015. "Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies," Policy Research Notes (PRNs) 101740, The World Bank.
  12. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 5 - The Alkire-Foster Counting Methodology," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp086_ch5.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  13. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2014. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 1 - Introduction," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp082_ch1.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  14. Sabina Alkire, James E. Foster, Suman Seth, Maria Emma Santos, Jose M. Roche and Paola Ballon, 2014. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 2 - The Framework," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp083_ch2.pdf, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  15. Indranil Dutta & James Foster, 2011. "Inequality of Happiness in US: 1972-2008," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 1110, Economics, The University of Manchester.
  16. James E. Foster & Mark McGillivray & Suman Seth, 2011. "Composite Indices: Rank Robustness, Statistical Association and Redundancy," Working Papers 2011-19, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  17. James E. Foster & Sabina Alkire, 2011. "Understandings and Misunderstandings of Multidimensional Poverty Measurement," Working Papers 2011-18, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  18. Sabina Alkire and James Foster, 2011. "Where Did Identification Go?," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp043b, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  19. James E. Foster & Sabina Alkire & Maria Emma Santos, 2011. "Where Did Identification Go?," Working Papers 2011-20, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  20. Sabina Alkire and James Foster, 2011. "Understandings and Misunderstandings of Multidimensional Poverty Measurement," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp043, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  21. I Dutta & J Foster & Ajit Mishra, 2010. "On Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty," Department of Economics Working Papers 03/10, University of Bath, Department of Economics.
  22. James E. Foster, 2010. "Freedom, Opportunity and Wellbeing," Working Papers 2010-15, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  23. James Foster, 2010. "Freedom, Opportunity and Wellbeing," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp035, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  24. James E. Foster, 2010. "A Report on Mexican Multidimensional Poverty Measurement," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp040, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  25. Sabina Alkire & James Foster, 2010. "Designing the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI)," Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present) HDRP-2010-28, Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  26. James E. Foster & Indranil Dutta & Ajit Mishra, 2010. "On Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty," Working Papers 2010-13, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  27. James E. Foster & Joel Greer & Erik Thorbecke, 2010. "The Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) Poverty Measures: Twenty-Five Years Later," Working Papers 2010-14, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  28. James Foster, 2010. "Notes on Effective Freedom," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp034, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  29. James Foster and Michael C. Wolfson, 2009. "Polarization and the Decline of the Middle Class: Canada and the US," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp031, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  30. Sabina Alkire and James Foster, 2009. "Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp007, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  31. Sabina Alkire and James Foster, 2009. "Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement (Short Version)," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp007_5, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  32. James Foster, Andrew W. Horowitz and Fabio Méndez, 2009. "An Axiomatic Approach to the Measurement of Corruption: Theory and Applications," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp029, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  33. Sabina Alkire and James E. Foster, 2009. "Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement (Revised and Updated)," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp032, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  34. James Foster, Mark McGillivray and Suman Seth, 2009. "Rank Robustness of Composite Indices," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp026, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  35. James E. Foster & Kathryn H. Anderson & David E. Frisvold, 2008. "Investing in Health: The Long-Term Impact of Head Start on Smoking," Working Papers 2010-25, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  36. James Foster and Christopher Handy, 2008. "External Capabilities," OPHI Working Papers ophiwp008, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  37. James E. Foster, 2007. "A Class of Chronic Poverty Measures," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0701, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
  38. Kathryn Anderson & James Foster & David Frisvold, 2004. "Investing in Health: The Long-Term Impact of Head Start," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0426, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
  39. James E. Foster & Miguel Székely, 2001. "Is Economic Growth Good for the Poor? Tracking Low Incomes Using General Means," Research Department Publications 4269, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  40. James E. Foster & Miguel Székely, 2001. "¿Es el crecimiento económico bueno para los pobres? Seguimiento del ingreso bajo con medias generales," Research Department Publications 4270, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  41. James E. Foster & Tapan Mitra, 2001. "Ranking Investment Projects," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0107, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
  42. Kaushik Basu & James E.Foster & S. Subramanian, 2000. "Isolated and Proximate Illiteracy And Why these Concepts Matter in Measuring Literacy and Designing Education Programmes," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0002, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
  43. Basu, Kaushik*Foster, James E., 1998. "On measuring literacy," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1997, The World Bank.
  44. Ok, Efe A. & Foster, James, 1997. "Lorenz Dominance and the Variance of Logarithms," Working Papers 97-22, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
  45. Foster, J.E. & Frierman, M., 1989. "Learning Rational Expectations: Classical Conditions Ensure Uniqueness And Global Stability," Purdue University Economics Working Papers 957, Purdue University, Department of Economics.

Articles

  1. James E. Foster & Jonathan Rothbaum, 2016. "Uso de paneles sintéticos para estimar movilidad intergeneracional," Sobre México. Revista de Economía, Sobre México. Temas en economía, vol. 2(1), pages 62-89.
  2. James Foster & Michael Wolfson, 2014. "Erratum to: Polarization and the decline of the middle class: Canada and the U.S," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 12(3), pages 435-437, September.
  3. Indranil Dutta & James Foster, 2013. "Inequality of Happiness in the U.S.: 1972–2010," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 59(3), pages 393-415, September.
  4. James E. Foster & Mark McGillivray & Suman Seth, 2013. "Composite Indices: Rank Robustness, Statistical Association, and Redundancy," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 32(1), pages 35-56, January.
  5. James E. Foster & Andrew W. Horowitz & Fabio Méndez, 2012. "An Axiomatic Approach to the Measurement of Corruption: Theory and Applications," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 26(2), pages 217-235.
  6. Sabina Alkire & James Foster, 2011. "Understandings and misunderstandings of multidimensional poverty measurement," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 9(2), pages 289-314, June.
  7. Alkire, Sabina & Foster, James, 2011. "Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 95(7-8), pages 476-487, August.
  8. Sabina Alkire & James Foster & Maria Santos, 2011. "Where did identification go?," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 9(3), pages 501-505, September.
  9. Indranil Dutta & James Foster & Ajit Mishra, 2011. "On measuring vulnerability to poverty," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 37(4), pages 743-761, October.
  10. Kathryn H. Anderson & James E. Foster & David E. Frisvold, 2010. "Investing In Health: The Long‐Term Impact Of Head Start On Smoking," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 48(3), pages 587-602, July.
  11. James Foster & Joel Greer & Erik Thorbecke, 2010. "The Foster–Greer–Thorbecke (FGT) poverty measures: 25 years later," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 8(4), pages 491-524, December.
  12. James Foster & Michael Wolfson, 2010. "Polarization and the decline of the middle class: Canada and the U.S," The Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer;Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, vol. 8(2), pages 247-273, June.
  13. James E. Foster & Miguel Székely, 2008. "Is Economic Growth Good For The Poor? Tracking Low Incomes Using General Means," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 49(4), pages 1143-1172, November.
  14. Foster, James E., 2006. "Comentarios bibliográficos a: Miguel Székely (coord.), Números que mueven al mundo: La medición de la pobreza en México, México, ANUIES-CIDE-Sedesol, Miguel Ángel Porrúa, 2006, 912 pp," El Trimestre Económico, Fondo de Cultura Económica, vol. 0(292), pages 927-929, octubre-d.
  15. James Foster & Luis Lopez-Calva & Miguel Szekely, 2005. "Measuring the Distribution of Human Development: methodology and an application to Mexico," Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(1), pages 5-25.
  16. Allison, R. Andrew & Foster, James E., 2004. "Measuring health inequality using qualitative data," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 505-524, May.
  17. James E. Foster & Tapan Mitra, 2003. "Ranking investment projects," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 22(3), pages 469-494, October.
  18. Foster, James E. & Shneyerov, Artyom A., 2000. "Path Independent Inequality Measures," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 91(2), pages 199-222, April.
  19. James E. Foster & Efe A. Ok, 1999. "Lorenz Dominance and the Variance of Logarithms," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 67(4), pages 901-908, July.
  20. James E. Foster & Artyom A. Shneyerov, 1999. "A general class of additively decomposable inequality measures," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 14(1), pages 89-111.
  21. Basu, Kaushik & Foster, James E, 1998. "On Measuring Literacy," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 108(451), pages 1733-1749, November.
  22. Foster, James E, 1998. "Absolute versus Relative Poverty," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 88(2), pages 335-341, May.
  23. Foster, James E. & Horowitz, Andrew W., 1996. "Complimentarily yours: Free examination copies and textbook prices," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 85-99.
  24. Foster, James E, 1994. "Normative Measurement: Is Theory Relevant?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 84(2), pages 365-370, May.
  25. Foster, James E & Shorrocks, Anthony F, 1991. "Subgroup Consistent Poverty Indices," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 59(3), pages 687-709, May.
  26. Foster, James E. & Majumdar, Mukul K. & Mitra, Tapan, 1990. "Inequality and welfare in market economies," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 41(3), pages 351-367, April.
  27. Foster, James E. & Shorrocks, Anthony F., 1988. "Inequality and poverty orderings," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(2-3), pages 654-661, March.
  28. Foster, James E & Shorrocks, Anthony F, 1988. "Poverty Orderings," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 56(1), pages 173-177, January.
  29. Anthony F. Shorrocks & James E. Foster, 1987. "Transfer Sensitive Inequality Measures," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 54(3), pages 485-497.
  30. Foster, James & Greer, Joel & Thorbecke, Erik, 1984. "A Class of Decomposable Poverty Measures," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 52(3), pages 761-766, May.
  31. Foster, James E & Wan, Henry Y, Jr, 1984. "Involuntary Unemployment as a Principal-Agent Equilibrium," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 74(3), pages 476-484, June.
  32. Foster, James E., 1983. "An axiomatic characterization of the Theil measure of income inequality," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 105-121, October.
  33. Stevens, Dana N & Foster, James E, 1980. "Comparing Utility Functions in Efficiency Terms: Comment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 70(4), pages 793-794, September.
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    RePEc:bla:econom:v:57:y:1990:i:228:p:439-53 is not listed on IDEAS

Chapters

  1. James E., Foster, 2011. "Chapter Twenty-Four - Freedom, Opportunity, and Well-Being," Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare,in: K. J. Arrow & A. K. Sen & K. Suzumura (ed.), Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare, edition 1, volume 2, chapter 24, pages 687-728 Elsevier.

Books

  1. Alkire, Sabina & Foster, James & Seth, Suman & Santos, Maria Emma & Roche, Jose Manuel & Ballon, Paola, 2015. "Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199689491.
  2. James Foster & Suman Seth & Michael Lokshin & Zurab Sajaia, 2013. "A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality--Theory and Practice : Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 13731, September.

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  1. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (11) 2005-01-23 2007-02-10 2010-11-13 2011-03-05 2011-11-28 2015-06-05 2015-10-25 2016-01-18 2016-01-18 2016-01-18 2016-06-04. Author is listed
  2. NEP-DEV: Development (2) 2015-06-05 2015-10-25
  3. NEP-HAP: Economics of Happiness (2) 2010-11-13 2011-03-05
  4. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (2) 2008-05-05 2011-03-05
  5. NEP-DCM: Discrete Choice Models (1) 2016-01-18
  6. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2005-01-23
  7. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (1) 2005-01-23
  8. NEP-HPE: History & Philosophy of Economics (1) 2008-05-05
  9. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2010-11-13
  10. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2005-01-23
  11. NEP-SEA: South East Asia (1) 2015-06-05
  12. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2005-01-23

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