Working Papers

As part of its effort to stimulate new approaches within economics and related fields, GDAE publishes “Working Papers” by GDAE’s staff and affiliated researchers. Working Papers include recent papers currently submitted for publication, unpublished research, and papers that have been published by others who have granted GDAE permission to include them in this series.

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21-01 “Old Fertilizer in New Bottles: Selling the past as innovation in Africa’s Green Revolution” February 2021. Timothy A. Wise

20-01 “Failing Africa’s Farmers: An Impact Assessment of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa” July 2020. Timothy A. Wise

19-03 “The Rising Importance of Non-tariff Measures and their use in Free Trade Agreements Impact Assessments” June 2019. Monica Hernandez

19-02 “Do Patents Lead to Market Concentration and Excess Profits?” April 2019. Padmashree Gehl Sampath and Walter Park

19-01 “Responding to Economic and Ecological Deficits” April 2019. Jonathan M. Harris

18-04 “Industrial Policy 4.0: Promoting Transformation in the Digital Economy”December 2018. Padmashree Gehl Sampath

18-03 “Do Trade and Investment (Agreements) Foster Development or Inequality?”October 2018. Pierre Kohler and Francis Cripps

18-02 “Financialization, Trade, and Investment Agreements: Through the Looking Glass or Through the Realities of Income Distribution and Government Policy?”September 2018. Alex Izurieta, Pierre Kohler, and Juan Pizarro

18-01 “China’s Carbon Market: Accelerating a Green Economy in China and Reducing Global Emissions” April 2018. Yifei Zhang, Jonathan M. Harris, and Jin Li 
[See the related policy brief]

17-02 “Missing from the Mainstream: The Biophysical Basis of Production and the Public Economy” May 2017. June Sekera

17-01 “Iberian Electricity Sector: A transition towards a more liberalized and sustainable market” February 2017. Agustín García, María Teresa García-Álvarez y Blanca Moreno (Also available in Spanish)

16-03 “CETA Without Blinders: How Cutting ‘Trade Costs and More’ Will Cause Unemployment, Inequality and Welfare Losses” September 2016. Pierre Kohler and Servaas Storm (Also available in French.)
Read Executive Summary in English and French.

16-02 “Core Support for the New Economy” [Draft] June 2016. Neva Goodwin. [Read the published version in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies].

16-01 “Trading Down: Unemployment, Inequality and Other Risks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement” January 2016. Jeronim Capaldo, Alex Izurieta, and Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Download the executive summary; See related policy brief and related commentary in English and German)

15-02 “Economics and the Near-Death Experience of Democratic Governance” May 2015. June Sekera

15-01 “Mandating Food Insecurity: The Global Impacts of Rising Biofuel Mandates and Targets” February 2015. Timothy A. Wise and Emily Cole (Read Executive Summary and Action Aid Report)

14-03 “The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: European Disintegration, Unemployment and Instability” October 2014. Jeronim Capaldo (Working paper available in FrenchGermanItalianSpanishDownload the Executive Summary in EnglishCroatianCzechFrenchGermanHungarianItalianLithuanianPolishPortugueseSlovak,

14-02 “Trade Hallucination: Risks of Trade Facilitation and Suggestions for Implementation” June 2014, Jeronim Capaldo (See related policy brief)

14-01 “Prices and Work in The New Economy” April 2014. Neva Goodwin (Opinión Sur published this paper in multiple parts in Spanish and Portuguese.) Also available in French and Spanish.

13-04 “Can We Feed the World in 2050? A Scoping Paper to Assess the Evidence” September 2013. Timothy A. Wise (Also available in French)

13-03 “Population, Resources, and Energy in the Global Economy: A Vindication of Herman Daly’s Vision” February 2013. Jonathan M. Harris (Also available in French)

13-02 “Green Keynesianism: Beyond Standard Growth Paradigms” February 2013. Jonathan M. Harris (Also available in SpanishFrench and Chinese)

13-01 “Climate Impacts on Agriculture: A Challenge to Complacency?” February 2013. Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton

12-07 “Poisoning the Well, or How Economic Theory Damages Moral Imagination” October 2012. Julie A. Nelson (Also available in French)

12-06 “A Financial Crisis Manual: Causes, Consequences, and Lessons of the Financial Crisis,” December 2012. Ben Beachy

12-05 “Are Women Really More Risk-Averse than Men?” September 2012. Julie A. Nelson

12-04 “Is Dismissing the Precautionary Principle the Manly Thing to Do? Gender and the Economics of Climate Change,” September 2012. Julie A. Nelson

12-03 “Achieving Mexico’s Maize Potential,” October 2012. Antonio Turrent Fernández, Timothy A. Wise, and Elise Garvey (Published in Spanish by the Woodrow Wilson Center)

12-02 “The Cost to Developing Countries of U.S. Corn Ethanol Expansion,” October 2012. Timothy A. Wise (Read related Action Aid Report)

12-01 “The Cost to Mexico of U.S. Corn Ethanol Expansion,” May 2012. Timothy A. Wise

11-02 “Ethics and the Economist: What Climate Change Demands of Us,” May 2011. Julie A. Nelson.

10-06 “Does Profit-Seeking Rule Out Love? Evidence (or Not) from Economics and Law,” September 2010. Julie A. Nelson.

10-05 “The Macroeconomics of Development without Throughput Growth,” September 2010. Jonathan M. Harris.

10-04 “Buyer Power in U.S. Hog Markets: A Critical Review of the Literature” August 2010. Timothy A. Wise and Sarah E. Trist.

10-03 “The Relational Economy: A Buddhist and Feminist Analysis,” May 2010. Julie A. Nelson.

10-02 “Care Ethics and Markets: A View from Feminist Economics,” May 2010. Julie A. Nelson.

10-01 “Climate-Resilient Industrial Development Paths: Design Principles and Alternative Models,” February 2010. Lyuba Zarsky.

09-08 “Agricultural Dumping Under NAFTA: Estimating the Costs of U.S. Agricultural Policies to Mexican Producers,” December 2009. Timothy A. Wise.

09-06 “Between a Rock and a Soft Place: Ecological and Feminist Economics in Policy Debates,” June 2009. Julie A. Nelson.

09-04 “Sociology, Economics, and Gender: Can Knowledge of the Past Contribute to a Better Future?” April 2009. Julie A. Nelson.

09-03 “Economic Writing on the Pressing Problems of the Day: The Roles of Moral Intuition and Methodological Confusion,” April 2009. Julie A. Nelson.

08-01 “An Overview of Climate Change: What does it mean for our way of life? What is the best future we can hope for?” March 2008. Neva Goodwin.

07-04 “Living High on the Hog: Factory Farms, Federal Policy, and the Structural Transformation of Swine Production” December 2017. Elanor Starmer and Timothy A. Wise.

07-03 “Economists, Value Judgments, and Climate Change: A View From Feminist Economics,” October 2007. Julie A. Nelson.

07-01 “Policy Space for Mexican Maize: Protecting Agro-biodiversity by Promoting Rural Livelihoods” February 2017. Timothy A. Wise.

06-03 “Feeding the Factory Farm: Implicit Subsidies to the Broiler Chicken Industry” June 2006. Elanor Starmer, Aimee Witteman and Timothy A. Wise.

05-07 “Identifying the Real Winners from U.S. Agricultural Policies” December 2005. Timothy A. Wise.

05-05 “Teaching Ecological and Feminist Economics in the Principles Course,” June 2005. Neva Goodwin and Julie A. Nelson.

05-02 “Understanding the Farm Problem: Six Common Errors in Presenting Farm Statistics” March 2005. Timothy A. Wise.

04-03 “Is Economics a Natural Science?” March 2004. Julie A. Nelson.

04-02 “The Paradox of Agricultural Subsidies: Measurement Issues, Agricultural Dumping, and Policy Reform” May 2004. Timothy A. Wise.

04-01 “Beyond Small-Is-Beautiful: A Buddhist and Feminist Analysis of Ethics and Business” January 2004. Julie A. Nelson.

03-11 “Clocks, Creation, and Clarity: Insights on Ethics and Economics from a Feminist Perspective” October 2003. Julie A. Nelson.

03-06 “Free Trade, Corn, and the Environment: Environmental Impacts of US – Mexico Corn Trade Under NAFTA” June 2003. Frank Ackerman, Timothy A. Wise, Kevin P. Gallagher, Luke Ney, and Regina Flores.

01-09 “Macroeconomic Policy and Sustainability” July 2001. Jonathan M. Harris.

01-05 “Better Principles: New Approaches to Teaching Introductory Economics” June 2001. Neva R. Goodwin and Jonathan M. Harris.

00-04 “Basic Principles of Sustainable Development.” June 2000. Jonathan M. Harris.

00-01 “Still Dead After All These Years: Interpreting the Failure of General Equilibrium Theory.” November 1999. Frank Ackerman.

For older working papers, visit the working papers page at the Boston University Economics In Context Initiative.