Development

What exactly turns a developing country into a developed country? In recent years, economists have paid increasing attention to the factors that affect prosperity in developing countries. Using a variety of statistical tools, Duke researchers are able to analyze the behaviors of individuals, families, firms, and communities in these countries to see why and how these economies are advancing or trailing behind.  

Associated Research Groups and Centers​

Faculty In This Field

Charles Maxwell Becker

Charles Maxwell Becker

Research Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1885
Michelle P. Connolly

Michelle P. Connolly

Professor of the Practice of Economics
(919) 660-1819
Robert F. Conrad

Robert F. Conrad

Associate Professor of Economics
(919) 613-7355
William A. Darity

William A. Darity

Professor of Economics
(919) 613-7336
Erica Marie Field

Erica Marie Field

Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1857
Elizabeth Frankenberg

Elizabeth Frankenberg

Professor in the Department of Economics
(919) 613-9311
Robert J Garlick

Robert J Garlick

Assistant Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1831
Randall Kramer

Randall Kramer

Professor of Economics
(919) 613-8072
Rachel Kranton

Rachel Kranton

James B. Duke Professor of Economics
(919) 660-1800
Timur Kuran

Timur Kuran

The Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
(919) 660-1800
Manoj Mohanan

Manoj Mohanan

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics
(919) 613-9263
Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Professor in the Department of Economics
(919) 613-9306
Alexander Pfaff

Alexander Pfaff

Professor in the Department of Economics
(919) 613-9240
Duncan Thomas

Duncan Thomas

Norb F. Schaefer Professor of International Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
(919) 660-1803
Xiao Yu Wang

Xiao Yu Wang

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics