Allen C. Kelley

James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Economics

External Address: 
213 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097
Phone: 
(919) 660-1800

Professor Kelley specializes in the study of economic demography, history, and development. He is most interested in research involving demographic change in the Third World and the consequences of such shifts. He has specifically explored the “impacts of rapid population growth on economic growth, structural change, and urbanization.” These studies resulted in his publication of several books, some utilizing computable general research models to analyze his observations; the project also led to the holding of case studies of Japan and Egypt. Other recent writings of Professor Kelley’s include the titles, “Demography,” “Evolution of Recent Economic-Demographic Modeling: A Synthesis,” and “Population Does Matter: Demography, Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World,” along with over four generations worth of earlier publications that have appeared in books and leading academic journals. Professor Kelley has focused his recent studies on the investigation of nations within Africa, including Kenya, to study fertility, urbanization, and the “evolution of population ideas.”

Education

  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1964
  • B.A., Stanford University 1959

(95-1045) Demographic and Economic Dependency in America awarded by National Institute for Child Health & Human Develo (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996

(92-0173) Demographic and Economic Dependency in America awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996

(94-0126) Demographic and Economic Dependency in America awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996

(95-0103) Demographic and Economic Dependency in America awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1996