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

Michelle P. Connolly

Professor of the Practice of Economics
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Robert F. Conrad

Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
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William A. Darity

Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy
(919) 613-7336

Erica Field

Professor of Economics
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Elizabeth Frankenberg

Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
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Robert Garlick

Assistant Professor of Economics
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Randall Kramer

Juli Plant Grainger Professor of Global Environmental Health
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Rachel Kranton

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

Timur Kuran

The Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
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Manoj Mohanan

Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
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Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
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Alexander Pfaff

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
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Duncan Thomas

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

Xiao Yu Wang

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics