Selected Publications


‘Demographic Change, Social Security Systems, and Savings’, with David Canning, Rick Mansfield, and Michael Moore, Journal of Monetary Economics (54) 2007, 92-114.

‘Education in a Globalized World’, World Economics, October-December 2006, Vol 7, No. 4, 87-109.

‘The Effect of Population Health on Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Low- and Middle-Income Countries’, with Marcella Alsan and David Canning, World Development, April, 2006 (Vol. 34, No. 4), 613-630.

‘Higher Education in Developing Countries’, with Henry Rosovsky, in James J.F. Forest and Philip Altbach, eds., International Handbook of Higher Education, Volume II, 2006, 443-460.

‘The Value of Vaccination’, with David Canning and Mark Weston, World Economics, Vol. 6, No. 3, July-September 2005, 15-39.

‘Governance Matters: The Role of Governance in Asian Economic Development’, with David Steven and Mark Weston, World Economics, Vol. 5, No. 4 (October-December 2004).

‘The Health and Wealth of Africa’, with David Canning, World Economics, 2004, Vol. 5, No. 2, 57-81.

‘The Effect of Health on Economic Growth: A Production Function Approach’, with David Canning and Jaypee Sevilla, World Development, 2004, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 1-13.

‘How Demographic Change Can Bolster Economic Performance in Developing Countries’, with David Canning, World Economics, 2003, Vol. 4, No. 4, October-December, pp. 1-14.

‘Contraception and the Celtic Tiger’, with David Canning, Economic and Social Review, Winter 2003, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 229-247.

‘Geography and Poverty Traps’, with David Canning and Jaypee Sevilla, Journal of Economic Growth, 2003, Vol. 8, pp. 355-378.

‘The Health and Poverty of Nations: From Theory to Practice’, with David Canning, Journal of Human Development, March 2003, Vol. 4, No. 1, 47-71.

‘Demographic Change and Economic Growth in Asia’, with David Canning and Pia Malaney, Population and Development Review, 2000, Vol. 26, 257-290.

‘The Health and Wealth of Nations’, with David Canning, Science, Vol. 287, February 18, 2000, 1207-9.


Books / Monographs / Special Issues

Solving the Riddle of Globalization and Development, with Manuel R. Agosin, Georges Chapelier, and Jagdish Saigal, eds., Routledge, UK: 2007.

‘Population Health, Health Systems, and Development in India and China’, with Tarun Khanna, eds., World Development, special issue, forthcoming 2007.

‘Population Aging, Human Capital Accumulation, and Productivity Growth”, with Alexia Prskawetz and Wolfgang Lutz, eds., a supplement to Population and Development Review , vol. 33 (New York: Population Council 2007), forthcoming.

Educating All Children: A Global Agenda, with Joel E. Cohen and Martin Malin, eds., American Academy of Arts and Sciences and MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2006.

‘Education and Public Health: Mutual Challenges Worldwide’, Guest Editor for Special Issue of Comparative Education Review, Vol. 49, No. 4, November 2005.

Asia’s   Economies and the Challenge of AIDS, with Ajay Mahal, Larry Rosenberg, Jaypee Sevilla, David Steven, and Mark Weston, Asian Development Bank, 2004.

The     Demographic Dividend: A New Perspective on the Economic Consequences of Population Change, with David Canning and Jaypee Sevilla, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, MR-1274, 2002.

The     Quality of Life in Rural Asia, with Patricia Craig and Pia Malaney, Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2001.

          Higher Education in Developing Countries: Peril and Promise, with Henry Rosovsky, in conjunction with the Task Force on Higher Education, 2000, Washington, D.C.: The World Bank. (plus Spanish-language translation; plus Chinese-language translation)