Economic Consulting, and Research Grants
Canadian Government Policy Research Directorate, HRSDC, “Conceptual
Framework for National Study of Adult Education”, 2013.
University of London/DFID, “Rigorous Review of Research on Impacts of Higher
Education in Developing Countries”, 2012-2013.
Swedish National Conference on Higher Education, TCO, Stockholm, “Effects of
Higher Education on Growth and Development in Sweden”, 2012.
Higher Education Funding Councils of Scotland, Wales, England, and Northern
Ireland and Strathclyde University Research Initiative, “Higher Education
Financing Issues and Development in the UK and US”, 2010.
Higher Education Research Initiative, Groningen University, Groningen,
the Netherlands,“Higher Learning Greater Good, The Full Value of Higher
Higher Education Impacts Research Innitiative, Strathclyde University, Glasgow,
Scotland, “The Private and Social Benefits of Higher Education: The
Evidence, Estimates of Their Value, and Policy Implications”, 2010
LLakes Research Institute, IOE, University of London, 2010, “Bachelor’s and Short
Degrees in the UK and US: New Social Rates of Return and Non-Market Effects
on Development,at: www.llakes.org.uk/Home/llakes-research-papers
The Southern Education Foundation, “Concept Paper; New Strategy for
Improving The Financing of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
The World Bank, Jakarta, “Improving Education Finance Methods; An International
Best Practice Funding Formula, September-October, 2007
South Korean Government, Korean Global Forum, Nov. 2006
The World Bank, Jakarta, “Improving the Quality of Education; Financing Improved
Teacher Quality and Efficient Deployment”, 2005-6.
The World Bank, and UNESCO, in Jakarta, “Education For All Financing and
Budgets for Indonesia”, 2003-4.
The Southern Education Foundation, “Education and Development in the Deep
Spencer Foundation Major Research Grant, “Market and Non-Market Returns to
Investment in Higher Education”, 1999-2004.
The World Bank, “Lifelong Learning in Developing Countries: An Analysis With
Estimates of Private Returns and Externalities”, available at
The OECD, “The Impact of Human Capital on Growth and Social Development”,
The European Investment Bank and OECD, “Externalities, Non-Market Effects,
and Trends in the Returns to Education Investments”, Luxembourg, 1998
The World Bank, in Seoul, Korea, consultant on “Relation of Secondary Education
to Economic Growth in SE Asia,” World Bank staff conference, November
1993- June 1995.
USAID, Research Grant, principal investigator with Luis Crouch, “Interactive Policy
Simulation Impacts on Economic Development Goals in Latin America,” July
The National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education,
principal investigator, “Regional Cost Adjustments,” November 1993-June 1995.
The Government of Indonesia and USAID, Jakarta, principal economist, national
human resource development budgets (cost effectiveness, analysis of
impacts), September 1993-March 1994.
For the Department of State/USAID, Research Grant, principal investigator,
“Education and the Economy,” $323,039, June 1990-March 1991.
U.S. Department HHS, Research Grant, principal investigator, “Developmental
Disabilities,” December 1990-March 1991.
MacArthur/Spencer Foundation Grant, principal investigator, January 1989-
Research Board Grant, University of Illinois, principal investigator, January 1989-
World Bank, principal investigator, “Reducing Inefficiency and Inequity in Human
Resource Development in Latin America,” June 1989-August 1989.
IBM-MICA Research Grant, 1985-1987.
National Institute of Education, Research Grant, 1972-74.
Spencer Foundation, Major Research Grant, 1971-72.
U.S. Office of Education, Major Research Grant, 1971.
National Science Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship for study and research at
the London School of Economics, 1963-64.
Ford Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1956-57.
Occasional lectures in Jennifer Delaney’s Class, Richard Herman’s Class, etc.,
occasional service on a student’s dissertation committee, 2013
Economics of Education and Human Capital (Econ 418 for Econ. PhD’s, and some
Macroeconomic Theory and Analysis (Econ. 301 undergrads, 403 Masters and
PhD’s), and Econ 405 for Econ PhD’s), 1973-1998.
Microeconomic Theory and Analysis (Econ 300, 400, 402), 1957-1973.
Frequently listed on the UIUC Outstanding Instructor List
Supervised 31 PhD Dissertations.