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

                     Education”, 2010

          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: 

           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

                       South”, 2003-4.

             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”,

                    (Quebec, 1999).

              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

                      1993-June 1995.

             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-

                      December 1991.

              Research Board Grant, University of Illinois, principal investigator, January 1989-

                       June 1990.

              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

                    others) 1973-2001.

        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.