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Homepage:https://elliott.gwu.edu/james-foster
Phone:202.994.8195
Workplace:Department of Economics, George Washington University, (more information at EDIRC)
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House), Oxford University, (more information at EDIRC)
Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP), Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2019

  1. Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations
    GLO Discussion Paper Series, Global Labor Organization (GLO) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2019) Downloads View citations (1)
    Working Papers, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (2019) Downloads
  2. The Role of Inequality in Poverty Measurement
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads

2016

  1. Dimensional and Distributional Contributions to Multidimensional Poverty
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads

2015

  1. Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies
    Policy Research Notes (PRNs), The World Bank Downloads View citations (16)
  2. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 10 - Some Regression Models for AF Measures
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads
  3. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 2 - The Framework
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 3 - Overview of Methods for Multidimensional Poverty Assessment
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads
  5. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 4 - Counting Approaches: Definitions, Origins, and Implementations
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads
  6. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 5 - The Alkire-Foster Counting Methodology
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads
  7. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 6 - Normative Choices in Measurement Design
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads
  8. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 7 - Data and Analysis
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (4)
  9. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 8 - Robustness Analysis and Statistical Inference
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads
  10. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 9 - Distribution and Dynamics
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (4)
  11. Person Equivalent Headcount Measures of Poverty
    Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy Downloads
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2015) Downloads

2014

  1. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis: Chapter 1 - Introduction
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (1)

2012

  1. Rank Robustness of Composite Indices: Dominance and Ambiguity
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads

2011

  1. Composite Indices: Rank Robustness, Statistical Association and Redundancy
    Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Journal Article in Econometric Reviews (2013)
  2. Inequality of Happiness in US: 1972-2008
    The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series, Economics, The University of Manchester Downloads View citations (25)
  3. Is Economic Growth Good for the Poor?: Tracking Low Incomes Using General Means
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2001) Downloads View citations (14)

    See also Journal Article in International Economic Review (2008)
  4. Understandings and Misunderstandings of Multidimensional Poverty Measurement
    Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy Downloads View citations (114)
    Also in OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford (2011) Downloads View citations (124)

    See also Journal Article in The Journal of Economic Inequality (2011)
  5. Where Did Identification Go?
    Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy Downloads View citations (28)
    Also in OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford (2011) Downloads View citations (28)

    See also Journal Article in The Journal of Economic Inequality (2011)

2010

  1. A Report on Mexican Multidimensional Poverty Measurement
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Designing the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index (HDI)
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (27)
    Also in Human Development Research Papers (2009 to present), Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2010) Downloads View citations (29)
  3. Freedom, Opportunity and Wellbeing
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy (2010) Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Notes on Effective Freedom
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (2)
  5. On Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty
    Department of Economics Working Papers, University of Bath, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (37)
    Also in Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy (2010) Downloads View citations (14)

    See also Journal Article in Social Choice and Welfare (2011)
  6. The Foster-Greer-Thorbecke (FGT) Poverty Measures: Twenty-Five Years Later
    Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy Downloads View citations (20)

2009

  1. An Axiomatic Approach to the Measurement of Corruption: Theory and Applications
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads
    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2012)
  2. Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2011)
  3. Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement (Revised and Updated)
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (6)
  4. Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement (Short Version)
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (14)
  5. Polarization and the Decline of the Middle Class: Canada and the US
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in The Journal of Economic Inequality (2010)
  6. Rank Robustness of Composite Indices
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (2)

2008

  1. External Capabilities
    OPHI Working Papers, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Investing in Health: The Long-Term Impact of Head Start on Smoking
    Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Economic Inquiry (2010)

2007

  1. A Class of Chronic Poverty Measures
    Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (6)

2004

  1. Investing in Health: The Long-Term Impact of Head Start
    Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)

2001

  1. Ranking Investment Projects
    Working Papers, Cornell University, Center for Analytic Economics Downloads
    Also in Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics (2001) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Economic Theory (2003)
  2. ¿Es el crecimiento económico bueno para los pobres? Seguimiento del ingreso bajo con medias generales
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2000

  1. Isolated and Proximate Illiteracy And Why these Concepts Matter in Measuring Literacy and Designing Education Programmes
    Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (8)

1998

  1. On measuring literacy
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (96)
    See also Journal Article in Economic Journal (1998)

1997

  1. Lorenz Dominance and the Variance of Logarithms
    Working Papers, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University
    See also Journal Article in Econometrica (1999)

1989

  1. LEARNING RATIONAL EXPECTATIONS: CLASSICAL CONDITIONS ENSURE UNIQUENESS AND GLOBAL STABILITY
    Purdue University Economics Working Papers, Purdue University, Department of Economics

Journal Articles

2016

  1. Uso de paneles sintéticos para estimar movilidad intergeneracional
    Sobre México. Revista de Economía, 2016, 2, (1), 62-89 Downloads View citations (1)

2014

  1. Erratum to: Polarization and the decline of the middle class: Canada and the U.S
    The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2014, 12, (3), 435-437 Downloads

2013

  1. Composite Indices: Rank Robustness, Statistical Association, and Redundancy
    Econometric Reviews, 2013, 32, (1), 35-56 Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. Inequality of Happiness in the U.S.: 1972–2010
    Review of Income and Wealth, 2013, 59, (3), 393-415 Downloads View citations (11)

2012

  1. An Axiomatic Approach to the Measurement of Corruption: Theory and Applications
    World Bank Economic Review, 2012, 26, (2), 217-235 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2011

  1. Counting and multidimensional poverty measurement
    Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95, (7-8), 476-487 Downloads View citations (605)
    Also in Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95, (7), 476-487 (2011) Downloads View citations (569)

    See also Working Paper (2009)
  2. On measuring vulnerability to poverty
    Social Choice and Welfare, 2011, 37, (4), 743-761 Downloads View citations (37)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  3. Understandings and misunderstandings of multidimensional poverty measurement
    The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2011, 9, (2), 289-314 Downloads View citations (128)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  4. Where did identification go?
    The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2011, 9, (3), 501-505 Downloads View citations (28)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2010

  1. INVESTING IN HEALTH: THE LONG‐TERM IMPACT OF HEAD START ON SMOKING
    Economic Inquiry, 2010, 48, (3), 587-602 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2008)
  2. Polarization and the decline of the middle class: Canada and the U.S
    The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2010, 8, (2), 247-273 Downloads View citations (79)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  3. The Foster–Greer–Thorbecke (FGT) poverty measures: 25 years later
    The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2010, 8, (4), 491-524 Downloads View citations (43)

2008

  1. IS ECONOMIC GROWTH GOOD FOR THE POOR? TRACKING LOW INCOMES USING GENERAL MEANS
    International Economic Review, 2008, 49, (4), 1143-1172 Downloads View citations (37)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2006

  1. Comentarios bibliográficos a: Miguel Székely (coord.), Números que mueven al mundo: La medición de la pobreza en México, México, ANUIES-CIDE-Sedesol, Miguel Ángel Porrúa, 2006, 912 pp
    El Trimestre Económico, 2006, LXXIII (4), (292), 927-929 Downloads

2005

  1. Measuring the Distribution of Human Development: methodology and an application to Mexico
    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2005, 6, (1), 5-25 Downloads View citations (68)

2004

  1. Measuring health inequality using qualitative data
    Journal of Health Economics, 2004, 23, (3), 505-524 Downloads View citations (170)

2003

  1. Ranking investment projects
    Economic Theory, 2003, 22, (3), 469-494 Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Working Paper (2001)

2000

  1. Path Independent Inequality Measures
    Journal of Economic Theory, 2000, 91, (2), 199-222 Downloads View citations (101)

1999

  1. A general class of additively decomposable inequality measures
    Economic Theory, 1999, 14, (1), 89-111 Downloads View citations (43)
  2. Lorenz Dominance and the Variance of Logarithms
    Econometrica, 1999, 67, (4), 901-908 View citations (42)
    See also Working Paper (1997)

1998

  1. Absolute versus Relative Poverty
    American Economic Review, 1998, 88, (2), 335-41 Downloads View citations (79)
  2. On Measuring Literacy
    Economic Journal, 1998, 108, (451), 1733-49 Downloads View citations (109)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

1996

  1. Complimentarily yours: Free examination copies and textbook prices
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, 1996, 14, (1), 85-99 Downloads View citations (5)

1994

  1. Normative Measurement: Is Theory Relevant?
    American Economic Review, 1994, 84, (2), 365-70 Downloads View citations (10)

1991

  1. Subgroup Consistent Poverty Indices
    Econometrica, 1991, 59, (3), 687-709 Downloads View citations (93)

1990

  1. Inequality and welfare in market economies
    Journal of Public Economics, 1990, 41, (3), 351-367 Downloads View citations (1)

1988

  1. Inequality and poverty orderings
    European Economic Review, 1988, 32, (2-3), 654-661 Downloads View citations (95)
  2. Poverty Orderings
    Econometrica, 1988, 56, (1), 173-77 Downloads View citations (142)

1987

  1. Transfer Sensitive Inequality Measures
    Review of Economic Studies, 1987, 54, (3), 485-497 Downloads View citations (149)

1984

  1. A Class of Decomposable Poverty Measures
    Econometrica, 1984, 52, (3), 761-66 Downloads View citations (1661)
  2. Involuntary Unemployment as a Principal-Agent Equilibrium
    American Economic Review, 1984, 74, (3), 476-84 Downloads View citations (10)

1983

  1. An axiomatic characterization of the Theil measure of income inequality
    Journal of Economic Theory, 1983, 31, (1), 105-121 Downloads View citations (44)

1980

  1. Comparing Utility Functions in Efficiency Terms: Comment
    American Economic Review, 1980, 70, (4), 793-94 Downloads

Books

2015

  1. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press View citations (162)

2013

  1. A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality--Theory and Practice: Streamlined Analysis with ADePT Software
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (24)

Chapters

2011

  1. Chapter Twenty-Four - Freedom, Opportunity, and Well-Being
    Chapter 24 in Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare, 2011, vol. 2, pp 687-728 Downloads
 
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