Eskander Alvi

Eskander Alvi

Dr. Eskander Alvi


Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University,1985

5422 Friedmann Hall

(269) 387-5547


Teaching areas include Macroeconomics, Development Economics and Monetary Economics. 


Research areas include Macro, Development, micro-foundations, principal-agent problems and financial economics. 

Selected Publications

"Sectoral Aid-for-Trade and Sectoral Exports: A Seemingly Unrelated Regression Analysis", with Shankar Ghimire and Debasri Mukherjee, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 33, 4, 2013, pp 2744-2755.

"Quantile Regression Analysis of Health-aid and Infant Mortality: A Note," with Elsy Kizhakethalackal and Debasri Mukherjee, Applied Economics Letters, September 2013, pp 1325-1343.

"Does Aid Reduce Poverty?" with Aberra Senbeta, Journal of International Development Studies, Vol. 24, 8, November 2012, pp 955-976.

“Foreign Aid: Good for Investment, Bad for Productivity,” with Aberra Senbeta, Oxford Development Studies, Volume 40, Number 2, 1 June 2012, pp. 139-161(23).

“An Assessment of the ‘Policy View’ in Foreign Aid under Asymmetric Information, with Debasri Mukherjee, Economics Research International, Vol. 2011, Article ID 368131. September 2011.

"Sibling Differences in School Attendance and Child Labor in Ethiopia," with Seife Dendir, Oxford Development Studies, Sept. 2011, Vol. 39, No. 3, pages 285-313.

“Weathering the Storms: Credit Receipt and Child Labor in the Aftermath of the Great Floods (1998) in Bangladesh,” with Seife Dendir, World Development, Vol. 39, No. 8, August 2011, p 1398-1409.

“Relative efficiency of Government Spending and Its Determinants: Evidence from East Asian Countries,” with Eric Wang, Eurasian Economic Review, Vol. 1, Spring 2011, 3-38.

"Private Transfers, Informal Loans and Risk Sharing among Poor Urban Households in Ethiopia," with Seife Dendir, Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 45, 8, September 2009, pp 1325-1343.

"On Consumption Insurance in Poor Urban Areas: Evidence from Ethiopia," with Seife Dendir, Journal of International Development, 2009, Vol. 21, 5, pp 699-713.

"On Attenuation of Moral Hazard in Risk Sharing in Poor Urban Economies," with Seife Dendir, International Economic Journal, Vol. 22, 2008, pp 431-444.

"Foreign Aid, Growth, Policy and Reform," with Debasri Mukherjee and Elias Shukralla, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 15, No 2, 2008, pp 1-9.

"Aid, Policies and Growth in Developing Countries: A New Look at the E mpirics," with Debasri Mukherjee and Elias Shukralla, Southern Economic Journal, January 2008, Vol.74, pp 693-706.

"Do Patent Protection and Technology Transfer Facilitate R&D in Developed and Emerging Countries? A Semiparametric Study," with Debasri Mukherjee and Ashraf Eid, Atlantic Economic Journal, June 2007 (Vol. 35, No. 2), pp 217-231.

"U.S. Regional Income and Technology: A Unit-Root and Cointegration Study" (with Habibur Rahman), Topics in Macroeconomics: Vol. 5, 2005.

"Unemployment Insurance and Experience-Rating in a Simple Model of Involuntary Unemployment," Public Finance Review, Vol.26, July 1998.

"Job Security and Unemployment in An Efficiency-Wage Model," Journal of Labor Research, Vol.19, 1998.

"Faimess and Self-Interest: An Assessment," Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol.27, 1998.

"First-order Approach to Principal-Agent Problems: A Generalization," Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory, Vol.22, June 1997.

"Three Departures from Maximizing Behavior and Their Keynesian Features: A Simple Exposition," Economic Theory, 4, 1994.

"Near-rationality/Menu Cost, Strategic Complementarity, and Real Rigidity: An Integration," Journal of Macroeconomics, Fall 1993.

"Strategic Interactions and Real Rigidity: Complementarity Between Two Keynesian Concepts," Southern Economic Journal, January 1993.

"Effort-Inducing Contracts," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Summer 1992.  


Department of Economics
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008 USA
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