Curriculum Vitae
  Updated June 2012
 

John WEEKS

Academic affiliations:
Professor Emeritus of Development Economics and Associate, Centre for Development Policy and Research, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, London, UK

Senior Researcher, Institute for African Economic Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Senior Researcher, Research on Money and finance Group, SOAS, Univeristy of London, London, UK

Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey


Contact Details:
London: 35 West Hill Court, Millfield Lane N6 6JJ, [tel: (44) 0207 693 0385]
Hampshire: The Cottage, Chalk Dell, East Meon, Hants GU32 1PQ [tel: (44) 01730 823556]

E-mail: johnweeks@jweeks.org

Nationality: British & USA

Degrees:
1969 PhD in Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1966 MSc in Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1963 BSc in Economics, University of Texas, Austin

Countries of expertise:
Argentina, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia, Moldova, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam and Zambia
Other countries of policy and research work:
Central American region, Bolivia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda

Books:

1. Author

2012 The Irreconcilable Inconsistencies of Neoclassical Macroeconomics [completely rewritten version of 1989 book, A Critique...] (Oxford: Routledge)

2011 Capital, Exploitation and Economic Crises [completely re-written verson of 1981 book, Capital and Exploitation] (Oxford: Routldege)

*1993 Development Policy and the Economy of Sierra Leone (London: Macmillan)

1993 (with Vali Jamal) Africa Misunderstood (London: Macmillan)

1992 Development Policy and the Economy of Sierra Leone (London: Macmillan)

1991 (with Andrew Zimbalist) Panama at the Crossroads: Economic Development and Political Change in the Twentieth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press)

1991 (with Phil Gunson) Panama: Made in the USA (London: Latin American Bureau)

*1989 A Critique of Neoclassical Macroeconomics (London and New York: Macmillan and St. Martin's) [also published in Hungarian, and in process of revision, forthcoming in 2012, Routledge, with the title The Irreconcilable Inconsistencies of Neoclassical Macroeconomics: False Paradigm]

1985 Limits to Capitalist Development: The Industrialisation of Peru, 1950-1980 (Boulder: Westview)

1985 The Economies of Central America (New York: Holmes&Meier)

1981 Capital and Exploitation (Princeton: Princeton University Press)

Editor (with authored chapters)

2001 (with Claes Brundenius) Globalization and Third World Socialism (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave)
Chapter 1 ‘Globalization and third World Socialism’ (with Claes Brundenius)
*Chapter 2 ‘A Tale of Two transitions: Cuba and Vietnam’
Chapter 14 ‘Conclusion: Alternative Responses to Globalization’ (with Claes
Brundenius)

1995 Structural Adjustment and the Agricultural Sector in Latin America (London: Macmillan)
‘Introduction’
Chapter 3 ‘Macroeconomic adjustment and Latin American agriculture since 1980’

1993 (with Wim Pelupessy) Economic Maladjustment in Central America, (London: Macmillan)
Chapter 1 ‘Adjustment in Central America’ (with Wim Pelupessy)
*Chapter 2 ‘The Nicaraguan Stabilisation Programme of 1989’

1991 Beyond superpower Rivalry: Latin America and the Third World (New York: New York University Press)
‘Introduction’

1989 Debt Disaster? Banks, government and Multilaterals Confront the Crisis (New York: New York University Press)
‘Introduction’
Chapter 3 ‘Losers pay reparations, or how the Third World lost the Lending war’

Other publications (* indicates accessible at http://jweeks.org)

1. Development Policy, reports and papers

*2010 “Growth and employment in Africa,” background paper for the Economic Report for Africa 2010 (Economic Commission for Africa)

*2010 “Employment, Wages and Development in Africa,” background paper for the Trade and Development Report 2010 (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

*2010 “Youth Employment and Empowerment Programme (YEEP):  Macroeconomic Policy and Employment” (Freetown: UNDP)*2010 Enabling Recovery and Macro Stability," background paper for the the Least Developed Countries Report 2010, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)

*2009 “The Global Financial Crisis and Countercyclical Fiscal Policy,” Keynote Address to the Caucus of African Finance Ministers (Governors of the IMF, World Bank and African Development Bank), Freetown, Sierra Leone, 12 August 2009, paper commissioned by UNDP and Ministry of Finance & Economic Development, Sierra Leone

*2009 Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the Economy of Sierra Leone, report commissioned by UNDP Freetown for the Ministry of Finance of Sierra Leone

2009 (with Terry McKinley)  Making Fiscal Policy More Effective for Financing Development, Report to the United National Economic Commission in Africa and presented to an Expert’s Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, February 2009

2009   (with James Freedman, Amal Shlash and Eduardo Quirago) Outcome Evaluation of the UNDP Programme in Iraq, 2005-2008  (Amman:  UNDP)

*2008 “Macro Convergence in Africa,” Report for the United National Economic Commission in Africa (Addis Ababa)

*2007  (with Shruti Patel and Alan Mukumbe) Effects of the Appreciation of the Kwacha on the Zambian Economy  (Lusaka:  UNDP)

*2006 (with Victoria Chisala, Alemayehu Geda, Hulya Dagdeviren, Terry McKinley, Alfredo Saad-Filho and Carlos Oya)  Economic Policies for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction:  Case Study of Zambia  (Ndola, Zambia:  Mission Press)

*2005 (with Terry McKinley, Giovanni Andre Cornea, Max Spoor, Michael Reynolds, Felicia Izman, Siddiq Osmani and Selim Jahan)     Economic Policies for Growth, Employment Poverty Reduction: Moldova in Transition  (Chisinau:  UNDP & Sida)

*2004 (with Rathin Roy)  The Role of Public Investment in Poverty Reduction: Theories, Evidence and Methods (New York:  UNDP)

*2004 (with Jens Lerche and Jonathan Pincus)  Poverty Reduction Strategy Process and National Development Strategies in Asia:  A report to DFID, Synthesis Report  (London: CDPR & DFID)

*2004 (with Nguyen Thang, Rathin Roy & Joseph Lim) Macroeconomics of Poverty Reduction: Case Study of Viet Nam, Seeking Equity within Growth (Hanoi:  UNDP)

1996 (with Guy Standing and John Sender) Restructuring the Labour Market: The South African Challenge, An ILO Country Review  (Geneva: ILO)

1994    “Macroeconomic Policies for Employment Generation: Africa South of the Sahara,” Paper No. 5, prepared under the ILO/UDNP project Economic Policy and Employment, Geneva: ILO/UNDP


2. Selected articles in journals and books:


2a. Political Economy

*2013 (forthcoming) "Open economy monetary policy reconsidered", Review of Political Economy (Issue 1 of 2013)

*2012 "Understanding the crisis: Clarity on measurement and clarity on policy," Newsletter of the Royal Economic Society 157 (April 2012)
2011 (forthcoming) "The theoretical and empirical credibility of commodity money," Science and Society

2003 ‘Developing Country Debt and Globalisation’, in Alfredo Saad-Filho (ed), Anticapitalism:A Marxist Introduction (London: Pluto Press)

2001 ‘Globalize, Globa-lize, Global Lies, Myths of the World Economy in the 1990s,’ in Robert Albritton, Makoto Itoh, Richard Westra and Alan Zuege (eds), Phases of Capitalist Development: Booms, Crises and Globalizations (Basingstoke: Palgrave)

1999 ‘The Essence and Appearance of Globalization: The Rise of Finance Capital’, In Francis Adams, Satya Dev Gupta, Kidane Mengisteab (eds.) Globalizaton and the Dilemmas of the State in the South (London: Macmillan)

1999 ‘The Expansion of Capital and Uneven Development on a World Scale’, CDPR Discussion Paper 0999 (London: CDPR/SOAS)

1990 ‘Abstract Labor and Commodity Production’, Research in Political Economy Vol 12

2b. Africa

2011 “Countercyclical policy for Africa:  Institutional and economic feasibility,” International Journal of Public Policy 7, 1/2/3, 112-133

*2011 “Why did the fiscal stimulus work in Sierra Leone?” Development Viewpoint 59 (Centre for Development Policy Research, SOAS, London)

*2010 “Why monetary policy is irrelevant in Africa south of the Saharan,” Development Viewpoint 53 (Centre for Development Policy Research, SOAS, London)

*2009 “How fiscal policies in Africa can respond to the global financial crisis,” Development Viewpoint 37 (Centre for Development Policy Research, SOAS, London)

*2009 (with Alemayehu Geda and Abebe Shimeles) ‘Growth, Poverty and Inequality in Ethiopia: Which way for pro-poor growth?’ Journal of International Development 21, 7

*2008 “Is a ‘Resource Curse’ Inevitable in Resource-Rich Countries?  Comparing Policies in Azerbaijan and Zambia,”  Development Viewpoint  13  (London:  CDPR/SOAS)

*2008 "The Reduction of Fiscal Space in Zambia due to Dutch Disease and Tight-money Conditionalities," International Poverty Centre Country Study No. 14 (Brasilia: IPC)

2008 ‘Economic affects of copper prices on the Zambian economy: Exchange rate regime and Kwacha appreciation’, SOAS International Workshop, Challenges and Prospects for Commodity Markets in the Global Economy, A Workshop in Memory of Alfred Maizels, 19-20 September 2008

*2007 (with Terry McKinley) "A Proposed Strategy for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction in Uzbekistan," International Poverty Centre Country Study No. 12 (Brasilia: IPC) subsequently publsihed in Terry McKinley (ed.) Economic Alternatives for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction: Progressive Policy Recommendations for Developing Countries (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2009)

*2007 (with Terry McKinley) "The Macroeconomic Implications of MDG-based Strategies in sub-Saharan Africa," International Poverty Centre Policy Research Brief No. 4 (Brasilia: IPC), subsequently published in Terry McKinley (ed.) Economic Alternatives for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction: Progressive Policy Recommendations for Developing Countries (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2009)

*2006 "Does Debt Relief Increase Fiscal Space in Zambia? The MDG Implications," International Poverty Centre Country Study Number 5 (Brasilia: IPC) subsequently publsihed in Terry McKinley (ed.) Economic Alternatives for Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction: Progressive Policy Recommendations for Developing Countries (Houndmills: Palgrave, 2009)

*2006 (with Christopher Cramer and Howard Stein) "'Ownership and Donorship: Analytical Issues and A Tanzanian Case Study," Journal of Contemporary African Studies 24, 3, 415-436

2004 (with Degol Hailu) Economic Policies in Support of MDGs and Poverty Reduction
(unpublished book based on workshop organised by the Africa Bureau of UNDP)
Chapter 1 Introduction (with Degol Hailu)
Chapter 2 Macroeconomic & Adjustment Policies for Pro-poor Growth
(with Degol Hailu)
Chapter 3 Macroeconomic Policies for Poverty Reduction in Africa

2001 "Growth Variability among and within African Countries: An Aspect of Unsustained
Development," paper prepared for Committee for Development Policy of the United
Nations, Expert Meeting 21-23 February 2001, New York

*2000 "Orthodox and Heterodox Policies for Growth in Africa south of The Sahara," in Terry McKinley (ed.) Poverty and Growth in Africa (London: Macmillan)

*1999 ‘Stuck in low GEAR? South African Macroeconomic Policy, 1996-1998,’ Cambridge Journal of Economics 23, 6, 795-811

*1997 Employment, Livelihoods and Macroeconomic Policy for the Sub-Saharan Countries,’ in Azizur Rahman Khan and M. Muqtada (eds), Employment expansion and Macroeconomic Stability under Increasing Globalization (Basingstoke: Macmillan)

*1995 (with Paul Mosley and Turan Subasat) ‘Assessing Adjustment in Africa,’, World Development 23, 9, 1459-1473

*1994 (with Paul Mosley) ‘Adjustment in Africa,’ Development Policy Review, 12, 3

*1993 (with Paul Mosley) ‘Has Recovery Begun? Africa's Adjustment in the 1980's Revisited,’ World Development, Vol. 21, No. 10, 1583-1606

2c. Latin America and Caribbean

*2007 ‘Exports, foreign investment and growth in Latin America: scepticism by way of simulation’, in Anwar Shaikh (ed), Globalization and the Myths of Free Trade (New York: Routledge)

*2003 ‘A Tale of Two Crises: Latin America in the 1980s and the “HPAEs” in the 1990s’, in Martin Andersson and Christer Gunnarsson (eds), Development and Structural Change in Asia-Pacific: Globalising miracles or end of a model? (London: Routledge)

*2000 ‘Latin America and the “High Performing Asian Economies”: Growth and Debt,’ Journal of International Development 12, 5, 625-654

*1999 ‘Trade liberalisation, market deregulation, and agricultural performance in Central America,’ Journal of Development Studies 35, 5, 48-75

1996 ‘The Manufacturing Sector in Latin America and the New Economic Model’, in Victor Bulmer-Thomas (ed), The New Economic Model in Latin America and its Impact on Income Distribution and Poverty (Basingstoke: Macmillan)

*1992 (with Elizabeth Dore) The Red and the black: The Sandinistas and the Nicaraguan Revolution (London: Institute of Latin American Studies)

2d. Europe

*2007 "Inequality trends in Some Developed OECD Countries," in Jomo K. S. and Jacques Baudot (eds), Flat World, Big Gaps (New York: Zed Books and the United Nations)

*2011 "Middle-income Moldova: The consequences," Global Social Policy 11, 1, 45-68

2e. Asia


*2009 "East and Southeast Asian Countries: Boom, Collapse and Recovery," in Richard Westra (ed), Trajectories of Globalization: Third World Economies into the Twenty-first Century (Aldershot: Clarity Press)

*2003 "A Tale of Two Crises: Latin America in the 1980s and the 'HPAEs' in the 1990s," in Martin Andersson and Christer Gunnarsson (eds), Development and Structural Change in Asia-Pacific: Globalising miracles or end of a model? (London: Routledge)

*2000 "Latin America and the 'High Performing Asian Economies': Growth and Debt," Journal of International Development 12, 5, 625-654

1998 ‘Open economy adjustment and transition in Viet Nam’, in Paul Cook, Colin Kirkpatrick and Frederick Nixson (eds), Privatization, Enterprise Development and Economic Reform: Experiences of Developing and Transitional Economies (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar)

2f. Development, General

2006 (with Howard Stein) ‘The Washington Consensus’, in D. A. Clark (ed), The Elgar Companion to Development Studies (London: Edward Elgar)

*2003 ‘Small Manufacturing Establishments in Developing Countries: An empirical analysis,’ International Review of Applied Economics 17, 4, 339-359

*2002 (with Malte Lubker & Graham Smith) ‘Growth and the Poor: A comment on Dollar and Kraay,’ Journal of International Development 14, 555-571

2002 ‘The Efficiency of small Enterprises in Developing Countries: An Empirical Analysis’, in Homi Katrak and Roger strange (eds), Small-scale enterprises in developing countries and transitional economies (Basingstoke: Palgrave)

2002 (with Hulya Dagdeviren & Rolph van der Hoeven) ‘Redistribution Matters: Growth for Poverty Reduction,’ Development and Change 33, 3, 383-413
An earlier version in Anthony Shorrocks and Rolph van der Hoeven (eds), Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: Prospects for Pro-poor Economic Growth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

2002 (with Chris Cramer) ‘Conflicts, agriculture and food security’, in The State of Food and Agriculture: Lessons from the Past 50 Years (Rome: FAO)

*2001 (with Hulya Dagdeviren) ‘How much poverty could HIPC reduce?’ WIDER Development Conference: Debt Relief, 17-18 August 2001, Marina Congress Centre,
Helsinki

*1993 ‘Fallacies of Competition: Myths and Maladjustment in the “Third World”’, An Inaugural Lecture, Delivered on 13 October 1993 (London: School of Oriental and African Studies)

1988 ‘Value and production in the General Theory’, in John Hillard (ed), J M Keynes in Retrospect (London: Edward Elgar)

1991 ‘Macroeconomic Adjustment and the Fiction of Labour Market Clearing,’ in Guy Standing (ed.), Towards Social Adjustment (Geneva: ILO)

*1970 "Uncertainty, Risk and Income and Wealth Distribution in Peasant Agriculture,' Journal of Development Studies 7, 1, 26-3

Evaluations of development organizations

2011 (with Alemayehu Geda and Stephen Karingi) Evaluation of the CBK Forecasting Model, for the Central Bank of Kenya

2010    (with Chris Cramer and Oscar Oszlak) Evaluation of Selected UNDESA Publications 2005-2010, for Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED), Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

2009   (with James Freedman, Amal Shlash and Eduardo Quirago) Outcome Evaluation of the UNDP Programme in Iraq, 2005-2008  (Amman:  UNDP), Amman, Jordan

2008    Evaluation of South-South Programmes of the UNDP office in Beijing, China

2002-2003 (team leader) UNDP, Evaluation of the role of the UNDP in the PRSP process (seven countries, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Mali, Pakistan, Tanzania Vietnam)

2001-2003 (team leader) Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Evaluation of Recipient Ownership of Swedish development assistance (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda)


Training Manuals and Analytical Studies

Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance to Azerbaijan

2006 Module 1: Basic Economics

2007 Module 2: Macroeconomic Management in a Resource Boom
Africa Bureau of UNDP
Training Module 1: Pro-poor Growth: Equity and Poverty Reduction

Training Module 2: Employment for Poverty Reduction
International Poverty Centre of UNDP

2007 (with Shruti Patel) ‘Training Module: Fiscal Policy,’ IPC Training Module 1
(Brasilia: IPC)


Selected International Consultancy
Team Leader

2008 Macroeconomic Policy Training, UN Economic Commission for Africa, Pretoria (September)

2008 Evaluation of the Role of UNDP in fostering China’s South-South Cooperation (June-August)

2006-2008 Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2007 (team leader) United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Technical Economics Training

2006 (team leader) UNDP study of the economic effects on the Zambian economy of Kwacha appreciation

2004-2005 UNDP Regional Programme for Africa, Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Zambia

2004-2005 UNDP, Macro Policy for Pro-poor Growth and Employment in Moldova

2003-2004 Department for International Development (DFID) UK, study of PRSPs in two Asian countries (Vietnam & Nepal, with India as a comparator country)

2002-2003 UNDP, Evaluation of the role of the UNDP in the PRSP process (seven countries: Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Mali, Pakistan, Tanzania
Vietnam)

2002-2003 UNDP, Vietnam country study, Regional Programme for Asia, Developing a Pro-Poor Growth Strategy

2001-2003 Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Evaluationof Recipient Ownership of Swedish development assistance (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda)

1999-2002 Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) Ethiopia, and the Africa Capacity Building Fund, technical assistance training

Team member:

2011 Evaluation of the Central Bank ofKenya forecasting model

2009 Evaluation of the role of UNDP in Iraq

2003-2004 Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED), Ethiopia, Project to develop a short-term forecasting model and elaborate the long-term development strategy of the Ethiopian government (Funding from UNDP)

2002 (Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED), Ethiopia, study of pro-poor growth for the Ethiopian Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

2002 UNDP, Indonesia country study, Regional Programme for Asia, Developing a Pro-Poor Growth Strategy

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