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Isaac Ehrlich

Economics of Growth

1. Published papers:

*Note: many of these papers are freely downloadable from the following websites:

http://ideas.repec.org/e/peh1.html

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=188351

http://www.nber.org/cgi-bin/author_papers.pl?author=isaac_ehrlich

Introduction (The Problem of Development), Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 98 (5), Part 2, October 1990.

Intergenerational Trade, Longevity, and Economic Growth, with F. T. Lui, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 99 (5), October 1991, pp.1029-1059.

Productivity Growth and Firm Ownership, with G. Gallais Hamonno, R. Lutter, and Z. Liu, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 102 (5), October 1994, pp. 1006-1038.

The Problem of Population and Growth: A survey of the Literature from Malthus to Models of Endogenous

Population and Endogenous Growth, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 21, 1997, 205-242. Abstract

Social Security and the Real Economy: An Inquiry into Some Neglected Issues, with J. Zhong,American Economic Review, Vol. 88 (2), May 1998, 151-157.

Social Security, the Family and Economic Growth, with F. T. Lui, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 36 (3), July 1998, 390-409.

Bureaucratic Corruption and Economic Growth, with F. T. Lui, Journal of Political Economy, Vol 107, no. 6 (2), October 1999, S270-S293

The Growth-Inequality Nexus without Borrowing Restrictions and Government Intervention: Some Implications from a Prototype Model, with C. Yuen, Annals of Economics and Finance, Vol. 1 (2), November 2000, 283-300.

“Endogenous Fertility, Longevity, and Economics Dynamics: Using a Malthusian Framework to Account for the Historical Evidence on Population and Economic Growth”, with Jinyoung Kim, Journal of Asian Economics, issue 15 (6) 2005, 789-806.

“The Evolution of Income and Fertility Inequalities over the Course of Economic Development: A Human Capital Perspective”, with Jinyoung Kim, Journal of Human Capital, Vol 1 (1) 2007.

2. Manuscripts and Special Collections

The Problem of Development: Exploring Economic Development Through Free Enterprise, by Isaac Ehrlich, Govind Hariharan and Randall Lutter. Summary of the Proceedings of the First International Conference of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Systems, Part I, SUNY at Buffalo, May 1988.

Human Capital and Economic Growth, Isaac Ehrlich and Randall Lutter, eds. Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Systems, SUNY at Buffalo, May 1989.

Government and Economic Growth and Development, Isaac Ehrlich and Randall Lutter, eds. Proceedings of the Third Conferences of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Systems, SUNY at Buffalo, September 1989.

The Problem of Development: A Conference of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Systems (Supplement editor). Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 98 (5), Part 2 (supplement), October 1990.

Economic Growth and Economic Equality: Some Evidence and a Suggested Interpretation, with C. Yuen and J. Zhong, 1997. Draft presented at the American Economic Association meetings in San Francisco, Jan. 5, 1996.

Bureaucratic Corruption and Economic Growth, 1997. Draft presented in the Symposium on the Economic Analysis and Social Behavior honoring Gary Becker’s 65th birthday, Chicago, Dec. 1-2, 1995.

3. Recent Working Papers

The Dynamics of Income, Schooling, and Fertility Distributions Over the Course of Economic Development: A Human Capital Perspective” with Jinyoung Kim : published as NBER working paper #10890, November 2004, National Bureau of Economic Research Download paper

“Social Security, Demographic Trends, and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence from the International Experience” (with J. Kim), published as NBER Working Paper Series # 11121, February 2005, National Bureau of Economic research, Inc.

Endogenous Fertility, Mortality and Economic growth: Can a Malthusian Framework Account for the Conflicting Historical trends in Population?, with Jinyoung Kim, published as NBER Working Paper # 11590, September 2005.

“Has Social Security Influenced Family Formation and Fertility in OECD Countries? An Economic and Econometric Analysis”, with Jinyoung Kim, NBER Working Paper #12869, January 2007.

“The Mystery of Human Capital as Engine of Growth, or Why the US Became the Economic Superpower in the 20th Century”, NBER Working Paper #12868

4. Research Projects and Grants:

Director, Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Systems, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987-present

U.S. Department of State, Agency for International Development (AID),$200,000, 1987.

Principal investigator for a five-year program to establish the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Systems.

U.S. Department of State, AID, $200,000 grant renewal, 1988.

U.S. Department of State, AID, $200,000 grant renewal, 1989.

U.S. Department of State, AID, $150,000 grant renewal, 1990.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1992/93

Principal investigator for an infrastructure grant, “The Economics of Transition,” HK$1,433,000

Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation, Taiwan. Principal investigator for a pilot Study: “Economic Growth and Economic Equality–An International Comparison”,1994-1995, NT$860,000

Research Grant Council, Hong Kong Government, Principal Investigator for a study in income distribution and economic growth, HK$430,000, 1994/95.

New York Office of Science, technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR), Faculty Development grant, $750,000, 2006.

Director, Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, and Economics Growth and Development (HEAD), 2006