- AB, University of Michigan
- PhD, Economics, Yale University
- Consultant to the World Bank and UNESCO
- Advisor, Council on Faith and International Affairs
- Senior Research Scholar and Deputy Director, Stanford University Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform (1997-98)
- Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Stanford University, Department of Economics (1986-99)
- Lecturer, Boston University, Department of Economics (1989-92)
- Institute for Human Security
• On Ann Harrison (ed.), Globalization and Poverty, for Economic Development and Cultural Change (forthcoming 2010).
• On James Heckman and Carmen Pages (eds)., Law and Employment: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean, for Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2006.
• "Global Poverty: Academics and Practitioners Respond," The Review of Faith and International Affairs 4(1), p.13-20 (with J. M. Dean and S. L.S. Smith), 2006.
• Schaffner, Julie A. "Subjective and objective measures of literacy: Implications for current results-oriented development initiatives." International Journal of Educational Development 25, no. 6 (2005): 652-657.
• "The Determinants of Schooling Investments Among Primary School Aged Children in Ethiopia." Africa Region Human Development Working Paper No. 85, World Bank, 2004.
• "Job Stability in Developing and Developed Countries: Evidence from Colombia and the United States," Economic Development and Cultural Change 49(3), pp.511-536, 2001.
• "Generating Conditional Expectations from Models with Selectivity Bias: Comment," Economics Letters 58, pp.255-261, 1998.
• "Premiums to Employment in Larger Establishments: Evidence from Peru," Journal of Development Economics 55, pp.81-113,1998.
• "Attached Farm Labor, Limited Horizons, and Servility," Journal of Development Economics 47, pp.241-270, 1995.
• On Osvaldo Sunkel's (ed.), Development from Within: Toward a Neostructuralist Approach for Latin America, for the Journal of Economic Literature, pp.54-55, 1994.
• "Rising Incomes and the Shift from Self-Employment to Firm-Based Production," Economics Letters 41, pp.435-440, 1993.
• "Rural Labor Legislation and Permanent Agricultural Employment in Northeastern Brazil," World Development 21(5), pp.705-719, 1993.
• "Does Regulation Improve Small Farmers' Access to Brazilian Subsidized Rural Credit?" Journal of Development Economics 33, pp.67-87, 1989.
• On Ajit K. Dasgupta's Growth, Development and Welfare, for the Journal of Economic History, pp.515-517, 1990.
• "Rural Credit and the Mix Between Permanent and Temporary Wage Labor Contracts in Pernambuco, Brazil," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72(5), pp.1139-1145, 1990.BOOKS
• Schaffner, Julie A, Judith M. Dean and Stephen L.S. Smith. Attacking Poverty in the Developing World: Christian Practitioners and Academics in Collaboration. 2005.BOOK CHAPTERS
• "Christian Collaboration in the Attack on Poverty", Chapter 1 of J. Dean, J. Schaffner and S. Smith (eds.), Attacking Poverty in the Developing World, World Vision and Authentic Media (with Judith M. Dean and Stephen L.S. Smith), 2005.
• "Impact Assessment for Christian Development Organizations", Chapter 14 in J. Dean, J. Schaffner and S. Smith (eds.), Poverty Reduction in the Developing World, World Vision and Authentic Media, 2005.
• "The Employment Module and Labor Market Analysis," in Margaret Grosh and Paul Glewwe (eds.), Designing Household Survey Questionnaires for Developing Countries: Lessons from Ten Years of LSMS Experience, World Bank, 2000.Awards
- 2008 James L. Paddock Teaching Award