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Research/Areas of Interest: My research relates to labor markets and poverty dynamics in developing countries, and to program evaluation.
- BA, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, United States, 1981
- PhD, Yale University, New Haven, United States, 1986
Julie Schaffner is Adjunct Professor of Development Economics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the author of "Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis," (Wiley, 2014). Her research relates to education, labor markets and poverty dynamics in developing countries, and to program evaluation. Her teaching emphasizes the skills required for rigorous, evidence-based work in poverty reduction and development. In 2008 and 2016, she received The Fletcher School's James L. Paddock Teaching Award. Before coming to Fletcher, she served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, and Deputy Director of the Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.
Schaffner, J. (2013). Development Economics: Theory, Empirical Research, and Policy Analysis. Wiley Global Education.
Schaffner, J., Sharma, U., & Glewwe, P. (2022). Federalism in Nepal: Early Implications for School Governance.
Schaffner, J., Glewwe, P., & Sharma, U. (2021). Evaluation of secondary school teacher training under the School Sector Development Program in Nepal. International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). Retrieved from https://www.3ieimpact.org/sites/default/files/2021-04/GFR-PW3.10-Nepal-SSDP.pdf