Associate Professor • Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY’s Graduate Center
Ph.D. Economics, Yale University, 1996
Fields: Development Economics, Applied Micro Theory, Trade
Office: HW 1504A
Web Page: sites.google.com/site/ jonathanconning
Professor Conning’s research and teaching interests include Development Economics, applied microeconomic theory and financial contracting, as well as trade and modern political economy. His research has explored the structure and operation of rural financial markets, microfinance and social investment, as well as topics in agrarian production organization, property rights, economic history, and impact evaluation. He is an Affiliate at the Financial Access Initiative based at NYU
“Microfinance and Social Investment” (with Jonathan Morduch) Annual Review of Financial Economics, vol 3, 2011.
“Enclaves and Development: an empirical assessment” (with James A. Robinson) Studies in Comparative International Development, July 2009.
“Rural Financial Markets in Developing Countries.” (with Chris Udry). in Handbook of Agricultural Economics, Volume 3, R.E. Evenson, Schultz, T.P. and P. Pingali (editors), Elsevier – North Holland, 2007.(text)
“Property Rights and the Political Organization of Agriculture.” (with James A. Robinson). Journal of Development Economics, 82, 416-447, 2007.
“Freedom, Servitude and Voluntary Contract.” (with Michael Kevane) in K.A. Appiah and M. Bunzl The Ethics and Economics of Slave Redemption, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.
“Why isn’t there more financial intermediation in developing countries?” (with Michael Kevane). in Insurance against Poverty edited by S. Dercon, Oxford University Press, 2004.
“Lending Technologies, Competition, and Consolidation in the Market for Microfinance in Bolivia,” in (with Sergio Navajas and Claudio Gonzalez-Vega). Journal of International Development, 15(6), 747–770, 2003.
“Community Based Targeting Mechanisms for Social Safety Nets: A critical review.” (with Michael Kevane). World Development, 30(3), 2002.
“Outreach, Sustainability and Leverage in Monitored and Peer Monitored Loans.” Journal of Development Economics, 60(1), 1999.
Please visit my webpage for links to most of the following working papers
Microfinance and Social Investment, (with Jonathan Morduch), Annual Review of Financial Economics, vol. 3, 2011
Enclaves and Development: an empirical assessment (with James A. Robinson) Studies in Comparative International Development, 44, 359-385, 2009
Property Rights and the Political Organization of Agriculture. (with James A. Robinson).Journal of Development Economics, 82, 416-447, 2007.
Rural Financial Markets, with Chris Udry, for Handbook of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 3, Agricultural Development, Evenson, R.E., et al, (eds), 2007
Freedom, Servitude and Voluntary Contract. (with Michael Kevane), in Anthony Appiah and Martin Bunzl eds, 1Buying Freedom: the Ethics and Economics of Slave Redemption, Princeton University Press, 2007.