Jonathan Haughton was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1955. He received a B.A. degree from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in 1977 and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Harvard University, Mass, USA, in 1983. After teaching for four years at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, he was a Research Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development from 1987 to 1989 and subsequently taught at Northeastern University and Wellesley College. Moreover, he has worked at Suffolk University (Boston) since 1997, where he is a Professor of economics, and also a senior economist at the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy. As a prize-winning teacher, his academic interests include economic development and taxation. Professor Haughton has taught or undertaken research in over twenty countries and has done work for the World Bank, IMF, UNDP, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, and the Ford Foundation. He is a coeditor of three books on Vietnam and a coauthor (with Shahidur Khandker) of the Handbook on Poverty and Inequality, published by the World Bank in 2009.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2010