Louis Putterman

Professor of Economics at Brown University

Louis Putterman is Professor of Economics at Brown University, where he has taught since 1980. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has published widely on comparative economic systems (especially China), economics of development and growth (China, Africa, and global), and the economics of organisation and behavior.

His recent work on growth focuses on the impact of the long term evolution of human capabilities, while his organisational research has increasingly used the method of laboratory experiments. He is a past President of the Association of Comparative Economic Studies, a former Research Associate of the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University, and a Faculty Associate of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, where he has directed the Development Studies Program.

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