Edward Tower

Professor Ed Tower came to Duke in 1974. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 1971. He has held appointments at the Australian National University, the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the Economics Institute, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Nanjing University in the Peoples' Republic of China, and Simon Fraser University in Canada. He has also consulted on economic development problems at the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and in Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, and Sudan, and has written on development problems in Malaysia, the Peoples' Republic of China, and Taiwan. He currently teaches a research seminar for undergraduates, international trade for advanced undergraduates and Masters students, and Economics 268, which is informally titled, This Year's Best Books in International Trade and Economic Development.
Recent Research
Predicting Equity Returns for 37 Countries: Tweaking the Gordon Formula
'Steeling' House Votes at Low Prices for the Steel Import Quota Bill of 1999
Trade Protectionism
Evaluating a Buy and Hold Strategy for the S and P 500 Index
An Efficiency Enhancing Minimum Wage

Office Information
Office hrs:
227A Social Sciences
(919) 660-1818
(919) 684-8974

Selected Publications
See Vita under "Links."
Course Descriptions

Prof. Tower's Vita
Syllabus for Econ 114S and 195S (Readings in Economics)
Syllabus for Econ 265S (International Trade)

Duke Economics Department, WWW Resource.
Last modified: Tue Dec 23 14:41:35 EST 2003