Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs comprises more than 70 full-time faculty and more than 200 adjunct faculty, scholars, and practitioners. All have distinguished themselves in research and leadership in the policy world, and have produced scholarship in a wide variety of subjects, including international relations, democratization, elections, demography, and social policy.

November 1998|Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation|Ester R. Fuchs, Sasha Soroff

Translating Your Vision Into Success: Basic Manual for Preparing a Business Plan

October 1998|Jagdish Bhagwati

A Stream of Windows: Unsettling Reflections on Trade, Immigration and Democracy

October 1998|Center for Strategic and International Studies|Stephen Sestanovich
October 1998|University of Michigan Press |Arvid Lukauskas
In recent years many countries have liberalized their financial markets as a central element of their efforts to reform their economies and increase their economic growth rates. Financial deregulation leads to a fundamental restructuring of a country's economy and polity, as market forces, not state officials, begin to determine who obtains financial resources and at what cost. A critical question is whether countries can undertake a program of liberalization while undergoing democratic transformation. In this study, Arvid John Lukauskas explores why governments tightly regulate their country's financial system and why they choose to liberalize it.
Using a rational choice approach, Lukauskas contends that public officials provide the dynamic behind the evolution of financial regulation as they seek to retain power and generate public revenue. Lukauskas argues that the nature of a country's political institutions shape the incentives facing politicians and influence whether they seek to regulate closely or liberalize financial markets in the pursuit of their goals. Lukauskas then tests his ideas in an in-depth case study of the evolution of financial policy in Spain, a country that transformed its financial system into a mostly market-based system after years of heavy state intervention, while undergoing a transformation from a dictatorship to a democracy. Contrary to the conventional wisdom that leaders will not undertake structural change during periods of democratization, he finds that leaders in Spain undertook financial liberalization despite opposition from powerful groups, because democratization gave Spanish leaders a strong incentive to improve economic performance through financial reform in order to compete for votes.
This book will be of interest to political scientists and economists interested in studying financial markets and the effects of regime change, including democratization, on economic reform.
October 1998|Asian Development Bank Press |Arvind Panagariya, M.G. Quibria , N. Rao

The study is being carried out in two phases: the first focusing on a regionwide analysis and the second on an in-depth examination of possible country-specific strategies for ten Asian Developing Countries.

October 1998|Massachusetts Institute of Technology|Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish N. Bhagwati, T N. Srinivasan

The greatest strength of this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Lectures on International Trade is its rigorous algebraic and geometric treatment of the various models and results of trade theory. The authors, who now include Arvind Panagariya, offer both policy insights and empirical applications. They have added nine entirely new chapters as well as new sections to several existing chapters (e.g., a greatly expanded treatment of the growing theory of preferential trade agreements).

July 1998|Breaking Away – Innovations in Urban America|Ester R. Fuchs

The Permanent Urban Fiscal Crisis

May 1998|Routledge Press (Chapter in Business, Markets and Governments in the Asia Pacific R. Wu & Y.Pen, ed.)|Merit Janow

International Approaches to Economic Deregulation and Regulatory Reform

April 1998|Trade Policies for a New Era|Merit Janow

U.S. Trade Policy Towards Japan and China

April 1998|Brookings Trade Forum|Merit Janow

Unilateral and Bilateral International Approaches to Competition Policy: Drawing on the Trade Experience