Professor Jeffrey B. Nugent earned his PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in 1965. Since then, he has applied a variety of analytical techniques to a wide range of development issues for countries from all parts of the developing world. His empirical research assesses the impacts of development programs and policies, as well as the political economy of policy reform, with special emphases on labor market reform, trade reform, and applications to the MENA region. He has written over one hundred articles in refereed journals, numerous chapters in edited volumes, and edited/co-edited four books, the most recent being a volume (with Hashem Pesaran), “Explaining Growth in the Middle East.” After Jeffrey Nugent’s 60 years of distinguished research and advisorship, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and distinguished affiliates of the USC Department of Economics gathered to celebrate his achievements and listen to his closing lecture. Photos from Jeffrey Nugent’s Retirement Celebration can be found below:

Beyond his portfolio of compelling research, Jeffrey serves on the Board of Directors of several economic associations, editorial boards of several journals, and is president of the Middle East Economic Association. He has built a stunning legacy of advisorship and service. Over the past 60 years at USC, Jeffrey has mentored generations of prodigious economists within the USC PhD in Economics program and served on a great number of program- and department-shaping committees. Please see below for glowing words from those who had the pleasure of working with him:

The Changing Landscape of Development Economics (Professor Jeffrey B. Nugent)