Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies; Professor of Epidemiology
Howard Stein is a Professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He is a development economist educated in Canada, the US and the UK who has taught in both Asia and Africa. He is the editor or author of more than a dozen books and edited collections and more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and reviews. His research on Africa has focused on foreign aid, finance, structural adjustment and neoliberalism, RCTs, health, gender and development, health and the environment, institutional transformation, industrial policy, export processing zones and other industrial parks, agricultural policy, poverty and rural property right transformation, income inequality and Chinese investment in manufacturing. He teaches a variety of courses in DAAS and Epidemiology including the history of African economic development, Africa and post-war development theory and policy, globalization and African health, the political economy of African development and health and socio-economic development
Recent and Forthcoming Books
- Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development (University of Chicago Press, 2008, paperback edition, 2014),
- Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies (Oxford University Press, January, 2012) co-edited with Joseph Stiglitz, Akbar Noman, and Kwesi Botchway
- Gendered Insecurities, Health, and "Development in Africa (Routledge, 2012, paperback edition 2016) co-edited with Amal Fadlalla.
- Principal coauthor of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Economic Report for Africa 2014, Dynamic Industrialization in Africa: Innovative Institutions, Effective Processes and Flexible Mechanism.
- Institutions and Industrial Policy in Africa: Toward Structural Transformation and Inclusion (Oxford University Press, 2022) co-written with Horman Chitonge and Adam Elhiraika.
Recent and Forthcoming Journal Articles and Book Chapter
- Stein, H “Agriculture” in James Murphy and Padraig Carmody ed. Handbook of African Economic Development Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2021 (forthcoming)
- Stein, H, Sam Cunningham and P. Carmody, “The Rise of ‘Behavioral Man’: Randomized Controlled Trials and the ‘New’ Development Agenda” Human Geography, Volume 14, No. 1, Feb., 2021
- “Institutionalizing Neoclassical Economics in Africa: Instruments, Ideology and Implications” Economy and Society Volume 50, No.1, 2021
- “Africa and the Economic Pathologies of the Coronavirus Pandemic” in Padraig Carmody et al. eds., COVID-19 in the Global South: Impacts and Responses Bristol University Press, 2020
- “Institutional Transformation and Shifting Policy Paradigms: Reflections on Land Reform in Africa” in African Natural Resources Centre eds. Rethinking Land Reform in Africa: New Ideas, Opportunities and Challenges Abidjan: Africa Development Bank, 2020
- "Industrial Policy, Institutional Transformation and the Development of Industrial Parks” in Justin Lin and Arkebe Oquabay eds., The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020
- “Institutions, Structures and Policy Paradigms: Toward Understanding Inequality in Africa” in Sisay Asefa and Wei-Chiao Huang eds. The Political Economy of Inequality: Global and U.S. Dimensions Kalamazoo: Upjohn, 2020