About the Author
Julie Schaffner has been involved in research, teaching and writing in the field of economic development for over 20 years. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. She has taught undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. level students, and has taught both in Economics departments (Stanford University, Boston University) and in a school of international affairs, The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she was awarded the teaching prize in 2008. Her professional activities include Consultant to the World Bank and UNESCO and Advisor, Council on Faith and International Affairs.