Paul Glewwe is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches econometrics, microeconomics, and microeconomic analysis of economic development.
His research focuses on education in developing countries, especially the factors that determine academic outcomes in primary and secondary schools. He also conducts research on malnutrition, inequality and poverty in developing countries.
He has conducted research on Brazil, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Honduras, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
He authored or edited five books on these topics, the most recent of which is Education Policy in Developing Countries, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013. He has published over 50 articles in academic journals and over 25 chapters in academic books.
His publications have appeared in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Handbook of Development Economics, Handbook of Economics of Education, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.
Before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1999, he was a senior research economist at the World Bank.
He received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 1985, and his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1979.