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Glenn P. Jenkins, PhD

Glenn P. Jenkins, PhD

  Dr. Glenn P. Jenkins is a Professor of Economics at Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus, and at Queen’s University, Canada. He is an Institute Fellow Emeritus of Harvard University, and the former President of the International Society for Benefit Cost Analysis. In 1985, he founded the Program on Investment Appraisal and Management at Harvard University, and was its Director from 1985 to 2000. Since 2000, he has been the Director of the Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis at Queen’s University, Canada. To date, these programs have equipped over 2000 professionals from 50 countries with the theoretical and practical skills of cost-benefit analysis.

His previous appointments include: Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University (1972-77), Institute Associate and Institute Fellow, Harvard Institute for International Development (1977-2000), and Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy and Legislation in the Department of Finance, Government of Canada (1981-1984).

Dr. Jenkins holds a B. Comm. from Carleton University, Canada, an MA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. His research interests include cost-benefit analysis, public finance, and economic development.

Dr Jenkins’s Recent publications in Cost-Benefit Analysis:

  1. Cost-Benefit Analysis (edited with Arnold C. Harberger), The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA 2002
  2. “Water Flow Risks and Stakeholder Impacts on the Choice of a Dam Site”, (with Hasan Ali Bicak and Ali Ozdemirag), Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, June 2002
  3. “The Economic Cost of Foreign Exchange for South Africa” (with Arnold C. Harberger, Chun-Yan Kuo, M. Benjamin Mphahlele). The South African Journal of Economics, Vol. 71:2  June 2003 

  4. “The Economic Opportunity Cost of Capital in South Africa” (with CY Kuo and M. Benjamin Mphahele), The South African Journal of Economics Vol 71:3 Sept. 2003 

  5. “An Operational Guide to the Estimation of the Economic Opportunity Cost of Labor in South Africa”(with Hasan Ali Bicak and Chun-Yan Kuo) The South African Journal of Economics Vol. 72:4 December 2004

  6. “Evaluation of the Benefits of Transnational Transportation Projects” (with CY Kuo), Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. IX, No.1 May 2006. 1-17

  7. Canadian Cost-Benefit Analysis Guide: Regulatory Proposals (with CY Kuo) Canada, Treasury Board of Canada,  Ottawa,  ISBN 978-0-662-053-1, 2007

  8. Discount Rates for the Evaluation of Public Private Partnerships  (edited volume with David F. Burgess), Queen’s –McGill University Press, 2010

 Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Glenn Jenkins at IDEAS