Stephen D. Younger has been appointed Scholar in Residence in the Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College.
Stephen D. Younger has been appointed Scholar in Residence in
the Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. Stephen has taught
in the Department of Economics since 2008. He is also Associate
Director of the Cornell University Food and Nutrition Policy
Program. Dr. Younger holds a bachelor’s degree in
Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University and a Ph.D. in
Economics from Stanford University. His research focuses on public
policy and poverty in developing countries, especially Africa and
the Andean region. In addition to theoretical work, such as how to
measure and compare poverty levels in multiple dimensions of
well-being, Dr. Younger does a significant amount of applied public
policy work. He has advised governments and international
institutions on how to best target social support to the poor and
helped to analyze the impact of a variety of public policies on the
Dr. Younger enjoys teaching at all levels. In addition to his Ithaca College courses, Dr. Younger’s work often includes capacity building in developing countries, where he helps researchers and government employees design and analyze household surveys. Prior to coming to Ithaca, Dr. Younger taught at Williams College, and he has been a visiting professor at the /Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales/ in Quito and the /Vrije Universiteit/ in Amsterdam.
Please join the Department of Economics in celebrating Stephen's appointment.