George R.G. Clarke's Papers

Papers and CV

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George Clarke's CV.

My Papers on SSRN.

I am a professor at Texas A&M International University in Laredo. I am also the director of Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade.  I did my undergraduate studies at Cornell University, where I majored in mathematics and economics (BA 1990). I went to graduate school at the University of Rochester, also in upstate New York (MA, 1994 and Ph.D., 1997).

After finishing my PhD I worked at the World Bank. Between 1996 and 2004, I worked in the research department of the World Bank. In 2005, I started working for the Regional Program on Enterprise Development in the Africa Private Sector Group. After moving to RPED, I mostly worked on Investment Climate Assessments. The data used for these reports is available at the Enterprise Surveys Website.

Between Dec 2007 and Jun 2009, I worked in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Private and Financial Sector Group.

My research falls into three broad areas:

Investment Climate.
Corruption
International Trade

During 2003-04, I worked on the 2005 World Development Report: A Better Investment Climate -- for everyone