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Ahmed S. Rahman

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

U.S. Naval Academy

589 McNair Road

Annapolis, MD 21402

rahman@usna.edu

 

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Spring 2016

 

Economic Growth and Development

 

 

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Welcome! I am an associate professor of economics at USNA. My research focuses on some of the big picture issues in economics, such as the long-run causes and consequences of economic growth, and the historical and contemporary relationships between economic and military power.

 

Recent Papers:

 

"Unified" Theories of Growth   Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\rahman\My Documents\Website\growth.jpg

 

Luddites, the Industrial Revolution and the Demographic Transition - (with Kevin H. O'Rourke and Alan M. Taylor), NBER working paper # 14484, Journal of Economic Growth

[here's an updated version]

 

A Simple Theory on the Effects of Industrialization, forthcoming, Macroeconomic Dynamics

 

Trade, Technology and the Great Divergence - (with Kevin H. O'Rourke and Alan M. Taylor), working draft

 

 

Rise of the Machines Redux, working draft

 

 

Economic and Naval History  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\rahman\My Documents\Website\ship4.jpg

 

Ex Tridenti Mercatus - Sea-power and Trade during the Age of Globalization (with Darrell J. Glaser), Journal of International Economics

 

Human Capital and Technological Transition - Insights from the U.S. Navy - (with Darrell J. Glaser), Journal of Economic History

 

Naval Engineering and Labor Specialization during the Industrial Revolution (with Darrell J. Glaser), Cliometrica

                                                                                           

Human Capital on the High Seas - Job Mobility and Returns to Skill during Industrialization (with Darrell J. Glaser), in submission

 

Fighting the Forces of Gravity Seapower and Maritime Trade between the 18th and 20th Centuries, Explorations in Economic History

 

Technology-Skill Complementarities in the Royal Navy prior to the Great War (with Darrell J. Glaser), working draft

 

Technology, Changes in Skill Structure and Interactions in Labor Demand: Evidence from Five Naval Powers (with Ryan R. Brady and Darrell J. Glaser), working draft

 

 

Technology, Education and Development  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Documents and Settings\rahman\My Documents\Website\development1.jpg

 

The Road Not Taken - What Is The "Appropriate" Path to Development When Growth Is Unbalanced, Macroeconomic Dynamics

 

Nation Building and Economic Growth (with Ellyn Creasey and Katherine A. Smith), American Economic Review P&P

 

Does Nation Building Spur Economic Growth? (with Ellyn Creasey and Katherine A. Smith), forthcoming, Economic Inquiry

 

Product Differentiation and Consumer Surplus in the Microfinance Industry (with Dan W. Chan, Darrell J. Glaser and Katherine A. Smith), B.E. Journal of Economic Policy and Analysis

 

What Can a One Year College Preparatory Program Do For College Performance? (with Phoebe Kotlikoff and Katherine A. Smith), in submission

 

Bad Company - Reconciling Negative Peer Effects in College Achievement (with Michael Insler and Ryan Brady), in submission

 

How Global Knowledge Affected Inequality Around the World - An Industry-Level Study - USNA Economics Department Working Paper # 18, working draft