John Sutherland Earle
John S. Earle received his PhD in economics from Stanford University and has taught at CEU every year since the founding of the Economics Department in 1991. He has served as department head (1993-1995), director of the PhD program (2003-2006), and director of the CEU Labor Project (since 1994), an externally funded unit of the university carrying out research on labor economics, firm performance, and industry dynamics. The Project has produced more than 30 publications in academic journals, trained many MA and PhD students over the years, and collaborated on projects with partners ranging from the World Bank, USAID, EU Framework Programmes, COST, and OECD to several governments of the region. Professor Earle is also Professor at the School of Public Policy of George Mason University and an affiliated researcher with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. He is President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, the largest association of economists world-wide working on issues of institutions, political economy, and international comparisons.