Inaugural Symposium

Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University

Joseph Kaboski to Speak on Virtue and the Intellectual Life

Joseph Kaboski

Named the David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame in 2010, Joseph Kaboski received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell.

Kaboski is a fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies as well as at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to his appointment at Notre Dame, he was an associate professor at Ohio State University in the Department of Economics, a department he joined as an assistant professor in 2001. Among his other affiliations are the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he was a visiting researcher and a visiting professorship at the University of Chicago. From 2004 to 2010, Kaboski served as an affiliated faculty member with the John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy. He has consulted for the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis, as well as the World Bank.

Kaboski focuses his research on growth, development, and international economics. He is currently evaluating microfinance, in particular a Catholic Relief Services microfinance savings program in eastern Africa, and comparing two systems of establishing microfinance groups in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. This micro focus is complemented with macroeconomic work in which Kaboski uses computer simulations to determine the impact programs might have if scaled economy-wide.

Among Kaboski's forthcoming papers are those appearing in the American Economic Review; the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Econometrica; the Journal of the European Economic Association; the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; and the Review of Economic Dynamics.

Related Links

> A Guide to Kaboski's Research

> Announcement of Kaboski's Appointment to Notre Dame

> University Libraries research guide to resources related to inaugural year programs and speakers