Published Papers

Some of my published papers: All papers below are copyrighted by their publishers and are not to be reproduced without the permission of the publishers

1.     "What Can We Learn From a Large Border Effect in Developing Countries?" Journal of Development Economics, 72, 353-369, 2003.

2.     "Sectoral Adjustment Costs and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in a Two-Sector Dependent Economy" Journal of International Economics, 63, 147-177, 2004 (with Stephen J. Turnovsky).

3.     "Elasticity of Substitution and the Persistence of the Deviation of the Real Exchange Rates" Review of Development Economics, 10 (3), 411-433, 2006 (with Stephen J. Turnovsky).

4.     "Additional Sources of Bias in Half-life Estimation," Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 51 (3), 2056-2064, 2006 (with Byeongchan Seong and Sung Ahn).

5.     "Price Convergence Among Indian Cities: A Cointegration Approach," Journal of Asian Economics, 17 (6), 1030-1043, 2006 (with Sung Ahn and Minsoo Lee)

6.     "Is There Really A 'Border Effect'?" Journal of International Money and Finance, 26 (7), 1229-1238, 2007.

7.     "Currency Substitution in Selected African Countries" Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 616-640, 2009 (with Assande Adom and Subhash Sharma).

8.     "Current Account Imbalances and Foreign Investment: A Theoretical Analysis of Interrelationships and Causalities," Review of International Economics, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 369-381, 2010 (with Sajal Lahiri).

9.     "Economic Integration in Africa," Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 245-253, 2010 (Lead Article) (with Assande Adom and Subhash Sharma).

10. "Infrastructure Provision and Macroeconomic Performance," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 35, pp. 1288-1306, 2011 (with Santanu Chatterjee).

11. “Border Effects in the Variability of Rice Price in the Indian Subcontinent: Results from a Natural Experiment,”Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 295-301, 2011.

12. “Real Exchange Rate Dynamics: The Role of Elastic Labor Supply,” Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol 30 (7), pp. 1303-1322, 2011 (with Stephen J. Turnovsky)

13. “Price Convergence in US Cities: A Cointegration Approach with Two Structural Breaks,” Applied Economics, Vol. 44, Issue 14, pp. 1849-1862, 2012 (with Rangkakulnuwat, Wang, and Ahn).

14.  Sources of Real Exchange Rate Volatility in Africa: Case of ECOWAS,” African Development Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 79-92, 2012 (with Assande Adom and Subhash Sharma).


15. International Migration, Migrant Stocks, and Remittances: Reexamining the Motivation to Remit, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance Vol 57, pp. 101-115, 2015. (with Sokchea Lim).