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Fernando R. Fernholz, Associate Professor of the Practice and Affiliate of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research  

Office Location: Room 276 R Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-9237
Duke Box: 90237
Email Address: fernholz@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • International
    • Applied Economics
    • International Development
    • Macroeconomic Management and Policy
    • Trade and Debt Policy
  • Public Finance, International Finance

Education:
Ph.D., Boston University, 2000
M.P.A., Harvard University, 1985
Master of Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1985
M.S.C.E., RWTH Aachen University (Germany), 1974
Master of Science, Dipl.Ing. Bauingenieurwesen (Civil Engineering), Rheinisch Wesfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, 1974

Research Categories: International Development Policy, Public Finance, Economic Growth and Development, Debt, Program and Project Appraisal, Privatization and Regulation

Research Description: Research: Public finance; international economics; applied macroeconomics; trade, external debt and finance; public enterprises; economic development; investment appraisal and risk analysis

Teaching (Spring 2016):   (typical courses)

  • Pubpol 702.01, Applied development economics Synopsis
    Sanford 05, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Pubpol 743.01, Pub private partnerships Synopsis
    Rubenstein 153, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Office Hours:
Wednesday 2:00-4:00PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. FR Fernholz. "Opportunities Missed: The Case of Zambia, Growth Analysis as a Function of Policies." A Dynamic General Equilibrium Model of the Zambian Economy Dissertation, Boston University. (2000).
  2. FR Fernholz. "Debt Management and Debt Relief, Chapter 8." Economic Reform in Zambia: The Potential and the Performance. Ed. CB Hill and MF McPherson Harvard University Press, 2004
  3. FR Fernholz. "Management and Reduction of External Debt in Zambia." Macroeconomic Management and Reform in Zambia During the 1990’s. Ed. M McPherson and C Hill Harvard University Press, Summer, 2004 Kennedy School of Government
  4. FR Fernholz. "Chapter 24, (MulticriteriaAnalysis).." Capital Budgeting Valuation.Financial Analysis for Today’s Investment Projects.. Ed. HK Baker and P English 2011John Wiley & Sons, Inc., June, 2011  [abs]
  5. FRFC Author. "Technical Paper for World Hunger Series 2007: Hunger and Health." World Hunger Series 2007: Hunger and Health. World Food Program, February, 2014

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
Fernando R. Fernholz is Director of the Program on Project Appraisal and Risk Management (PARM) at DCID and is an Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University where he teaches Economic Development, Policies for Development and Public Finance Courses. He has been faculty of the PARM program since 1985. He has lectured on public debt, finance, balance of payments, macroeconomic issues in courses and workshops in various countries in different regions and agencies like the World Bank. He was a Development Associate working with the Public Finance Group of HIID and was resident advisor in different countries in Asia and Africa. He has done short-term advisory work in countries such as Russia, India, Panama, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda and the Philippines. He recently co-authored two studies: expansionary public investment impacts during the financial crisis in 2013 and the economic opportunity cost of capital (or the discount rate) for Mexico in 2014. Fernholz headed his own consulting, construction and data processing companies for many years in Bolivia. His education includes a Master of Civil Engineering from the RWTH Aachen in Germany, Master of Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University.

Fernando R. Fernholz