Publications of Charles M. Becker


  1. Becker, CM; Marchenko, GA; Khakimzhanov, S; Seitenova, AGS; Ivliev, V, Social security reform in transition economies: Lessons from Kazakhstan (January, 2009), pp. 1-275, Palgrave Macmillan US, ISBN 9780230607361
  2. Charles M. Becker, Grigory A. Marchenko, Sabit Khakimzhanov, Ai-Gul S. Seitenova, and Vladimir Ivliev, SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM IN TRANSITION ECONOMICS: LESSONS FROM KAZAKHSTAN (2009), New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  3. Mills, Edwin S. and Charles M. Becker, STUDIES IN INDIAN URBAN DEVELOPMENT (2004), New York: Oxford University Press
  4. National Research Council, Panel on Urban Population Dynamics. Mark R. Montgomery and Richard Stren, editors, with the assistance of Holly Reed, CITIES TRANSFORMED: THE DYNAMICS OF DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (2003), National Academies Press
  5. Becker, Charles M., Andrew M. Hamer, and Andrew R. Morrison, BEYOND URBAN BIAS: AFRICAN CITIES IN AN AGE OF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT (1994) (London: Heinemann and James Currey..)
  6. Becker, Charles M., Jeffrey G. Williamson, and Edwin S. Mills, INDIAN URBANIZATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH SINCE 1960 (1992), Johns Hopkins University Press
  7. Becker, Charles M., Trevor Bell, Haider Ali Khan, and Patricia Pollard, THE IMPACT OF SANCTIONS ON SOUTH AFRICA (1990) (Washington, DC: Investor Responsibility Research Center.)

Book Reviews

  1. C.M. Becker, Review of Arne Tostensen, et al., Eds. 2001. ASSOCIATIONAL LIFE IN AFRICAN CITIES: POPULAR RESPONSES TO THE URBAN CRISIS: Uppsala, Sweden: Nordiska Afrikainstutet, African Studies Review, vol. 46 no. 1 (2003), pp. 193-94
  2. C.M. Becker, Review of Bill Freund and Vishnu Padayachee, Eds. 2002. (D)URBAN VORTEX: SOUTH AFRICAN CITY IN TRANSITION. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: University of Natal Press, African Studies Review, vol. 47 (2003)
  3. C.M. Becker, Review of World Bank. 2000. ENTERING THE 21ST CENTURY: WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 1999/2000. New York: Oxford University Press., Regional Science & Urban Economics (2001)
  4. C.M. Becker, Review of Shirin Akiner, Sander Tideman, and John Hay, Eds. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL ASIA. New York: St. Martins Press., Journal of Energy & Development, vol. 25 no. 2 (Spring, 2000)

Journal Articles

  1. Becker, C; Rickert, T, Zoned out? The determinants of manufactured housing rents: Evidence from North Carolina, Journal of Housing Economics, vol. 46 (December, 2019)
  2. Steiner, S; Becker, CM, How marriages based on bride capture differ: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan, Demographic Research, vol. 41 (July, 2019), pp. 579-592
  3. Werner, C; Edling, C; Becker, C; Kim, E; Kleinbach, R; Sartbay, FE; Teachout, W, Bride kidnapping in post-Soviet Eurasia: a roundtable discussion, Central Asian Survey, vol. 37 no. 4 (October, 2018), pp. 582-601, Informa UK Limited
  4. Olofsgård, A; Wachtel, P; Becker, CM, The economics of transition literature, Economics of Transition, vol. 26 no. 4 (October, 2018), pp. 827-840, WILEY
  5. Ye, VY; Becker, CM, The Z-axis: Elevation gradient effects in Urban America, Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 70 no. 217 (May, 2018), pp. 312-329, Elsevier BV
  6. An, G; Becker, CM; Cheng, E, Economic Crisis, Income Gaps, Uncertainty, and Inter-regional Migration Responses: Kazakhstan 2000–2014, The Journal of Development Studies, vol. 53 no. 9 (September, 2017), pp. 1452-1470, Informa UK Limited
  7. Becker, CM; Mirkasimov, B; Steiner, S, Forced Marriage and Birth Outcomes., Demography, vol. 54 no. 4 (August, 2017), pp. 1401-1423
  8. Becker, CM; Turaeva, M, Queen Bees and Domestic Violence: Patrilocal Marriage in Tajikistan, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) no. 232 (October, 2016), pp. 48 pages
  9. Becker, CM; Turaeva, M, Appendix to 'Queen Bees and Domestic Violence: Patrilocal Marriage in Tajikistan', Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) no. 233 (October, 2016), pp. 35 pages
  10. Ye, V; Becker, CM, The (Literally) Steepest Slope: Spatial, Temporal, and Elevation Variance Gradients in Urban Spatial Modelling, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) no. 202 (October, 2016), pp. 54 pages
  11. Becker, CM; Rouse, CE; Chen, M, Can a summer make a difference? The impact of the American Economic Association Summer Program on minority student outcomes, Economics of Education Review, vol. 53 (August, 2016), pp. 46-71, Elsevier BV
  12. Geissler, K; Stearns, SC; Becker, C; Thirumurthy, H; Holmes, GM, The relationship between violence in Northern Mexico and potentially avoidable hospitalizations in the USA-Mexico border region., Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England), vol. 38 no. 1 (March, 2016), pp. 14-23
  13. Nigmatulina, D; Becker, CM, Is High-Tech Care in a Middle Income Country Worth It? Evidence from Perinatal Centers in Russia, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, vol. 24 no. 198 (December, 2015), pp. 585-620, WILEY
  14. Becker, CM; Yea, A, The Value of Manufactured Housing Communities: A Dual-Ownership Model, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper no. 196 (October, 2015)
  15. Geissler, KH; Becker, C; Stearns, SC; Thirumurthy, H; Holmes, GM, Exploring the Association of Homicides in Northern Mexico and Healthcare Access for US Residents., Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 17 no. 4 (August, 2015), pp. 1214-1224, ISSN 1557-1912
  16. Becker, CM; Merkuryeva, IS, Disability incidence and official health status transitions in Russia., Economics and Human Biology, vol. 10 no. 1 (January, 2012), pp. 74-88
  17. Andreev, AA; Becker, CM, Age-adjusted disability rates and regional effects in Russia, Demographic Research, vol. 23 (November, 2010), pp. 749-770, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, ISSN 1435-9871
  18. Anthopolos, R; Becker, CM, Global Infant Mortality: Correcting for Undercounting, World Development, vol. 38 no. 4 (April, 2010), pp. 467-481, ISSN 0305-750X
  19. Becker, CM, Urbanization and rural-urban migration, in INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, edited by Amitava Krishna Dutt and Jaime Ros (December, 2008), pp. 516-531, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar
  20. Becker, CM; Craigie, TA, W. Arthur lewis in retrospect, The Review of Black Political Economy, vol. 34 no. 3-4 (December, 2007), pp. 187-216, SAGE Publications, ISSN 0034-6446
  21. Becker, CM; Urzhumova, DS, Mortality recovery and stabilization in Kazakhstan, 1995-2001., Economics and Human Biology, vol. 3 no. 1 (March, 2005), pp. 97-122, ISSN 1570-677X
  22. Becker, CM; Musabek, EN; Seitenova, AGS; Urzhumova, DS, The migration response to economic shock: Lessons from Kazakhstan, Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 33 no. 1 (March, 2005), pp. 107-132, Elsevier BV
  23. Seitenova, AGS; Becker, CM, Kazakhstan's pension system: Pressures for change and dramatic reforms, Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, vol. 45 no. 2 (December, 2004), pp. 151-187, ISSN 0018-280X
  24. Becker, C; Paltsev, SV, Economic consequences of demographic change in the former USSR: Social transfers in the Kyrgyz Republic, World Development, vol. 32 no. 11 (November, 2004), pp. 1849-1870, Elsevier BV, ISSN 0305-750X
  25. Becker, CM; Musabek, EN; Seitenova, AGS; Urzhumova, DS, Short-term migration responses of women and men during economic turmoil: Lessons from Kazakhstan, Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 44 no. 3 (January, 2003), pp. 228-243, Informa UK Limited
  26. C.M. Becker, E.N. Musabek, A.S. Seitenova, D.S. Urzhumova, Short-run migration responses of men and women during a period of economic turmoil: lessons from Kazakhstan, Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol. 44 no. 3 (2003), pp. 228-43
  27. Becker, CM, Fertility Decline in sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of African Policy Studies, vol. 7 no. 2-3 (May, 2002), pp. 1-16
  28. Becker, CM; Seitenova, AS; Piedra, J, Demand for bank loans and credit bureau services in the Republic of, ,” Central Asian Journal of Management, Economics and Social Research, vol. 3 no. 1 (2002), pp. 1-19
  29. Becker, CM; Paltsev, SV, Macro-Experimental Economics in the Kyrgyz Republic: Social Security Sustainability and, Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 43 no. 4 (Fall, 2001), pp. 1-34
  30. Quddus, M; Becker, CM, Speculative Price Bubbles in the Rice Market and the 1974 Bangladesh Famine, Journal of Economic Development, vol. 25 no. 2 (December, 2000), pp. 155-175
  31. Anderson, KH; Becker, CM, Post-Soviet pension systems, retirement, and elderly poverty: Findings from the Kyrgyz Republic, Most, vol. 9 no. 4 (Fall, 1999), pp. 459-478, ISSN 1120-7388
  32. Becker, C; Bloom, D, The Demographic crisis in the Former Soviet Union: Introduction, World Development, vol. 26 no. 11 (December, 1998), pp. 1913-1919, Elsevier BV
  33. Becker, CM; Hemley, DD, Demographic change in the former Soviet Union during the transition period, World Development, vol. 26 no. 11 (November, 1998), pp. 1957-1975, Elsevier BV
  34. Becker, CM; Bibosunova, DI; Holmes, GE; Ibragimova, MM, Maternal care vs. economic wealth and the health of newborns: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and Kansas City, USA, World Development, vol. 26 no. 11 (November, 1998), pp. 2057-2072, Elsevier BV
  35. Becker, CM; Urzhumova, DS, Pension burdens and labor force participation in Kazakstan, World Development, vol. 26 no. 11 (November, 1998), pp. 2087-2103, Elsevier BV
  36. Becker, CM; Grewe, C, Rural-Urban Migration in Africa: Do Age-Gender Cohorts Matter?, Journal of African Economies, vol. 5 no. 2 (June, 1996), pp. 228-270
  37. Becker, CM; Grewe, CD, Cohort-specific rural-urban migration in Africa., Journal of African Economies, vol. 5 no. 2 (June, 1996), pp. 228-270
  38. Becker, CM; Hemley, D, Interregional Inequality in Russia during the Transition Period, Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 38 no. 1 (May, 1996), pp. 55-81
  39. Becker, CM; Morrison, AR, Observational equivalence in the modeling of African labor markets and urbanization, World Development, vol. 21 no. 4 (January, 1993), pp. 535-554, Elsevier BV, ISSN 0305-750X
  40. Becker, CM, The demo-economic impact of the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, World Development, vol. 18 no. 12 (January, 1990), pp. 1599-1619, Elsevier BV, ISSN 0305-750X
  41. Becker, CM; Morrison, A, The Determinants of Urban Population Growth in sub-Saharan Africa, Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 36 no. 2 (January, 1988), pp. 259-278
  42. Becker, CM, The impact of sanctions on South Africa and its periphery, African Studies Review, vol. 31 no. 2 (January, 1988), pp. 61-88, JSTOR
  43. Becker, CM; Bartik, T; Bush, J; Lake, S, Saturn and State Economic Development, Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, vol. 2 no. 1 (Spring, 1987), pp. . 29 40
  44. Becker, CM; Mills, ES; Williamson, JG, Modelling Indian migration and city growth, 1960-2000., Economic Development &Amp; Cultural Change, vol. 35 no. 1 (January, 1987), pp. 1-33
  45. Becker, CM, Economic sanctions against South Africa, World Politics, vol. 39 no. 2 (January, 1987), pp. 147-173, Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  46. Becker, CM, Urban sector income distribution and economic development, Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 21 no. 2 (January, 1987), pp. 127-145, Elsevier BV, ISSN 0094-1190
  47. Becker, CM; Mills, ES; Williamson, JG, Dynamics of rural-urban migration in India: 1960-1981., Indian Journal of Quantitative Economics, vol. 2 no. 1 (January, 1986), pp. 1-43
  48. Becker, CM; Ray, KC, Water resources in the soviet union: Trends and prospects, Studies in Environmental Science, vol. 25 no. C (December, 1984), pp. 347-379, Elsevier, ISSN 0166-1116
  49. Becker, CM; Mills, ES; Williamson, JG, IMPACT OF UNBALANCED PRODUCTIVITY ADVANCE ON INDIAN URBANIZATION: SOME PRELIMINARY FINDINGS., Modeling and Simulation, Proceedings of the Annual Pittsburgh Conference (December, 1984), pp. 187-194, ISBN 0876648308
  50. Becker, C; Fullerton, D, Income Tax Incentives to Promote Saving, vol. 33 no. 3 (June, 1980), pp. 331-351

Chapters in Books

  1. Becker, C; Mendelsohn, SJ; Benderskaya, K, Russia’s planned urbanisation and misplaced urban development, in Urban Growth in Emerging Economies: Lessons from the BRICS (January, 2014), pp. 99-142, Routledge, ISBN 9780415718752
  2. Becker, C; Price, G, Curriculum intensity in graduate preparatory programs: The impact on performance and progression to graduate study among minority students in economics, in Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future (January, 2008), pp. 146-159, ISBN 9780801445439
  3. Charles M. Becker and Gregory N. Price, Curriculum Intensity in Graduate Preparatory Programs: Impact on Performance and Progression to Graduate Study among Minority Students in Economics, in DOCTORAL EDUCATION AND THE FACULTY OF THE FUTURE, edited by Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Charlotte V. Kuh (2008), Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0-8014-4543-9
  4. Charles M. Becker, Ai-Gul Seitenova and Dina S. Urzhumova, Pension Reform in Central Asia: an Overview, in ECONOMICS OF INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES, edited by Masaaki Kuboniwa and Yoshiaki Nishimura (2006), Tokyo: Maruzen Publishers (Ch. 9.)
  5. Charles M. Becker and Ai-Gul S. Seitenova, Fertility and Marriage in Kazakhstan's Transition Period: Implications for Social Security Policy, in ECONOMICS OF INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES, edited by Masaaki Kuboniwa and Yoshiaki Nishimura (2006), Tokyo: Maruzen Publishers (Ch. 13.)
  6. Becker, CM; Morrison, AR, Chapter 43 Urbanization in transforming economies, in Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, vol. 3 (December, 1999), pp. 1673-1790, Elsevier, ISSN 1574-0080, ISBN 9780444821386
  7. C.M. Becker and A.R. Morrison, Urbanization in Transforming Economies, in HANDBOOK OF REGIONAL URBAN ECONOMICS, North-Holland Handbooks in Economics, edited by P. Cheshire and E.S. Mills (1999), Elsevier North-Holland (Ch. 43, pp. 1172-1290..)

Working Papers

  1. Charles M. Becker and Irina S. Merkuryeva, Disability Risk and Miraculous Recoveries in Russia (2008)
  2. Charles M. Becker and Ai-Gul S. Seitenova, Disability in Kazakhstan: making sense of recent trends, World Bank Social Protection Discussion Paper 0802 (February 2008)