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Publications of Charles M. Becker    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Becker, CM; Marchenko, GA; Khakimzhanov, S; Seitenova, AGS; Ivliev, V. Social security reform in transition economies: Lessons from Kazakhstan. Palgrave Macmillan US, January, 2009. 1-275 pp. [doi]  [abs]
  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. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  3. Mills, Edwin S. and Charles M. Becker. STUDIES IN INDIAN URBAN DEVELOPMENT. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  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. National Academies Press, 2003.
  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. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
  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)

Journal Articles

  1. An, G; Becker, C; Cheng, E. "Bubbling Away: Forecasting Real Estate Prices, Rents, and Bubbles in a Transition Economy." Comparative Economic Studies 63.2 (June, 2021): 263-317. [doi]  [abs]
  2. An, G; Becker, C; Cheng, E. "Housing price appreciation and economic integration in a transition economy: Evidence from Kazakhstan." Journal of Housing Economics 52 (June, 2021). [doi]  [abs]
  3. Becker, C; Rickert, T. "Zoned out? The determinants of manufactured housing rents: Evidence from North Carolina." Journal of Housing Economics 46 (December, 2019). [doi]  [abs]
  4. Steiner, S; Becker, CM. "How marriages based on bride capture differ: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan." Demographic Research 41 (July, 2019): 579-592. [doi]  [abs]
  5. 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 37.4 (October, 2018): 582-601. [doi]  [abs]
  6. Olofsgård, A; Wachtel, P; Becker, CM. "The economics of transition literature." Economics of Transition 26.4 (October, 2018): 827-840. [doi]  [abs]
  7. An, G; Becker, CM; Cheng, E. "Economic Crisis, Income Gaps, Uncertainty, and Inter-regional Migration Responses: Kazakhstan 2000–2014." The Journal of Development Studies 53.9 (September, 2017): 1452-1470. [doi]  [abs]
  8. Becker, CM; Turaeva, M. "Queen Bees and Domestic Violence: Patrilocal Marriage in Tajikistan." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) 232 (October, 2016): 48 pages.  [abs]
  9. Becker, CM; Turaeva, M. "Appendix to 'Queen Bees and Domestic Violence: Patrilocal Marriage in Tajikistan'." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) 233 (October, 2016): 35 pages.  [abs]
  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) 202 (October, 2016): 54 pages.  [abs]
  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 53 (August, 2016): 46-71. [doi]  [abs]
  12. Ye, V; Becker, CM. "The Z-Axis: Elevation Gradient Effects in Urban America." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) 70.217 (June, 2016): 87 pages. [doi]  [abs]
  13. Becker, CM; Mirkasimov, B; Steiner, S. "Forced Marriage and Birth Outcomes." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) 54.204 (April, 2016): 39 pages. [doi]  [abs]
  14. 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) 38.1 (March, 2016): 14-23. [doi]  [abs]
  15. 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 24.198 (December, 2015): 585-620. [doi]  [abs]
  16. Becker, CM; Yea, A. "The Value of Manufactured Housing Communities: A Dual-Ownership Model." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper 196 (October, 2015).  [abs]
  17. 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 17.4 (August, 2015): 1214-1224. [doi]  [abs]
  18. Becker, CM; Merkuryeva, IS. "Disability incidence and official health status transitions in Russia.." Economics and Human Biology 10.1 (January, 2012): 74-88. [22119094], [doi]  [abs]
  19. Andreev, AA; Becker, CM. "Age-adjusted disability rates and regional effects in Russia." Demographic Research 23 (November, 2010): 749-770. [doi]  [abs]
  20. Anthopolos, R; Becker, CM. "Global Infant Mortality: Correcting for Undercounting." World Development 38.4 (April, 2010): 467-481. [doi]  [abs]
  21. Becker, CM. "Urbanization and rural-urban migration." INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS (December, 2008): 516-531.
  22. Becker, CM; Craigie, TA. "W. Arthur lewis in retrospect." The Review of Black Political Economy 34.3-4 (December, 2007): 187-216. [doi]  [abs]
  23. Becker, CM; Urzhumova, DS. "Mortality recovery and stabilization in Kazakhstan, 1995-2001.." Economics and Human Biology 3.1 (March, 2005): 97-122. [15722264], [doi]  [abs]
  24. Becker, CM; Musabek, E; Seitenova, A-G; Urzhumova, D. "The migration response to economic shock: lessons." Journal of Comparative Economics 33.1 (March, 2005): 107-132. [doi]  [abs]
  25. Becker, C; Paltsev, SV. "Economic consequences of demographic change in the former USSR: Social transfers in the Kyrgyz Republic." World Development 32.11 (November, 2004): 1849-1870. [doi]  [abs]
  26. Seitenova, AGS; Becker, CM. "Kazakhstan's pension system: Pressures for change and dramatic reforms." Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics 45.2 (January, 2004): 151-187.  [abs]
  27. 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 44.3 (January, 2003): 228-243. [doi]  [abs]
  28. 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 44.3 (2003): 228-43.  [abs]
  29. Becker, CM. "Fertility Decline in sub-Saharan Africa." Journal of African Policy Studies 7.2-3 (May, 2002): 1-16.  [abs]
  30. 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 3.1 (2002): 1-19.  [abs]
  31. Becker, CM; Paltsev, SV. "Macro-Experimental Economics in the Kyrgyz Republic: Social Security Sustainability and." Comparative Economic Studies 43.4 (Fall, 2001): 1-34.  [abs]
  32. Quddus, M; Becker, CM. "Speculative Price Bubbles in the Rice Market and the 1974 Bangladesh Famine." Journal of Economic Development 25.2 (December, 2000): 155-175. [PDF]  [abs]
  33. Anderson, KH; Becker, CM. "Post-Soviet pension systems, retirement, and elderly poverty: Findings from the Kyrgyz Republic." Most 9.4 (Fall, 1999): 459-478. [doi]  [abs]
  34. Becker, CM; Hemley, DD. "Demographic change in the former Soviet Union during the transition period." World Development 26.11 (November, 1998): 1957-1975. [doi]  [abs]
  35. 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 26.11 (November, 1998): 2057-2072. [doi]  [abs]
  36. Becker, CM; Urzhumova, DS. "Pension burdens and labor force participation in Kazakstan." World Development 26.11 (November, 1998): 2087-2103. [doi]  [abs]
  37. Becker, C; Bloom, D. "The Demographic crisis in the Former Soviet Union: Introduction." World Development 26.11 (January, 1998): 1913-1919. [doi]
  38. Becker, CM; Grewe, C. "Rural-Urban Migration in Africa: Do Age-Gender Cohorts Matter?." Journal of African Economies 5.2 (June, 1996): 228-270.  [abs]
  39. Becker, CM; Grewe, CD. "Cohort-specific rural-urban migration in Africa.." Journal of African Economies 5.2 (June, 1996): 228-270. [doi]  [abs]
  40. Becker, CM; Hemley, D. "Interregional Inequality in Russia during the Transition Period." Comparative Economic Studies 38.1 (May, 1996): 55-81.
  41. Becker, CM; Morrison, AR. "Observational equivalence in the modeling of African labor markets and urbanization." World Development 21.4 (January, 1993): 535-554. [doi]  [abs]
  42. Becker, CM. "The demo-economic impact of the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa." World Development 18.12 (January, 1990): 1599-1619. [doi]  [abs]
  43. Becker, CM; Morrison, A. "The Determinants of Urban Population Growth in sub-Saharan Africa." Economic Development and Cultural Change 36.2 (January, 1988): 259-278.
  44. Becker, CM. "The impact of sanctions on South Africa and its periphery." African Studies Review 31.2 (January, 1988): 61-88. [doi]
  45. Becker, CM; Bartik, T; Bush, J; Lake, S. "Saturn and State Economic Development." Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 2.1 (Spring, 1987): . 29 40.
  46. Becker, CM; Mills, ES; Williamson, JG. "Modelling Indian migration and city growth, 1960-2000.." Economic Development &Amp; Cultural Change 35.1 (January, 1987): 1-33.  [abs]
  47. Becker, CM. "Economic sanctions against South Africa." World Politics 39.2 (January, 1987): 147-173. [doi]
  48. Becker, CM. "Urban sector income distribution and economic development." Journal of Urban Economics 21.2 (January, 1987): 127-145. [doi]  [abs]
  49. Becker, CM; Mills, ES; Williamson, JG. "Dynamics of rural-urban migration in India: 1960-1981.." Indian Journal of Quantitative Economics 2.1 (January, 1986): 1-43.  [abs]
  50. Becker, CM; Ray, KC. "Water resources in the soviet union: Trends and prospects." Studies in Environmental Science 25.C (December, 1984): 347-379. [doi]  [abs]
  51. 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): 187-194.  [abs]
  52. Becker, CM; Fullerton, D. "Income Tax Incentives to Promote Savings." National Tax Journal 33.3 (September, 1980): 331-351.

Chapters in Books

  1. Becker, C; Mendelsohn, SJ; Benderskaya, K. "Russia’s planned urbanisation and misplaced urban development." Urban Growth in Emerging Economies: Lessons from the BRICS. Routledge, January, 2014: 99-142. [doi]
  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." Doctoral Education and the Faculty of the Future. January, 2008: 146-159.
  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." DOCTORAL EDUCATION AND THE FACULTY OF THE FUTURE. Ed. Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Charlotte V. Kuh Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008
  4. Charles M. Becker, Ai-Gul Seitenova and Dina S. Urzhumova. "Pension Reform in Central Asia: an Overview." ECONOMICS OF INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES. Ed. Masaaki Kuboniwa and Yoshiaki Nishimura Tokyo: Maruzen Publishers, 2006 Ch. 9
  5. Charles M. Becker and Ai-Gul S. Seitenova. "Fertility and Marriage in Kazakhstan's Transition Period: Implications for Social Security Policy." ECONOMICS OF INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES. Ed. Masaaki Kuboniwa and Yoshiaki Nishimura Tokyo: Maruzen Publishers, 2006 Ch. 13
  6. Becker, CM; Morrison, AR. "Chapter 43 Urbanization in transforming economies." Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics. Elsevier, December, 1999: 1673-1790. [doi]  [abs]
  7. C.M. Becker and A.R. Morrison. "Urbanization in Transforming Economies." HANDBOOK OF REGIONAL URBAN ECONOMICS. Ed. P. Cheshire and E.S. Mills North-Holland Handbooks in EconomicsElsevier North-Holland, 1999 Ch. 43, pp. 1172-1290.  [abs]

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 46.1 (2003): 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 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 25.2 (Spring, 2000).

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 0802February 2008

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