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Glenn P. Jenkins

Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-6556
Fax: (613) 533-6818

E-mail: jenkins@econ.queensu.ca

Personal Information

Since 2000, I have been associated with the Department of Economic at Queen's University and am the director of the John Deutsch International Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis.  Prior to coming to Queen's I taught at Harvard University from 1972-2000 and continue to be an Institute Fellow Emeritus of Harvard University. In 1985, I founded the Program on Investment Appraisal and Management at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), and was its Director from 1985 to 2000. From 1989 to 1998 I was the Director of International Tax Program at the Harvard Law School. My main fields of research are public finance, investment appraisal, and economic development. From 1981 to 1984 while on leave from Harvard University I served as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Tax Policy and Legislation in the Department of Finance, Government of Canada. I have also served as an economic consultant to a number of governments and international financial institutions, including the governments of the Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Canada, Dominican Republic, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa and United States, and to international financial institutions such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the Ford Foundation. My first degree was a B. Comm. in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa. I then completed a M.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. (See attached CV (pdf))

Recent Publications


  • Taxation and Development in Taiwan, (with CY Kuo and KN Sun), Harvard Studies in International Development, Harvard University Press, 2003.

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis  (edited with Arnold C. Harberger), The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA 2002.

  • Reengineering Tax Systems in Low Income Countries: An Application to Nepal, (with Rup Khadka)  Kluwer Law Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands, (distributed in USA and Canada from Cambridge, MA), 2002.

  • Information Technology and Innovation in Tax Administration, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, The Netherlands, (distributed in USA and Canada from Cambridge, MA), 1996.

  • Green Taxes and Incentive Policies: An International Perspective (with Ranjit Lamech), co-publication of the International Center for Economic Growth (ICEG) and the Harvard Institute for International Development, ICS Press, San Francisco, California, 1994.

  • Building Private Pension Systems (with Yves Guerard), co-publication of the     International Center for Economic Growth (ICEG) and the Harvard Institute for International Develop­ment, ICS Press, San Francisco, California, 1993.

  • Trade, Exchange Rate, and Agricultural Pricing Policies in Malaysia (with Andrew Kwok-Kong Lai). World Bank, Comparative Studies Series, June 1989. 


  • “An Operational Guide to the Estimation of the Economic Opportunity Cost of Labor in South Africa” The South African Journal of Economics Vol 72:4 December 2004.

  • “The Economic Opportunity Cost of Capital in South Africa” (with CY Kuo and         M. Benjamin Mphahele), The South African Journal of Economics Vol 71:3 September 2003.

  • “Puerto Rican Migration: An Assessment of Quantitative Studies” (with Ricardo Godoy and Karishma Patel)  CENTRO Journal vol.15, no 2, 2003

  •  “The Economic Cost of Foreign Exchange for South Africa” (with Arnold C. Harberger, Chun-Yan Kuo M. Benjamin Mphahlele). The South African Journal of Economics, Vol. 71:2  June 2003

  • “Water Flow Risks and Stakeholder Impacts on the Choice of a Dam Site” Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, June 2002.

  • “Arnold Harberger’s Contributions to Public Policy”, Proceedings of the 2001 Annual Conference on Taxation, National Tax Association, 2002

  •  “Diagnostic and Proposals for the Reform of the Personal Income Tax System in North Cyprus” Review of Social and Business Studies, Fall 2001.

  • “A VAT Revenue Simulation Model for Tax Reform in Developing Countries,” World Development, April, 2000.

  • “Costs and Pricing Policies Related to Transporting Water by Tanker from Turkey to North Cyprus,” (with H.A. Bicak), Access to Water in the Eastern Mediterranean, D. Brooks and O. Mehmet eds, IDRC Books, Ottawa, 1999.

  • “Evaluation of Stakeholder Impacts in Cost-Benefit Analysis,” Impact Assessment        and Project Appraisal,” vol 17, number 2, June 1999.

  • “Value Added Tax Policy and Implementation in Singapore,” with Rup Khadka, International VAT Monitor, vol. 9 (no. 2), pp. 35-47, IBFD Publications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March/April 1998.

  • “Tax Reform,” with Robert Conrad, Graham Glenday, and Roy B. Kelly, pp. 147-174.  In Assisting Development in A Changing World: The Harvard Institute for International Development, 1980-1995, edited by Dwight H. Perkins, Richard Pagett, Michael Roemer, Donald R. Snodgrass, and Joseph J. Stern.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard Institute for International Development, 1997.

  • “Project Analysis and the World Bank,” American Economic Review, May 1997, 87(2), pp. 38-42.

  • “Linking East and West Bangladesh: The Jamuna Bridge Project” (with Gangadhar P. Shukla), Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, University of Calgary Press, Canada, Special Issue for 1997 (vol. 12), pp. 121-145.

  • "Puerto Rico and Section 936: A Costly Dependence" (with J. Tomas Hexner), in Tax Notes International, Arlington, Virginia, January 16, 1995.

  • "The Appraisal of Investment Projects: A Teaching Approach," Journal of International Development, Vol. 6, No. 1, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 1994.


  • “Evaluation of the Benefits of Transnational Transportation Projects” (with CY Kuo), Journal of Applied Economics, Accepted for Publication, Feb. 2005.

  • “Tax Compliance: When do Employees behave like the Self-Employed?” (with Mustafa Besim) Applied Economics, Accepted for publication Nov 2004.

Conference and Working Papers

  • “Fiscal Adjustment for Sustainable Growth in the Dominican Republic”, (with Hector Guiliani Cury and Chun-Yan Kuo), Government of the Dominican Republic, March 2004.

  • “A Review of the Fiscal System of Belize”, (with Chun-Yan Kuo),  Inter-American Development Bank, September 2002

  •  “Economic integration and the Transformation of the Tax Mix: Cyprus 1990-2001” (with George G. Poufos), Presented at the Tax Workshop, Trade and Integration Network of the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC,  September 18 and 19, 2002

  • Information, Corruption, and Measures for the Promotion of Manufactured Exports, Paper presented at Villa Colombella Group Conference, Sept 4-7, 2002.

  • ”Evaluation of the Olifants-Sand Water Transfer Scheme in the Northern Province of South Africa (with A Klevchuk) Department of Finance, Economic Affairs and Tourism, Government of Northern Province, South Africa, Feb 2002.

Course, Spring 2005

Economics 437/837:  Cost-Benefit Analysis (Syllabus)