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Garth Frazer

Garth Frazer

    Garth Frazer

    Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

    Degrees: PhD, Yale University
    MPhil, Yale University
    MA, University of Toronto
    BEd, University of Western Ontario
    B.Math, University of Waterloo
    Email: Send an email to Garth Frazer
    Phone: 416-978-3047


    Garth Frazer is Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto-Scarborough, with a cross appointment to the Business Economics area at Rotman.  His research is focused on industrial development and trade with a focus on productivity, particularly in Africa. He has explored the impact of trade agreements and trade preferences on African trade, and provided advice to African governments in their trade negotiations. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of African Economies.

    Academic Positions

    2009-present  Associate Professor; University of Toronto

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Identification Properties of Recent Production Function Estimators; with Dan Ackerberg and Kevin Caves; Econometrica; Issue: 83(6); 2015; Pages: p. 2411-2452
    • Trade Growth under the African Growth and Opportunity Act; with Johannes Van Biesebroeck; Review of Economics and Statistics; Issue: 92(1); 2010; Pages: p. 128-144
    • Used-Clothing Donations and Apparel Production in Africa; Economic Journal; Issue: 118(532); 2008; Pages: p. 1764-1784
    • Learning the Master's Trade: Apprenticeship and Human Capital in Ghana; Journal of Development Economics; Issue: 81(2); 2006; Pages: p. 259-298
    • Inequality and Development Across and Within Countries; World Development; Issue: 34(9); 2006; Pages: p. 1459-1481
    • Which Firms Die? A Look at Exit from Manufacturing in Ghana; Economic Development and Cultural Change; Issue: 53(3); 2005; Pages: p. 585-617

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Industrial Relations in Ghana; in Geoffrey Wood and Chris Brewster, eds., Industrial Relations in Africa; Palgrave; 2007

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Productivity measurement; International Trade; Industrial Development in Africa  

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