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Stephen Marks

Elden Smith Professor of Economics; On leave for the 2021-2022 academic year
With Pomona Since: 1982
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Stephen Marks is an expert in various aspects of the Indonesian economy, with a special interest in the country’s trade and regulatory policies and law and economics.

    Areas of Expertise

    ECONOMICS

    • International Economics
    • Microeconomics
    • Indonesia
    • Law and Economics
  • Work

    Work

    International Advisory Board member, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, published at Australian National University, Research School for Pacific and Asian Studies, July 2007-present

    With Sjamsu Rahardja, “Effective Rates Of Protection Revisited For Indonesia,” Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 47, forthcoming, April 2012

    With Gary Smith, “The Two-Child Paradox Reborn?”, Chance (Magazine of the American Statistical Association) 24, Winter 2011, 54-9

    “Lao Economic Policies and Effective Rates of Protection,” Journal of Asian Economics 22, April 2011, 115–127

    “Economic Policies of the Habibie Presidency: A Retrospective,” Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 45, April 2009, 39-60

    “Proposed Changes to the Value Added Tax: Implications for Tax Revenue and Price Distortions,” Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 41, April 2005, 81-95

    “Survey of Recent Developments,” Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 40, August 2004 (invited), 151-75

    “Fiscal Sustainability and Fiscal Solvency: Theory and Recent Experience in Indonesia,” Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 40, August 2004, 223-38

  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D.
    Princeton University

    Bachelor of Arts
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
    • Economic Modeling
    • Independent Research in Economics
    • International Economics
    • Law and Economics
    • Microeconomic Theory
    • Senior Activity in Economics
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Presidential Friend of Indonesia, 2010. One of 23 persons from around the world invited by the Government of Indonesia to participate in the Indonesian independence day celebrations and in various discussions with officials from government, business, and academia, over six days in August, 2010

    Frederick Sontag Fellowship, Pomona College, for field work on the Indonesian sugar sector and on effective protection calculations for Indonesia, 2007-08

    Freeman Program in Asian Political Economy at The Claremont Colleges, grant for research within Indonesia on economic world views and cigarette excise taxation, July 2005

    Freeman Program in Asian Political Economy at The Claremont Colleges, and the Research School for Pacific and Asian Studies at Australian National University, grants to travel to Indonesia and Australia to prepare a survey of economic developments in Indonesia, May to June 2004

    Hewlett Foundation, International Policy Studies Grant, to investigate the political economy of economic reform in Vietnam, 1994-1995

    Hewlett Foundation, International Studies Program Grant, Summer 1991