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Mina Baliamoune Lutz

Research Fellows

Richard de Raismes Kip Professor, Economics, University of North Florida

Areas of Interest:

  • Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
  • Political Economy
  • Institutions and Policy Reform
  • Development Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Development


  • Ph.D., Open-Economy Macro and Development Economics, Northeastern University, 1995
  • MBA, Northeastern University, Finance and Quantitative Methods, 1989


  • Richard de Raismes Kip Endowed Professor of Economics, University of North Florida, 2017-present
  • Professor and Kip Distinguished Research Fellow of Economics, University of North Florida, 2010-Present
  • Director of Research, African Centre for Economic Transformation, Accra, Ghana, 2013-2014
  • Associate Professor of Economics, University of North Florida, 2005-2010

Latest Publications:

  • Li, Q., An, L., Xu, J. and Baliamoune-Lutz, M., “Corruption costs lives: evidence from a cross-country study,” European Journal of Health Economics 19(1): 153-165., 2018.
  • Addison, T. and Baliamoune-Lutz, M., “Aid, the Real Exchange Rate and Why Policy Matters: The Cases of Morocco and Tunisia,” Journal of Development Studies, 53(7): 1104-1121, 2017.
  • Baliamoune-Lutz, M., “Trade and Environmental Quality in African Countries: Do Institutions Matter?” Eastern Economic Journal, (43(1): 155-172, 2017.
  • Baliamoune-Lutz, M., “Aid Effectiveness,” in Kenneth A. Reinert (ed.), Handbook of Globalization and Development (Elgar), 2017, pp. 373-391.
  • Baliamoune-Lutz, M. and Cobb, S., “Evolutionary Economic Geography for OFCs: Do Political Ties to the Onshore Reduce Capital Inflow Volatility?” Growth & Change, 47(4): 335-355, 2016.
Working Papers

Different Arab Springs? The Political Elite and De facto Political Power

We identify conditions under which the political elite may overcompensate the loss of de jure ... read more


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