Darryl McLeod

Associate Professor of Economics
Department Chair
Email: mcleod@fordham.edu

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy E-527
Phone: 718 817-4048/0063


PhD, University of California, Berkeley


Development Economics


Darryl McLeod is an Associate Professor of Economics at Fordham University. His current research focuses on the political economy of falling inequality and poverty in Latin America and on the impact of immigration, remittances and financial innovation on poverty and women's agency. At Fordham's Center for International Policy Studies, Professor McLeod co-directed a Packard Foundation funded survey of Mexican immigrants from Puebla and Guerrero now living in New York. From 2005 to 2008 he was a consultant for UNDP's Poverty Group and the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery. He was a founding member and first Treasurer of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. Dr. McLeod participated in IDB and the OAS missions and technical support programs in Mexico and Venezuela and with Lehman Brothers during the 1980s and 2990s financial crisis. His BS and PhD degrees are from the University of California at Berkeley.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles
How fast did Developing Country Poverty fall during the 1990s? : Capabilities-based tests of rival estimates. Economics Letters, 90 (2006) 297-303

Apparel Exports and Education: How Developing Nations Encourage Women’s Schooling, with William C. Gruben, Economic Letter, Vol. 1, No. 3 March 2006, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

The Openness-Inflation Puzzle Revisited, Applied Economics Letters, 2004, 11, 465-468 (lead article).

Capital Account Liberalization and Inflation, Economic Letters, 77, October 2002, 221-25.

Capital Flows, Savings and Growth in the 1990s, with Bill Gruben. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Fall 1998, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 287-302.

Books and Book Chapters
Principle author/contributor to the UNDP-Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Chapter 4 of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery, UNDP, New York, 2009.

Turning Diversity to Advantage: Promoting Community Based Fair Trade and Entrepreneurship in Gillis, Nancy and Sean Southey (2005) A Community Dialogue for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals, Fordham University Press, New York.

Minimum Wages and Poverty in Developing Countries: Some Empirical Evidence” with Nora Lustig in Edwards, Sebastian and Nora Lustig eds., Labor Markets in Latin America, Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1997.

Capital Flight, in the Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics, Time Warner, NY, 1993 now Available online as the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.

The Employment Effects of Barriers to North-South Trade, coauthored. In D. Salvatore, ed. The New Protectionist Threat to Global Welfare, (North Holland, New York). 1986.