Howard Stein is a Professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He is a development economist educated in Canada, the US and the UK who has taught in both Asia and Africa. He is the editor or author of more than a dozen books and edited collections. His research has focused on foreign aid, finance and development, structural adjustment and neoliberaism, health, gender and development, institutional transformation and development, industrial policy, export processing zones, agricultural policy, and poverty and rural property right transformation.
His most recent books are "Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development" (University of Chicago Press, 2008, paperback edition, 2014), "Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies" (Oxford University Press, January, 2012) co-edited with Joseph Stiglitz, Akbar Noman, and Kwesi Botchway and Gendered Insecurities, Health, and "Development in Africa" (Routledge, 2012, paperback edition 2016) co-edited with Amal Fadlalla. He was also the principal coauthor of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Economic Report for Africa 2014, Dynamic Industrialization in Africa: Innovative Institutions, Effective Processes and Flexible Mechanism.
He is currently working on a book entitled Institutions and Industrial Policy in Africa: Toward Structural Transformation and Inclusion which is under contract with Oxford University Press and co-written with Bethuel Kinuthia and Adam Elhiraika. He teaches a variety of courses in DAAS and Epidemiology including the history of African economic development, Africa and post-war development theory and policy, globalization and African health, the political economy of African development and health and socio-economic development.