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Carroll, Richard J. 1957-

CARROLL, Richard J. 1957-

PERSONAL: Born September 2, 1957, in Washington, DC; married Tiffin Shewmake, November, 1995; children: Jay, Theodore, Grace. Education: Georgetown University, B.A., 1979, M.A., 1983; attended University of Kiel, 1979–80; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1988.

ADDRESSES: Office—14403 Marine Dr., Silver Spring, MD 20905. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. World Bank, Washington, DC, researcher, 1981–86; independent economic and financial consultant, 1988–.

MEMBER: Bethesda Toastmasters (president).

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright scholar in Germany, 1979–80.


(With Gerald Meier) Industrial Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1989.

An Economic Record of Presidential Performance from Truman to Bush, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1995.

Congressional Quarterly's Desk Reference on the Economy, CQ Press (Washington, DC), 2000.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the cultural aspects of foreign aid; evaluating development projects in Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Laos, Moldova, Albania, Thailand, Indonesia, Armenia, Georgia, Macedonia, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Sudan, Cameroon, and Bangladesh.

SIDELIGHTS: Richard J. Carroll once told CA: "I write first to learn and then to convey—to try to bridge the gap between what is known in my profession (economics) and the intellectually curious lay public. I am influenced by excellent writing that is pedagogically good and strives for objectivity, however illusory. I find an issue that matters, identify the good stuff that has been written about it, talk to knowledgeable people, then write … about seven drafts."

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