About

Bruce Wydick, Distinguished Research Affiliate of the Kellogg Institute and professor of economics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, uses econometric, experimental, and game-theoretic tools to analyze the impact of development programs. Recent work examines microfinance, child sponsorship, animal donation programs, and the role of hope and aspirations in escaping poverty traps. The author of The Taste of Many Mountains (Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins, 2014) and Games in Economic Development (Cambridge University Press, 2007), among other publications, Wydick serves as the director of Mayan Partners, a faith-based nonprofit working in the highlands of Guatemala. He holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.

Distinguished Research Affiliate Term
2015-2017
2017-2019
Countries
Calendar

Upcoming Events

Tuesday

February 20
Pope Francis’s Vision of International Politics and Diplomacy
Seminars/Lectures
Jodok Troy
February 20
Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness - Feb 20 Meeting
Working Groups, Reading Group on Lying and Truthfulness

Wednesday

February 21
Lynching and the Politics of State Formation in POst-Revolutionary Puebla (1930-1950)
Working Groups, Peace, Conflict, Crime & Violence Workshop
Gema Santamaría

Thursday

February 22
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed Bishop Gerardi?
Seminars/Lectures
Francisco Goldman

Friday

February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
Conferences/Workshops, Undergraduate Programs
Abigail Midlige, Tommy Emmet