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Jeanine Braithwaite

Professor
Unit: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Office location and address
Garrett L046
235 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
PhD (economics), Duke University, 1988
MA, Georgetown University
BA, University of Virginia
Biography

Braithwaite was a Senior Economist at the World Bank, most recently in the Social Protection Group, Human Development Network, where she worked on social protection policy and poverty analysis. She specializes in the study of Turkey, the former Soviet Union, and medium-income Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Mauritius), and has provided policy advice to governments while on negotiating missions and staff visits. She has written many Bank reports, including poverty assessments for Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Hungary, and Ukraine as well as social protection and labor reviews for Botswana, Kosovo, and Swaziland.  In addition, she has operational experience in Cambodia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Jamaica, Jordan, Georgia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Romania and Turkmenistan.

At Batten, Braithwaite teaches courses on development, development policy nudges, household data analysis, the international financial institutions, macroeconomic policy, and applied public policy project.  She has also taught at Georgetown, George Mason, American, Maryland, and Kalamazoo College.

Braithwaite is launching a new program of joint research with the University of Venda (Univen), South Africa, on poverty, welfare, social grants and traditional healing in Limpopo Province. Univen and UVa have close collaborations on research and exchanges of students and faculty on health and water with the UVa Medical School and UVa Engineering.  Batten will link up with the School of Human and Social Sciences of Univen.

An alumna of the University of Virginia, she served as a Resident Assistant and was an Echols Scholar and a member of the Raven, Jefferson Literary and Debating, and Omicron Delta Kappa Societies.  She went on to earn her master’s degree in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown and her doctorate in economics at Duke University.

PPOL 3250: Global Development Policy
Credits: 3
The course introduces students to the theories, policies and policy debates relevant to developing and transition economies. It introduces standard theories of development economics and discusses of how current trends in the global economy challenge those theories and existing policies. We will focus on the macro and micro-economic challenges facing governments in developing countries and the international institutions that attempt to assist them
LPPP 3250: Global Development Policy
Credits: 3
The course introduces students to the theories, policies and policy debates relevant to developing and transition economies. It introduces standard theories of development economics and discusses of how current trends in the global economy challenge those theories and existing policies. We will focus on the macro and micro-economic challenges facing governments in developing countries and the international institutions that attempt to assist them
LPPP 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent study in the field of public policy and leadership.
PPOL 5325: Leadership Implementation Development Policy Nudges
Credits: 3
Exciting new developments in social psychology and from behavioral economics are transforming our understanding of what makes for effective anti-poverty policy in developing as well as developed countries. This seminar course will examine specific anti-poverty policies like chlorinating water and using insecticide-treated bednets, in a series of case studies that illustrate how effective policy requires careful implementation.
PPOL 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.
PPOL 7350: Applied Policy Project Preparation
Credits: 1
The course consists of assignments related to preparation for the Applied Policy Project in the spring.
LPPP 7350: Applied Policy Project Preparation
Credits: 1
The course consists of assignments related to preparation for the Applied Policy Project in the spring.
LPPP 7600: Thesis Project
Credits: 3
Thesis Project
PPOL 7600: Thesis Project
Credits: 3
Thesis Project
LPPP 7610: Applied Policy Project
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student, working with an external client on a mutually agreed upon policy problem facing the client organization. The final product is a report approximately 50 pages single-spaced in length, professionally bound, and presented both to the faculty member and to the client.
PPOL 7610: Applied Policy Project
Credits: 3
The Applied Policy Project (APP) is the capstone event of the MPP program, an independent analytical project for each student, working with an external client on a mutually agreed upon policy problem facing the client organization. The final product is a report approximately 50 pages single-spaced in length, professionally bound, and presented both to the faculty member and to the client.
LPPP 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.
PPOL 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.