Steven Kyle

Steven Kyle

  • Associate Professor

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Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

  • Applied Economics
  • Finance
  • Tourism
  • Investments
  • Emerging Markets
  • Environmental, Energy and Resource Economics and Policy
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • International and Development Economics and Policy
  • Investments
  • Economic Policy
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Exchange Rates
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment
  • Business cycle


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


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Steven Kyle is an associate professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He works in the areas of macroeconomic policy, both in the United States and in low-income countries. Recent work has included studies of the economies of Portuguese-speaking African countries, the outlook for the U.S. economy, and issues in the management of transition economies in eastern Europe and central Asia. Kyle currently teaches two courses, Introduction to Economics of Development and Hot Economic Topics in the News Today. This last course has been expanded to become one of the Grand Challenge writing courses.

Selected Publications

  • Kyle, Steven. "Mineral Revenues and Macroeconomic Policy in Kazakhstan"Sovereign Funds: Fiscal Framework, Governance Structure and Investment, Ed. Donghyun, Ed. Ana Jul. Central Banking Publications. (2016)
  • Kyle, Steven. "Essays on the Market Value of Developing Country Debt". Harvard University. (1985)
  • Minten, B; Kyle, Steven. "The Effect of Distance and Road Quality on Food Prices, Marketing Margins, and Traders' Wages: Evidence from Zaire"Journal of Development Economics. 60 (1999): 467-495

Awards and Honors

  • Pan American Medal for Distinction in Latin American Studies (1977)
  • Allyn Young Teaching Prize in Economics (1983)
  • Elected Co-chair (1983) Harvard Graduate Economics Association
  • Grant for Research in Development Economics (1984) Chenery Fund

Recent Courses

  • AEM 2350 - Introduction To The Economics Of Development
  • AEM 5200 - Macroeconomics for Business and Finance

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Harvard University, 1985
  • MA Harvard University, 1983
  • BA Swarthmore College, 1977