Articles by Susan M. Randolph

June 28, 2023

📐 Does promoting economic and social rights impede or fuel economic growth?

Susan M. Randolph
Elizabeth Kaletski and Susan Randolph explore the inherent links between human rights and the economy. They argue that economic and social rights (ESR) and economic growth are mutually reinforcing, and that prioritising ESR may be the best path towards improving both
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Susan M. Randolph
Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut / Co-founder and Economic and Social Rights Metric Lead; Co-founder and Co-Director and Co-Founder, Social and Economic Rights Fulfillment Index Project

Susan also served as a faculty affiliate of the University of Connecticut's Human rights Institute (HRI) and was Co-Director of the Economic and Social Rights Research Group.

She received her BA in Political Science from the University of Oregon and her MA and PhD in economics from Cornell University.

She is the Co-founder and Economic and Social Rights Lead of the Human Rights Measurement Initiative, HRMI, and, and Co-founder and Co-Director of the Social and Economic Rights Fulfillment (SERF) Index project.

She has served as a short-term consultant to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, The World Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development.

Susan's research has focused on a broad range of issues in development economics, including poverty, inequality, food security, and economic rights, at both the country and regional levels.

Her work on measurement has focused on economic and social rights.

Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer, and Susan Randolph

Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights
with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Terra Lawson-Remer
Oxford University Press, 2015
Winner of the 2016 best book of the year award from the American Political Science Associationā€™s Human Rights Section, and the 2019 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

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