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NIEV J. DUFFY, Ph.D. ECONOMIST

Eastern Eonomic Research, Inc.
200 East 10th Street, No. 159
New York, NY  10003
Tel: (646) 823-4137
Fax: (212) 214-0659
Email: nduffy@easternecon.com

EDUCATION
New York University, Department of Economics, Ph.D., 1996
New York University, Department of Economics, B.A., 1987 (Honors)

AWARDS
Research and Development Grant, Hofstra University, 1999    
The Fund for Peace Award, Institute for the Study of World Politics, 1991-92
University Graduate Fellowship, New York University 1988-1991
The Compton Fellowship for graduate study 1987 - 1988

EXPERIENCE
President, Eastern Economic Research, Inc., New York, NY, "2005 - Present
Co-founded new research consulting firm and co-developed its core research agenda on employment and health issues. Helped build roster of clients and collaborate in our forensic economic work producing reports of  economic loss in cases of wrongful workplace injuries and death.

JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education, CUNY, Director of Workforce Research, 2002-2005
Developed a research agenda for the JFK Jr. Institute consistent with mission statement.  Hired, trained and supervised two research assistants. Helped prepare several successful grant proposals including a demonstration project for the Social Security Administration, and a UHF grant to survey employers in the disabilities field. Designed and implemented employer survey of health insurance benefits among non-profit providers in the MRDD field. Authored two externally funded reports regarding the academic performance of health care workers attending CUNY, with a particular focus on areas of labor shortage such as nursing and radiology. Prepared a brief on academic performance of paraprofessionals attending CUNY for the Department of Education, Chancellor's Office.  Prepared an economic impact statement for CUNY's Chancellor regarding CUNY's contribution to the NYC economy for presentation to State Senators and Assemblymen. Used both CPS and NLSY to study changes in rates of employer-provided health insurance coverage among frontline health care workers in NY State and the U.S.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Assistant Research Professor, 2000-2002
Designed and implemented an independent health services research agenda, supervised research of medical fellows, helped to design and implement surveys for data collection on externally funded research programs, provided capacity-building research support for grant writing and program evaluation, helped to develop and implement a policy agenda and work with key legislators to develop new legislation to help fund adolescent health care services both in New York State and at the national level.  Authored several policy reports regarding adolescent access to health care services submitted to New York State Governor's Office and the New York State Department of Health.  Developed a Geographic Information Systems database in order to track patient visits by community, and community demographic characteristics.             
           
Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Research Associate, 1998-Present
Collaborated on research projects, shared editing duties on Center's journal, and helped plan conferences on labor issues, immigration and pay equity.  Designed and implemented several research studies for local labor unions.

Hofstra University, Assistant Professor of Economics, tenure-track, 1996-2000
Introduced new core course on Health Economics. Regularly taught courses on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Economic Development. Chaired University Planning and Budget Scholarship Subcommittee.

United Nations, Consultant, 1994
Analyzed international demographic data and authored two reports for U.N. statistical offices.

Population Council, New York, Consultant,  1993-1994
Researched and co-authored two chapters of Families in Focus, a book concerning global demographic trends in family structure.  Served on two joint U.N./Population Council steering committees, the first involving the development of policies to improve the global educational prospects of girls, and the second, the formulation of strategies to raise international awareness concerning the economic status of widows.

New York University, Research Assistant, Summer 1992
Helped to edit, update and revise the Fifth Edition of Prof. M.P. Todaro's Economic Development in the Third World.  Contributed significantly to the writing of several sections of the text including a chapter on Environmental Economics and Sustainability.

New York University, Instructor  Spring 1989 - Spring 1991
Full time faculty. Designed curriculum for and taught undergraduate courses in Environmental Economics, Economic Development and Macroeconomic Principles.

International Labor Organization, Research Assistant, Summer 1989
Provided research for an I.L.O. report on gender and productivity.

New York University, Research Assistant,  1988-1989
Helped to update and revise the Fourth Edition of Economic Development in the Third World.

Chuo Trust, Inc., Assistant Portfolio Manager, 1987
Provided capital market analysis, traded securities, and helped manage all aspects of a $700 million securities portfolio.

Eccelston Properties, Ltd., Assistant Accounts Manager, 1984-1985
Managed accounts for ten financial investment properties. 


PUBLICATIONS:
"Falling Health Insurance Coverage Among Young American Workers," in G. DeFreitas, ed., Young Workers in the Global Economy: Job Challenges in North America, Europe and Japan, (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishers, forthcoming February 2008).

DeFreitas, G. and N. Duffy, "Young Workers, Economic Inequality and Collective Action", in What's Class Got to Do With It: American Society in the Twenty First Century, Ed. M. Zweig, Cornell University Press, April 2004

"The Looming Health Care Crisis for Young Parents in New York State", Regional Labor Review, Vol. 4, Spring 2002,

"The Growing Threat of Rogue Unions to the AFL-CIO", Regional Labor Review, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University, Fall 2001

"Recent Trends in the Gender Pay Gap in New York City and Long Island", Regional Labor Review, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University, Fall 1999

"Long Island's Ailing Health Care Benefits", Regional Labor Review, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University, Fall 1998

"The Fear of Widowhood as an Obstacle to Demographic Transition in Developing Countries", Doctoral Dissertation, New York University, January 1996

Cynthia Lloyd and Niev Duffy, "Families in Transition," in J. Bruce, C. Lloyd, and A. Leonard, eds.,  Families in Focus, The Population Council, New York, 1995

Cynthia Lloyd and Niev Duffy, "Familial Risk Factors for Children," in J. Bruce, C. Lloyd, and A. Leonard, Ed.s,  Families in Focus, The Population Council, New York, 1995
 

REPORTS:
"Keeping Workers Covered: Employer-Provided Health Insurance Benefits in the Developmental Disabilities Field", Study Funded by the United Hospital Fund, JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education, CUNY, October, 2004

Duffy, N. and W. Ebenstein, "A Profile of 1199 Members who Received Tuition Assistance in 1999", JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education, CUNY, February, 2004

Duffy, N., Ebenstein, W., and D. Kurtel, "A Profile of Enrollment Patterns, Graduation Rates and Demographics of 1199 Represented Workers at The City University of New York", JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education, CUNY, October, 2003

"Adolescent Health Services: Improving Health and Lowering Health Care Costs", Policy Paper, Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, June 2001

"A Crisis in Coverage: Falling Adolescent Health Insurance and Its Impact on Youth and Their Health Care Providers", Policy Paper, Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, June 2002

"Churning Health Care Markets: The Implications for Adolescent Health Care Services", Policy Paper, Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, July 2001

"The Fear of Widowhood as an Obstacle to Demographic Transition in Developing Countries", Working Paper, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University, November 1999

"Rationale and Strategies for Promoting Female Education and Training," Secretariat for the Fourth World Conference on Women, Expert Group Meeting on Gender, Education and Training, I.L.O., October 1994

"The Global Demographics of Widowhood", Internal Report, Statistical Office DESIPA, United Nations, August, 1994

WORKING PAPERS
Duffy, N. and G. DeFreitas, "Health Insurance Coverage Among Puerto Rican
Workers in the U.S.", CLD Working Paper, no. 11, Center for the Study of Labor
and Democracy, Hofstra University, July 2004

"Health Insurance Status of Frontline Healthcare Workers in the U.S", Working Paper, JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education, CUNY, October, 2004

"Job Tenure of Frontline Healthcare Workers: Do Health Benefits Reduce Turnover?", Working Paper, JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education, CUNY, October, 2004

"Falling Health Insurance in the Peak Childbearing Years", Working Paper, JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education, CUNY, New York, May 2003

"Recent Trends in Insurance Rates Among Parents and Their Children", Working Paper, JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education, CUNY, New York, May 2003

"Adolescent Uninsurance and the Health Care Crunch: The Last Generation of Cost-Shifting", Working Paper, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Adolescent Health Center, Spring 2002

Duffy, Niev and Angela Diaz, "Cost Effectiveness of Reproductive Health Care Services at a Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Urban Adolescent Health Center", Working Paper, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, March 2002

Diaz, Angela and Niev Duffy, "Declining Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis among a 'High Risk' Population Attending an Urban Adolescent Health Center", Working Paper, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, March 2002

"Where are the Women? The Under-representation of Women on Corporate Boards and in Executive Offices", CLD Working Paper, no. 9, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy, Hofstra University, November 1999

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Editorial Board Member, Regional Labor Review, 1998-Present
Hofstra University, Business Development Center, Consultant, 1998-2000
Authored research reports for the Hofstra/Newsday Poll, based on economic polling data from the New York Metropolitan Area.
Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy: Designed and helped direct funded industry studies for Labor Unions, co-authored with G. DeFreitas, 1998-2001
Institute for Economic Analysis, New York University, Consultant, Spring 1996
Collaborated with I.E.A. staff in the preparation and delivery of a training program in Input-Output and Social Accounting Methods to government planners from the Dominican Republic.  Helped to present a scenario developed by the I.E.A. regarding alternative strategies for national economic development.
Forensic economic consulting

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Member: American Economic Association, American Public Health Association