James P. Vere was an undergraduate at Duke University and obtained his Ph.D. from Princeton University under Christina Paxson and Anne Case. During that time, he was also Visiting Associate at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, and a Fellow in Applied Economics at the Social Sciences Research Council.
Dr. Vere's research interests are in development, labor economics and demography. He has done extensive research on labor markets in Taiwan, particularly the effects of structural change brought about by economic development on the wage structure. He has also studied the contribution of changes in occupational composition in Taiwan to increases in the female labor force participation rate.
Dr. Vere's current research interests are on the labor market effects of demographic change and economic development. On a macro level, these include the effects of immigration flows and human capital accumulation on national income. On a micro level, these include studying the decisions of economic agents in a development context, for example fertility or choice of educational attainment.
Dr. Vere currently teaches econometrics at the graduate and undergraduate level and economic development at the undergraduate level.