Associate Professor of Economics

The King's College, New York City
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Working Paper: A Christian Perspective on Foreign Aid
August 9, 2019 Jared Pincin Working Papers


This paper develops a general normative framework Christians can employ to evaluate development aid. The basic framework highlights three pillars of Christian charity. First, since all people are created in the Imago Dei, upholding the dignity of the individual is paramount when giving charity. Second, a biblical worldview demands that true charity helps the truly needy, and does so without requiring anything in return. Lastly, Christians must be good stewards of resources and should exhibit wisdom in how those resources are employed. The paper then applies this framework to three areas within development aid: aid targeting, tied aid, and aid conditionality. Finally, the paper considers the specific example of the jubilee and applies its lessons to development aid.


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curriculum vitae
B.A. Economics and Political Science
American University

M.S. Economics
Auburn University

Thesis Title: Ethanol and Its Effect on the US Corn Market: How the Price of E-85 Influences Equilibrium Corn Prices and Equilibrium Quantity

Ph.D. Economics
West Virginia University

Fields of study: Public Choice and International Development Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Political Economy of Foreign Aid Practices in the Development Assistance Committee Countries

Associate Professor of Economics
The Kings's College, New York City

Courses Taught: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, and International Development

Summer 2011
Visiting Instructor
Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda, Germany

Course Taught: Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

2007 - 2011
Teaching Assistant
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Courses Taught: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Comparative Economic Systems

2008 - 2009
Research Assistant
Bureau of Business and Economic Research, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Researched public school transportation needs.

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