Thomas Gindling

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

T.H. (Tim) Gindling is a professor of economics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). His research has focused on the study of factors influencing the distribution of wages, income and work in developing economies.

Recent publications include the book: Toward More Efficient and Effective Public Social Spending in Central America (with Pablo Acosta, Rita Almeida and Christine Lao Peña); and over 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters including: The Distribution of Income in Central America (with Juan Diego Trejos); Self-employment in the Developing World (with David Newhouse); Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries?; Compliance with Minimum Wages and Overtime Pay Regulations in China (with Linxiang Ye and Li Shi); and The Consequences of Increased Enforcement of Legal Minimum Wages in a Developing Country; An Evaluation of the Impact of the Campaña Nacional de Salarios Mínimos in Costa Rica (with Nadwa Mossaad and Juan Diego Trejos).

Gindling received his BA in Latin American Area Studies from Denison University, and MA and PhD in Economics from Cornell University. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Costa Rica, the National Autonomous University of Costa Rica and Tulane University, and has served as a research consultant to the World Bank, International Labour Office, Canadian International Development Research Centre, UNDP, USAID, and the governments of Costa Rica and Honduras.

Professor Gindling is part of UNU-WIDER’s project Transforming informal work and livelihoods, where he contributes a series of studies to inform the research objectives of the project.