John Rees HARRIS, economist in the field of Labour Mobility. African Studies
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HARRIS, John Rees was born in 1934 in Rockford, Illinois, United States of America.
Bachelor of Arts Wheaton College, Illinois, 1955. Master of Arts Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1964, 1967.
Instructor Economics, Northwestern University, 1964-1966. Assistant Professor of Economics,
1966-1970, Association Professor Economics Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, 1970-1974. Director, African Studies Center, Professor of Economics, Boston University, Massachusetts, United States of America, since 1975.
Understanding rural-urban migration in developing countries in terms of expected incomes (the Harris-Todaro model). Recently, incorporated more understanding of the role of labour-market institutions and social networks (particularly extended families) in affecting the pace and selectivity of migration.