Harris, Donald J.


Years in the Department:


Research Interest: 

Value, Capital, and Distributions; Growth and Development; Alternative Approaches; The US Economy,  and Jamaica and Caribbean Economies


Donald J. Harris was at the department just one year after his PhD from U of California, Berkeley. He went on to Northwestern for one year, U of Wisconsin, 1968-1972, and Stanford, 1972-1998 when he retired to spend more time on developing public policies to promote growth and advance social equity.

His writings are in 5 major fields: value, capital, and distributions; growth + development; alternative approaches; the US economy; and Jamaica and Caribbean economies. He has about 100 publications in these fields. Born in Jamaica, he is a naturalized US citizen. His daughter is Kamala Harris, former attorney general of California, junior senator from California, and currently is the first female Vice President of the United States.


University of California at Berkeley, 1966


  • Harris, Donald J. Capital Accumulation and Income Distribution. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1978. Print.
  • Harris, Donald J. Jamaica's Export Economy: Towards a Strategy of Export-Led Growth. Kingston W.I: Ian Randle Publishers in association with Jamaica Exporters' Association, 1997. Print.
  • Harris, Donald J. Fiduciary Compensation: Obtaining "reasonable" Fees in Trusts and Estates. , 1992. Print.
  • Harris, Donald J. Determinants of Aggregate Export Performance of Caribbean Countries : a Comparative Analysis of Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. Washington, DC: Integration and Regional Programs Dept., Inter-American Development Bank, 1995. Print.
  • Bujarin, Nicolai, and Donald J. Harris. The Economic Theory of the Leisure Class. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1970. Print.

Other links/resources:

Donald Harris' Career Summary from Stanford University

Donald Harris' Complete Publication List


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