Richard P. Taub
Richard Taub’s research focuses on community building and the impact of community life on individuals. His economic development research has taken him to India, to the American South and to our big cities, where he has often served as a development consultant. Corollary interests are entrepreneurs and the role they play in the development process, micro-loan programs and the role of honor in generating behavioral outcomes. He teaches courses in Inner City Economic Development, Honor, Methods in Urban Field Research, and Implementation in Public Policy Programs. He is the Paul Klapper Professor in the Social Sciences.
There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America (with William Julius Wilson), New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Doing Development in Arkansas: Using Credit to Create Opportunity for Entrepreneurs Outside the Mainstream, Fayetteville, AR: The University of Arkansas Press, 2004.
Entrepreneurship in India's Small-Scale Industries (with Doris L. Taub), Riverdale, MM.: The Riverdale Company, 1989.
Community Capitalism, Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1988.
Paths of Neighborhood Change (with D. Garth Taylor and Jan D. Dunham), Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.
American Society in Tocqueville's Time and Today (co-editor with Doris L. Taub), Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1974.
Bureaucrats Under Stress: Administrators and Administration in an Indian State, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.
"Public Policy Research: Building Bridges to the Community" in Forum for Honors, a publication of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Summer 1988.
"Urban Voluntary Associations, Locality Based and Externally Induced" (with George Surgeon, Sara Lindholm, Phyllis Betts Otti, and Amy Bridges) in American Journal of Sociology, September 1977.
"The Southern Development Bancorporation: Lessons Learned: The First Five Years." Presented at the American Agricultural Law Association Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, 1994.
"Making the Adaptation Across Cultures and Societies: A Report on an Attempt to Clone the Grameen Bank in Southern Arkansas." Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Volume 3, No. 1, Summer 1998.
"Differing Conceptions of Honor and Orientations Toward Work and Marriage Among Low- Income African-Americans and Mexican-Americans." Presented at the University of Chicago Urban Family Life Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 1991. Published by the Center for Urban Inequality, University of Chicago.
"Capital and the Promotion of Entrepreneurship" (with Ronald Grzywinski and Elaine Reardon). Prepared for the OECD Conference on "Enterprise and Employment Creation in Rural Areas", Paris, January 1990.
"Nuance and Meaning in Community Development: Finding Community and Development." printed in occasional paper series, April 1990 [a similar version appeared in the National Social Science Journal, April 1990], Community Development Research Center, New School for Social Research, New York City, May 1989.
“Growing in the Interstices: Patterns of Industrial Development From the Past Which May Be Models for the Future" (with Doris L. Taub), Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., March 1989.
"Public Sector Investing Through Third Parties: When to Watch and When to Look the Other Way", Rockefeller Institute for Public Policy, Albany, N.Y., November 1988.