Milica Z. Bookman, Ph.D.

Office: Barbelin 107C
Phone: (610) 660-1590



Ph.D. Economics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1983)

M.Sc. Economics, London School of Economics, London, England (1976)

B.A. with Honors International Relations, Brown University, Providence, RI (1975)

Certificate of Attendance, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (1974)

Certificate of Attendance, Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow (1973)


Selected Publications

Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven?: Economics in the Afterlife (2012)

Economics in Film and Fiction, with Aleksandra Bookman (2008)

Medical Tourism in Developing Countries, with Karla Bookman (2007)

Tourists, Migrants and Refugees: Population Movements in Third World Development (2006)

After Involuntary Migration (2002)

Ethnic Groups in Motion (2002)

The Third Career (2000)

The Demographic Struggle for Power (1997)

Economic Decline and Nationalism in the Balkans (1994)

The Economics of Secession (1993)

The Political Economy of Discontinuous Development (1991)

Issues in Indian Agricultural Development (1987)


Invited Lectures

University of Pennsylvania, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Foreign Policy Research Institute, University of Miami, United States Army War College, among others.

University Leadership

Director of RECES Program (Russian and East Central European Studies) 2002-2005

Grants and Awards


Tengelmann Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research (2001)

Saint Joseph's University Research Award (1999, 1998, 1994, 1992)

Saint Joseph's University Summer Grant (2008, 2001, 1994, 1991, 1989, 1985)

Winner of Choice's Outstanding Book of the Year Award (1983)



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