Research Scholar (Furman Center)
Ioan Voicu is a Research Scholar for the Furman Center. He received his M.A. in Economics from Rutgers University in 1996, and his Ph.D. in 2000. Ioan's dissertation was entitled "The Determinants and Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in Romania." He received an M.A. in Economics with Distinction from the Central European University in Prague, Czech Republic in 1994, and his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (with honors) from the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest, Romania in 1988. At Rutgers, he won the Sidney Brown Prize in Economics for best student in first two years of graduate study, and the Peter Asch Memorial Prize for outstanding dissertation work. He also received a NAFSA Fellowship and a OSI-CEU Fellowship.
Ioan served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University from 1996-2000. At CUPR, he participated in the construction of the State of the Nation Cities Database, performed empirical analysis of: racial discrimination in the U.S. mortgage lending markets for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, studied the potential and limitations of mortgage innovation in fostering homeownership in the U.S. for the Fannie Mae Foundation, studied housing condition and rehabilitation needs for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and analyzed the self-employment patterns of immigrants in the U.S. As a Visiting Researcher for the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, in 1994 and 1997, Ioan performed econometric analysis of: determinants of location for high-growth industries in the US for the Austrian Business Agency and studied firm-level determinants of foreign direct investment in Romania. In addition to the many publications he has participated in at the Furman Center, he has published widely on the issues he studied at CUPR and the Institute for Advanced Studies.