Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and the College

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Professor Taub is interested in economic development, poverty, social change, India, and Honor. His current interests include urban, rural and community economic development, the nature of entrepreneurship, public policy with particular concern about implementation and organization of policy initiatives, evaluation of social programs and the sociology of India. Taub is currently working on the way neighborhood contexts shape aspiration.

Selected Publications

There Goes the Neighborhood, (with William Julius Wilson). New York: Random House, 2006.

The Roots of Racial Tension: Urban Ethnic Neighborhoods. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, forthcoming. (With William Julius Wilson)

Doing Development in Arkansas: Using Credit to Create Opportunity for Entrepreneurs Outside the Mainstream. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2004.

"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 2, Number 1. Spring/Summer, 1998.

Entrepreneurship in India's Small Scale Industries. Riverdale MD: The Riverdale Company, 1989 (With Doris L. Taub.)

Community Capitalism. Boston: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Paths of Neighborhood Change. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984. (With D. Garth Taylor and Jan D. Dunham.)