Faculty & Staff

  • Associate Professor of Economics

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research in development economics, with an emphasis on firm behavior in developing economies.

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  • Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., London School of Economics; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Researcher on labor and health economics, with a focus on immigration issues and issues surrounding childhood obesity.

    More about Kristin Butcher

  • William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics

    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researcher in the economics of aging and health.

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  • Lecturer in Economics

    B.A., Wesleyan University ; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    I am a social scientist interested in issues of inequality with a focus on education, particularly under-resourced public schools and students from less privileged backgrounds.

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics

    B.S., Mount St. Mary's University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

    Applied microeconomist interested in public economics and the economics of risky behaviors.

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  • Professor of Economics

    A.B., Occidental College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focuses on the history of American business organizations and their governance, and more generally on the role of legal institutions in shaping economic and financial development.

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  • M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations; Professor of Economics

    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Research deals with financial globalization; teaches courses in macroeconomics.

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  • Senior Research Scientist, Wellesley Centers for Women; Lecturer in Economics

    Diploma in Economics, University of Kent at Canterbury; M.A., Ph.D., University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

    Researcher on labor economics and entrepreneurship, with specific focus on women, education and immigration.

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  • Associate Professor of Economics

    B.A., Bilkent University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    I am an applied microeconomist, with research interests in development, health, and environmental economics

    More about Pinar Keskin

  • Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics

    B.S., M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Applies statistical methods to address social issues like college access, abortion and births, early childhood education, gun violence, and more broadly, to evaluate policies designed to improve the well-being of disadvantaged youth.

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  • Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Economics

    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research in the economics of education, development economics, and Latin American education and social policy.

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  • Professor of Economics

    B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Health economist, using the tools of economics to answer questions about health policy.

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  • Associate Professor of Economics

    B.S., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Research in applied macroeconomics, with an emphasis on issues related to consumer finance and labor markets.

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  • Associate Professor of Economics

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Research in the economics of discrimination and the economics of crime.

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  • Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Economics

    A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Public finance theorist interested in the role of government in taxation and insurance markets.

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  • Associate Professor of Economics

    A.B., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Conducts research on economic development, including questions related to education, health, and savings behavior.

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  • Professor of Economics

    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research in behavioral and experimental economics, with emphasis on labor market outcomes, information, and belief formation.

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  • Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics

    B.A., M.P.P., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research interests include macroeconomics, economic growth, technology, and economic measurement.

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  • Professor of Economics

    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Acting Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program

    Interests in microeconomics, advanced and intermediate theory, applied game theory, and experimental economics.

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  • Associate Professor of Economics and Writing

    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    Development economist with interest in Africa and labor markets; interest in economics pedagogy and active learning; writing across the curriculum

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  • Professor of Economics

    B.A., Oberlin College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Interested in the economics of higher education, international economics, the economics of conflict, and monetary economics.

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Faculty Emerita

  • Professor Emeritus of Economics

    B.A., Miami University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Professor Case passed away on July 15, 2016, after 34 years of teaching at Wellesley. His research was concerned with the causes and effects of boom and bust cycles in real estate; co-developed Case-Shiller Index, a leading measure of home pricing trends.

    More about Karl Case, In Memoriam

  • Professor Emeritus of Economics

    B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Ph D in Economics, Harvard University

    Studied economic and political developments in Russia, especially the energy sector and how it affects Vladimir Putin.

    More about Marshall Goldman, In Memoriam

  • Stanford Calderwood Professor Emeritus of Economics

    B.S., City College of City University of New York; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Award-winning teacher and education innovator; development economist specializing in labor issues; policy work throughout Africa and East Asia.

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  • Professor Emerita of Economics

    B.A., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Marxist-feminist-anti-racist-ecological economist, specializing in women, gender, feminism, and work, and involved in research about and promotion of the emerging solidarity economy.

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  • Professor Emerita of Economics

    B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University

    Research focuses on how to effectively empower people to manage their finances; how to improve early care and education in the US; and how memory affects and morphs as time passes.

    More about Ann Witte