People

Faculty

James Hartley, Professor of Economics
Chair, Professor of Economics

James E. Hartley is Professor of Economics, regularly teaching courses on Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Leadership, and the Great Books of Western Civilization. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Davis. He spent six months as a Fulbright Fellow in Kolkata, India, and returned to India a second time, lecturing throughout northeastern India in events organized by the U.S. Consulate. Hartley is currently at work on a NEH-funded project, “Is Business Moral?”

413-538-2566
126 Skinner Hall
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Sarah Adelman

Associate Professor of Economics

As an applied microeconomist, Sarah Adelman works with data rather than theory. Her research focus is health and nutrition in developing countries and she spent time in Uganda researching her thesis, and has also worked in Malawi and Liberia.

413-538-2495
121 Skinner Hall
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Satyananda J. Gabriel, Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics
413-538-2818
118 Skinner Hall
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On Leave Spring 2016

Margaret Lay

Assistant Professor of Economics
413-538-2750
112 Skinner Hall
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Johannes Norling

Assistant Professor of Economics

Johannes Norling studies economic history, development economics, and demography. He uses survey and administrative data and computational techniques to measure the presence of sex preferences around the world, to track the role of family planning in explaining South Africa’s fertility transition, and to answer other applied economics questions. He teaches courses in introductory economics, economic history, and poverty, inequality, and population growth.

413-538-3337
122 Skinner Hall
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Eva Paus
Professor of Economics, Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives

Eva Paus teaches and publishes on critical issues in economic development and globalization. She has authored and edited/co-edited 6 books and more than 40 refereed articles and book chapters. Her current research focuses on the middle-income trap, the implications of the rise of China, and innovation strategies in the age of globalization. Paus has received numerous national grants, has consulted with international organizations, and been a visiting faculty at institutions in Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, Peru, and South Korea.

413-538-3280
106 Dwight Hall
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Michael D. Robinson Chair of Complex Organizations, Chair and Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics

As an applied econometrician, Mike Robinson uses economic analysis to answer questions about the world. The author of many articles, book chapters, and reviews, Robinson is primarily interested in labor economics. Much of his research has centered on wages and income, with a focus on the economics of discrimination.

413-538-3085
128 Skinner Hall
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Katherine Schmeiser, Professor of Economics
Associate Professor of Economics

Katherine Schmeiser analyzes the export decisions of firms, focusing on destination selection and how decisions change over time. Her approach uses firm level modeling and empirical methods to analyze the learning behaviors of firms, regional agglomeration effects, and liberalization policies - particularly in developing and emerging economies. Schmeiser teaches courses on microeconomics, international economics, industrial organization and international trade. She has published in journals such as The Journal of International Economics and The Annals of Regional Science.

413-538-2752
118 Skinner Hall
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Steven Schmeiser
Assistant Professor of Economics

Steven Schmeiser uses game theory and microeconomic theory to study a wide variety of topics including group formation, regulation, internet advertising, consumer behavior, and corporate law. Schmeiser has published in journals such as The International Journal of Industrial Organization, The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Economics Letters.At Mount Holyoke, Schmeiser teaches courses on game theory, accounting, and corporate governance.

413-538-2145
117 Skinner Hall
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Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Economics, Chair Africana Studies

Lucas Wilson focuses much of his work on the philosophy and methodology of economics, Marxism, the political economy of race, and exploring the various economic and noneconomic conditions that restrict opportunities and inhibit social progress for African-Americans.

413-538-2751
114 Skinner Hall
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Staff

Dawn Larder

Academic Department Coordinator II

Dawn Larder is the Department Coordinator for Economics Department. She started at Mount Holyoke in 1973 and has been in her current position since 1985. Dawn is often referred to as “Skinner Central” since she is the only Coordinator who works in Skinner in the summer months.

413-538-2432
115 Skinner Hall
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Visiting Faculty

Alfredo (Riko) Rosete

Visiting Lecturer Economics
413-538-2517
123 Skinner Hall
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Hendrik Van den Berg, Lecturer in Economics

Hendrik Van den Berg

Lecturer in Economics, 2015-16

Hendrik Van den Berg teaches economic growth and development as well as international economics. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from the State University of New York at Albany and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Van den berg served as a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua in the position of Commercial Officer, and at the U.S. Trade Center in São Paulo, Brazil, as Market Research and Promotion Officer. Hendrik has published many articles and is currently examining the biases of neoclassical economics and the influence of the neoclassical paradigm on the fields of international economics and economic development.

413-538-2379
203 Skinner Hall
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MW 10:00-1:00

Emeriti

Professor Emeritus of Economics

Jen Christiansen’s major interest and concern is the politics and economics of global climate change. Other research interests and many of his recent publications focus on questions of comparative economic performance in the G-7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, and U.S.). Christiansen has a keen interest in environmental issues and is actively involved in Mount Holyoke’s Environmental Studies program, of which he is a founding member.

413-538-2750
112 Skinner Hall
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TuTh 10:00-11:30
Fred Moseley, Professor of Economics
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Fred Moseley is one of the foremost scholars in the world today on Marxian economic theory (as a theory of capitalism). His works have been translated into nine languages. He especially enjoys teaching economics at Mount Holyoke, because the students are very intelligent young women from all over the world, who are eager to learn.

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