Michael D. Robinson Chair of Complex Organizations, Chair and Professor of Economics
Chair and Professor of Economics, Chair of Complex Organizations

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.

128 Skinner Hall
M 11:00-12:15

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.

123 Skinner Hall
M 1:15-3:00
Professor 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.

112 Skinner Hall
TuTh 10:00-11:30
Satyananda J. Gabriel, Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics
118 Skinner Hall
On Leave Spring 2016
James Hartley, Professor of Economics
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?”

126 Skinner Hall
Tu 10:30-Noon Th 3:30-5:00
Fred Moseley, Professor of Economics
Professor 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.

121 Skinner Hall
W 11:00-1:00
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 and international development. 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.

106 Dwight Hall
M 10-11:00 W Noon-1:00 in 106 Dwight Hall
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.

118 Skinner Hall
MW 2:45-3:45
Steven Schmeiser
Assistant Professor of Economics and Complex Organizations

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 Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, The International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Economics Letters. Schmeiser teaches courses on game theory, accounting, corporate governance, and perspectives in global business.

117 Skinner Hall
Tu 1:00-2:00, Th 1:00-2:00
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Economics

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.

114 Skinner Hall
By Appointment Only


Dawn Larder

Academic Department Coordinator

Dawn Larder is the Department Coordinator for Economics Department and the Complex Organizations Program. 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 Assistant who works in Skinner in the summer months.

115 Skinner Hall
By appointment only

Visiting Faculty

Margaret Blume-Kohout

Margaret Blume-Kohout

Lecturer in Economics, 2015-16

Margaret Blume-Kohout is an applied microeconomist and public policy analyst, working at the intersection of science policy, higher education and workforce dynamics, innovation and entrepreneurship. The goal of her research is to contribute a better understanding of how public investments interact with private incentives to influence the rate and social value of scientific advances and ultimately how these impact socioeconomic outcomes.

122 Skinner Hall
Th 2:00-5:00
 Shahrukh Khan, Professor of Economics

Shahrukh Khan

Visiting Professor of Economics

Shahrukh Rafi Khan formerly served as executive director of the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad. He has also formerly taught at the University of Utah and Vassar College and served as Copeland Fellow at Amherst College. He has published extensively in refereed journals and authored and edited numerous books. Khan's most recent book is History of Development Economics Thought (Routledge, 2014). He has twice won The Akhtar Hameed Khan book prize and engaged in academic consulting for several international organizations.

121 Skinner Hall
Tu 4:30-6:15, W 3:00-4:00
Entrepreneurship Coordinator,  Lecturer in Economics

Tamara Stenn

Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Lecturer in Economics, 2015-16

As the Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Tamara Stenn helps others identify and quantify business opportunities, develop marketing strategies and build collaborations to create meaningful social enterprises. As a Visiting Lecturer in Economics, she focuses on feminism, leadership, sustainability, indigenous wisdom, and well-being. Stenn is also a Fulbright scholar and Fellow with the United Nations Circles Project focusing on sustainable development and Bolivia's historically marginalized women quinoa farmers.

116 Skinner Hall
By appointment only
Heather Tierney, Lecturer in Economics, 2015-16

Heather Tierney

Lecturer in Economics, 2015-16

Heather Tierney's main areas of research are nonparametric econometrics, time series econometrics, real-time and search engine data, monetary policy, applied macroeconomics, and data-driven modeling.

108 Skinner Hall
TuTh 11:30-1:00
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.

203 Skinner Hall
MW 10:00-1:00