People

Faculty

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

As an applied econometrician Professor 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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Monday 11-12:30 Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:00

Sarah Adelman

Assistant Professor of Economics

As an applied microeconomist, Professor 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
123 Skinner Hall
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Tuesday & Wednesday 12:15-1:15
Jens Christiansen Economist
Professor of Economics

Professor 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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By appointment only
Professor of Economics

Today many children grow up in environments that stifle their creative potential and do long-term damage to their physical and emotional health. It Professor Gabriel's goal to contribute to improving the conditions children grow up under. That is why he became an Economist.

413-538-2043
118 Skinner Hall
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Monday & Wednesday 12:30-1:30
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. He is currently at work on a NEH-funded project, “Is Business Moral?”

413-538-2566
126 Skinner Hall
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Wednesday 2:30-4:00 Friday 10:00-11:30
 Shahrukh Khan, Professor of Economics

Shahrukh Khan

Visiting Professor of Economics

Professor 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. His 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.

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Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-6:15
Assistant Professor of Economics

Professor Miller is an applied microeconomist who uses large data sets to study social policy. Her work has been published in the Economics of Education Review.

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122 Skinner Hall
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Monday 4:30-5:30
Fred Moseley, Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics

Professor 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.

413-538-2517
121 Skinner Hall
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Wednesday 10:00-1:00
Eva Paus
Professor of Economics, Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives

Professor 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. She 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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Monday & Wednesday Noon-1:00
Associate Professor of Economics

Professor 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. Professor 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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on leave Spring 2015
Steven Schmeiser, Assistant Professor of Economics and Complex Organizations
Assistant Professor of Economics and Complex Organizations

Professor 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.

413-538-2145
117 Skinner Hall
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Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:00
Associate Professor of African American Studies and Economics

Professor 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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By Appointment Only

Staff

Dawn Larder

Senior Administrative Assistant

Dawn Larder is the Senior Administrative Assistant 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.

413-538-2432
115 Skinner Hall
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By appointment only