Eva Paus has published widely on different aspects of globalization and development. She is the author or editor of seven books and dozens of articles and book chapters. Her most recent book is Confronting Dystopia. The New Technological Revolution and the Future of Work (Cornell University Press, 2018, edited).
Her current research focuses on technological change and the future of work and development, strategies for escaping from the Middle Income Trap, the implications of the rise of China for economic transformation in developing countries, and successful strategies in moving towards high-technology production linked to services.
Under Paus’ leadership, the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives has infused global learning into curricular and co-curricular experiences, on and off-campus. In 2015, NAFSA awarded Mount Holyoke the national Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive International Education. Paus previously co-founded and directed the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts.
In the classroom, Paus has been at the forefront of introducing active learning pedagogies into her economics classes; in particular, debates, simulations, and case method. Paus regularly offers a senior seminar on ‘Economic Development in the Age of Contested Globalization.’ Students consistently praise Paus as "brilliant!" and "entertaining" as well as "knowledgeable and fierce."
Paus has been the PI or co-PI on a number of institutional grants: from the Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges, the Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Freeman Foundation, the Teagle Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund. She has received research grants from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the Latin American Studies Association with the Mellon Foundation, the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Paus has consulted with the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), the International Labor Organization, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She has been a visiting faculty at universities in Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, Peru, and South Korea.
- "Making the Lynk at Mount Holyoke: Institutionalizing Integrative Learning," Association of American Colleges & Universities, April 9, 2015
- "The BRICS and the New World Order," Ya a la Venta, August 7, 2014
- "Paus Speaks on Foreign Direct Investment," La Jornada, July 18, 2014
- "Confronting the Middle Income Trap: Policy Lessons from a Trans-regional Comparison," Triple Crisis, June 14, 2012
- "Faculty Plant Research Seeds in Shanghai," Office of Communications, June 15, 2011
- "Paus Issues Economic Warning to Latin America," Office of Communications, January 28, 2011
- "Learning from the Chinese Dragon: Towards Costa Rica Inc.," Office of Communications, February 22, 2010
- "MHC Profs Publish New Book on China," Office of Communications, June 23, 2009
- "MHC's Paus Pens Oped for Amherst Bulletin," Amherst Bulletin, March 20, 2009
- "The Rise of China," Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2008
- "MHC's Eva Paus Visits Montpellier, France," Office of Communications, August 7, 2008
- "MHC's Eva Paus Edits New Book," Office of Communications, November 19, 2007
- "Professor Paus Talks Policy in Costa Rica," Office of Communications, July 24, 2006
- "Eva Paus in New York Review of Books," The New York Review of Books, May 26, 2006
- "Professor Eva Paus in the Irish Times," Office of Communications, February 28, 2006
- "Can Costa Rica Become Ireland?," Irish Times, February 4, 2006
- "Paus Named to New Position of Director of Global Initiatives," College Street Journal, May 23, 2003
- Article by Eva Paus: "Reflections of a New U.S. Citizen," Sunday Republican, May 5, 2002