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Kathryn Anderson

Professor of Economics
Director, Graduate Program in Economic Development

Professor Anderson is a labor economist whose research explores the consequences of the economic transition on households in Central Asia.  Her research examined changes in living standards and poverty, education and health, and employment from 1993 to the present.  Her most recent research examines gender gaps in employment and wages following the 2010 Revolution and the impact of the large out-migration on the human capital development of children.    Professor Anderson is a research associate for: the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany (IZA); CASE, Warsaw, Poland; and the Institute for Policy and Public Administration, University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  She served on the Board of Trust for the Southern Economic Association, the Association of Comparative Economic Studies, and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP).  She was Vice President for the Southern Economic Association, 2006-2008.  

Courses taught:

Undergraduate: Labor Economics; Wages, Employment and Labor Markets; Education and Economic Development; Freshman Writing Seminar, Education and Economic Development; Economic Statistics

Master’s:  Research Seminar in Economic Development; Special Topics in Development Economics

Ph.D.: Research Seminar in Law and Economics