Faculty & Staff

  • Ama Baafra Abeberese

    Ama Baafra Abeberese

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research in development economics, with an emphasis on firm behavior in developing economies.


  • Kristin Butcher

    Kristin Butcher

    Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.S., London School of Economics; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Researcher on labor and health economics, with a focus on immigration issues and issues surrounding childhood obesity.


  • Courtney C. Coile

    Courtney C. Coile

    Professor of Economics; Director, Knapp Social Science Center

    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researcher in the economics of aging, particularly retirement and disability policy.


  • Daniel Fetter

    Daniel Fetter

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., Harvard University


  • Eric Hilt

    Eric Hilt

    Professor of Economics

    A.B., Occidental College; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focuses on the history of American business organizations and their governance, and more generally on the role of legal institutions in shaping economic and financial development.


  • Joseph Joyce

    Joseph P. Joyce

    M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations; Professor of Economics

    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Research deals with financial globalization; teaches courses in macroeconomics.


  • Pinar Keskin-Bonatti

    Pinar Keskin-Bonatti

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    B.A., Bilkent University; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Applied micro-economist focusing primarily on the environmental challenges facing decision makers in developed and developing countries


  • Phillip Levine, economics, social policy, Wellesley

    Phillip Levine

    Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics

    B.S., M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Applies statistical methods to address social issues like abortion and teen childbearing and to evaluate policies designed to improve the well-being of disadvantaged youth.


  • David Lindauer

    David Lindauer

    Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics

    B.S., City College of City University of New York; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Award-winning teacher and education innovator; development economist specializing in labor issues; policy work throughout Africa and East Asia.


  • Julie Ann Matthaei

    Julie Ann Matthaei

    Professor of Economics

    B.A., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Marxist-feminist-anti-racist-ecological economist, specializing in women, gender, feminism, and work, and involved in research about and promotion of the emerging solidarity economy.


  • Patrick J. McEwan

    Patrick J. McEwan

    Professor of Economics

    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Research in the economics of education, applied econometrics, impact evaluation, and Latin American education and social policy.


  • Robin McKnight

    Robin McKnight

    Associate Professor of Economics

    B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Health economist, using the tools of economics to answer questions about health policy.


  • Seth Neumuller

    Seth Neumuller

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    B.S., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles)

    Research in applied macroeconomics, with an emphasis on issues related to consumer finance and labor markets.


  • Kyung Park

    Kyung Park

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

    Research in the field of law and economics as well as topics in political economy, with particular interest in racial discrimination and inequality.


  • Casey G. Rothschild

    Casey G. Rothschild

    Norma Wilentz Hess Associate Professor of Economics

    A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Public finance theorist interested in the role of government in taxation and insurance markets.


  • Kartini Shastry

    Kartini Shastry

    Associate Professor of Economics

    A.B., Brown University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Conducts research on economic development, including questions related to education, health, and savings behavior.


  • Olga Shurchkov

    Olga Shurchkov

    Associate Professor of Economics

    B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research in behavioral and experimental economics, with emphasis on labor market outcomes; information, belief formation, and learning; and culture and institutions


  • Daniel Sichel

    Daniel Sichel

    Professor of Economics

    B.A., M.P.P., University of Michigan; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research interests include macroeconomics, long-run growth, and technology. 


  • Susan E. Skeath

    Susan E. Skeath

    Professor of Economics

    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Interests in microeconomics, advanced and intermediate theory applied game theory, and experimental economics.


  • Akila Weerapana

    Akila Weerapana

    Associate Professor of Economics

    B.A., Oberlin College; A.M., Ph.D., Stanford University

    Interested in macroeconomics, particularly international economics, the economics of conflict, and monetary economics.


Faculty Emerita

  • Karl Case, In Memoriam

    Karl Case, In Memoriam

    Professor Emeritus of Economics

    B.A., Miami University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Professor Case passed away on July 15, 2016, after 34 years of teaching at Wellesley. His research was concerned with the causes and effects of boom and bust cycles in real estate; co-developed Case-Shiller Index, a leading measure of home pricing trends.


  • Marshall Goldman

    Marshall Goldman

    Professor Emeritus of Economics

    B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Ph D in Economics, Harvard University

    Studies economic and political developments in Russia, especially the energy sector and how it affects Vladimir Putin.


  • Ann Witte

    Ann Witte

    Professor Emerita of Economics

    B.A., University of Florida; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., North Carolina State University

    Research focuses on how to effectively empower people to manage their finances; how to improve early care and education in the US; and how memory affects and morphs as time passes.