I am an applied microeconomist, with research interests in development and environmental economics. Most of my work can be organized under two themes: (1) the economic responses to water scarcity and water pollution in developed and developing countries; (2) the causes and consequences of domestic violence and its transmission across generations.


At Wellesley, I teach a principles course in microeconomics (Econ 101), an introductory course in probability and statistics (Econ 103), an elective course in environmental and resource economics (Econ 228 / ES 228), and another elective   on environmental  issues in developing countries    (Econ 328).

Econ 101 introduces students to the world of formal economic modeling of individual and business decision-making. In Econ 103 students learn how to describe statistical data and read scientific studies and popular press articles involving statistical results. The most attractive feature of this course is its hands-on nature. During lab hours, students have a chance to learn how to perform analysis of statistical relationships and to interpret their findings. Econ 228 / ES 228 provides an introduction into the principles of environmental economics, with a focus on policy applications. The main objective of this course is for students to gain an economic perspective on environmental issues that will bring them greater insights into the causes, consequences, and ultimately, the solutions of the current environmental problems. Econ 338 provides students with a set of theoretical, econometric and practical skills to estimate the causal impacts of environmental policies and programs with a particular focus on less-developed countries.





Department of Economics

Pendleton East

Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481


(781) 283-2438