Smita Ramnarain, visiting assistant professor of economics, earned a PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an M.A in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, India, and a B.A in Economics from Madras Christian College, India. In addition, she has also completed a graduate certificate in women, gender and sexuality studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Professor Ramnarainís research and teaching interests lie in economic development, feminist economics, and political economy. She is especially interested in post-conflict economies, community-based development, microfinance, and gender in international development, with specific focus on South Asia.
CSI-0210: Introduction to Economics (Spring 2013)
CSI-0142: Gender in the Changing Global Economy (Spring 2013)
CSI-0210: Introduction to Economics (Fall 2012)
CSI-0160: Panacea or Pipe-dream: Microfinance in International Development (Fall 2012)