Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth

Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth joined the Economics Department at Middlebury College as a visiting instructor in the Fall of 2015.  She is currently completing her dissertation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds a B.A. in Political Economy and Spanish from The Evergreen State College and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jessica's research and teaching focus on development economics (with an emphasis on Latin America), microeconomics, and ethics in economics. Her dissertation examines a participatory development project in Northeastern Brazil using a mixed-methods approach to evaluate problems stemming from free riding, elite capture, patron-client relationships, project design and participant capabilities.

Jessica's research on ethics in economics with Professor Gerald Epstein from the University of Massachusetts Amherst centers on the disclosure of conflicts of interest and has gained national attention.



Course List: 

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ECON 0150 - Intro Macroeconomics      

Introductory Macroeconomics
An introduction to macroeconomics: a consideration of macroeconomic problems such as unemployment and inflation. Theories and policy proposals of Keynesian and classical economists are contrasted. Topics considered include: banking, financial institutions, monetary policy, taxation, government spending, fiscal policy, tradeoffs between inflation and unemployment in both the short run and the long run, and wage-price spirals. 3 hrs. lect. SOC

Spring 2016

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ECON 0425 - Economic Development Seminar      

Seminar on Economic Development
Much of the world still faces the daily pain of poverty. Developing countries have to accelerate their growth rates, eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, address environmental concerns, and create productive employment. We examine the major analytic and policy issues raised by these challenges and study the need for a productive balance between market forces and positive state action. With the help of case studies from Asia, Latin America, and Africa, we focus on different development strategies adopted, the choice of policy instruments, and methods of implementation. (ECON 0210 or MATH 0116 or MATH 0310 or PSYC 0201) 3 hrs. sem.

Fall 2015, Spring 2016

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ECON 0500 - Individual Special Project      

Individual Special Project
If you choose to pursue an area that we do not offer or go in depth in an area already covered, we recommend the Individual Special Project option. These ECON 0500 proposals MUST be passed by the entire department and are to be submitted to the chair by the first Friday of fall and spring semester, respectively. The proposals should contain a specific description of the course contents, its goals, and the mechanisms by which goals are to be realized. It should also include a bibliography. According to the College Handbook, ECON 0500 projects are a privilege open to those students with advanced preparation and superior records in their fields. A student needs to have a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. in Economics courses taken at Middlebury in order to pursue an Individual Special Project. ECON 0500 does not count towards the major or minor requirements.

Fall 2016

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