Carolyn Craven

Associate Professor of Economics

 work(802) 443-3232
 Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Thursdays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, after class or by appointment
 Warner Hall 305B

Carolyn Craven studied Political Economy at Williams College, graduating magna cum laude in 1979, and received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1991. Her thesis Structural Theories of Inflation and the Case of Uruguay was written under Carlos Diaz-Alejandro and Gustav Ranis. She received grants from Yale University for dissertation research in Uruguay and Argentina. She taught Principles courses and a seminar on Latin American development while at Yale, and won the Ray Powell Award for excellence in teaching.

From 1988 to 1995 she taught at Franklin & Marshall College, including courses in macroeconomics, Latin American development, and international economics. During that period she published articles on the Latin American history of economic thought and on inflation in Uruguay, and during a sabbatical leave returned to Uruguay for research in a women's textile cooperative in Uruguay.

In 1995 she moved to Middlebury with newborn twins and her husband, Peter Matthews, who was starting a job in the economics department. She has been teaching part-time at Middlebury since 1999. When circumstances allow, she writes fiction.


Department of Economics

Warner Hall
303 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753