Gisella A. Kagy

Assistant Professor of Economics

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vassar College. My research interests are in development, health and labor economics. My research focuses on two general areas: the effect of labor market opportunities for women on household decision making structures and domestic violence, and the impact of early childhood and in utero health shocks on later life health and human capital accumulation.

I teach courses in Economic Development and the Economics of Inequality and Discrimination.

BS, MA, PhD, University of Colorado
At Vassar since 2015


Blodgett Hall
Box 67
Monday 3 - 5 pm; Tuesday 3 - 5 pm; and by appointment

Research and Academic Interests

Economics Development
Economics of Inequality and Discrimination

Departments and Programs


ECON/INTL 273 Development Economics

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