Sarah Pearlman

Professor and Chair of Economics
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Sarah Pearlman is a development economist who joined the Vassar faculty in 2007. She completed her undergraduate degree in Economics and Spanish at Wellesley and her PhD in Economics at the University of Maryland. She teaches courses in finance, econometrics, gender economics, and Latin American economic development.

Her recent work focuses on informality, the impact of migration on marriage and labor markets in Mexico, the impacts of deportations on foreign born women in the U.S., and the determinants of women’s occupational choice in the U.S. and Mexico.

BA, Wellesley College; PhD, University of Maryland
At Vassar since 2007


Blodgett Hall
Box 497


  • ECON 300 Senior Reseach
  • ECON 388 Latin American Economic Development
  • LALS 388 Latin American Economic Development

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