Sarah Pearlman Associate Professor and Chair of Economics
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, money and banking, econometrics, and Latin American economic development.
Her research looks at the use of formal credit by poor, urban households in developing countries and by immigrant households, in the US She also looks at the impact that crime has on microenterprise growth and the impact of the drug war in Mexico on labor market outcomes and migration decisions.
- BA, Wellesley College; PhD, University of Maryland
- At Vassar since 2007
- ECON 225. Financial Markets and Investments
- ECON 300. Senior Reseach
In the Media
URSI and Ford Scholars Learn Research Can Be Frustrating—and Fun
Learning that setbacks are an integral part of research, about 60 Vassar students took part in projects this summer on the auspices of the Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) and Ford Scholars programs.
Cuba in Transition
With diplomatic relations reestablished between Cuba and the United States, the pace of change in Cuba is accelerating. This year’s annual International Studies travel course explored the areas where the impact of that change is most profoundly felt—the environment, the economy, and the tourist sector—and asked how this new phase in Cuba’s revolution fits into the larger trajectory of post-1959 Cuban history.
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