Alexandra Bernasek, Dept. Chair

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-3321


Office: C306 Clark, Dept. Chair

Role: Faculty

Position: Professor & Department Chair

Department: Economics


Alexandra Bernasek received her undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney in Australia and her graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is a feminist economist who's work covers a range of topics, all with a focus on gender. She has written on self-employment in the U.S., health insurance and employment transitions, household financial decision making, pension investments, risk aversion, the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, women's informal sector work in developing countries, and maternity leave in developing countries. Her work has been published in Economic Inquiry, The Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Social Economy, Contemporary Economic Policy, and the Social Science Journal, among others.  Dr. Bernasek is our current department chairperson.


Ph.D University of Michigan

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Econ 372 – History of Economic Thought and Institutions - Syllabus

Econ 460 – Economic Development - Syllabus

Econ 760 – Microeconomics of Development - Syllabus