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Ebert, Laura

B.A. Bard College
M.A. University of Connecticut
PH.D., New School for Social Research


Department: Economics
Office: JFT 804
Phone: (845) 257-2357

Career History

I came to SUNY New Paltz in the fall 2010 after teaching for several years in the private sector.

Teaching Interests

At SUNY NP I regularly teach Latin American economics, American economic development, and principles courses, but also enjoy teaching Asian economic development, international trade and finance and intermediate macroeconomics

Research/Creative Activity

My dissertation asked whether contractual savings could be used to finance reconstruction and development in South Africa in the post apartheid era. My research was conducted over a one and a half year period I spent in Johannesburg and Cape Town. While my country focus has shifted to Latin America I still retain my interest on commodity dependent economies. Currently I am writing a coauthored paper addressing Chile's failure to transition in any meaningful way from primary resource exporter to industrialized high productivity economy. My economic leaning is toward institutional and Keynesian economics.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis Dissertation Award, New School for Social Research, 1997 - 1998