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Hsu, Sara

Ph.D., University of Utah
B.A., Wellesley College

Assistant Professor

Department: Economics
Office: JFT 804
Phone: (845) 257-2945

Career History

2011-Present State University of New York at New Paltz New Paltz, NY
Assistant Professor of Economics and Asian Studies. Teach courses on global and Asian economic development and globalization, financial crises, macroeconomics, microeconomics.

2009-2011 IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
Visiting Scholar. Researched solutions to rural poverty in South Texas, including building health care and other industrial clusters, addressing accessible vulnerable groups.

2010, 2011 UT, San Antonio San Antonio, TX
Adjunct Professor. Taught graduate level course on financial crises, 1929 to present, and graduate level course on economic development in Spring 2011.

2008 – 2009 Trinity University San Antonio, TX
Visiting Assistant Professor. Taught Principles of Macroeconomics and China’s Economy after 1978.

2008, 2010 St. Edward’s University Austin, TX
Adjunct Professor. Taught course on China’s Economy after 1978.

2006 – 2007 Gender and Macro International Working Group Salt Lake City, UT
Assistant Director. Produced annual international conference: managed team of research assistants, prepared all materials, coordinated activities of conference attendees. Worked with Director to prepare ongoing publications.

(Pre-2006 Career History Available Upon Request)

Teaching Interests

Chinese Development, Asian Sustainable Development, Informal Finance, International Trade


Select Publications

 May 2014 Lessons in Sustainable Development from Japan and South Korea (Pivot book). New York: Palgrave.
 October 2013 Lessons in Sustainable Development from China and Taiwan (Pivot book). New York: Palgrave.
 June 2013 Financial Crises, 1929 to 2009 (book). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Positively reviewed in the Journal of Economic Literature 52(1): 227-229.
 September 2012 Development and Legitimacy of Chinese Informal Finance, with Nikos Passas and Jianjun Li. The Pacific Review.
 July 2012 “Increasing Damage of Man-Made Crises: Financial Crises and Global Instability” Journal of Economic Issues.
 August 2009 Informal Finance in China: Chinese and American Perspectives, ed. with Jianjun Li, New York: Oxford University Press. Author, Chapter 1, Introduction, and Chapter 7, Is Informal Finance Faster, Cheaper, Better than Formal Finance? A Study of Small and Medium Enterprises in Shanghai and Nanjing.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

 2013-Present Member, National Committee on US-China Relations International
 2012-Present Committee Chair, Association for Evolutionary Economics International
 2011-2012 Newsletter Editor, IAFFE International
 2011-2012 Board Member, IAFFE Membership Committee International
 2010-Present Fellow, Economists for Peace and Security International
 2009-Present Member, International Association for Feminist Economics International
 2007-Present Researcher, University of Texas Inequality Project Austin, TX

Link to CV