Katerine Ramirez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics at Monmouth University

Leon Hess Business School

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Leon Hess Business School of Monmouth University and I teach Microeconomics Principles and Development Economics.

My research interests are in development economics, labor economics, and demography. My research focuses on gender, migration, and factors that affect labor market participation. Some of these factors are the opportunity cost of time, job-search frictions, and human capital investment. I got my Ph.D. from the department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University (OSU). My adviser is Joyce Chen, with Mark Partridge and Abdoul Sam as part of my committee. You may read more about my research here.

Before Monmouth, I worked in development banks as a credit risk analyst and poverty consultant. I also have experience with non-profits and international organizations. I received a B.A. (Economics with Honors, Mathematics) and a Masters in Public Administration from Clark University, and an M.Sc. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Davis.