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Emily Conover’s current research interests include health policy, political economy, and labor markets in developing countries among other topics in applied microeconomics. She grew up in Colombia and came to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College. She then studied economics at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and went on to earn her doctorate in economics from U.C. Berkeley.

Recent Courses Taught

Microeconomic Theory
Topics in Development Economics
Economic Statistics
Development Economics
Economics Research Seminar
Economic Development in Latin America
Introduction to Econometrics

Selected Publications

  • “Declining Outmigration and Local Labor Markets” (with M. Khamis and S. Pearlman), Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming.
  • “Gender Imbalances and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from large-scale Mexican Migration” with Melanie Khamis and Sarah Pearlman. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 2021, 12(1).
  • “Cash and Ballots: Conditional Transfers, Political Participation and Voting Behavior” with Roman Zarate, Adriana Camacho and Javier Baez, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2020, 68(2): 541-566.
  • “The impact of receiving SMS price and weather information on small scale farmers in Colombia” with Adriana Camacho, World Development, 2019, 123, article 104596
  • “Effects of Colombia’s Social Protection System on Workers’ Choice between Formal and Informal Employment” with Adriana Camacho and Alejandro Hoyos, The World Bank Economic Review, 2014, 28(3), 446-466.
  • “Consequences of Easier Access to Alcohol: New Zealand Evidence” with Dean Scrimgeour, Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 32(2), 570-585.
  • “Effects of Subsidized Health Insurance on Newborn Health in a Developing Country” with Adriana Camacho, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2013, 61(3), 633-658.
  • “The Influence of Social Networks on Pro-Environment Behaviors” with Julio Videras, Ann Owen, and Stephen Wu, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2012, 63(1), 35-50.
  • “Heat Waves Droughts and Preferences for Environmental Policy” with Ann Owen, Julio Videras and Stephen Wu, 2012, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012, 31(3), 556-577.
  • “Manipulation of Social Program Eligibility” with Adriana Camacho, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2011, 3(2): 41–65.

College Service

  • Honor Court Faculty Member
  • Middle States Working Group Committee on Educational Effectiveness Assessment
  • New York City Program Committee
  • Latin American Studies Committee
  • Admissions and Financial Aid Committee
  • Economics Department Hiring Committee for Tenure Track Position
  • Structural and Institutional Hierarchies CAP Sub-Committee
  • Latin American Studies Committee program director
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center Council
  • Hamilton College Planning Committee
  • Hamilton-Colgate Economics Department Seminar Organizer

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.Ec., Université de Parie I Panthéon-Sorbonne
B.A., Wellesley College

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