Anja Benshaul-Tolonen

Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University

034_anja_tolonen_1061My research interests are focused on development economics and environmental economics. One strand of my research explores how natural resource booms, in particular mining investments, affect local welfare, with specific focus on labor markets, health and gender equality.

Another strand focuses on the economics of health and gender in developing countries, exploring stigma, access to sanitation for adolescent girls and the WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sector. I use empirical methods including quasi-experiments, lab experiments in the field and randomized control trials.

At Barnard College, I teach Introduction to Development Economics, Empirical Development Economics, Econometrics and a senior seminar on Women in Development Economics.

I am the co-founder and organizer of the Columbia Women in Economics Network that aims to strengthen intra-university network ties, provide space for research sharing across sub-disciplines and skills training for junior female faculty in Economics.

Please look here for my CV.

Contact details:
Anja Benshaul-Tolonen
Department of Economics
Barnard College at Columbia University
3009 Broadway
New York, 10027

+1-(510)-229 8944
+1-(212)-854 9150
atolonen [at] barnard [dot] edu
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Updated: 03/04/2019

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