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Beatriz Maldonado, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Address: Beatty 325
Office Hours: MW 1:30-3:00 pm or by appointment
Phone: 843-953-5433
E-mail: maldonadobirdba@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download



Education

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oklahoma (May 2012)
M.A. in Economics, University of Oklahoma (December 2010)
B.A. in Economics, University of Oklahoma (May 2007)


Research Interests

Dr. Maldonado's research interests are in the fields of Economic Development and Political Economy, and how they interact. She has a regional focus on Latin American development. Her recent project is on gender composition in national legislatures


Courses Taught

  • Economics of Globalization: Fall 2012 - 2015; Spring 2013, 2014

  • International Development: Spring 2013 - 2015

  • Economics for Development: Spring 2014; Fall 2015

  • Principles of Macroeconomics: Fall 2010, 2012 - 2014; Spring 2011 - 2013, 2015; Summer 2010

  • Elements of Statistics: Summer 2008, 2009, 2011


Honors and Awards

  • Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process Research Fellow – 2014

  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Economics, University of Oklahoma – 2012

  • Research & Creative Endeavors Gran, University of Oklahoma– 2011

  • Chong Liew Graduate Research Award (1st place) – 2011

  • A.J Kondonassis Fellowship in Growth and Development Economics – 2010

  • Southern Economic Association Graduate Student Award – 2010

  • Chong Liew Graduate Research Award (2nd place) – 2009

  • Chong Liew Outstanding First Year Graduate Student – 2008

  • Phi Beta Kappa – 2007


Publications

“Women as Policy Makers and Donors: Female Legislators and Foreign Aid”
with Daniel L. Hicks and Joan Hamory Hicks, European Journal of Political Economy, Forthcoming
Working Paper Version
Media Links: College of Charleston Magazine (2015)

“Are Female Politicians More Responsive to International Crises?” with Daniel L. Hicks and Joan Hamory Hicks Applied Economic Letters, Vol. 22 (6), 493-498 (2015).
Working Paper Version

“Electoral Experience, Institutional Quality, and Economic Development in Latin America” with Robin Grier Oxford Development Studies, Vol. 43 (2), pp. 253-280. (2015).
Working Paper Version

“Legislatures, Leaders, and Leviathans: How Constitutional Institutions Affect the Size of Government Spending” Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 94 (4), pp. 1102-1123 (2013).