Beatriz Maldonado, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Address: Beatty 325
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 843.953.5433
Curriculum Vitae: Download


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 is broadly focused on international political economy and development with a regional emphasis on Latin America. She’s interested in political institutions, conflict and how women, especially female leaders, make and influence decisions.

Courses Taught

  • Economics of Globalization: Fall 2012-2015, 2017-2020; Spring 2013, 2014
  • Principles of Macroeconomics: Fall 2010, 2012-2014; Spring 2011-2013, 2015-2018, 2020-2021; Summer 2010
  • International Development: Spring 2013–2016, 2018, Fall 2016, 2018-2020
  • Economics for Development: Spring 2014; Fall 2015; Fall 2017-2018, 2020
  • Elements of Statistics: Summer 2008, 2009, 2011
  • International Financial Crises: Spring 2017
  • Gender and Development: Spring 2020, 2021

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty, School of Business, ExCEL Awards 2019-2020
  • Global Scholar Faculty
  • Center for Public Choice & Market Process Research Fellow 2013, 2014, 2015


“Divided Government in Latin America” (with Peter Calcagno), Applied Economic Letters, Vol. 27(12), pp. 1010-1015 (2020)

“Do Foreign Aid Donors Reward Recipients for Gender Equality?” (with Daniel L. Hicks), Applied Economic Letters, Vol. 27(1), pp. 46-51 (2020).

“Is There Adaptation to Predictable Climate Change Along the Temperature-Conflict Nexus?Evidence from the El Niño Southern Oscillation” (with Daniel L. Hicks), Applied Economic Letters, Vol. 26(11), pp. 893-897 (2019).

“Identity, Patronage, and Redistribution: Economic Inequality in Bolivia under Evo Morales” (with Daniel L. Hicks, Brian Piper, and Alejandra Goytia Rios), Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, Vol. 1(1), pp. 26-41 (2018)

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