For the past four years, I've been interested in the gendered and racial nature of creditworthiness and how it has undergone change. Historically, women were considered economic dependents which categorized them as credit unworthy. Starting in the US in the 1970's second wave feminists began to challenge the prevalent perceptions of women through legal and market channels. In my research I'm constructing the racial and gendered development of creditworthiness and economic citizenship.
As a macroeconomist, my research interests address the intersection of financial structures and institutions with race, class and gender. In the past, I've been engaged in research that focused on the development of financial instability and its impact on the real economy.
Introduction to Economics
Money and Banking
Economics of Race, Class and Gender
A.B., Economics, San Diego State University, 1977
M.A., Economics, University of California-Riverside, 1982
Ph.D., Economics, University of California-Riverside, 1986
Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1989-2003
University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1984-1988
Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library, Research Support Grant, 2013-2014
Center for Global Partnership Grant, Japan Foundation, 1998-1999
Jerome A. Levy Economics Institute Research Fellowship, 1988-1989
"The Savings and Loan Crisis and Bailout" in Gerald Epstein and Martin Wolfson (eds.), The Political Economy of Financial Crisis. An Oxford University Press Handbook. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013.
"Housing and Homelessness in a Globalizing Economy," in Jonathan Harris and Neva Goodwin (eds.), New Thinking in Macroeconomics: Social, Institutional, Environmental Perspectives. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 2003.
Dymski, Gary and Dorene Isenberg (eds). Seeking Shelter on the Pacific Rim: Financial Globalization, Social Change, and the Housing Market. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2002.
"The Political Economy of Financial Reform: The Origins of the US Deregulation of 1980 and 1982" in Robert Pollin (ed.), Capitalism, Socialism, and Radical Political Economy: Festschrift in Honor of Howard Sherman. Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2000.
"The Political Economy of Monetary Policy in the European Union: The Case of Belgium" Review of Radical Political Economics, 30 (1998) #3:46-55.
"The Political Economy of Monetary Policy on the Globalizing Road to EMU," in Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer (editors), Political Economy of Central Banking. Edward Elgar Press. 1998
"Housing Finance in the Age of Globalization: From Social Housing to Life-Cycle Risk" co-authored with Gary Dymski in Dean Baker, Gerald Epstein, and Robert Pollin (editors), Globalization and Progressive Economic Policy: Real Constraints and Real Options. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
"Financial Fragility and the Great Depression: New Evidence on Credit Growth in the 1920s," in Gary Dymski and Robert Pollin (ed.) New Perspectives in Monetary Macroeconomics: Explorations in the Tradition of Hyman P. Minsky, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
"Financial Institutions After the S&L Crisis: A Community-Based Credit Union." Review of Radical Political Economics, 23#1-2 (Spring/Summer 1991) pp. 155-160.
"Financial Instability: A Recession Simulation on the U.S. Corporate Structure." The Eastern Economic Journal, 17#2 (April-June 1991) pp.165-175.
"The Financially Fragile Firm: Is There a Case for It in the 1920s?" British Review of Economic Issues, 11#25 (Summer 1989) pp.27-51.
"Is There a Case for Minsky's Financial Fragility Hypothesis in the1920s?" Journal of Economic Issues, 22#4 (December 1988) pp.1045-1069.
Association for Evolutionary Economics
Union for Radical Economics
International Association for Feminist Economics