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Barham, Tania

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research overview

  • Dr. Tania Barham, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley, 2005), is an applied microeconomist specializing in health, development, migration, and labor economics. Her research focuses on the impact of policies on individuals living in poverty throughout their lifespan and across generations. Her research portfolio includes investigating the influence of childhood poverty reduction programs, such as conditional cash transfer initiatives in Mexico and Nicaragua, as well as maternal and child health and family planning programs in Bangladesh. Dr. Barham also leads impact evaluations in Colorado, including randomized control trials, to assess the short and long-term effects of subsidized employment programs aimed at helping the long-term unemployed secure stable employment.


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courses taught

  • ECON 3070 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2024
    Explores theory and application of models of consumer choice, firm and market organization, and general equilibrium. Extensions include intertemporal decisions, decisions under uncertainty, externalities, and strategic interaction.
  • ECON 8219 - Economics Research Methods Workshop 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2024
    Continuation of ECON 8209. Assists students starting their doctoral thesis by discussing relevant economic research. Presents and discusses research papers.
  • ECON 8774 - Economic Development 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2022
    Focuses on microeconomic issues surrounding economic development from a largely empirical perspective. This is one course in a two-semester sequence in development economics for PhD students. Topics covered in the two sections will vary to keep up with the current research but this course will cover a variety of papers covering different research design and program evaluation methods on topical areas including but not limited to, human capital development and long-run effects, environment and health, labor markets and migration, social capital and networks, micro-credit, and women's empowerment.


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