Emma Stephens

Professor of Economics

With Pitzer Since: 2007
Field Group: Economics
Campus Address: Fletcher 222
Phone: 909.607.7952
Email: emma_stephens
Office Hours:  Wednesday 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Thursday 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Educational Background

MA, PhD, Economics, Cornell University
BSc, Physics, McGill University

Research Interests

Subsistence farming systems in developing countries, commodity market participation, spatial market analysis, dynamic technology adoption processes and system dynamics

Recent Courses

Agricultural Economics (ECON 181)

Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON51)

Microeconomic Theory (ECON105)

Development Economics (ECON140)

Economic History of Globalization (ECON182)

Selected Publications

Stephens, E. C. (2017). Food Shortages: The Role And Limitations Of Markets In Resolving Food Crises During The 2012 Famine In The Sahel. In J. Brewer, N. Fromer & F. Trentmann, (Eds.), Scales of Scarcity in the Modern World, 1800-2075. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming.

Stephens, E. C., Jones, A. D., & Parsons, D. (2017). Agricultural Systems Research and Global Food Security in the 21st Century: An Overview and Roadmap for Future Opportunities. Agricultural Systems: Special Issue on Global Food Security, In press. DOI:10.1007/s12571-012-0176-1

VanSickle-Ward, R. & Stephens, E. C. (2017, April 12). The ‘Economic Woman’: Why Clinton’s Economic Message Still Matters. US News and World Report. Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/articles/2017-04-12/the-economic- woman-why-hillary-clintons-economic-message-still-matters

Stephens, E. C., Barrett C. B., Brown, D. R., Lehmann, J., Mbugua, D., Ngoze, S., Nicholson, C. F., Parsons, D., Pell, A. P., & Riha, S. J. (2012). Modeling Feedback between Economic and Biophysical Systems in Smallholder Agriculture in Kenya: The Crops, Livestock and Soils in Smallholder Economic Systems (CLASSES) model. Food Security, vol. 4(3), pages 423-439. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-012-0176-1

Stephens, E. C., Mabaya, E., von Cramon-Taubadel, S. & Barrett, C. B. (2012). Spatial Price Adjustment with and without Trade. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, vol. 74(3), pages 453-469. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00651.x

Stephens, E. C., & Barrett, C. B. (2011). Incomplete Credit Markets and Commodity Marketing Behavior. Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 62(1), pages 1-24. DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2010.00274.x

Brown, D. R., Stephens, E. C., Ouma, J. O., Murithi, F. M. & Barrett, C. B. (2006). Livelihood Strategies in the Rural Kenyan Highlands. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 21-35. http://www.afjare.org/resources/issues/vol_1_no1/2%20Brown%20- %20Livelihood%20strategies%20in%20the%20rural%20Kenyan%20highlands.pdf

 

Additional Information

Editor-in-chief at Elsevier journal Agricultural Systems

Curriculum Vitae

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