Menna Bizuneh, AssociateProfessor of Economics

Menna Bizuneh

Associate Professor of Economics

On Sabbatical 2023-2024

Director, Claremont Faculty Leadership Program (CFLP)


With Pitzer Since: 2014
Field Group: Economics
Campus Address: Scott 204
Phone: 909.607.9127
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: See Faculty Directory

Educational Background

PhD Economics, Georgia State University
MS Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
BS Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
BA Economics, Emory University

Recent Courses

Time Series Analysis (ECON 197)
Senior Seminar (ECON 198)
International Finance (ECON 147)
International Trade (ECON 145)
Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 104)
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 051)

Selected Scholarly Works

Bizuneh, M. (2021). Are We Floating Yet? Duration of Fixed Exchange Rate Regimes.  Eastern Economic Journal, doi:

Bizuneh, M., & Geremew, M. (2021). Assessing the Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Emerging Market Economies. Eastern Economic Journal, 1-27.

Bizuneh, M., Buigut, S., & Valev, N. (2020). Beyond Borders: The Euro Crisis and Public Support for Monetary Integration in East AfricaSouth African Journal of Economics88(4), 518-535.

Bizuneh, M., Buigut, S., & Valev, N. (2018). Gaining global clout through monetary union: Evidence from East Africa. Journal of Economic Integration33(2), 1363-1387.

Bizuneh, M., & Valev, N. (2014). Safety in Numbers: Bailouts and the Decision to Join the EMUComparative Economic Studies56(3), 452-468.

Bizuneh, M., & Valev, N. (2014). The Devil you Know: Pegs vs Floats with Uncertain Outcomes. Review of International Economics22(4), 686-699.

Recent Conferences and Invited Talks

“Are We Floating Yet? Duration of Fixed Exchange Rate Regimes,” invited talk, paper presented at the International Trade and Finance Association Seminar, Virtually, April 2021.

“Assessing the Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Emerging Market Economies,” (with Menelik Geremew), paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association Conference, Virtually, February 2021.

“Matching Matters: Women and the Choice to major in Economics,” (with Alexandre Baude, Antara Anand, and Morgan Stockham) paper presented at the Southern Economic Association Conference Washington DC, November 2018.

Selected Grants, Honors and Awards

Women in Education Leadership, Harvard University, 2021

Claremont Faculty Leadership Program, 2020

Doman Faculty Fellowship, “Breaking the Peg-Determinants of Fixed Exchange Rate Regimes”, 2020

Consortium for High Achievement and Success Pedagogy Grant for Promoting Excellence, “Demystifying the Economics Major Shortage of Women in Minority Groups,” 2015

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae

Page last updated on December 4, 2023