Stephanie Seguino

Professor, Department of Economics
  University of Vermont
340 Old Mill
Burlington, VT 05405

Contact information

 Tel. 802.656.0187
Fax 802.656.8405

   Email: stephanie.seguino@uvm.edu

                                     Research                                                                Teaching

My research explores a critical question that became salient as a consequence of the four years I spent doing research in Haiti: "Is equity with growth possible? If so, what are the conditions under which that happy outcome might occur?"

In addition to analyzing the effects of inequality on growth, I have investigated the impact of various aspects of globalization on well-being and intergroup disparity. A recent project I have undertaken is to consider why researchers investigating the effects of inequality on growth obtain such different and indeed contradictory results. I argue that the measure of inequality matters: household distribution of income has different effects on growth than, for example, gender or ethnic wage inequality because they operate via differing macroeconomic pathways.

Over the past several years, I have worked with a number of international organizations and research groups: U.S. Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and the World Bank. I am a member of the Engendering Macroeconomics and International Trade Project (GEM-IWG), funded by the Ford Foundation, and have taught in their international Knowledge Networking Project at the University of Utah. I am also a Research Scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

For more details, see my curriculum vitae and research statement. I am also a photographer.

Recent published articles and working papers

"Promoting Gender Equality as a Means to Finance Development."  Co-Authored with Gunseli Berik and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers. Working paper, September 2009.

"The Global Economic Crisis, Its Gender Implications, and Policy Responses."  Paper presented to the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women,  United Nations. March 2009.

"Toward Gender Justice: Confronting Stratification and Power."  Working Paper, September 2008.

"Plus ca Change: Evidence on Global Trends in Gender Norms and Stereotypes."  2007. Feminist Economics 13(2): 1-28.

"Is More Mobility Good?: Mobile Capital and the Low Wage Low Productivity Trap."  2007. In Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 18 (1): 27-51.

"The Great Equalizer?: Globalization Effects on Gender Equity in Well-Being in Latin America and the Caribbean." 2007.  In Anwar Shaikh (ed), Globalization and the Myth of Free Trade. London: Routledge.

"Taking Gender Differences in Bargaining Power Seriously: Equity, Living Wages, and Labor Standards." 2006. In E. Kupier and D. Barker (eds), Feminist Perspectives on Gender and the World Bank, London: Routledge.

"Gender, Distribution, and Balance of Payments Constrained Growth in Developing Countries."  Working Paper, September 2008.

The Threads that Bind: Race and Gender Stratification and the Macroeconomics of Inequality."  Working Paper, November 2006.

"The Impact of Religiosity on Gender Attitudes and Outcomes." Working Paper, April 2009.

                      Fall 2009

  EC 240  Inequality and Poverty
                    Spring 2010

EC 11 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 171
Intermediate Macroeconomics
EC 240
Border Crossings: Topics in Globalization

All spring course materials are on Blackboard

  Amadou Sow 2007

  Ira 1991
                     Moustapha      Three pears 
                     Moustapha 2007                                           Three pears 2008
      Haiti  1987
                       Langston in the Marais 2007                            Montreal 2007
        Hands 2008   
                        Amadou 2007                                                       2005

                                                      Soweto 2006
       Tulips 2005
Walking leaves
            Walking Leaves 2006


                 Eggs, shell, pear      Shells and pear      Vase and lamp
                 Shell, eggs, pear  2008                                               Shells and pear 2008                                                                           Vase and lamp 2009 

                                  Williams Hall
                                   Williams Hall 2007

                                Italian wedding                    Manarola       
                                Italian wedding 1993                                                                                                                 Manarola, 2009

                                antonis                         ito
                                Antonis and Kostis, 2009                                                                                                 Ito, 2009

                              Untitled, 2010

                                   Untitled, 2010