Beatriz Maldonado-Bird

Associate Professor, International Studies/Economics

Address: 325 Beatty Center
Office Hours: Fall 2021: Mondays 2:00-5:00 pm and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.5433
E-mail: maldonadobirdba@cofc.edu
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Education

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oklahoma (May 2012)

M.A. in Economics, University of Oklahoma (December 2010)

B.A. in Economics, University of Oklahoma (May 2007)


Research Interests

Dr. Maldonado completed her dissertation “Three Essays on the Political Economy of Development” from the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests are in the fields of Economic Development and Political Economy, and how they interact. She has a regional focus on Latin American development.


Courses Taught

  • Economics of Globalization: Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017; Spring 2013, 2014
  • Principles of Macroeconomics: Fall 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2011, 2012, 2013; Summer 2010
  • Elements of Statistics: Summer 2008, 2009, 2011
  • International Development: Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018; Fall 2016, 2018
  • Economics for Development: Spring 2014
  • International Financial Crisis: Spring 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process Research Fellow – 2014
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Economics, University of Oklahoma – 2012
  • Research & Creative Endeavors Gran, University of Oklahoma– 2011
  • Chong Liew Graduate Research Award (1st place) – 2011
  • A.J Kondonassis Fellowship in Growth and Development Economics – 2010
  • Southern Economic Association Graduate Student Award – 2010
  • Chong Liew Graduate Research Award (2nd place) – 2009
  • Chong Liew Outstanding First Year Graduate Student – 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa – 2007

Publications

Publications
  • “Is There Adaptation to Predictable Climate Change Along the Temperature-Conflict Nexus? Evidence from the El Niño Southern Oscillation” (with Daniel L. Hicks), Applied Economic Letters, 26(11), 893-897 (2019).
  • “Identity, Patronage, and Redistribution: Economic Inequality in Bolivia under Evo Morales” (with Daniel L. Hicks, Brian Piper, and Alejandra Goytia Rios), Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, Vol. 1(1), pp. 26-41 (2018)
  • “Women’s Rights and Patterns of Migration” with Schylar Brock, Economics and Business Letters, Vol. 6(1), pp. 20-27 (2017).
  • “Women as Policy Makers and Donors: Female Legislators and Foreign Aid” with Daniel L. Hicks and Joan Hamory Hicks, European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 41 (January), pp. 46-60 (2016).
  • “Are Female Politicians More Responsive to International Crises?” with Daniel L. Hicks and Joan Hamory Hicks Applied Economic Letters, Vol. 22 (6), pp. 493-498 (2015).
  • “Electoral Experience, Institutional Quality, and Economic Development in Latin America” with Robin Grier Oxford Development Studies, Vol. 43 (2), pp. 253-280. (2015).
  • “Legislatures, Leaders, and Leviathans: How Constitutional Institutions Affect the Size of Government Spending” (2013). Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 94 (4), pp. 1102-1123.
Working Papers
  • “The Cost of Dissidence: International Commodity Prices and Political Unrest in Latin America” (in preparation)
  • “The Capricious Leviathan: Volatility of Government Spending and Political Institutions” (in preparation)