Emma C. Stephens                                                      Telephone: 909-607-7952
Pitzer College                                                              Fax: 909-621-8481
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1050 N. Mills Avenue                                                               
Claremont, CA 91711

July 2007 to present: Assistant Professor of Economics, Pitzer College

Ph. D., Economics, Cornell University, July 2007
Dissertation: ‘Essays on Commodity Market Participation and Dynamics in Three African Countries’
Committee: Christopher B. Barrett (chair), Harry M. Kaiser, Stefan Klonner
Fields of Interest: Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, System Dynamics, Economic History
M. A., Economics, Cornell University, April 2006
B. Sc., Physics, McGill University, June 1996


Douglas R. Brown, Emma C. Stephens, James O. Ouma, Festus M. Murithi and Christopher B. Barrett “Livelihood Strategies in the Rural Kenyan Highlands,” African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, vol. 1, no. 1 (December 2006): pp. 21-35.

“Incomplete Credit Markets and Commodity Marketing Behavior,” with Christopher B. Barrett, Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 62, no. 1 (February 2011): pp. 1-24.

“Spatial Price Adjustment with and without Trade,” with Ed Mabaya, Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel and Christopher B. Barrett, forthcoming Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

 “Modeling Feedback between Economic and Biophysical Systems in Smallholder Agriculture in Kenya: The Crops, Livestock and Soils in Smallholder Economic Systems (CLASSES) model,” with Christopher B. Barrett, Douglas R. Brown, Johannes Lehmann, David Mbugua, Solomon Ngoze, Charles F. Nicholson, David Parsons, Alice N. Pell and Susan J. Riha, April 2011, under review

“Feedback Relationships between New Technology Use and Information Networks: Evidence from Ghana,” March 2011

“Seasonal Market Usage in rural Ethiopian Teff Markets” March 2010

“International Trade Liberalization and Spatial Price Adjustment in Bangladesh,” with Paul A. Dorosh and Christopher B. Barrett, June 2008

“Threshold adjustment and/or threshold cointegration?  An application to the German apple market,” with Linde Goetz and Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel, June 2008

 “Structural Adjustment during Canada’s Wheat Boom: 1900-1913,” May 2008


2009-2010:   Pacific Conference for Development Economics Annual Meeting (USC)
2008-2009:   Centre for the Study of African Economics Annual Meeting
(Oxford University)
Courant Research Centre Inaugural Conference (University of Göttingen)
Pitzer College
2007-2008:   Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting (Vancouver)
Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting (Honolulu)
American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting (Orlando)
2006-2007:  American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting (Long
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting (Montreal)
North East Universities Development Consortium (Cornell University)

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics

Peace Corps Volunteer, Water and Sanitation Program, Cameroon, 1997-1999
Board Member, Friends of Cameroon Returned Volunteer Association, 2001 to present

Canadian, American, British; English (Fluent), French (Conversational)