Claudia R. Williamson, PHD.


Claudia R. Williamson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University. Her research focuses on applied microeconomics, the political economy of development, and the effectiveness of development policies, such as foreign aid. She has authored numerous articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Public Choice, and Southern Economic Journal. She has also contributed multiple chapters to edited books, written book reviews, and policy briefs.

Claudia completed her Ph.D. in economics at West Virginia University in May 2008. She spent the 2007-2008 year at George Mason University as the F.A. Hayek Visiting Scholar in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Development Research Institute of New York University from 2009-2012 and she spent the 2008-2009 year as an assistant professor of economics at Appalachian State University. During the summer of 2007, she performed fieldwork on land titling in rural Peru.

Contact Information

Mississippi State University

Department of Finance & Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

Box 9580, 312F McCool Hall

Mississippi State, MS 39762-9580

Phone: 724-255-8627