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Department of Economics
School of Business
Virginia Commonwealth University
1015 Floyd Avenue
Overview: Dr. Mitchell teaches undergraduate courses in principles of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics and development economics and graduate international economics. Dr. Mitchell's research and consulting interests include health economics in developing countries, the economics of landmines and mine clearance, international trade negotiations, international trade policy, and R&D policy.
native Hoosier, Dr. Mitchell first came to Virginia in 1984.
completing the doctoral program in economics at the University of
in 1989, she accepted a position as an assistant professor with the
of Economics at Wayne State University. In 1990 she joined the
at Virginia Commonwealth University as an assistant professor, writing
on general equilibrium models of international trade policy and game
modelling of international trade agreements. She spent 1995-1996
as a visiting lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney,
Australia, where she continued work on R&D policy, paying special
to the needs of small, industrial economies.
In 1997, Dr. Mitchell was promoted to associate professor. She spent 1999 on sabbatical at the University of Virginia as a visiting professor, studying development economics. She has published several articles on international trade policy, international trade negotiations, and R&D policy. She has a particular interest in the socioeconomic implications of landmines for developing countries, having completed consulting projects on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Recently her attention has turned to trade and development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. She received a Fulbright lecturing and research award in 2001 and was hosted by the University of Cape Town from July through December. While there, Dr. Mitchell studied trade liberalization in the South African automobile industry. Her current research is on behavioral issues relating to AIDS in Southern Africa.
Ball State University, B.S., Honors College, cum laude, Economics, 1984
University of Virginia, M.A, Economics, 1987
University of Virginia, Ph.D., Economics, 1989
Econ 205-Economics of Product
Development and Markets (Engineering Economics)
Econ 210-Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 211-Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 315-Development Economics
Econ 329-International Economics
Econ 609-Advanced International Economics
Photo courtesy of Suzanne Gallagher
Last updated: February 2006