Economic development, agricultural history, environmental economics, institutional economics
Carrie A. Meyer, associate professor of economics, completed a PhD in economics at the University of Illinois. Her research has focused on economic history, technology, institutions, rural development, and issues of environmental politics and economics in Latin America. Dr. Meyer has published four books including: Letters from the Boys: Wisconsin World War I Soldiers Write Home, 2018; Days on the Family Farm: From the Golden Age through the Great Depression, 2007; The Economics and Politics of NGOs in Latin American, 1999 and Land Reform in Latin America: The Dominican Case, 1989. She has also published numerous journal articles. Before completing her Ph.D, Meyer was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and she is currently doing research on Dominican agriculture. She has also served as an associate at the World Resources Institute. In addition to the Dominican Republic, Dr. Meyer has worked in research or technical assistance in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, and the Philippines; and she has worked as a consultant on USAID and World Bank projects. Visit Dr. Meyer's homepage at: mason.gmu.edu/~cmeyer/ to find class materials, her vita, and further information on her research and publications.