Emily Conover
Kirner-Johnson 211

Emily Conover joined Hamilton as an assistant professor of economics.  She grew up in Colombia and came to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College. She then studied economics at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Conover earned her Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley. Her fields of specialization are development and labor economics. Conover’s current research interests include health policy, political economy, and formal and informal labor markets, among other topics in applied microeconomics.



Economics 101: Issues in Microeconomics

Economics 265: Economic Statistics

Economics 340: Development Economics 

Economics 340W: Development Economics as a writing Intensive class

Economics 505: Topics in Development Economics

Economics 560: Economics Research Seminar



Published and Forthcoming Papers

"Manipulation of Social Program Eligibility" (with A. Camacho) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2011, 3(2): 41–65.

"The Influence of Social Networks on Pro-Environment Behaviors" (with J. Videras, A. Owen, S. Wu) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2012, 63(1),35-50.

"Heat Waves Droughts and Preferences for Environmental Policy" (with A. Owen, J. Videras, S. Wu) Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012, 31(3):556-577.

"Effects of Subsidized Health Insurance on Newborn Health in a Developing Country" (with A. Camacho) Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2013, 61(3), 633-658.

"Consequences of Easier Access to Alcohol: New Zealand Evidence" (with D. Scrimgeour) Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 32(2), 570-585.

"Effects of Colombia's Social Protection System on Workers' Choice between Formal and Informal Employment" (with A. Camacho, A. Hoyos), The World Bank Economic Review, 2014, 28(3), 446-466.

Working Papers

"Conditional Cash Transfers, Political Participation and Voting Behavior" (with R. Zarate, A. Camacho and J. Baez). (under review)

"Misallocation and Productivity in Colombia's Manufacturing Industries" (with A. Camacho).

"The Impact of Price and Climate information in Colombia’s Agricultural Sector" (with A. Camacho).