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Dr. Rose-Marie Avin

Professor of Economics
Women's Studies Program Director
Office: SSS 473
Phone: (715) 836-4513

Women's Studies Oral History Project: Presentation and Profile (leaving Economics Website)Dr. Rose-Marie Avin

Fall 2016 Class Schedule:

Econ 355.001 Economic Development
     TuTh 12:30-1:45 CEN 2924

Summer 2016 Class Schedule:

Econ 390.001 Econ Immersion Argentina
     May 27 - June 17
Econ/Wmns 357.001 Women and Economic Development
     Online June 11 - August 5

Spring 2016 Class Schedule:

Econ 104.001 Principles of Macroeconomics
     TuTh 9:30-10-45 CEN 2614
Econ 104.002 Principles of Macroeconomics 
     TuTh 11:00- 12:15 CEN 2614
Econ 356.001 Economic Development
     MW 2:00-3:15 CEN 2924


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park, 1986
  • B.B.A., Baruch College, City University of New York, Summa Cum Laude, 1978

Short Bio:

I'm originally from Haiti and I have been teaching in Eau Claire since the fall of 1987. My areas of teaching are the economies of the developing world, the economies of Latin America, and women in the developing world. My research interests focus on women in the developing world, especially in Nicaragua. I have written articles on gender issues in Latin America, more specifically on economic restructuring, the empowerment of Nicaraguan women, free-trade zones, the changing economic role of women in Brazil, women in the informal sector in India, and the role of international organizations in economic development. Although I have visited may developing countries, the countries that I have studied in more depth include Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, India, Vietnam and Nicaragua.

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Service Award, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2007
  • 2005 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Award entitled "Women in Contemporary India," July 25-August 5, India
  • UW System Women of Color in Education Award, April 2005
  • 2000 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Award entitled "Brazil 500 Years: Crossing Boundaries from Cabral to the Third Millennium, Brazil, July 8-August 12
  • Honorary member of  Delta Psi, Spanish Honor Society at UWEC, 1998

Organization Memberships:

  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)
  • International Association for Feminist Economists (IAFFE)
  • Midwest Economics Association (MEA)
  • North Central Council of Latin Americanists (NCCLA)

International Experiences:

  • Spring 2011, Co-leader of TIES Program, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Summer 2011, Summer 2009, Resident Director, WMNS Study Abroad Program entitled "Women's Lives and Experiences in Nicaragua"
  • Sabbatical in Vietnam, 2007 Spring Semester
  • January 2005 and March 2008, Guest Lecturer at the Vietnamese National University (VNU) in Hanoi, Vietnam as part of the exchange program that UWEC has with the faculty of Economics at VNU
  • Study tours of Nicaragua in 1989-1992, 1996, 1999, 2001
  • Resident Director, Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica, Fall 1998
  • Sabbatical in Spain, 1993-1994 Academic Year
  • Visiting Professor, Technological Institute of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, Summer 1989

Classes Taught:

  • Econ 103 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econ 104 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • Econ 337 - Women and the Labor Market
  • Econ 341 - Evolution of Economic Systems
  • Econ 351 - International Economics
  • Econ 355 - Economic Development
  • Econ 356 - Economic Development of Latin America
  • Econ/Wmns 357/557 - Women and Economic Development