Joan B. Anderson
Professor Emerita of Economics
Joan Anderson received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego. Her research areas of specialization are economic development of Latin America and applied econometrics. Her publications include a large number of journal articles and two books, Economic Policy Alternatives for the Latin American Crisis (1990) and Schooling for Success (1999), co-edited with Laura Randall. She is currently co-authoring a book on Fifty Years of Change along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Recent journal articles include: âï¿½ï¿½Improving Learning in Latin American Public Primary Schools: Which Interventions have been Effective? âï¿½ï¿½ Comparative Education Review, May, 2005 and âï¿½ï¿½A Human Development Index for the United States-Mexico Borderâï¿½ï¿½ Journal of Borderlands Studies, Spring 2005. She was the co-editor of the Journal of Borderlands Studies from 1995-2000. She has been awarded two Fulbrights to Latin America and received grants from the Ford and Tinker foundations as co-director on a research project for improving educational quality in Latin America. She has served as the president of both the Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) and the Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS). She served as co-chair, with Denise Dimon of the BALAS 1987 and 2001 conferences in San Diego. Professor Anderson was awarded the Steber Professorship at the University of San Diego for 1995-1996 in recognition of career accomplishments. At the undergraduate level, Professor Anderson teaches courses in Economic Development of Latin America, Business Forecasting techniques, Econometrics, Senior Seminar and Principles of Economics. At the graduate level she teaches a courses in the Latin American Business Environment and Business Forecasting.