Claudia R. Williamson is Assistant Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University. Previously she was post-doctoral fellow at the Development Research Institute (DRI) of New York University where she worked with William Easterly. Her research focuses on applied microeconomics, the political economy of development, and the effectiveness of development policies, such as foreign aid. Professor Williamson completed her Ph.D. in economics at West Virginia University in May. She spent the 2007-2008 year at George Mason University as the F.A. Hayek Visiting Scholar in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics extending her research on the political economy of property rights institutions. She has authored numerous articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Public Choice, and Southern Economic Journal and contributed multiple chapters to edited books. Claudia Williamson is the recipient of the 2012 Best Paper Award by The Association for Private Enterprise Education (APEE).
She is a member of the FEE Faculty Network.
Research interests: economic development, foreign aid, institutional analysis.