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Associate Prof. of Economics
Department of Economics and the International Political Economy and Development (IPED) Program


Sophie Mitra, Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Fordham University with research interests in disability, development and applied microeconomics. Dr Mitra is also senior research associate with the Social Justice and Policy Research Unit of CIPS (Center for International Policy Studies) at Fordham. Dr Mitra earned an MA in development economics and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne in France. Before doing her doctorate, Dr Mitra was a development practitioner and worked for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI, London) as an overseas fellow in Fiji. Recently, Dr Mitra has studied the association between disability and poverty, the economic impact of disability onset, multidimensional poverty in the U.S. for the general population and for specific groups (persons with disabilities, persons with sever mental illness), social protection programs and the economic impact of mental health problems. Dr Mitra has been published in many peer-reviewed journals including the American Economic Review, World Development, Applied Economics Letters and the South African Journal of Economics.

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