Economics

Martin Burt

Martin Burt
Alumni PhD

My name is Martin Burt and I live and work in Paraguay. I guess I would say that I am a social entrepreneur interested in developing social innovations to address chronic problems related to poverty around the world. Although my home is in South America, I moved to New Orleans for the 2013-2014 academic year to work on my PhD from the Payson Center at Tulane University. I travel extensively, since I oversee development programs throughout Latin America and Africa.

John D Hays

Alumnus, Joint J.D./M.S., ARPC

Hello, my name is John Hays and I am a joint JD/MS (IDEV) 2014 alumnus. I grew up in the Memphis area and studied at Vanderbilt University where I majored in Economics and Spanish. My post-college career took an unusual turn when I made the decision to temporarily move to Argentina and play online poker professionally. Unlike many new graduates with an Economics degree, I was able to directly apply, on a daily basis, Game Theory, Statistics, and Behavioral Economics in my new trade.  What was initially a hobby in college proved to cover my expenses in a post-crisis Argentina.

John M Sullivan

Alumnus, Joint J.D./M.S.

I am originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma but grew up in Topeka, Kansas. I graduated high school in 2003 and went on to study Musical Theater at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. After three years I switched majors and schools. May 2008 I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Anthropolgy with an emphasis on Archaeology. Directly after graduation I went into the Peace Corps and taught agriculture and nutrition in the highlands of Guatemala for two years and three months. After that I came back to school to get a JD and MS in International Development.

Michael E. Jones

Alumnus, M.S., Doctoral Student, University of Miami

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy
Associate Professor

Laura Murphy is clinical associate professor in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM). In 2011, Dr. Murphy was appointed “Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor of Social Entrepreneurship” in the first class of Social Entrepreneurship Professors at Tulane University.

Nanette Svenson

Nanette Svenson
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Svenson has 20 years of professional experience in international development, academia and the private sector. She works as an Adjunct Professor of Florida State University and independent consultant for the United Nations and other organizations involved in capacity development, particularly of higher education. She helped establish the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Centre for Latin American and Caribbean in Panama and worked there for four years in charge of research and knowledge management.

Katharina Hammler

Doctoral Student

Martín Mendoza-Botelho

Martin Mendoza Botelho
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Martín Mendoza-Botelho is Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Tulane University in the U.S. and specializes on issues of institutional strengthening and social and economic development in developing countries, with emphasis on Latin America. He is also affiliated with the Payson Center for Economic Development also at Tulane. His academic experience includes work at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Cambridge; the Catholic University of Bolivia and The George Washington University.

Stanley Samarasinghe

Stanley W. Samarasinghe
Adjunct Professor

Stanley W. Samarasinghe is Adjunct Professor at the Payson Center and Chairman and Executive Director of Global Vision, an independent think tank in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Prominent in the fields of Economics, International Development, and Conflict Studies, Professor Samarasinghe designs and teaches post-graduate courses in International Development, Development Economics, International Health and Ethnic Conflict.  Previous positions include Director of the Payson Center’s office in Arlington, VA, and over 20 years of teaching at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.

Dauphine Sloan

Dauphine Sloan
Senior Professor of Practice, Graduate Studies Advisor

Dauphine Sloan is Senior Professor of Practice and Graduate Studies Advisor at the Payson Graduate Program in Global Development, Tulane University.  She received her Doctorate in Sociology and Masters in Applied Modern Languages (English/Russian) from the University of Paris, as well as a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Soviet and East European Studies from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

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