Emerita Professor, Economics
Susan Randolph is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut (UConn). She is a faculty affiliate of the Human Rights Institute, El Instituto (the Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies), and the India Studies Program at UConn. Dr. Randolph is Co-Director of the Economic and Social Rights Initiative and has served as a short-term consultant to the Office of the High Commission on Human Rights, The World Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development. Prior to coming to UConn, she worked for four years as head of the Program Development division with Turkiye Kalkinma Vakfi, a grassroots development organization that enables poor, landless households to establish viable, self-sustaining economic enterprises. Dr. Randolph’s research has focused on a broad range of issues in development economics, including poverty, inequality, food security, and economic and social rights, at both the country and regional levels and has been published in numerous refereed multidisciplinary as well as economic journals. One stream of her work has emphasized measurement while other streams have emphasized development policy. Her work on marginal malnutrition and food security has focused on Mexico, Senegal, and India, while her other work on development policy has been focused cross-nationally as well as on Malaysia, Sudan, Bangladesh, Mexico, Egypt, Nepal, and Indonesia. Dr. Randolph received her BA in Political Science from the University of Oregon and her MA and Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.