Faculty Profile

Ebru Kongar

Associate Professor of Economics (2003)

Contact Information

kongare@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 210
717.245.1529

Bio

Education

  • B.S., Bogazici University-Turkey, 1996
  • Ph.D., University of Utah, 2003

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

ECON 288 Contending Econ Perspectives
A study of major heterodox economic theories such as Marxian, institutional, feminist, post-Keynesian, or Austrian economics. Students will study these contending economic perspectives through their historical evolution, methods and theoretical structures, and/or current policy debates. Prerequisites: 111 and 112.

Spring 2015

ECON 288 Contending Econ Perspectives
A study of major heterodox economic theories such as Marxian, institutional, feminist, post-Keynesian, or Austrian economics. Students will study these contending economic perspectives through their historical evolution, methods and theoretical structures, and/or current policy debates. Prerequisites: 111 and 112.

ECON 496 Political Economy of Health
Permission of Instructor Required.In a world of unprecedented wealth, the average life-expectancy in some parts of the world is 41 years. Almost 2 million children die each year because they lack access to clean water and adequate sanitation. 100 million women are not alive today due to unequal access to health care and economic resources. In the United States, infant mortality rates are significantly higher among African-Americans. What are the political and economic conditions which lead to these differences in well-being across and within nations? What are the relationships between health and macroeconomic “ills” such as poverty, unemployment, recession, foreign debt, environmental degradation, and socio-economic inequalities between nations, genders, and races? How does globalization affect women and men in different parts of the world? In this course, we will try to answer these and other questions as we analyze the relationships between health and political and economic conditions world populations face today. We will also discuss alternative national and international policies that aim at promoting health in a globalized world.