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Mihaela Pintea

PhD, University of Washington, Economics, 2003

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 309C

Phone: 305-348-3733


Areas of Expertise: Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Computational Economics


Dr. Pintea is interested in exploring determinants of long run economic growth and behavior of economies in transition. In this context she focuses on public policy and the way governments can affect welfare and growth through taxation and the provision of public goods (such as in infrastructure) with different productive characteristics. Dr. Pintea applies the theory concerning the effects on growth of R&D, learning, structural change, international trade, and public capital to different historical episodes. In the case of post WWII Europe, she quantifies the direct contribution of these factors to growth using calibration methods. Most recently Dr. Pintea has been concerned with how different types of externalities (in leisure, consumption and/or income) affect economic growth and optimal public policy. In her ongoing research she attempts to apply these concepts to explore the evolution of female labor force participation and female welfare during the 20th century.

Courses Taught

ISS 6926: Capstone Project