Lynda Pickbourn

Co-Director, PERI African Development Policy Program 
Senior Lecturer in Economics, UMass-Amherst Economics Dept.
Associate Professor, Hampshire College

Lynda Pickbourn is Associate Professor of Economics at Hampshire College and Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research interests lie at the intersection of economic development, feminist economics and political economy, with a focus on Africa. While carrying out field research on the rural-urban migration of women in Ghana, she also developed an interest in economic methodology and the use of mixed research methods in economics. She has authored or co-authored several articles and book chapters on aid effectiveness, rural-urban migration, informal employment and mixed methods research, and her work has been published in journals such as Feminist Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of International Development and World Development. She is chair of the Five College African Studies Council and currently serves on the boards of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA), the Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE) and the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). She is also the book review editor of the journal Feminist Economics. A graduate of the University of Ghana, she received a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies as well as an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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