Dr. Lester B. Lave Professor of Economics
Office: Eliot 427
Phone: (503) 517-7463
Denise Hare is the Dr. Lester B. Lave Professor of Economics at Reed College. Her research examines economic development in China and Vietnam, addressing questions about labor markets, gender, rural industry, privatization and property rights, local public finance, and food security policy. Current work explores the labor market experiences of urban women in post-reform China.
Denise teaches elective courses relating to the economics of development, labor economics, and the transition economies of China and other Asian countries. She also contributes to the teaching of department core theory and methods courses for majors as well as the introductory course.
Denise received her B.A. from Carleton College and her Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in economics. From 1995 to 1997, she held a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University. In 2000 and 2001, she held a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship at Vietnam National University. In 2008 she was an Institute for International Research Fellow at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center of Nanjing University. Her work also has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the Committee for Scholarly Communication with the People’s Republic of China, and the Pew Foundation. From 2002 to 2015 she served as an instructor and research mentor in the Chinese Women Economists' Network hosted by the China Center for Economic Research at Beijing University.