Visiting Associate Professor of International Relations (BA, PhD, State University of New York Buffalo)
Specialization: Environmental Policy, Latin America, Development Economics
Ann Helwege teaches courses on environmental policy and economic development, with a focus on Latin America. Her aim is to help students identify equitable, sustainable and reasonably efficient policies appropriate to developing countries. Often this involves exploring incentives embedded in trade, macroeconomic, and social policies.
Professor Helwege taught Economics for 18 years (1983-2001) at Tufts University, primarily in the graduate Department of Urban and Environmental Policy. She has also taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Emmanuel College and Wellesley College. She is the co-author of Latin America’s Economy, as well as co-editor of Latin America’s Economic Future and Modernization and Stagnation: Latin American Agriculture. Her work on poverty in Latin America has been presented at the World Bank, the Federal Reserve and the International Labor Organization. She is presently a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute, where her research focuses on poverty and environment in Latin America.