Brooke Krause

Brooke Krause

Assistant Professor

Department/Affiliation: Economics & Business Economics, Global and International Studies
Phone: extension 2401
Office Address: Morgan 214
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


  • B.S., University of Wisconsin – Madison (Economics, International Studies, and Latin American Studies)
  • M.S., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Applied Economics)
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Applied Economics)

Courses Taught

  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Principles of Economics
  • Applied Regression
  • International Economic Development 
  • Economics of Global Health

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Global Health
  • Economics of Education
  • Food Security
  • Poverty

I.S. Projects

  • Alex Goldstein '17 "Contagion Between the Mortgage Bond and Labor Markets"
  • Allie Munson '17 "The Impact of the Tax Rate on Foreign Direct Investment in High Income Versus Low Income Countries"
  • Sarah Torio '17 "Food for Thought: An Analysis of the Impact of Climate Change on the Food Security for South African Farming Households"

Awards and Grants

  • Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (Phase 2) Grant (IFPRI, Gates Foundation, USAID)
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Grant
  • Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Dissertation Fellowship (IFPRI, OPHI, USAID)
  • Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy (CIFAP) Grant
  • Sylvia Lane Mentorship Fellowship with Prof. Laura Schechter (AAEA Trust)


Professor Krause is a development economist with particular interests in gender, health, education and poverty reduction strategies in developing countries. Her most recent research focuses on women’s empowerment, knowledge about child health, and risk attitudes in Guatemala. She spent five years working on project evaluating the impact of youth entrepreneurship training programs in East Africa. Her current research is studying food security and gender in Maasai households in Tanzania. She has been published in the journals Economía, Journal of Development Effectiveness, Reconsidering Development, and World Studies in Education. She has partnered with a number of international organizations, including the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the United States Agency for International Development, Oxford’s Poverty and Human Development Initiative, the Inter-American Development Bank, CARE International, and World Vision.