Faculty Biography

Magda Tsaneva

Magda Tsaneva, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jonas Clark Hall room 119
Phone: (508) 793-7185

Email: mtsaneva@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae






Dr. Tsaneva received a B.A. from Colby College in 2007 and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 2015.  She has been at Clark since 2015.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Tsaneva does research on the way poor people make decisions and the way these decisions impact their lives.  Her work so far has examined how preferences and constraints affect household investments in health and education in developing countries.  Her current research focuses on skill accumulation at school and at work.  She is also interested in issues related to mental health and the economics of hope.

Selected Publications

Balakrishnan, U., Tsaneva, M. (2019), "The Effect of a Workfare Programme on Psychological Wellbeng in India". Journal of Development Studies.  55(12):  2593-2609.

 Albohmood, Z., Rockmore, M., Tsaneva, M., (2019).  "The Effect of Violent Crime on Female Decision-making:  Evidence from the Mexican War on Drugs".  Review of Economics of the Household.  17(2):  615-646.

 Gunes, P., Tsaneva, M. (2018), "the Effect of Vilent Crime on Teenage Pregnancy in Mexico". Forthcoming at Review of Economics of the Household.

 Pailler, S., Tsanevam M. (2019), "The Effects of Climate Variability on Psychological Well-being in India".  World Development. 106(June):  15-26.