Bret Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rhode Island, where his teaching and research are tightly woven together and focus on global aspects of human development and inequalities. As an applied macroeconomist interested in human development, Professor Anderson studies how growth, structural change, and institutional settings influence economic livelihoods differentially for women, men, and young people. His work has been published in World Development and the Journal of Economic Issues, among others.
At URI he teaches both Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics, International Economics, The Economics of Growth and Development, and other courses related to inclusive growth, social justice, and the macroeconomics of gender and youth issues.
Dr. Anderson received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2011 from Colorado State University. While there, he was awarded the College of Liberal Arts' "Excellence in Teaching" award and was a nominee for the "Best Teacher at CSU".