Bret Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rhode Island where he teaches the Economics of Growth and Development and International Economics. He also teaches many of the introductory Micro- and Macro-economics courses. His research is on the macroeconomics of human development and focuses specifically on the relationship between global growth and decent work as well as many other dimensions of inequality and poverty. His work has been published in World Development and Review of Radical Political Economics.
At URI, Dr. Anderson is involved in promoting issues of diversity and he is also a source of information for economics students who wish to explore international opportunities. 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".