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  • Assistant Professor of Economics


Martin Saavedra (Ph.D., 2014, University of Pittsburgh) is interested in Health Economics, Labor Economics, and Economic History. His research focuses on how shocks during early childhood affect adult labor market and health outcomes. He currently teaches courses in Principles of Economics, Health Economics, and Econometrics.


Fall 2016

ECON 101-05 - Principles of Economics: TR 1:30-2:45pm
ECON 491 - Honors Program: W 7:00-9:00pm
ECON 955-06 - Private Reading

Spring 2017

ECON 245 - Health Economics: MWF 3:30-4:20pm
ECON 255 - Introduction to Econometrics: MWF 11:00-11:50am
ECON 491 - Honors Program: W 7:00-9:00pm


  • Martin Saavedra Presents Paper on Occupational Income Scores

    November 21, 2017

    Martin Saavedra, assistant professor of economics, presented his paper “Should We Trust Occupational Income Scores?” at University of Michigan, Harvard University, and William & Mary.


  • Martin Saavedra Presents Paper

    August 3, 2017

    Economics Assistant Professor Martin Saavedra was invited to present his paper, “The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the Fetal Origins Hypothesis: Evidence from Linked Data," at a workshop hosted by National Association of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • Martin Saavedra Awarded Prize for Best Article

    October 5, 2016

    Assistant Professor of Economics Martin Saavedra won the Arthur H. Cole prize for the best article in the Journal of Economic History 2015-2016. His paper is titled "Typhoid Fever, Water Quality, and Human Capital Formation."

    The Arthur H. Cole Prize is awarded annually by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic History for the best article in the previous year’s volume of the Journal.

  • Martin Saavedra Presents Paper

    November 24, 2015

    Assistant Professor of Economics Martin Saavedra presented his paper "Early-Life Disease Exposure and Occupational Status: The Impact of Yellow Fever during the 19th Century" November 23 at the Southern Economic Association 85th Annual Meetings in New Orleans. Saavedra also served as a discussant on the paper "Long-Term Effects of Access to Health Care: Medical Missions in Colonial India" by Rossella Calvi of Boston College.

    See the program for the meetings on this webpage.