Dr. Beatriz Maldonado is an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Studies at the College of Charleston. Her research in economic development and political economics has appeared in the European Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Development Studies, Applied Economics Letters, and Social Science Quarterly.
She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and later moved to Oklahoma. She studied at the University of Oklahoma where she received her B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics. She lives in Charleston with her husband Max Kovalov who teaches political science and international studies at the College of Charleston.
Beatriz spoke to the Columbia Economics Club on May 3, 2017, in her talk entitled, “Puerto Rico: Island of Enchantment and Debt”.