Tabitha Knight

Assistant Professor of Economics

Education

MA, PhD, Economics, Colorado State University

BS, Business Administration (finance concentration), California State University

Bio

Tabitha Knight earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Sacramento. She then earned her Masters and PhD in Economics at Colorado State University where she was trained in heterodox economic theories. A feminist macroeconomist, Knight's expertise is in the intersection of economic development, international trade and finance, and the economics of race and gender. Specifically, her research focuses on gendered labor markets both domestically and abroad.

Courses

Introduction to Economic

Inquiry Economics of Race and Gender

Macroeconomic Theory

Gender and Economic Development

Book Chapters

Knight, Tabitha. “Women and the Chinese Labor Market: Recent Patterns and Future Possibilities.” The Chinese Economy 49.3 (2016): 213-227.

Sivers Boyce, N., J. Gray, C. Whiting, D. Negri, L. Taylor, R. Mascarenhas, T. Knight, and Y. Liang. “Curricular Reform at Willamette University.” International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education 8.02 (2017): 156-183.

Citations

Knight, T. (2018, February). “Gender and Public Spending: A Conceptual Model of Employment, and Empirical Application, and Paths for Future Work,” Forum for Social Economics (pp. 1-18).

Knight, T. (forthcoming) “Sex-Disaggregated Employment and Public Spending in China: Applying Lessons from the Past to Future Policy Decisions,” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs.

Knight, T. “A Cross-Country Evaluation of Public Spending and Gendered Employment” (Publication with minor revisions decision, revisions completed August, 2017).

Content Consultant for: Eboch, M. M. (2017). Race and Economics (Series: Race in America) Minneapolis, MN: Essential Library.

Sivers Boyce, N., Gray, J., Whiting, C., Negri, D., Taylor, L., Mascarenhas, R., Knight, T., and Liang, L. (2017). “Curricular Reform at Willamette University.” International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 8 (02), 156-183.

Knight, T. (2016). “Women and the Chinese Labor Market: Recent Patterns and Future Possibilities.” The Chinese Economy, 49 (03), 212-226.

Knight, T. (2015). “Macroeconomic Policies, Paradigms, and Constraints on Equality and Growth [Review of Inequality, Development, and Growth, edited by Günseli Berik, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, and Stephanie Seguino].” Review of Income and Wealth, 61 (2), 394-398. doi:10.1111/roiw.12087

Awards

Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Willamette University (2018) LIASE Summer 2018 Curriculum Development Grant, Willamette University (2018)

Liberal Arts Research Collaboration 2.0, Curricular Innovation Grant: Inquiry-based module, Willamette University (2018)

Willamette University’s nominee for Cutting-Edge Curriculum Award, United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (2018)

Learning by Creating Curriculum Development Award, Willamette University (2016)

Faculty Research Grant, Center for Asian Studies, Willamette University (2016)

Liberal Arts Research Collaboration Grant, “Women in Information Technology,” an interdisciplinary summer research project with Prof. Haiyan Cheng and selected students, Willamette University (2015)

Outstanding Graduate Student – Teaching, Colorado State University, Graduate School (2014)

Professional Development Award, Colorado State University, Graduate School (2013)