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Raechelle Mascarenhas

Associate Professor of Economics

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Smullin 304
900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
(503) 370-6519


Raechelle Mascarenhas earned her Bachelors in Economics at St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai, India), Masters in Economics at University of Mumbai and Ph.D. in Political Economy Policy (Dept. of Economics) at the University of Southern California. She has previously taught at Whitman College and Rhodes College. Professor Mascarenhas teaches courses related to the Economics of Developing Countries especially related to South Asia, the role of the Government in the economy and Microeconomics at the Principles and Intermediate levels. Her research interests include Political Economy of Development on issues related to foreign aid and remittances.


  • Econ 230: Economic Statistics
  • Econ 347: Public Finance

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00-11:30 am
Monday & Wednesday by appointment (please email)

Recent Publications/ Working Papers:

  • “Remittances and Terrorism: A Global Analysis” with Todd Sandler (Forthcoming, Defense and Peace Economics Journal)
  • “Aiding Dissent: Disaggregated Aid and Political Mobilization in Developing Countries” with Tavishi Bhasin (Working Paper)
  • “Do Donors Cooperatively Fund Foreign Aid?” with Todd Sandler (Review of International Organizations, Volume 1, Number 4, Pg. 337-357, December 2006)
  • “Donors’ Mechanisms for Financing International and National Public Goods: Loans or Grants?” with Todd Sandler (The World Economy, Volume 28, Issue 8, Pg. 1095-1117, August 2005)
Willamette University


Smullin Hall 3rd floor
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6720 fax