Tim Koechlin is the Director of Vassar’s International Studies Program, and a Senior Lecturer in International Studies and Urban Studies. Tim earned his Ph. D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1989. Before arriving at Vassar in 2001, Tim taught economics at Smith College and Skidmore College, where he was a tenured member of the economics department. In addition to his work in International Studies and Urban Studies at Vassar, Tim is also affiliated with Vassar’s Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program (LALS).
Tim has taught and written about a variety of subjects including globalization, inequality, international investment, urban political economy, economic development, macroeconomic policy, NAFTA, and alternative economic theory. His research has been published in scholarly journals and book chapters, he has submitted testimony on trade policy to the US Congress and the New York State Legislature, and his opinion pieces have appeared in the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, the Albany Times Union and the Poughkeepsie Journal. Tim is also a member of the editorial board of the Review of Radical Political Economics.
Tim Koechlin is the proud parent of 3 children, and a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox.