Eva Paus specializes in issues of economic development and globalization. Her current research focuses on drivers of innovation in developing economies and the middle-income trap, the role of modern services in the economic transformation of developing countries, industrial policies for catching up, and agrarian dimensions of extractivism.

She has published dozens of articles on these topics, frequently with a focus on Latin America, in international journals including CEPAL Review, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Policy Reform, Studies in International Comparative Development, and World Development. She is the author of Foreign Investment, Development, and Globalization: Can Costa Rica Become Ireland? (Palgrave Macmillan, in Spanish by the University of Costa Rica), and the co-author, editor, and co-editor of six books, most recently Confronting Dystopia: The New Technological Revolution and the Future of Work (Cornell University Press).

She began her studies at the Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Műnster, Germany, and received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She has consulted for CEPAL, ILO, UNIDO, and UNDP, and has been a visitor at universities and research institutes in Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, Peru, and South Korea.

As the founding director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives (2004-2019) Paus led Mount Holyoke’s transformation into a truly global college by infusing global learning into curricular and co-curricular experiences, on and off-campus. In 2015, NAFSA awarded Mount Holyoke the national Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive International Education. Paus was instrumental in the establishment of a new interdisciplinary minor in Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Society at Mount Holyoke (2016-19). She previously co-founded and directed the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts.

Contact: epaus@mtholyoke.edu, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075, USA