Kathleen Odell
Associate Professor of Economics at Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business

Kathleen Odell is an associate professor of economics at Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business in River Forest, Illinois, and co-directs the Brennan School’s Center for Global Peace through Commerce. She conducts research in the areas of economic growth and development, both in urban Chicago and internationally.

Kathleen holds a Ph.D. in economics and a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a Fulbright Scholar, Kathleen studied sustainable development and global policy making at Roskilde University in Denmark. She has a particular interest in the communication of impact research to a broad audience of academics, funders, and practitioners.

Articles by Kathleen Odell

  • Kathleen Odell

    It’s Time Research Caught Up with Microfinance Realities

    As part of our Most Influential Post of 2016 contest, we are re-publishing the most popular articles from each month over the past year. This article by Kathleen Odell, an associate professor of economics and acting associate dean at Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business, was the most-viewed post on NextBillion for January 2016. There's also a list of the other best-read posts in 2016 and an opportunity to vote for your favorite.

    microfinance, research
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