Lisa Wilder, Ph.D. | Albright College

Lisa Wilder, Ph.D.

Lisa Wilder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Roessner Hall

B.S., B.A., Shippensburg University
M.A.,  Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Areas of Expertise

Income inequality and redistribution
The economics of altruism
The role of culture in economics
Transition in economies
Baltic economics

Areas of Research


“Cultural Change and Work Attitudes in Japan: A Cohort Analysis,” International Atlantic Economics Association Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, 2013

“Views of Income Redistribution by Demographic Group in the Baltic States,” 10th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe (Cultures, Crises and Consolidations in the Baltic World), 2013

“Generational Differences in Attitude toward Income Redistribution in the Baltics: A Cohort Panel Analysis,” Economic Challenges of Enlarging Europe Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, 2013.

“Expanding Borders to Faculty Led Travel: Collaborations Across Departments,” 2013 Business Professor Teaching Summit, Philadelphia, PA, 2013

“Altruism and the Preference for Income Redistribution Across Generations,” Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture 12th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2013

“Globalization across the Curriculum: Diversity and Convergence among the Disciplines,” with Irene Langran, Northeast Region International Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore MD, 2012

“The Economics of Altruism,” with Eric Mack ’12, Society for Cross-Cultural Studies Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2012

Student Research Collaborations

Austin Marich ’15, “Investigating the Public-Private Wage Differential in Post-Great Recession United States”

Eric Mack ’12, “An Analysis of Altruism and Income Elasticity,” presented at Society for Cross Cultural Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Sek Wai Michel Wong ’12, “The Influence of Income Inequality on Self-Reported Happiness in a Cross-section of Nations,” presented at the Eastern Economics Association Annual Meeting

Mike Thompson ’07, “Sense of Community and Reading’s Economic Development”

Nick Loris ’06, “Comparison of Wage Differentials in the Former East and West Germany,” presented at Eastern Economics Association Meetings

Fred Eiswert  ’05, “The Impact of Unionization in Transition Countries: Lessons from Estonia,” presented at the Society for the Advancement of Management Conference and published in proceedings

Meghan Hennessey ’03, “The Gender Wage Differential in Four Transition Countries,” presented at the International Atlantic Economics Association Meetings