Assistant Professor of Economics
Originally from Munich, Germany, Anja Sautmann completed her undergraduate work at the University of Munich and recently earned her PhD at New York University. Her honors include a doctoral dissertation research award from the National Science Foundation and the MacCracken Fellowship at NYU. Sautmann began as Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown in 2010.
Sautmann's research interests cover a range of topics in microeconomics and development economics. She has studied the "inflation" of dowry payments and the connection with the increase in population growth in India, as well as the role of age preferences for marriage age patterns. Other research concerns the effects of biased self-beliefs on employer-employee relationships and work contracts.