Emily Conover joined Hamilton as an assistant professor of economics. She grew up in Colombia and came to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Wellesley College. She then studied economics at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Conover earned her Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley. Her fields of specialization are development and labor economics. Conover’s current research interests include health policy, corruption, and formal and informal labor markets, among other topics in applied microeconomics.