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Donka Mirtcheva Brodersen

Associate Professor of Economics

Phone: (609) 771-2260


Office: Business Building 110

Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00-2:20pm

PhD University of Illinois at Chicago

Donka Mirtcheva 2016 400x400Courses:

ECO 101 – Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 102 – Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 315 – Labor Economics

ECO 320 – Health Economics


Research Interests:

Health Behavioral Economics

Economics of Religion


Refereed Publications and Working Papers:

“Participation in the National School Lunch Program: Importance of School-Level and Neighborhood Contextual Factors.” Journal of School Health. 79(10): 485-494. (2009) (with Lisa M. Powell)

“Food store availability and neighborhood characteristics in the United States.”  Preventive Medicine.  44(3): 189-195. (2007) (with Powell, Lisa M., Sandy Slater, Yanjun Bao, and Frank Chaloupka)

Mirtcheva, Donka. “National School Lunch Program Participation and Child Body Weight” – working paper (with Lisa M. Powell)

Mirtcheva, Donka. “Religion and Child Health” – working paper (with Barry R. Chiswick)

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

National School Lunch Program Participation and Child Body Weight.” Eastern Economics Association (EEA) 36th annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2010; and Midwest Economics Association (MEA) annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2008. (with Lisa M. Powell).

Religion and Child Health.” Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC) Annual Meeting, Alexandria, VA, 2009; Graduate Workshop on Religion, Economics, and Politics, Alexandria, VA, 2008. (with Barry R. Chiswick).

Diet, Weight, and USDA School Meal Participation” Economic Research Services conference, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2007. (with Lisa M. Powell).

School Lunch Program Participation: Importance of Neighborhood- and School-Level Contextual Factors.” Illinois Economics Association (IEA) 37th annual meeting, 2007. (with Lisa M. Powell).

Mentorship Programs:

Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE): “Food Stamps and Obesity: An Economic Perspective,” TCNJ, Summer 2010

MUSE: “Religion and Health in the U.S.: An Economic Perspective,” TCNJ, Summer 2009

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