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Molly Cooper

Molly Cooper

Molly Cooper

Senior Lecturer



411 Arps Hall
1945 N. High St.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Gender and Racial Wage Gaps
  • Economics History
  • Current Economic Issues


  • Ph.D., Economics, The Ohio State University, 2003
  • M.A., Economics, The Ohio State University, 1998
  • B.A. Economics and Japanese, University of Notre Dame, Magna Cum Laude, 1994

Molly Malloy Cooper received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 2003 before joining the faculty.  She currently serves as a Senior Lecturer of Economics and as an Undergraduate Advisor. Her research areas include economic history, economics of immigration, and racial wage gaps, focusing on the economic progress of Japanese American immigrants to the United States in the twentieth century.

She has taught as an adjunct instructor at Denison University and at Ohio Dominican University.  She has taught courses on Economic History, Current Economic Issues, and Gender in Labor Markets.  She has developed new courses for the department including Freakonomics, based on the best-selling books by Stephen Levitt and Stephen Dubner, and The Economics of Gender in Labor Markets.