Patricia Ritter, PhD

Assistant Professor, Economics (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research fields are development economics and health economics. My work focuses on non-communicable diseases in developing countries, particularly on the global obesity epidemic. My current research explores the extent to which poor access to clean water in developing countries acts as a driver of the obesity growth in developing countries, through the consumption of soft drinks.

In addition to my research experience, I have had professional experience in the field as a consultant in Peru, Mexico, Tanzania and others.


Ph.D. in Public Policy, 2016 (University of Chicago)
Master in Public Policy, 2010 (University of Chicago)
Master in Public Policy in Latin America, 2004 (University of Oxford)
Bachelor in Economics, 2000 (Universidad del Pacifico)

Contact Information
Mailing Address365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063
Office LocationOak Hall, Room 328