Homa Zarghamee

Academic Focus: 

Professor Zarghamee's recent research focuses on (i) the impact of mood on economic behavior, (ii) determinants of social preferences, (iii) gender and competition, and (iv) determinants of subjective well-being.  Zarghamee has done consulting work for the World Bank, and her work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Public Economics, among other outlets. Professor Zarghamee received her Ph.D and M.A. in Economics and B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University.

Curriculum Vitae



  • Basu, Kaushik, Hyejin Ku, & Homa Zarghamee. 2007. “Determinants of Youth Behavior and Outcomes: A Review of Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications.” Background paper for World Bank’s 2007 World Development Report.




In the News

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation grant to fund the CORE Academy for three years

This spring, the College and Barnard faculty members were honored with research grants to support the arts, economics, and STEM, enabling them to conduct new or continuing research, or to collaborate with other institutions. 

Since last May, Barnard faculty members were awarded major research grants that support a diverse array of interests, enabling them to continue existing studies and support collaborations with other institutions.

Professor Joshua New and Professor Homa Zarghamee analyze the ways in which we make choices and how these choices impact our individual and collective good.

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