Judith McKinney

Judith A McKinneyAssociate Professor Emerita of Economics

Joined faculty in 1979

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Middlebury College

Contact Information

Stern HallPhone (315) 781-3432

Scholarly Interest

Russia (Centrally-planned economies, transition; women and children; environmental issues)

International Trade




I am currently completing a book on the experiences of Russian women from the late Soviet period to the present, with an emphasis on the ways the economic changes affected their daily lives.  This is based on interviews I conducted as a Fulbright Scholar in Yaroslavl in 2012. 

Courses Taught

International Trade

Economics of Immigration

The Russian Economy

Russia and the Environment


“Russian Babies, Russian Babes: The Economic and Demographic Consequences of International Adoption and Human Trafficking for Russia” In Demokratizatsiya. Winter, 2009.

“Lone Mothers in Russia: Soviet and Post-Soviet Policy,” in Feminist Economics. July 2004. Also presented at the International Association for Feminist Economics meetings, Oxford, England, August 2004. The issue was also published as a book, Dilemmas of Lone Motherhood,edited by Randy Albelda, Susan Himmelweit and Jane Humphries (Routledge, 2005).

 “Economic History, Russia” in ElgarCompanion to Feminist Economics, 1999.

"Reforma Economica en la Union Sovietica:  Dificultades en la reestructuracion fundamental de la economia,” Finanzas Publicas(Universidad de Lima, Peru), January, 1991 

"Confusion in Soviet Economic Reform," Current History, October 1990



Association for the Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

American Economic Association

Association for Women in Slavic Studies

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession

International Association for Feminist Economics