Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Phone: +1 (212) 220-1229
Dr. Sangeeta Bishop (she, her, hers) is a Professor of Economics at BMCC/CUNY. Her areas of expertise are econometrics and applied microeconomics. Since Fall 2014 she has served as Chairperson for the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice, which is one of the largest departments at the BMCC with 75 full time faculty and around 100 adjuncts. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University, and her dissertation was awarded the Young Economist Essay Award by the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics. Her Ph.D. research was a data-intensive econometrics project based on the deregulation of the German transportation system.
Dr. Bishop consider herself to be a social science scholar interested in, and committed to, interdisciplinary research. She is currently lead investigator and grant administrator for 2 national grants – one from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and another from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
She has over 20 years of teaching experience and involvement with student success, faculty development, and curriculum review. She has also served in an advisory capacity on doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Bishop has served as a steering committee member for BMCC’s strategic plans, member of BMCC’s Middle States Steering Committee and co-chair of Standard II: Ethics and Integrity for Middle States Standards Working Groups. She has also served as chair of BMCC’s Academic Senate for 3 years.
Dr. Bishop is currently University Assistant Dean and Leadership Fellow at Office of Faculty Affairs, CUNY for the academic year 2023-2024.
Industrial Organization, Feminist Economics, Economic History, Applied Microeconomics
- This course is intended primarily for those students who intend to pursue professional careers in fields such as economics, finance, management, and administration. It is also open to highly motivated students in other areas. Topics include: national income and national product; saving, consumption, investment, the multiplier theory, fiscal policy, inflation, employment and business cycles. The student will also be acquainted with money, banking, and central bank monetary policies, as well as some of the more significant theories of international trade and economic development.
- This course is an introduction to the topics of microeconomics, which include market supply and demand, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, externalities, public goods, and income distribution. Students will learn ways to analyze the basic economic activities of consumption and production, and how to evaluate the allocation of resources and products achieved through markets. The role of government policy in addressing markets failures will be emphasized throughout the course, with special focus on contemporary economic problems.
- Feminist economics critically analyzes both economic theory and economic life through the lens of gender, and advocates various forms of feminist economic transformation. The objective is to retain and improve economic analysis by ridding the discipline of the biases created by the centrality of distinctively masculine concerns. We will look at feminist critiques of, and alternatives to, mainstream economics methodology and view and "economic man" the firm, and the economy itself. Other themes in the course will be racial-ethnic, class, and country differences among women. Prerequisite: ECO 201 or ECO 202
- This course will introduce students to anti-trust law and government policy regarding industry competition. Students will survey the economic theories of imperfect competition and the history of the regulation of competition within the United States. The motivation, formation and execution of government regulation will be discussed, along with economic analyses of the impact of regulations. Topics to be covered may also include mergers, natural monopolies, anti-competitive strategies, deregulation oversight, and the regulation of utilities and public enterprises. Prerequisite: ECO 202