2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
    Feb 27, 2020  
2014-2015 University Catalog archived

Economics (ECON)


Knowledge of mathematics is vital for students planning to pursue graduate study in economics. Students headed for graduate school are urged to seek the advice of members of the economics faculty in shaping their courses of study. Majors in economics who intend to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree or seek employment in the financial sector are advised to take courses in accounting. Economics majors interested in the consulting field should acquire strong computer skills and excellent writing skills, the latter through additional courses in English or journalism. Advanced study of a foreign language is essential for students interested in international career opportunities. Economics majors are encouraged to study abroad.

Honors: An Honors Program in economics is offered for qualified students; see department head by March 1st of junior year for details.

Department Head: Michael A. Anderson

Faculty

First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Michael A. Anderson, Ph.D.—(1990)-2000
Robert E. Sadler Jr. Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Niels-Hugo Blunch, Ph.D.—(2006)-2012
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., George Washington University

James F. Casey, Ph.D.—(1998)-2007
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Martin H. Davies, Ph.D.—(2009)-2009
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Oxford University

Timothy M. Diette, Ph.D.—(2004)-2013
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Arthur H. Goldsmith, Ph.D.—(1990)-1996
Jackson T. Stephens Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Peter Grajzl, Ph.D.—(2009)-2013
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Maryland

A. Joseph Guse, Ph.D.—(2005)-2012
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Linda M. Hooks, Ph.D.—(1993)-2005
Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

James R. Kahn, Ph.D.—(2000)-2000
John F. Hendon Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Maryland

Carl Paul Kaiser, Ph.D.—(1979)-1991
Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Washington University

Larry C. Peppers, Ph.D.—(1986)-1986
Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Katharine L. Shester, Ph.D.—(2011)-2011
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Shikha Basnet Silwal, Ph.D.—(2012)-2012
Assistant Professor of Economics
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Michael J. Smitka, Ph.D.—(1986)-2000
Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Yale University

 

 

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