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Economics Faculty Research Areas

Faculty research activity is associated with three broadly defined areas of concentration.

Energy and Environmental Economics

Energy and environmental economics is a faculty research area which is vigorously pursued and regularly brought into the classroom. Research has focused on resource economics and its overlap with environmental issues. Faculty have worked with coauthors at Ohio University, including sponsored research for the Voinovich School of Leadership. Other research is specialized in environmental economics with a focus on environment and development, including tropical deforestation and valuation of energy independent housing (NSF). Faculty are affiliated core faculty for Environmental Studies, CE3 (Consortium for Economics, Energy and the Environment), the Center for Latin American Studies and International Development Studies.

Daniel Karney

Energy Economics

Development and Behavioral Economics

Faculty are also active researchers in development economics, which is a study area complementary to that of International Studies faculty. Other research is squarely in the field of behavioral economics and has many ties with psychology. Student interest in behavioral economics is strong, especially among Honors Tutorial College students, and joint faculty-undergraduate student manuscripts are common. Faculty also are concerned with design and implementation of effective development-oriented policies, for example using randomized field experiments of policy interventions. Other faculty have written books on social policy such as crime and punishment and addiction. These topics are of interest not only to economic majors, but also to students majoring in sociology, criminology, political science, health administration and psychology.

Glenn Dutcher

Julia Paxton

Principles of Microeconomics, Economics of Poverty, Economic Development, Economics of Latin America, Microfinance

Patricia Toledo

Development Economics, Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Experimental Methods, Statistics

Harold M. Winter

Law and Economics, Health Economics, Public Policy Economics

Financial Economics

Bolong Cao

Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Money and Banking, Advanced Macro Theory, Portfolio Management, Financial Econometrics, Corporate Finance

Yashar Heydari

Shamila A. Jayasuriya

Financial Economics, Emerging Markets, Time Series Econometrics

William Shambora

Financial Derivatives, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Asset Pricing, Financial Derivatives

International Economics

Many faculty are active in research areas across the spectrum of international economics. These topics can be of interest to researchers in the areas of politics, development and macroeconomics. Faculty use both empirical and theoretical research to investigate governance structures. Research into capital markets and transparency in markets can inform others examining emerging markets studies such as Asian economies as well as U.S. markets. Faculty also are investigating puzzles of destabilizing macroeconomic policy-making in emerging and developing countries.

Bolong Cao

Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Money and Banking, Advanced Macro Theory, Portfolio Management, Financial Econometrics, Corporate Finance

Khosrow Doroodian

International Economics

Roberto Duncan

International Finance, Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics

Shamila A. Jayasuriya

Financial Economics, Emerging Markets, Time Series Econometrics

Chulho Jung

Econometrics, Statistics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Economics of Japan and Korea, Managerial Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Financial Markets, International Finance, Advertising

William Shambora

Financial Derivatives, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Asset Pricing, Financial Derivatives

Labor Economics

Olga Belskaya

Departmental Social Media

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