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Full-Time Faculty

  1. Robert Blecker, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Blecker’s research interests include international trade, open economy macroeconomics, the value of the dollar and the US trade deficit, economic integration in North America, the Mexican economy, the limits to export-led growth strategies … More

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    (202) 885-3767

  2. Ivy Broder, Professor

    CAS - Economics

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    (202) 885-2126

  3. Colleen Callahan, Associate Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Send email to Colleen Callahan

    (202) 885-3737

  4. Robert Feinberg, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Feinberg received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD from the University of Virginia. He taught for ten years on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University, has served as an economist with the Antitrust Division of the De… More

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    (202) 885-3788

  5. Luciano Floridi, Distinguished Scholar in Residence

    Luciano Floridi ( is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire – where he holds the Research Chair in Philosophy of Information and the UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics – and Fellow of S… More

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  6. Maria Floro, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Maria S. Floro is Professor of Economics at American University in Washington DC and co-director of the Graduate Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE). Her publications include books on Informal Credit Markets and the New Institutional Econo… More

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    (202) 885-3139

  7. Boris Gershman, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Boris Gershman has been on the faculty of American University since 2012. Born and raised in Moscow, he came to the United States in 2007 and earned his PhD degree in Economics from Brown University in 2012. His primary research focuses on the deep d… More

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    (202) 885-3688

  8. Amos Golan, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Amos Golan directs the Info-Metrics Institute at AU. His main area of research is information, information processing and optimal decision rules based on efficient use of information (Info-Metrics).Golan is an External Professor, The Santa Fe Instit… More

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    (202) 885-3783

  9. Bernhard Gunter, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Dr. Gunter is an international scholar in development economics. His areas of expertise include development macroeconomics, debt sustainability analysis, and the social impact of globalization. He is also interested in analyzing poverty reduction pol… More

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  10. Winthrop Hambley, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Economics

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  11. Mary Eschelbach Hansen, Associate Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Mary Eschelbach Hansen is an expert in U.S. social policy. She is widely published in the fields of child policy, bankruptcy, and economic history. Her work addresses key issues in race, gender, and economic inequality. Her research has been fun… More

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    (202) 885-3793

  12. Thomas Husted, Professor and Department Chair, Economics

    CAS - Economics

    My research examines the political economy of various government expenditure programs, including primary and secondary education, income redistribution, and federal disaster aid.

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    (202) 885-3773

  13. Alan Isaac, Associate Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Alan Isaac is working in agent-based modeling with applications to the intergenerational transmission of wealth and to epidemiology. He also does research in Post Keynesian macroeconomics, broadly defined.

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    (202) 885-3785

  14. Evan Kraft, Economist in Residence

    CAS - Economics

    Evan Kraft specializes in the economics of transition, monetary policy and banking issues. He served as Director of the Research Department and Adviser to the Governor of the Croatian National Bank. His scholarly work includes studies of soft-budget … More

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    (202) 885-3711

  15. Nathan Larson, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

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  16. Jessica Leight, Assistant Professor

  17. Daniel Lin, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Economics

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    (202) 885-3760

  18. Gabriel Mathy, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

    My research and teaching interest are currently focused on the macroeconomics of the Great Depression, and on macroeconomics and economic history more generally. I received my PhD and MA degrees from the University of California, Davis and my BA degr… More

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    (202) 885-3708

  19. Mieke Meurs, Professor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Professor Meurs has recently taught Comparative Systems, Heterodox Microeconomics, Transition Economies, the Economics of Gender, and Political Economy.

    Send email to Mieke Meurs

    (202) 885-3776

  20. Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Mohseni's research interests include development macroeconomics, social economics, political economy of the Middle East, and Islamic finance/economics. He has taught courses on micro/macroeconomics, history of economic thought, development … More

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    (202) 885-3752

  21. Walter Park, Professor

    CAS - Economics

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    (202) 885-3774

  22. Arturo Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence

    SIS-School of Intl Service

    Dr. Arturo C. Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, is an expert in international finance, emerging markets and Latin American economics. He previously taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College, but is a la… More

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    (202) 885-1602

  23. Natalia Radchenko, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Natalia Radtchenko’s areas of specialization are microeconometrics, labor economics, and public policy evaluation. Recent publications have been featured in Economie et Prevision, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Population Economics, Labor Ec… More

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    (202) 885-3709

  24. Kara Reynolds, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, CAS

    CAS - Economics

    Prof. Reynolds joined the department in 2003 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the political economy of trade protection, particularly antidumping protection, and the impact of trade liberalizati… More

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    (202) 885-3768

  25. Larry Sawers, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Sawers teaching interests are: Economic development and U.S. Economic History

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    (202) 885-3766

  26. Xuguang Sheng, Associate Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Xuguang Simon Sheng is an Associate Professor of Economics at American University. His research interests include time series econometrics, economic and financial forecasting. He has published in Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometri… More

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    (202) 885-3782

  27. Ralph Sonenshine, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Sonenshine is an Assistant Professor of Economics at American University. Ralph combines an academic background in industrial organization, international economics, and economic history with business consulting and industry research expert… More

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    (202) 885-3733

  28. Martha Starr, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Starr's research interests are consumption, saving, wealth, healthcare spending, health behaviors, regulation of tobacco products, healthcare antitrust, pharmaceuticals, markets for healthcare services, and survey data.

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    (202) 885-3747

  29. Paul Sullivan, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

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    (202) 885-3905

  30. John Willoughby, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Willoughby has recently returned from a two-year stay in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he helped create an undergraduate economics program at the new American University of Sharjah. He has also taught at the American University in Cai… More

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    (202) 885-3759

  31. Jon Wisman, Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Wisman teaching interests are: History of Economic Thought, Methodology, History, Introductory Macroeconomics. His research spans a broad spectrum of domains from history of economic thought and methodology to labor and other social issues.

    Send email to Jon Wisman

    (202) 885-3158

  32. Mahmud Yesuf, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Economics

    Professor Yesuf’s research interests include poverty, environment and development issues in low income countries, with a special focus on households’ behavioral issues (such as risk aversion). He has an international teaching and research experience … More

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    (202) 885-3689