Economics Department Faculty

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Kara Reynolds Professor and Department Chair, Economics CAS | Economics

Prof. Reynolds joined the department in 2003 after completing her PhD at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the political economy of trade protection, particularly antidumping

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All Faculty

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Juan Antonio Montecino Assistant Professor CAS | Economics

Professor Montecino’s research focuses on the macroeconomic and development consequences of international financial liberalization, as well as issues related to finance and inequality. He obtained his

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Robert Berman Adjunct Instructor CAS - Economics

Adjunct at AU and founding principal of Berman Economics, an economics consulting firm specializing in resource economics and financial, economic and market analyses; developing market-based solutions

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Robert A. Blecker Professor CAS | Economics

Professor Blecker’s research interests include international trade, open economy macroeconomics, global trade imbalances, economic integration in North America, the Mexican economy, the limits to expo

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Jeff Dickinson Adjunct Professorial Lecturer CAS | Economics

Originally from DC (Glover Park), my research focuses on the microeconomics of poverty, and economic development. I received my PhD in development economics from the Graduate Institute of Internationa

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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

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Boris Gershman Associate 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 i

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Ignacio Gonzalez Garcia Assistant Professor CAS | Economics

Prof. González joined the department in 2017. Before joining AU, he was postdoctoral research scholar at Columbia University. His research focuses on macroeconomics, inequality, and public finance. Co

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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

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Mary Eschelbach Hansen Professor CAS | Economics

Mary Eschelbach Hansen is an expert in U.S. social policy. She is currently working on issues in disability policy. She is widely published in the fields of child policy, bankruptcy, and economic hist

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Thomas Husted Professor 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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John Ifediora Adjunct Professor CAS | Economics

John Ifediora is a tenured Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin system where he taught for over 20 years, and was a visiting Professor at New York University and the University of Mar

Alan Isaac Professor CAS | Economics

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

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Kelly Jones Assistant Professor CAS | Economics

Professor Jones is an applied microeconomist and whose research focuses on evaluating the impacts of various economic policies and interventions on gender equality and welfare. She previously served a

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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. H

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Dan Lin Professorial Lecturer CAS | Economics

Daniel Lin's areas of research are industrial organization, the theory of the firm, and the economics of political behavior. His focus is on the organizational evolution of the entertainment industrie

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Robin Lumsdaine Professor KSB | Finance/Real Estate

Robin Lumsdaine joined the Kogod School of Business at American University as the Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Finance. She was previously an Associate Director in the Division of Ba

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Gabriel Mathy Associate 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

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Mieke Meurs Professor CAS | Economics

Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Meurs has recently taught Heterodox Microeconomics, Political Economy, and a Complex Problems course called What's It Worth? Her research and publicati

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Walter Park Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, CAS UOA | Katzen Museum

Walter Park works on the economics of technology, growth, and development. He focuses, in particular, on intellectual property systems, R&D spending, multinational firms, and international knowledge t

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Kara Reynolds Professor and Department Chair, Economics CAS | Economics

Prof. Reynolds joined the department in 2003 after completing her PhD at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the political economy of trade protection, particularly antidumping

  (202) 885-3768

Last name starts with S

Shirin Sabetghadam Professorial Lecturer SPA | Public Administration

Prof. Sabetghadam is a professorial lecturer and SoTL Fellow in the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning at American University. She currently serves as a member of Quantitative Literacy Progra

Larry Sawers Senior Economist in Residence CAS - Economics

Professor Sawers research interests are Global Health and Economic Development. Much of his recent research has focused on costing health interventions.

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Xuguang Sheng Professor CAS | Economics

Xuguang Simon Sheng is a Professor of Economics at American University. His research interests include time series econometrics, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and business cycles. He has published i

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Stephen Silvia Professor SIS - School of International Service

Dr. Stephen Silvia teaches international economics, international relations and comparative politics. He researches comparative labor employment relations, and comparative economic policy, with a focu

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Ralph Sonenshine Senior Professorial Lecturer CAS | Economics

Professor Sonenshine is a Senior Professorial Lecturer of Economics at American University. Ralph combines an academic background in industrial organization, international economics, and economic hist

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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

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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

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Mahmud Yesuf Associate Professor CAS | Economics

Professor Yesuf’s expertise are development economics, natural resource and environmental economics, and applied micro-econometrics. His research focuses on the interface between economics and natural

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Emeriti Faculty

Scholars in Residence

Heidi Hartmann

Ariane Hegewisch

Anita Drever

Chante White

Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Affiliated with Our Info-Metrics Summer Program

John Geweke, University of Iowa,

William Greene, New York University,

Alastair Hall, University of Manchester & North Carolina State,
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John Rust, University of Maryland,

Eric Zivot, University of Washington,