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]
Professor Dittmar’s research interests include the institutional and technological determinants of economic growth, economic history, political economy, and economic geography. Check personal web-page link for more information.
Chair, Department of 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]
Distinguished Scholar in Residence
Luciano Floridi (www.philosophyofinformation.net) 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]
Maria Sagrario Floro dissertation was published into a book (co-authored) entitled Informal Rural Credit Markets and the New Institutional Economics: The Case of Philippine Agriculture (1991). From the time she was in college, she has been interested... [More]
Professor 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).
Economist in Residence
Professor Grown is currently on detail as Senior Gender Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she leads the agency's efforts to integrate broader gender issues in foreign assistance. She teaches Econ 575- Gender Perspectives... [More]
Dr. Gunter’s areas of expertise include development macroeconomics, debt sustainability analysis, and the social impact of globalization. He is also interested in analyzing poverty reduction policies, development strategies, and the challenge of clim... [More]
Mary Eschelbach Hansen is widely published in the fields of child welfare policy and economic history. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Institu... [More]
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.
Economist in Residence
Professor Lerman conducts research and publishes on employment, income support, and youth development, especially as they affect low-income populations. In the 1970s, he worked on reforming the nation’s income maintenance programs and on youth employ... [More]
Professor Lin's research interests include the industrial organization of entertainment industries, the theory of the firm, and the antitrust implications of various theories of competition.He has taught classes in Principles of Microeconomics, Princ... [More]
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Meurs has recently taught Comparative Systems, Heterodox Microeconomics, Transition Economies, the Economics of Gender, and Political Economy.
Distinguished Economist in Residence
Dr. Arturo 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 late ... [More]
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]
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]
Professor Sawers teaching interests are: Economic development and U.S. Economic History
Xuguang (a.k.a. Simon) Sheng is an Assistant Professor of Economics at American University. His research interests include econometric theory, applied econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, economic and financial forecasting. He has published in Jou... [More]
Professor Sonenshine’s research and teaching interests include antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, international trade and finance, and economic history.
Professor Starr's research interests are consumption, saving, wealth, healthcare, antitrust, macroeconomics, monetary policy, and social 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]
Professor Winters’ research interests include impact evaluation of development projects, rural poverty, migration and remittances, fertility, cash transfer programs in developing countries, rural livelihood strategies, tourism and smallholder agricul... [More]
Professor Wisman teaching interests are: History of Economic Thought, Methodology, History, Introductory Macroeconomics.
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]