KU Economics faculty collectively span a wide range of fields in economics and neighboring disciplines, including behavioral economics, development, econometrics, economic theory, environmental economics, experimental economics, financial economics, game theory, growth, health economics, industrial organization, international finance, labor, law and economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, microeconomics, monetary theory and policy, optimization, quantitative finance, time series, and more. Please read below for more about our faculty and their contact information. 

 


Zaier Aouani
Visiting Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Asiedu
Professor, President of AAAWE
785-864-2843
435 Snow Hall

Research Interest:
Foreign Investment
 

William A. Barnett
Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, Director AMFM at CFS
785-864-2844
356 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Econometrics
Monetary Theory
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics

Zongwu Cai
Charles Oswald Professor of Econometrics
785-864-1886
352 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Econometrics
Financial Econometrics
Quantitative Finance
Statistics

Paul Comolli
Associate Professor
785-864-2863
434 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Natural Resources
International Economics
Environmental Policy

Bernard Cornet
Oswald Distinguished Professor of Microeconomics
785-864-1449
354 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Microeconomics
Mathematical Economics
Mathematical Finance
Optimization

Dietrich Earnhart
Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, Director of Center for Environmental Policy
785-864-2866
436 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Environmental Economics
Law and Economics
Comparative Economics

 

Mohamed El-Hodiri
Professor, Director of Honors Program
785-864-2838
359 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Structural Economic Dynamics
Study of Economies

Donna Ginther
Dean's Professor of Economics, Director of Center for Economic and Business Analysis
785-864-3251
333 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Labor Economics
Economic Demography
Applied Econometrics

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Shigeru Iwata
Professor
785-864-2867
415B Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Econometrics
Macro-Finance
International Finance
Economic Growth

Azadeh Jalali

Research Interests:
Applied Microeconomics
Industrial Organization
Game Theory
Experimental Economics

John Keating
Associate Professor
785-864-2837
334 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Macroeconomics
Time Series Econometrics
Monetary Theory and Policy

Alfred Okao
Lecturer
785-864-2840
357 Snow Hall
Tarun Sabarwal
De-Min and Chin-Sha Wu Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Chair
785-864-2847
331 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Game Theory
Industrial Organization
Microeconomic Theory
Optimization

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Joe Sicilian
Professor Emeritus
785-864-2842
433 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Microeconomics
Public Finance

David Slusky
Assistant Professor
335 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Health Economics
Labor Economics
Public Policy

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Milena Stanislavova
Professor, Department Chair
415 D Snow Hall
Tsvetan Tsvetanov
Assistant Professor
785-864-1881
355 Snow Hall

Research Interests:
Energy Economics
Environmental Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Behavioral Economics

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Tom Weiss
Professor Emeritus
Jianbo Zhang
Associate Professor
785-864-2865
336 Snow Hall

Research Interest:
Microeconomics Theory

 


News / Events
  • Professor Ginther's research points to early career pubications as the likely source of racial gap in NIH funding. Learn more >>
  • Best of luck to our PhD students presenting at SEA's annual meeting in Washington, DC. View schedule (pdf).
  • Professor Barnett's work on accurately measuring money cited as critical in avoiding past Fed mistakes. Read Forbes' article >>
  • PhD applications are due on January 2. View our informational flyer (pdf).
  • Graduate Student Scholarship, established in memory of Professor Shu Wu. Learn more. >>