Perhaps the greatest strength of the KU Economics Department is the energy and enthusiasm of the faculty, students and support staff.

Graduate students are generally impressed with the congenial, collegiate atmosphere that prevails. This spirited environment has fostered excellence in both teaching and research. Our student to faculty ratio is very low and students work closely with faculty members. The department is internationally diverse and International Economics is a special interest of many faculty members and students.

Elizabeth Asiedu
Professor, President of AAAWE
435 Snow

Research Interest: Foreign Investment

Office Hours:
Tue & Thur 12:30-1:30

William A. Barnett
Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, Director AMFM at CFS
356 Snow

Research Interest: Econometrics, Monetary Theory, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics

Office Hours:
Mon & Wed 12:15-1:30


Gautam Bhattacharyya

Research Interest: Industrial Organization, Game Theory, Informal Markets, and Child Labor

Zongwu Cai
Charles Oswald Professor of Econometrics
352 Snow

Research Interest: Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Quantitative Finance, and Statistics

Office Hours:
Tue & Thur 1:00-2:00

Paul Comolli
Associate Professor
434 Snow

Research Interest: Natural Resources, International Economics, Environmental Policy

Office Hours:
Tue & Thur 1:00-2:15
or by appointment

Bernard Cornet
Oswald Distinguished Professor of Microeconomics
354 Snow

Research Interest: Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Finance, Optimization

Office Hours:
Mon & Wed 2:00-3:00

Dietrich Earnhart
Professor, Director of Center for Environmental Policy
436 Snow

Research Interest: Environmental Economics, Law and Economics, and Comparative Economics

Office Hours:
Mon & Wed 3:00-4:00

Mohamed El-Hodiri
Professor, Director of Honors Program
359 Snow

Research Interest: Structural Economic Dynamics, Study of Economies

Office Hours:
Mon & Wed 9:00-11:00

David Faurot

Research Interest: Arbitration and Bargaining, and Sports Economics

Donna Ginther
Professor, Director of Center for Economic and Business Analysis
333 Snow

Research Interest: Labor Economics, Economic Demography, and Applied Econometrics

Office Hours:
Thur 11:00-12:00
or by appointment

Shigeru Iwata
415B Snow

Research Interest: Econometrics, Macro-Finance, International Finance, Economic Growth

Office Hours:
Tue & Thur 11:00-12:00

Ted Juhl
Professor, Department Chair
415 D Snow

Research Interest: Econometrics, Financial Economics

Office Hours:
Tue & Thur 2:00-3:00

John Keating
Associate Professor
334 Snow

Research Interest: Macroeconomics, Time Series Econometrics, and Monetary Theory and Policy

Office Hours:
Mon 2:15-5:00
or by appointment

Alfred Okao
357 Snow

Office Hours:
Tue & Thur 10:00-10:45 & 2:30-3:30

Joshua Rosenbloom

Research Interest: American Economic History, Labor Economics, Information Technology Workforce Issues and State and Regional Economic Development


Tarun Sabarwal
Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Graduate Program Director
331 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Microeconomic Theory and Game Theory

Office Hours:
Mon & Wed 11:00-12:00
or by appointment

Professor Emeritus
433 Snow

Research Interest: Microeconomics and Public Finance

Office Hours:
By Appointment Only

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Health Economics, Labor Economics, and Public Policy

Website: http://slusky.ku.edu

Office Hours:
Tue & Thur 2:00-3:00

Brian Staihr
Full time Lecturer, Undergraduate Program Director
351 Snow

Research Interest: Regulation, Economics of Telecommunications

Office Hours (351 Snow):
Tue & Thur 1:00-2:00

Advising Hours (415 C Snow):
Mon & Wed 10:00-11:30

Tsvetan Tsvetanov
Assistant Professor
Snow Hall, Room 355

Research Interests: Environmental and Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Behavioral Economics, and Applied Microeconomics

Office Hours:
Mon, Wed & Fri 10:00-10:45

Tom Weiss
Professor Emeritus

Research Interest: Colonial Economic Growth and Development and The Rise of Service Industries

Shu Wu
Associate Professor
437 Snow

Research Interest: Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, and Applied Time Series Econometrics

Office Hours:
By Appointment Only

Guangjian Xu
Visiting Professor
339 Snow Hall

Office Hours:
Wed 2:00-5:00

Jianbo Zhang
Associate Professor
336 Snow

Research Interest: Microeconomics Theory

Office Hours:
Mon & Wed 10:00-11:00

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