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 Hall

Research Interest: Foreign Investment

Office Hours:

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

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

Office Hours:


Zongwu Cai
Charles Oswald Professor of Econometrics
352 Snow Hall

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

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Paul Comolli
Associate Professor
434 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Natural Resources, International Economics, Environmental Policy

Office Hours:
By Appointment Only

Bernard Cornet
Oswald Distinguished Professor of Microeconomics
354 Snow Hall

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

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

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

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

Research Interest: Structural Economic Dynamics, Study of Economies

Office Hours:

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

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

Office Hours:
By Appointment Only

Shigeru Iwata
415B Snow Hall

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

Office Hours:

John Keating
Associate Professor
334 Snow Hall

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

Office Hours:

Alfred Okao
357 Snow Hall

Office Hours:

Tarun Sabarwal
De-Min and Chin-Sha Wu Associate Professor of Economics , Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Chair
331 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Microeconomic Theory and Game Theory

Office Hours:

Professor Emeritus
433 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Microeconomics and Public Finance

Office Hours:
By Appointment Only

Assistant Professor
335 Snow Hall

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


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Full time Lecturer
351 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Regulation, Economics of Telecommunications

Office Hours (351 Snow):


Professor, Interim Chair
415 D Snow Hall


Office Hours:

Tsvetan Tsvetanov
Assistant Professor
Snow Hall, Room 355

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


Tom Weiss
Professor Emeritus
Shu Wu
Associate Professor
437 Snow Hall

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

Office Hours:
Fri 1:00-3:30
or by appointment

Guangjian Xu
Visiting Professor
339 Snow Hall

Office Hours:
Mon & Wed 2:00-5:00

Jianbo Zhang
Associate Professor
336 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Microeconomics Theory

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Dr. Shu Wu, 1966 - 2018

Dr. Shu Wu, Professor of Economics and Associate Chair, Department of Economics at University of Kansas, and a resident of Overland Park, KS, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018.
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