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
435 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Foreign Investment

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

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


Zongwu Cai
Charles Oswald Professor of Econometrics
352 Snow Hall

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


Paul Comolli
Associate Professor
434 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Natural Resources, International Economics, Environmental Policy

Bernard Cornet
Oswald Distinguished Professor of Microeconomics
354 Snow Hall

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

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


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

Research Interest: Structural Economic Dynamics, Study of Economies


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

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

Shigeru Iwata
415B Snow Hall

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


Azadeh Jalali

Research Interest: Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Game Theory, and Experimental Economics

John Keating
Associate Professor
334 Snow Hall

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


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

Research Interest: Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Microeconomic Theory, Optimization


Joe Sicilian
Professor Emeritus
433 Snow Hall

Research Interest: Microeconomics and Public Finance

David Slusky
Assistant Professor
335 Snow Hall

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



Milena Stanislavova
Professor, Department Chair
415 D Snow Hall
Tsvetan Tsvetanov
Assistant Professor
Snow Hall, Room 355

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


Tom Weiss
Professor Emeritus
Jianbo Zhang
Associate Professor
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. >>