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Department of Economics

 319-335-0829      319-335-1956      W210 PBB      tippie.uiowa.edu/economics

Administration

John Solow
John L. Solow
Professor, Departmental Executive Officer, and Director, Business Honors Program
Rabah Amir
Rabah Amir
Professor and Director, PhD Program in Economics
Linda Bostian
Linda M. Bostian
Departmental Administrator

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty


Rabah Amir

Professor and Director, PhD Program in Economics
J. Edward Lundy Professor of Economics

 W282 PBB      319-335-1230      rabah-amir@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1985
EXPERTISE:

Game Theory, Industrial Economics, Microeconomic Theory


Michael (Yu-Fai) Choi

Assistant Professor
 W336 PBB      319-384-1911      yufai-choi@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • MA in Economics, Boston University, 2007
  • BE in Computer Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003
EXPERTISE:

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Economics, Search Theory


Luciano De Castro

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W286 PBB      319-335-0963      luciano-decastro@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Mathematical Economics, National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2004
  • MS in Mathematical Economics, National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2001
  • MBA, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1999
  • BA in Electronics Engineering, Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), San Jose dos Campos, Brazil, 1995

David Frisvold

Assistant Professor
 W374 PBB      319-335-0957      david-frisvold@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • MA in Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2005
  • BS in Mathematical Economics, Wake Forest University, 1998
EXPERTISE:

Economics of Education, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics


Antonio Galvao

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W284 PBB      319-335-1810      antonio-galvao@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2009
  • MS in Statistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2007
  • MA in Economics, Getulio Vargas Foundation, 2003
  • BA in Economics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, 2001
EXPERTISE:

Applied Econometrics, Econometric Theory


Martin Gervais

Associate Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W384 PBB      319-335-2087      martin-gervais@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, The University of Western Ontario, 1999
  • MA in Economics, The University of Western Ontario, 1995
  • MBA, Universite Laval, 1993
  • BA in Accounting, Universite Laval, 1991
EXPERTISE:

Housing Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Public Finance


Kyungmin Kim

Assistant Professor
 W382 PBB      319-335-0982      kyungmin-kim@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • BA in Economics, Seoul National University, Korea, 2004
EXPERTISE:

Applied Economic Theory, Game Theory


Forrest Nelson

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W316 PBB      319-335-0829      forrest-nelson@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Rochester, 1975
  • MS in Economics, University of Rochester, 1974
  • BS in Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University, 1968
EXPERTISE:

Prediction Markets, Qualitative and Limited Dependent Variables


George Neumann

Professor
George Daly Professor of Economics

 W388 PBB      319-335-0850      george-neumann@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Northwestern University, 1974
  • MA in Economics, Northwestern University, 1969
  • BA in Economics, Le Moyne College, 1968
EXPERTISE:

Economics of Union Activity, Influenza Models, Stochastic Models of Labor Markets, Using Markets to Aggregate Information with Small Numbers of Traders


Alexandre Poirier

Assistant Professor
 W378 PBB      319-335-3811      alexandre-poirier@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • MA in Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  • BSc in Mathematics and Economics, Université de Montréal, 2007
EXPERTISE:

Applied Econometrics, Econometric Theory


Raymond Riezman

Professor
C. Woody Thompson Research Professor of Economics

 W360 PBB      319-335-0832      raymond-riezman@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota, 1977
  • BA in Economics, Washington University-St. Louis, 1969
EXPERTISE:

International trade, Microeconomics, Political economy


Alice Schoonbroodt

Assistant Professor
 W334 PBB      319-335-0915      alice-schoonbroodt@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
  • MA in Economics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2000
  • BA in Economics, Universite Catholique de Louvain, LLN, Belgium, 1999
EXPERTISE:

Macroeconomics, Demographic Economics, Family Economics, Growth & Development


John Solow

Professor, Departmental Executive Officer, and Director, Business Honors Program
Justice International Business Research Fellow

 W210 PBB      319-335-0845      john-solow@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Stanford University, 1983
  • MA in Economics, Stanford University, 1981
  • BA in Economics, Yale University, 1976
EXPERTISE:

Antitrust, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Sports Economics


Anne Villamil

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W354 PBB      319-335-3944      anne-villamil@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • BA in Economics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1980

Nicholas Yannelis

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Economics

 W380 PBB      319-335-2290      nicholas-yannelis@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1983
  • MA, University of Rochester, 1979
  • MA, London School of Economics, 1977
  • BA, Athens School of Economics, 1976

Nicolas Ziebarth

Assistant Professor
 W344 PBB      319-335-3810      nicolas-ziebarth@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Northwestern University, 2012
  • MA in Economics, Norhwestern University, 2007
  • BA Honors in Economics, Mathematics, and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

Lecturers


Stacey Brook

Lecturer
 W312 PBB      319-335-1010      stacey-brook@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Colorado State University, 1995
  • MA in Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1991
  • BBA in Economics and Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, 1989
EXPERTISE:

Sports Economics


Jennifer Fuhrman

Lecturer
 S322 PBB      319-335-0925      jennifer-fuhrman@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1998
  • BA in International Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1997

Alexandra Nica

Lecturer
 C352 PBB      319-335-0869      alexandra-nica@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2013
  • MA in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2002
  • BA in International Business and Economics, University "Transilvania", Brasov, Romania, 1999
EXPERTISE:

Decision and Incentives Theory, Macroeconomics and International Trade


Blake Whitten

Lecturer
 S306 PBB      319-335-0937      blake-whitten@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Statistics, Florida State University, 2001
  • MS in Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992
  • MS in Mathematics, Northern Arizona University, 1985
  • BS in Mathematics and Business Economics, Northern Arizona University, 1983
EXPERTISE:

EM algorithm, Markov random fields, MCMC simulation, Meta-analysis, Missing-data problems, Spatial and space-time statistics, Statistical computing


Adjunct and Visiting Faculty


Barton Cramer

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics and Urban and Regional Planning
 349 JH      319-335-0829      barton-cramer@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economic Geography, The University of Iowa, 2007
  • MA in Geography, The University of Iowa, 1999
  • MS in Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963

A'amer Farooqi

Adjunct Associate Professor
 W210 PBB      319-335-0829      aamer-farooqi@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
  • MA in Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1987
  • MA in Journalism, Ohio State University, 1977
  • BA in Political Science, Denison University, 1976
EXPERTISE:

Economics of developing nations, Environmental issues and economic development, International trade and finance, Macro-economic theory and policy


Sarah Frank

Adjunct Assistant Professor
 S362 PBB      319-335-0504      sarah-frank@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, California, 2009
  • BA in Economics, Wellesley College, 1999

John Fuller

Professor, Urban and Regional Planning
 340 JH      319-335-0038      john-w-fuller@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Washington State University, 1968
  • AB in Economics, San Diego State University, 1962
EXPERTISE:

Finance and Regulation of Transport Sector, Transport Policy, Planning, and Analysis


Mary Knudson

Adjunct Assistant Professor
 W359 PBB      319-335-1907      mary-knudson@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1988
  • MS in Plant Breeding-Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
  • BS in Agronomy, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1981

Austin Landini

Adjunct Lecturer
 S362 PBB      319-335-0504      austin-landini@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2014
  • BBA in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2012

Donald Szeszycki

Associate Vice President, Office of the Provost, and Adjunct Lecturer
 315A CALH      319-335-1543      donald-szeszycki@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1980
  • BA in Economics, Loras College, 1978
EXPERTISE:

Budgeting, Decision support system development, Information management, Operational analyses, Pricing analyses, Space planning, Strategic planning


Hennadige Thenuwara

Adjunct Assistant Professor
 W338 PBB      319-335-1811      hennadige-thenuwara@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, The University of Iowa, 1997
  • MA in Econometrics, University of Manchester, UK, 1988
  • MSc in Applied Statistics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1984
  • BSc in Physics, Pure Mathematics, and Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1980

George Wehby

Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, and Department of Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, and Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
 N248 CPHB      319-384-3814      george-wehby@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • BS in Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1998
  • PhD in Health Management and Policy/Health Economics Concentration, The University of Iowa, 2006
  • MPH in Health Services Administration, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2000
EXPERTISE:

Health Economics, Applied Economics, Household Economics, Health Services Research, Health Policy


Armando Zavaleta

Visiting Assistant Professor
 W338 PBB      319-335-1811      armando-zavaleta@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of Calgary, 2012
  • MA in Economics, El Colegio de Mexico, 2001
  • BA in Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1996
EXPERTISE:

Environmental Economics, Political Economy, Applied Game Theory, Energy Economics