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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 and Departmental Executive Officer
Rabah Amir
Rabah Amir
Professor and Director, PhD Program in Economics
Stacey Brook
Stacey L. Brook
Lecturer and Director, Economics Undergraduate Program
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 Building      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 Building      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 Building      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 Building      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 Building      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 Building      319-335-2087      mgervaisca@gmail.com

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 Building      319-335-0982      kyungmin-kim@uiowa.edu

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

Applied Economic Theory, Game Theory


Alexandre Poirier

Assistant Professor
 W378 Building      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


Alice Schoonbroodt

Assistant Professor
 W334 Building      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 and Departmental Executive Officer
Justice International Business Research Fellow

 W210 Building      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


Suyong Song

Assistant Professor
 W360 Building      319-335-0832      suyong-song@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2010
  • in C.Phil in Economics, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2008
  • MA in Economics, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2004
  • BA in Economics, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2002
EXPERTISE:

Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics, Empirical IO


Anne Villamil

Professor
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow

 W354 Building      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 Building      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 Building      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 and Director, Economics Undergraduate Program
 W312 Building      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 Building      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 Building      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 Building      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 Hall      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 Building      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 Building      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 Hall      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


Young Sik Kim

Visiting Professor
 S316 Building      319-335-3756      young-kim@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, The University of Iowa, 1994
  • MS in Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1991
  • BA in English Literature, Seoul National University, 1985

Mary Knudson

Adjunct Assistant Professor
 W359 Building      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

Steven Stong


 S316 Building      319-335-3756      steven-stong@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2014
  • MA in Economics, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2011
  • BS in Economics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2008
EXPERTISE:

Economic theory, Game theory, Information economics, Public choice


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 Building      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:
  • 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
  • BS in Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1998
EXPERTISE:

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


Armando Zavaleta

Visiting Assistant Professor
 W338 Building      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


Graduate Assistants and Fellows


Michael Andrews

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W247 Building      319-335-1404      michael-j-andrews@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • BA in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2011
  • BS in Supply Chain Management, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2011

Martin Basurto Arriaga

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S216 Building      319-335-0494      martinalberto-basurtoarriaga@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Economics, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Mexico, 2014
  • MS in Probability and Statistics, Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas (CIMAT), Mexico, 2012
  • BS in Mathematics, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, 2010

Kevin Carlson

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 Building      319-335-2601      kevin-e-carlson@uiowa.edu


Cenk Cetin

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 Building      319-335-2601      cenk-cetin@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • BA Economics in Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, London, UK, 2007
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2015
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2014
  • BA Economics in Economics, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007

Liqiong Chen

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 Building      319-335-3797      liqiong-chen@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • MA in Mathematics, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA, 2013
  • BS in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2011

Chelsea Crain

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W247 Building      319-335-1404      chelsea-crain@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BA in Mathematics, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA, 2014

Lance Cundy

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S361 Building      319-335-0983      lance-cundy@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Mathematics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA, 2014
  • BS in Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA, 2012
  • BS in Mathematics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA, 2012

Yifan Dai

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S361 Building      319-335-0983      yifan-dai-1@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2012
  • BA in Economics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, 2011

David Enocksson

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W243 Building      319-335-1403      davidjohnmalte-enocksson@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Economics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2014
  • BS in Statistics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2013
  • BS in Economics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2011

Philip Erickson

Graduate Fellow
 W243 Building      319-335-1403      philip-erickson@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2012
  • BA in Economics, College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA, 2010
EXPERTISE:

Industrial Organization


Caleb Floyd

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 Building      319-335-3797      caleb-floyd@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2014
  • BS in Applied Mathematics, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA, 2008

Jeffrey Gepper

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W359 Building      319-335-1907      jeffrey-gepper@uiowa.edu


Huiyi Guo

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W247 Building      319-335-1404      huiyi-guo@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2014
  • BA Economics in Mathematical Economics, School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2012
  • BS in Mathematical Economics, School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2012

Wei He

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W249 Building      319-335-2649      wei-he-2@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • PhD in Mathematics, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, 2014
  • BS in Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Peking University, Peking, China, 2010

Youn Soo Jung

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S216 Building      319-335-0494      younsoo-jung@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • BS in Statistics and Economics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2010

Sun Hyung Kim

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 Building      319-335-2601      sunhyung-kim@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2017
  • MA in Economics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2012
  • BA in Economics, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, 2010

Chander Kochar

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 Building      319-335-2601      chandershekhar-kochar@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MS in Applied Economics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2010
  • ME in Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2008
  • BTech in Electronics, School of Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Ind, 2005

Seyma Kurk

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S321 Building      319-335-0975      seyma-kurk@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BS in Mathematics, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

Emily Leslie

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 Building      319-335-3797      emily-leslie@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2013
  • BA Economics in Economics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA, 2011

Lianjun Li

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W249 Building      319-335-2649      lianjun-li@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • BA in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2013
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 2013

Fan Liu

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W243 Building      319-335-1403      fan-liu-1@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, University of Iowa, 2013
  • BS in Economics, Emporia State University, 2010

Huizhong Liu

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W379 Building      319-335-2601      huizhong-liu@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2018
  • BS in Mathematics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2013
  • BA Economics in Economics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2013

Lev Lvovskiy

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W249 Building      319-335-2649      lev-lvovskiy@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Mathematics & Economics, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm, Russia, 2012
  • BA Honors in Mathematics, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm, Russia, 2010

Olgu Ozkul

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S361 Building      319-335-0983      olgu-ozkul@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • MS in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, 2014
  • BS in Econometrics, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir,Turkey, 2010

Marilyn Pease

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W243 Building      319-335-1403      marilyn-pease@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, University of Iowa, 2013
  • BA in Mathematical Economics, Colorado College, 2010

Ryan Rudderham

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S321 Building      319-335-0975      ryan-rudderham@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2019
  • BA in Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, 2013
  • AA in General Studies, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL, USA, 2011

John Stoebe

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W359 Building      319-335-1907      john-stoebe@uiowa.edu


Lawrence Warren

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W383 Building      319-335-3797      lawrence-warren@uiowa.edu

Academic History:
  • PhD Candidate in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2016
  • MA in Economics, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2012
  • BS in Economics and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, 2010

Huan Zhang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 S321 Building      319-335-0975      huan-zhang-1@uiowa.edu


Xiaofan Zhuang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
 W359 Building      319-335-1907      xiaofan-zhuang@uiowa.edu