Economics and Finance Faculty

Walter J. Lane, Ph.D. Walter J. Lane, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department Chair
Ph.D., University of California

438C Kirschman Hall

Health Care Economics

Mahyar Amouzegar, Ph.D. Mahyar Amouzegar, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

ADA 2011

James R. Davis, Ph.D. James R. Davis, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Virginia

421 Kirschman Hall

Public Finance, History of Economic Theory, and Managerial Economics

Michael EasleyMichael Easley
Instructor of Statistics
M.S. Tulane University

440 Kirschman Hall


Mohammad Kabir Hassan Ph.D. Mohammad Kabir Hassan Ph.D.
Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance
Bank One Professor in Business
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

438G Kirschman Hall

Financial Institutions and Markets, Emerging Markets and Financial Development, International Finance, Applied Economics, Corporate Finance, Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance

Sudha Krishnaswami, Ph.D.Sudha Krishnaswami, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

433 Kirschman Hall

Corporate Restructuring, Financing Choices, and Corporate Governance

Neal Maroney, Ph.D.Neal Maroney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Ph.D., The Claremont Graduate School

438E Kirschman Hall

Investments, International Finance, and Financial Market Anomalies

Tarun Mukherjee, D.B.A.Tarun Mukherjee, D.B.A
James R. Moffett Chair in Financial Economics
D.B.A, Texas Tech University

437 Kirschman Hall

Capital Budgeting, Dividend Policy, and Mergers and Acquisitions

Atsuyuki Naka, Ph.D.Atsuyuki Naka, Ph.D.
Max Derbes III Endowed Professorship in Real Estate
Ph.D., University of Arizona

469 Kirschman Hall

International Finance, Financial Markets, Asset Pricing Models, Macro Finance, and Real Estate Finance

Luca Pezzo, Ph.D.Luca Pezzo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

431 Kirschman Hall

Asset pricing tests, portfolio analysis (theory and empirics)

Arja Turunen-Red, Ph.D.Arja Turunen-Red, Ph.D.
Ph.D., British Columbia

423 Kirschman Hall

International Trade Theory, Social Choice Theory, Economic Growth, and Growth Cycles in Open Economies

Mark RosaMark Rosa
Adjunct Professor
M.A., University of New Orleans

417 Kirschman Hall

Financial Institutions and Credit Risk

Duygu Zirek, Ph.D.Duygu Zirek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Baruch College

429 Kirschman Hall

Investments, International Finance, and Macroeconomics

Emeritus Faculty

Hesham Abdel-Rahman, Ph.D.Hesham Abdel-Rahman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


City Systems and Trade, Urban Land Use, Location Theory, Economic Growth, Labor Market and Income Disparity, and Urban Development, Urban Productivity

Wade Ragas, Ph.DWade Ragas, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus



Timothy P. Ryan, Ph.D.Timothy P. Ryan, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus



Janet Speyrer, Ph.D.Janet Speyrer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D.,Johns Hopkins University


Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization, Gaming Impacts

Oscar Varela, Ph.D.Oscar Varela, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus



Peihwang Wei, Ph.D.Peihwang Wei, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus


Market Microstructure, Options and Futures, and International Finance

Gerald Whitney, Ph.D.Gerald Whitney, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Tulane University


Econometrica, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Econometrics, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking