University of New Orleans economics professor Gregory Price has been named as one of the “40 Influential Black Economists From the Last 30 Years” by Academic Influence, a web based company that tracks higher education and provides rankings in a variety of areas.
Price, whose expertise includes applied theory/econometrics, African economic development and stratification economics, is a former president of the National Economic Association.
Price also was one of five people selected by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu last year to be an E Pluribus Unum Policy Scholar tasked with examining and addressing systemic racism in the U.S., particularly in the South.
According to Academic Influence, the list of influential Black economists is composed of leaders in the field “who are paving the way for future economists. They are doing groundbreaking work in areas such as government, business, education, and public policy.”
The economists on the list were identified using the web site’s A.I.-powered algorithm, which characterized the group as highly cited and searched.