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Greg Burge

Greg Burge

Department Chair, Professor of Economics

Education: Ph.D., Florida State University, 2005

Fields: Urban Economics, Public Economics

Office: Room 170 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  MW 2:00pm-3:00pm

Contact:  (405) 325-5857    gburge@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage      Curriculum Vitae

Firat Demir


Professor of Economics    

Education: Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2006

Fields: International Finance, Development Economics

Office: Room 436 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  M 9:00-11:00 all office hours are via Zoom, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  fdemir@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage     Curriculum Vitae

Pallab Ghosh


Associate Professor of Economics, Director of Graduate Studies    

Education: Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2014

Fields: Labor Economics, Econometrics

Office: Room 422 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  TR 3:00-4:00, all office hourse are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  pallab.ghosh@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage    Curriculum Vitae

Joan Hamory


Assistant Professor of Economics

Education:  Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2009

Fields:  Economic Development

Office:  Room 430 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  T 2:30-4:30, in person or via Zoom, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  jhamory@ou.edu

Personal:  Faculty Webpage    Curriculum Vitae

James Hartigan


Professor of Economics

Honorary Fellow, International Economics and Finance Society

Education: Ph.D., Duke University, 1979

Fields: International Trade, International Finance, Industrial Organization

Office: Room 439 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  

Contact:  hartigan@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage     Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Alexander Holmes


Regents Professor of Economics    

Education: Ph.D., SUNY-Binghamton, 1974

Fields: Human Resources, Urban Economics, Microeconomic Theory

Office: Room 435 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  

Contact:  aholmes@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage     Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Samantha Johnson


Assistant Professor of Economics

Education: Ph.D, Washington State University, 2021

Fields:  Agriculture, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics

Office:  Room 325 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  T 9:00a-11:00 via Zoom, email professor for appointment.
                          F 1:00p-2:00p in-person 

Contact:  samrjohnson@ou.edu

Personal:  Faculty Webpage        Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin Keen


Associate Professor of Economics

Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2002

Fields: Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, Applied Time Series Econometrics

Office: Room 437 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  MW 1:00-2:00, and by appointment.

Contact:  ben.keen@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage    Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Myongjin Kim


Assistant Professor of Economics    

Education: Ph.D., Boston University, 2013

Fields: Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics

Office: Room 432 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  T 2:00p-4:00p, all office hours are via Zoom, please email professor for appointment.

Contact: mjkim@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage     Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Georgia Kosmopoulou


Professor of Economics

Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts and Sciences

Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor of Economics 

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1996

Fields: Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization

Office: Room 425 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  TR 11:00am-12:00pm, all office hours are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  georgiak@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage     Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Kevin Kuruc


Assistant Professor of Economics

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2019

Fields: Applied Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics

Office: Room 332 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  T 11:00a-12:00p and W 4:30-5:30, in-person or via Zoom, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  kkuruc@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage    Curriculum Vitae

Qihong Liu


Professor of Economics   

Education: Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook, 2003

Fields: Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics

Office: Room 426 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  TR 1:30pm-2:30pm, all office hours are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  qliu@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage     Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan McFadden


Assistant Professor of Economics

Education: Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2015

Fields: Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics

Office: Room 335 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  W 3:00p-5:00p, all office hours are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  jmcfadden@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage        Curriculum Vitae

Daniel Nedelescu


Assistant Professor of Economics      

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

Fields: Industrial Organization, Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Office: Room 434 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  TR 12:00p-1:00p, all office hours are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  dnedelescu@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage    Curriculum Vitae

Brent Norwood


Assistant Professor of Economics

Education: Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2020

Fields:  Public Policy, Education

Office:  Room 421 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  TR 1:00pm-2:00pm

Contact: bnorwood09@ou.edu

Personal:  Faculty Webpage           Curriculum Vitae

Tyler Ransom


Assistant Professor of Economics

Education: Ph.D., Duke University, 2015

Fields: Labor Economics, Urban Economics, Economics of Education

Office: Room 322 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  T 10:00a-11:00a and R 12:30p-1:30p, all office hours are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  ransom@ou.edu

Personal:  Faculty Webpage      Curriculum Vitae

Cynthia Rogers


Professor of Economics    

Education: Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Fields: Urban Economics, Public Policy, Labor Economics

Office: Room 423 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  MW 3:15-4:15, all office hours are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  crogers@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage    Curriculum Vitae

Hewei Shen


Assistant Professor of Economics

Education:  Ph.D., Indiana University, 2018

Fields:  International Economics, Macroeconomics, International Finance

Office:  Room 334 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  T 1:00-2:00 and W 4:00-5:00, all office hours are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  hewei.shen@ou.edu

Personal:  Faculty Webpage      Curriculum Vitae

Chunbei Wang


Assistant Professor of Economics    

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 2008

Fields: Labor Economics, Entrepreneurship

Office: Room 438 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  TR 5:00p-6:00p, all office hours are via Zoom, please email professor for appointment.

Contact:  chunbei.wang@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage     Curriculum Vitae

Le Wang


Chong K. Liew Chair, Professor of Economics

President's Associates Presidential Professor    

Education: Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 2006

Fields: Econometrics, Labor and Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Chinese Economy

Office: Room 440 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  M 11:00a-12:00p, all office hours are virtual, please email professor for appointment.

Contact: le.wang@ou.edu

Personal: Faculty Webpage     Curriculum Vitae

Mu-Jeung Yang



Assistant Professor of Economics

Education:  Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Fields:  Empirical Analysis

Office:  Room 428 Cate Center 1

Office Hours:  TR 1:45-2:45, all office hours are via Zoom, please email professor for appointment.

Contact: mjyang@ou.edu

Personal:  Faculty Webpage        Curriculum Vitae