Faculty Research

As a learner-centered and discovery-driven institution, Western Michigan University values the research of its faculty. The following lists the research interests of faculty members in the Department of Economics.

Faculty research areas 

Eskander Alvi

  • Economic growth and development
  • Asymmetric information theory

W. Jason Beasley

  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Land use decision modeling
  • Health economics

Matthew Higgins

  • Econometric theory and time series analysis
  • Empirical monetary economics
  • Finance

Wei-Chiao Huang

  • Labor economics
  • Applied microeconomics

C. James Hueng

  • Economic growth and business cycle
  • Asset pricing
  • Monetary policy

Jean Kimmel

  • Labor supply
  • Labor economics

Donald Meyer

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Uncertainty and insurance

Christine Moser

  • Economic development
  • Natural resource management in developing countries
  • Rural poverty in Africa

Debasri Mukherjee

  • Applications of econometrics for analyzing issues related to foreign-aid
  • Health in developing countries
  • Immigration
  • Nonparametric modeling
  • Panel data analysis
  • Variable-selection-problems in econometrics

Jon Neill

  • Public finance
  • Environmental economics

Susan Pozo

  • International finance
  • International migration

Michael Ryan

  • Foreign direct investment
  • Multinational enterprises
  • International trade