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Economics

Students enrolled in the Economics program at Roger Williams University graduate prepared for careers in the financial sector, the corporate sector and various levels of government. The study of economics enables students to understand national and world economies, while developing analytical and problem-solving techniques. Economics students will learn a broad range of analytical, quantitative and communication skills that are useful in many different occupations in management, finance, banking, public administration, non-profit organizations, law and community service.

The Economics program at RWU stands apart from the competition. RWU offers both B.A. (liberal arts) and B.S. (business-oriented) degrees in Economics, including opportunities for student-faculty research. Former students have received funding to present their research at regional, national and international conferences. Unlike larger universities where research is reserved for graduate students, RWU encourages undergraduate research and publishing. In fact a faculty-student collaboration, "The Political Economy of American Indian Allotment Revisited," was recently published in the Journal of Business & Economics Research. RWU Economics students recently were recognized with an award for the best research paper at the International Applied Business Research Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Jerry Dautrive
Professor of Economincs & Director of Business Engagement
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Jerry Dautrive

Jerry
Dautrive
Professor of Economincs & Director of Business Engagement
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Priniti Panday, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
B.A. Delhi University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Contact Information
401-254-3837
SB324
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: International Trade, Economics of Developing Countries. Teaching: Principles, Intermediate Microeconomics, International Trade, Economic Development

Priniti Panday

Priniti
Panday
Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
B.A. Delhi University, M.A., Ph.D. University of Cincinnati
Contact Information
401-254-3837
SB324
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: International Trade, Economics of Developing Countries. Teaching: Principles, Intermediate Microeconomics, International Trade, Economic Development
Maria C. Kula, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
B.A. Providence College, M.P.P. Harvard University, Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
401-254-3717
SB313
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Macroeconomics. Teaching: Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics

Maria C. Kula

Maria C.
Kula
Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
B.A. Providence College, M.P.P. Harvard University, Ph.D. Brown University
Contact Information
401-254-3717
SB313
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: Macroeconomics. Teaching: Macroeconomics, Open Economy Macroeconomics
Rupayan Gupta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.S. St. Xavier's College, Calcutta University, M.A. Delhi School of Economics, M.S., Ph.D. Iowa State University
Contact Information
401-245-3676
SB311
Areas of Expertise: 
Public Economics and Policy, Political Economy, Economics of Conflict & Security, Design of International Institutions

Rupayan Gupta

Rupayan
Gupta
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.S. St. Xavier's College, Calcutta University, M.A. Delhi School of Economics, M.S., Ph.D. Iowa State University
Contact Information
401-245-3676
SB311
Areas of Expertise: 
Public Economics and Policy, Political Economy, Economics of Conflict & Security, Design of International Institutions

External Faculty Website
httphttp://sites.google.com/site/rupayan01/://sites.google.com/site/rupayan01

Matthew T. Gregg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. Roanoke College, Ph.D. University of Georgia
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401-254-3160
SB214
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: U.S. Economic History. Teaching: Econometrics, Microeconomics, Environmental Economics

Matthew T. Gregg

Matthew T.
Gregg
Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A. Roanoke College, Ph.D. University of Georgia
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Contact Information
401-254-3160
SB214
Areas of Expertise: 
Research: U.S. Economic History. Teaching: Econometrics, Microeconomics, Environmental Economics

Publications:

"The Price of Cherkee Removal' (with D.M. Wishart).  Explorations in Economic History, 49(4)2012, pp.423-442

"The Political Economy of American Indian Allotment Revised" (with D.M. Cooper).  Journal of Business and Economics Research, (8) 2010, pp. 89-99.

 "Shortchanged: Uncovering the Value of Pre-Removal Cherokee Property." The Chronicles of Oklahoma, (3) 2009, pp. 320-335.

 "Technical Efficiency Estimates of Cherokee Agriculture: A Pre- and Post-Removal Analysis." Journal of Socio-Economics, (3) 2009, pp. 18-29.

 "Cultural Persistence as Behavior Towards Risk: Evidence from the North Carolina Cherokees, 1850-1880." Journal of Income Distribution, (2) 2009, pp. 3-15.

 "Market-Orientation and the Multi-Factor Productivity of Cherokee Indian Farmers before Removal." Essays in Economic and Business History, (23) 2005, pp. 20-38.