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Kerry Back

Kerry Back

J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics

Kerry Back

J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics

Kerry Back is the J. Howard Creekmore Professor of Finance at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business and a Professor of Economics. He teaches derivatives and risk management to MBA students and asset pricing theory to PhD students at the Jones School.

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Richard Boylan Professor of Economics

Richard Boylan

Professor of Economics

Richard Boylan

Professor of Economics

Richard Boylan is a Professor of Economics as well as an associate for Brown College at Rice University. His research focuses on issues in law and economics, political economy, game theory, and experimental economics.

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Dagobert L. Brito Peterkin Professor of Political Economy Baker Institute

Dagobert L. Brito

Peterkin Professor of Political Economy

Dagobert L. Brito

Peterkin Professor of Political Economy

Dagobert Brito is the Peterkin Professor of Political Economy, Rice Faculty Scholar in International Economics at the Baker Institute, and an external professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (A. C., Mexico). His areas of expertise are economy theory, energy economics, and the economics of arms control and political science.

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Bryan Bill Brown Reginald Henry Professor of Economics Econometrics

Bryan W. Brown

Reginald Henry Hargrove Professor of Economics and Statistics

Bryan W. Brown

Reginald Henry Hargrove Professor of Economics and Statistics

Bryan Brown is the Reginald Henry Hargrove Professor of Economics. His areas of expertise are econometric theory, economic forecasting, and applied econometrics.

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James Brown Professor of Economics Labor

James N. Brown

Professor of Economics

James N. Brown

Professor of Economics

James Brown is a Professor of Economics and a faculty associate of Jones College. His area of expertise is labor economics. His most recent research interests include peer effects in ethnic self-identification and gender asymmetries in interracial marriage.

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Rossella Calvi Economics Department Faculty Rice University

Rossella Calvi

Assistant Professor of Economics

Rossella Calvi

Assistant Professor of Economics

Rossella Calvi is an Assistant Professor of Economics. She joined Rice in 2016 after receiving her PhD from Boston College. Her areas of expertise are development economics, applied microeconomics, and labor.

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Flávio Cunha

Associate Professor of Economics

Flávio Cunha

Associate Professor of Economics

Flávio Cunha is an Associate Professor of Economics. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2007 and joined the Rice faculty in 2014. His areas of expertise are labor economics with special emphasis on human capital formation.

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Marc P. Dudey

Associate Professor of Economics

Marc P. Dudey

Associate Professor of Economics

Marc Dudey joined the Rice economics faculty in 1990. His area of expertise is industrial organization.

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Professor El-Gamal El Gamal Mahmoud Rice Economics Islamic Finance

Mahmoud El-Gamal

Professor of Economics and Statistics; Chair in Islamic Economics, Finance, and Management

Mahmoud El-Gamal

Professor of Economics and Statistics; Chair in Islamic Economics, Finance, and Management

Mahmoud El-Gamal is a Professor of Economics and Statistics, a Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar, and also holds the Chair in Islamic Economics, Finance, and Management at Rice University. His areas of expertise include international economics and finance, econometrics, behavioral economics, and Islamic law and finance.

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Hülya Eraslan

Ralph O’Connor Professor of Economics

Hülya Eraslan

Ralph O’Connor Professor of Economics

Hülya Eraslan is the Ralph O’Connor Professor of Economics at Rice and currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the economics department. Her research program focuses on bargaining and voting with applications to political economy and corporate finance, both theoretically and empirically.

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Rice University Professor Economics ECON empirical IO econometrics

Jeremy Fox

Associate Professor of Economics

Jeremy Fox

Associate Professor of Economics

Fox specializes in empirical industrial organization. Other fields of research include econometrics and labor economics. Before joining Rice as a professor, Fox worked at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan.

Fox has worked on industries such as mobile phones,...

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Peter R. Hartley

George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics and Professor of Economics

Peter R. Hartley

George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics and Professor of Economics

Peter R. Hartley, Ph.D., is a Professor of Economics at Rice University and holds the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics. He is also a Rice Scholar of Energy Economics at the Baker Institute. His areas of expertise include energy economics, environmental economics, theoretical and applied issues in money and banking, business cycles, and international finance.

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Yinghua He Assistant Professor Economics Faculty Rice University

Yinghua He

Assistant Professor of Economics

Yinghua He

Assistant Professor of Economics

Yinghua He is an Assistant Professor of Economics who joined Rice in 2016. He received his Ph.D. from the Columbia University and his research focuses on issues in applied micro, labor, and education.

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Vivian Ho

Vivian Ho

James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and Professor of Economics

Vivian Ho

James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and Professor of Economics

Vivian Ho is the Director of the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and serves as the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, as well as Professor in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Ho’s research examines the effects of economic incentives and regulations on the quality and costs of health care.

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Yunmi Kong Economics Faculty at Rice University

Yunmi Kong

Assistant Professor of Economics

Yunmi Kong

Assistant Professor of Economics

Yunmi Kong is an Assistant Professor of Economics who joined Rice in 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. from New York University. Her research interests include empirical industrial organization and applied microeconometrics.

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Ted Loch-Temzelides Rice University Professor of Economics Economist Macroeconomics

Ted P. Loch-Temzelides

Professor of Economics

Ted P. Loch-Temzelides

Professor of Economics

Ted Loch-Temzelides is a Professor of Economics and a Rice Scholar in Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Professor Loch-Temzelides's current research program concentrates on the intersection between macroeconomics, energy, and financial economics.

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Antonio Merlo Chair of the Rice University Economics Department RISE Director Economist

Antonio Merlo

George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics; Dean of the School of Social Sciences; Director of RISE

Antonio Merlo

George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics; Dean of the School of Social Sciences; Director of RISE

Antonio Merlo is the George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics. He has served as the Dean of the Social Sciences since 2016 and is the founding and current director of the Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE). His areas of expertise are political economy, public economics, bargaining theory and applications, and empirical microeconomics.

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Rice Economics Mechanism design microeconomics economics Professor

Mallesh Pai

Assistant Professor of Economics

Mallesh Pai

Assistant Professor of Economics

Mallesh Pai is an Assistant Professor of Economics who joined Rice in 2016. His research focuses on issues in mechanism design/ auction theory, the economics of privacy, social networks/ social learning and statistical decision theory.

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Isabelle Perrigne

Isabelle Perrigne

Professor of Economics

Isabelle Perrigne

Professor of Economics

Isabelle Perrigne is a Full Professor of Economics whose areas of expertise include empirical industrial organization. Her current interests are in nonlinear pricing and insurance.

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Robin Sickles

Robin C. Sickles

Reginald Henry Hargrove Professor of Economics and Statistics

Robin C. Sickles

Reginald Henry Hargrove Professor of Economics and Statistics

Robin Sickles is the Reginald Henry Hargrove Professor of Economics, a Joint Professor at the Department of Statistics at Rice, and an Adjunct Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine. His research interests center around applied economics and empirical measurement of productivity.

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Natalia Sizova

Natalia Sizova

Assistant Professor of Economics

Natalia Sizova

Assistant Professor of Economics

Natalia Sizova joined the economics department at Rice in 2009 after receiving her PhD from Duke University. Her research interests include econometric theory and applications and asset pricing.

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Xun Tang Professor Economics Rice University Econometrics Economist

Xun Tang

Associate Professor of Economics

Xun Tang

Associate Professor of Economics

Xun Tang received his PhD from Northwestern University and joined the faculty in 2014. His research focuses on the robust econometric inference of economic models about agents’ behavior in environments with or without strategic interactions.

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Ken Wolpin Lay Family Distinguished Research Professor of Economics Rice University Economist Labor Economist

Kenneth Wolpin

Distinguished Research Professor and Lay Family Professor of Economics; Department Chair

Kenneth Wolpin

Distinguished Research Professor and Lay Family Professor of Economics; Department Chair

Kenneth Wolpin is the Distinguished Research Professor and Lay Family Professor of Economics at Rice University as well as chair of the department. His research focuses on the labor market and demographic decisions of households and individuals in dynamic settings.

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George R. Zodrow Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics Baker Institute

George R. Zodrow

Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics

George R. Zodrow

Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics

George R. Zodrow holds the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Economics at Rice University and is a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. His research interests are in the areas of tax reform in the U.S. and developing countries, state and local public finance, and computable general equilibrium modeling of the effects of tax reforms.

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