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.
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.
Dagobert Brito is a Professor Emeritus and Rice Faculty Scholar in International Economics at the Baker Institute. His areas of expertise are economy theory, energy economics, and the economics of arms control and political science.
Bryan Brown is the Reginald Henry Hargrove Professor of Economics. His areas of expertise are econometric theory, economic forecasting, and applied econometrics.
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.
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.
Flávio Cunha is a 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.
Primary Affiliation: Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute
Fields: Tax & Expenditure Policy
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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.
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.
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,...
Primary Affiliation: Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics at the Baker Institute
Fields: bank regulation, financial liberalization, international reserve accumulation
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Primary Affiliation: James A. Baker and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute
Fields: energy and commodity markets
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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.
Peter Mieszkowski is a Professor Emeritus who joined the economics department in 1981 as the Cline Professor of Economics and Finance. Professor Mieszkowski earned his PhD from Johns Hopkins University and has previously held positions at the University of Houston, Queen's University (Canada),...
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.
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.
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.
Ronald Soligo is a Professor Emeritus who joined the economics department in 1967. Professor Soligo earned his PhD from Yale University and prior to coming to Rice held positions with the Yale-Pakistan project in Karachi and Assistant Professor at Yale. His areas of expertise include issues in ...
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.
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.
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.