Faculty in Colgate’s economics department contribute significant research to their fields—often in collaboration with their students—ranking in the top 10 for US Economics Departments at Liberal Arts Colleges according to IDEAS/RePec.


Ranking at IDEAS/RePec

Publications by faculty

Student Research

Students who wish to contribute to economics research at Colgate should contact one of the faculty members listed below to inquire about opportunities for collaboration. Professors may also be willing to advise and mentor a student with an independent research interest.

Faculty Member Specialties Collaborations with Students
Benjamin Anderson Industrial organization (applied to agricultural and food industries and R&D), sports economics
Jeff Baldani Microeconomics, mathematical economics, game theory
Carolina Castilla Development economics, behavioral economics, gender and household economics
Isla Globus-Harris Environmental economics, microeconomics, game theory
Michael Haines American economic history, European economic history, population economics
Rich Higgins Macroeconomics, monetary policy, Bayesian econometrics
Takao Kato Labor economics, industrial relations and human resource management, East Asian economies (in particular Japanese economy)
Jyoti Khanna Public economics, statistics, microeconomics, international economics
Rick Klotz Environmental economics: climate, energy, and environmental policies
Erik Lillethun Game theory, information markets, strategic information acquisition, law and economics
Tom Michl Macroeconomics, political economy, labor economics, growth and distribution
Dean Scrimgeour Macroeconomics, monetary policy, economic growth
Rishi Sharma International trade, international taxation, public finance
Nicole Simpson Immigration, macroeconomics, the EITC, education, poverty Effects of the EITC over time on rural households
Yang Song Education, development economics, behavioral economics, Chinese economy
Chad Sparber Economic history, public economics, political economy
Chad Sparber Economic history, public economics, political economy
Bob Turner Environmental economics: nonmarket valuation of national parks, effect of environmental art Contingent choice surveys about national park attributes and nonuse values
Don Waldman Industrial organization, public policy toward business, antitrust policy