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.

Recent Student Publications

Faculty Research Specialties

Faculty Member Specialties
Benjamin Anderson Sports Economics, Industrial Organization (applied to agricultural and food industries and R&D)
Fatima Aqeel Gender and Household Economics, Development Economics
Carolina Castilla Gender and Household Economics, Development Economics, Behavioral 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, Corporate Governance, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, East Asian Economies (in particular Japanese Economy)
Jyoti Khanna Public Economics, Provision of Public Goods, Nonprofit Organization
Rick Klotz Environmental Economics: Climate, Energy, and Environmental Policies
Mike Levere Disability Policy: Labor, Health, and Public Economics
Erik Lillethun Game Theory, Information Markets, Strategic Information Acquisition, Law and Economics
Matthew Makofske Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Regulation
Mike Mei Urban Economics: Land Use Policy and Housing Regulation
David Murphy Microeconomic Development, Social Capital & Networks, Experimental Economics
Seonyoung Park Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Economic Growth
Dean Scrimgeour Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Economic Growth
Rishi Sharma International Trade, International Taxation, Public Finance, Nepalese Economy
Nicole Simpson Immigration, Macroeconomics, the EITC, Education, Poverty
Yang Song Education, development economics, behavioral economics, Chinese economy
Chad Sparber Immigration, Labor Economics, International Economics, Urban Economics