Economics Faculty

Professor Ali H. M. Zadeh, department head, holds a Ph.D. in economics and an M.S. in applied mathematics from Michigan State University. He conducts research on exchange rate uncertainty, analysis of OPEC behavior, and the demand for money. He teaches micro- and macroeconomics; money, banking and financial institutions; statistics; econometrics; quantitative methods for business and operations management.

Professor Olugbenga A. Onafowora holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University. His research focuses on state-level production behavior and policy in U.S. agriculture, and stabilization in developing economies. He teaches micro- and macroeconomics, labor economics, public finance and economic development.

Associate Professor Katarina R.I. Keller holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Her research is on the economics of education, economic growth, income distribution, development economics and international economics. She teaches primarily macro- and microeconomics, international economics, international political economy and development economics.

Associate Professor Antonin Rusek holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His research focuses on international economics, inflation and stabilization and problems of emerging market economies. He is closely involved in the analysis of the Turkish economy and often comments on East European economies — especially the economies of the Czech Republic and of CEFTA countries. His teaching is in micro- and macroeconomics, economic policy, emerging markets, and international trade and finance.

Assistant Professor Matthew Rousu holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. His research focuses on experimental, agricultural and environmental economics. He consults as an expert in experimental auction design for government and nonprofit agencies. His teaching interests are in the area of micro-and macroeconomics, experimental economics, and game theory.