Department of Economics


Juliet Elu  
Chair & Charles E. Merrill Professor
Ph.D. University of Utah 
Leadership Center 108 


David Poyer
Associate Professor
Leadership Center 110
Campus Phone: 2580 
Educational Background: Ph.D. Economics, University of Buffalo; B.S. Chemistry, Howard University 
Areas of Expertise: Energy Economics; Econometrics; Business Cycle Theory


Gregory Price
Currently on leave of absence
Charles E. Merrill Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Leadership Center 108

Selected Publications
Bodenhorn, Howard., Carolyn Moehling, and Gregory N. Price. 2012.  "Short Criminals: Stature and Crime in Early America," Journal of Law and Economics, 55: pp. 393-419.

Price, Gregory N. 2012.  "Race, Trust in Government, and Self-Employment," American Economist,57: pp. 171 - 188.

Price,  Gregory N., William Spriggs and Omari Swinton. 2011.  "The Relative Returns To Graduating From a Historically Black College/University: Propensity Score Matching Estimates From The National Survey of Black Americans," Review of Black Political Economy, 38: pp. 103 - 130.

Elu, Juliet and Gregory N. Price. 2010. "Does China Transfer Productivity Enhancing Technology To Sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence From Manufacturing Firms," African Development Review, 22: pp. 587 - 589.

Price, Gregory N., and William A. Darity. 2010. "The Economics of Race and Eugenic Sterilization in North Carolina: 1958 1968," Economics and Human Biology, 8: pp. 261 - 272.

Price, Gregory N. 2009. "Obesity and Crime: Is There a Relationship?" Economics Letters, 3: pp. 149 - 152.

Price, Gregory N., William A. Darity, and Alvin E. Headen Jr. 2008. "Does The Stigma of Slavery Explain the Maltreatment of Blacks by Whites? The Case of Lynchings," Journal of Socio-Economics, 37: pp. 167 - 193.

Working Paper
"Educational Quality and the Returns to a Baccalaureate Degree for Minorities in China"


Mona Ray
Ph.D. Clemson University
Leadership Center 114

Curriculum Vitae

 Department of Economics Faculty

Justin Kakeu
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Economics Université de Montréal, Canada
Leadership Center 112


Miesha Williams
Visiting Professor
Ph. D. Economics University of Alabama
Leadership Center 122

Department of Economics Faculty

Sherman Cooper
Adjunct Professor
ABD, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Leadership Center 120