Department of Economics

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty has a diverse background and experience that is focused on advancing our students' knowledge and skills within the tradition of liberals arts education.

Faculty

Anca M. Voicu

Department Chair / Professor of Economics

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 263

T. 407.691.1758

B.A. Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest (RO)
Post Graduate Certificate, Université Catholique de Fribourg (CH)
Ph.D. The University of Birmingham (UK)

Research Interests: international trade theory and policy, genetic algorithms applied to trade modeling, empirical trade models of the inter-war years, the impact of trade on the environment, economics and culture.

Benjamin Balak

Benjamin Balak

Associate Professor of Economics

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 260

T. 407.691.1280

B.A. American University of Paris
Post Graduate, University of Kent at Canterbury
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research lnterests: History of economic thought, economic history, methodology, philosophy and ethics, comparative economic systems and cultures, and economic rhetoric.

Harry N. Kypraios

Harry N. Kypraios

Associate Professor of Economics

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 261

T. 407.646.2510

B.A. University of Delaware
M.A. University of Delaware
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Research interests: Monetary Economics, Economics in Historical perspective, International Economics.

Philip Kozel

Philip Kozel

Associate Professor of Economics

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 271

T. 407.691.1387

B.A. Ohio State University
M.A. University of Denver
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research interests: Property rights in general and intellectual property in particular, Economic theory, Economic history, and Marxian economics.

Martina Vidovic

Martina Vidovic

Associate Professor of Economics

T. 407.691.1380

B.S. Penn State University
Ph.D. Binghamton University

Research interests and expertise: applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, environmental economics with an emphasis on the effectiveness of voluntary pollution reduction programs and trade and the environment, and health economics.

Zhaochang Peng

Zhaochang Peng

Assistant Professor of Economics

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 270

T. 407.646.1992

B.A. Fudan University (CN)
M.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Research Interests: political economy, Chinese economic development, inequality and poverty, agroecology and sustainable food production, technological and institutional innovations, and human freedom in relation to nature and society. 

Mari L. Robertson

Assistant Professor of Economics

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 272

T. 407.646.2331

B.A. Georgetown University
M.A. American University
Ph.D. American University

Research interests: Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Monetary Policy, Financial Institutions and Credit, Mortgage Lending

Somnath Sen

Somnath Sen

Visiting Professor of Economics

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 259

T. 407.646.2464

B.A. Calcutta University, India
M.A. Calcutta University, India
M. Soc.Sc. University of Birmingham, UK
Ph.D. University of Warwick, UK

Research interests: Development Economics, International Macroeconomics, Political Economy of China and India, Monetary Policy, and Economic History.

Staff

Tania Micalizio

Administrative Assistant

Cornell Social Sciences Building - 2nd Floor

T. 407.646.2569