ECB Faculty 2011

Department chair: A'amer Farooqi  |  Contact info

A'amer Farooqi, Professor of Economics and Business, specializes in international economics, with particular interests in East Asian economic development and environmental issues in developing countries. His courses include Economic Development, International Economics, Economies of East Asia, and Global Environmental Economics. He is the faculty director of the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., Denison University

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A'amer Farooqi

Santhi Hejeebu, Associate Professor of Economics and Business, has interests in applied microeconomics, economics of organization, and economic history. Her courses include Economics of Organizations, Business Analytics, and Markets and Social Networks. She enjoys taking students off campus to visit businesses, archives, and museums. Guest lecturers, business leaders and scholars are integral to her courses. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous academic journals and monographs including the Journal of Economics and Management Strategies, Journal of Economic History, and Business History. Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Iowa; B.A., University of Maryland-Baltimore County

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Santhi Hejeebu

Todd Knoop, Professor of Economics and Business, has interests in macroeconomic policy, business cycles, financial crises, and economic growth. His courses include Money and Banking, Economics of Recessions and Depressions, Growth Theory, and Econometrics. He is the author of the 2009 book Recessions and Depressions: Understanding Business Cycles and the 2007 book Modern Financial Macroeconomics: Panics, Crashes, and Crises as well as articles in Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, and Southern Economic Journal. Ph.D., Purdue University; M.A. and B.A., Miami University

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Todd Knoop

Jerry Savitsky, Professor of Economics and Business, has interests in labor market discrimination, the economics of women and the family, and game theory. His courses include Labor Market Issues, The Economics of Sports, Industrial Organization, and Women, Men, and the Labor Market.  Ph.D. and M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; B.A., Mercer University (Macon, GA)

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Jerry Savitsky

Huan Cai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Business, specializes in finance. She has interests in contract theory and corporate finance, and her courses include Investments, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Financial Management, and Financial Management Seminar. She was the one of the co-founders of, a Chinese social network website. She also worked as an actuarial professional in a life insurance company for two years. Ph.D., University of Utah; B.A., Tsinghua University.

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Huan Cai

David Burgess  |  Contact Info