Biographical Sketch

Todd A. Knoop, David Joyce Professor of Economics and Business at Cornell College, is the author of multiple articles as well as the books Business Cycle Economics: Understanding Recessions and Depressions from Boom to Bust ,  Global Finance in Emerging Market Economies Recessions and Depressions: Understanding Business Cycles , and Modern Financial Macroeconomics.  His forthcoming book is entitled Have Economics, Will Travel: Using Economics to Think about What Makes Us All so Different and the Same.

Academic History

  • PhD in Economics, Purdue University, 1996
  • MA in Economics, Miami University, 1992
  • BA in Economics and Finance, Miami University, 1991



  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Growth Theory and Economic Development
  • Business Cycles and Depressions
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Macroeconomics
  • Chinese Economic Development

Selected Academic Awards and Positions

  • David Joyce Professor of Economics and Business, 2014-
  • Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences,  2014-2015
  • Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship, 2011
  • Director, ACM Culture and Society Program in Botswana, Africa, 2009
  • McConnell Faculty Development Grant, competitive award, 2007, 2003
  • McConnell Sabbatical Grant, 2011, 2004