Here you can find out more information about the Faculty in the Department of Economics who will be teaching you, and with whom you will be interacting with. Faculty within the Department of Economics are actively engaged in research and have expertise in a variety of different fields. Below, we list the expertise and research interests of our faculty.

Dr. Yamin Ahmad, Economics Department Chair

Yamin Ahmad, (Chair), Associate Professor, Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2004
Monetary Economics, International Economics, Macroeconomics

Dr. Yamin Ahmad teaches Macroeconomic Theory, Quantitative Methods in Economics, Monetary Economics, the time series section of Econometrics II as well as the "Research Methods" portion of the Research Methods course. Dr. Ahmad conducts applied theoretical research. His expertise includes modeling and simulation, and his research has involved estimating nonlinear dynamics in the areas of macroeconomics, monetary economics and international macroeconomics. He has published his research in the premiere journals in these fields, including (for example) the Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Applied Economics, and Economics Letters.

Dr. Shreyasee Das, Assistant Professor Shreyasee Das, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Houston, 2012
Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Public Economics
Dr. Stuart Glosser, Professor Stuart Glosser, Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas - Austin, 1985
Monetary Economics, Econometrics/Statistics
Dr. Lei (Nick) Guo, Assistant Professor Lei (Nick) Guo, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2010
Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Public Economics
Dr. Jeffery Heinrich, Associate Professor Jeffery Heinrich Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1998
International Trade, Industrial Organization, Development Economics
Dr. Russell Kashian, Professor Russell Kashian, Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1999
Labor Economics, Mathematical Economics, Urban and Regional Economics
Dr. Eylem Ersal Kiziler, Assistant Professor

Eylem Ersal Kiziler, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2011
Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Finance, Development Macroeconomics, Macroeconometrics

Eylem Ersal Kiziler is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater College of Business and Economics. Her research interests are international finance, and open economy macroeconomics, employing techniques such as dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models and portfolio choice models. In her early work, Dr. Ersal Kiziler examined international portfolio flows in relation to other macroeconomic variables. She specifically focused on the changes in productivity and the international investment positions of economies. Her most recent work focuses on the financial flows between Euro area economies.  

Dr. Ran (Nancy) Tao, Assistant Professor

Ran Tao, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2008
Industrial Organization, Financial Markets and Economic Reform in China, Econometrics, Banking, Game Theory, Financial Economics

Nancy Ran Tao, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  She is research associate at the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies.  Her areas of specialization include financial economics, banking, industrial organization, game theory, econometrics, and computational economics.  Dr. Tao's current research focuses on the commercial banking strategies and the banking industries in the U.S. and China, and China's economic and financial reforms. Her recent published articles and working papers examine the impacts of off-balance sheet activities on community bank performance and the relationships between bank deposit interest rate strategies, bank size and market concentration in the U.S., and relationships between monetary policies, bank lending and asset market in China.  Her past teaching and research positions include Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Claremont Graduate University, and research associate at the National Development and Reform Commission in Beijing, China.  Dr. Tao received Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University and M.Sc. in Operational Research from Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

Dr. David Welsch, Associate Professor

David Welsch, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2005
Applied Econometrics, Public Economics, Education Policy, Growth and Development

David Welsch teaches Econometrics I and the cross section and panel data parts of Econometrics II along with the data management portion of the Research Methods course. In the course of his research Dr. Welsch has employed a diverse array of econometric techniques and worked with very large datasets in order to examine a myriad of issues. He has employed stata, SAS, Matlab, and SPSS to estimate models and manage data. He has multiple publications in high caliber economics journals.

Dr. Matthew Winden, Assistant Professor Matthew Winden, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2012
Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics