Professor Anttila-Hughes received his Ph.D. in Sustainable
Development from Columbia University. His research focuses on
understanding the social impacts of environmental processes,
particularly those influenced by environmental degradation and
Professor Anttila-Hughes' current research areas
include: public health impacts of the climate; behavioral responses
to new information about environmental risks; and determinants of
the spread of environmental attitudes and ideas.
Jacques Artus received his Ph.D. from the University of
California at Berkeley. After working for the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) for many years, the last ten years as Deputy
Directors of the European department, he started teaching at USF in
2005. His main interest is in International Finance.
Professor Alessandra Cassar is a Professor at University of San
Francisco and Associate Director of LEEPS Lab (Learning and
Experimental Economics Projects) at UCSC. She studied in Italy -
Universita' di Parma (B.A.) and Universita'
Bocconi, Milano (M.A.) - before going to the U.S. where she
received a PhD in 2001 from University of California, Santa Cruz.
Alessandra is currently studying the economic consequences of
Dr. Chakraborty received her Ph.D. at the University of
Minnesota. Her areas of specialization include: applied
macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, international
finance, and development economics. Dr. Chakraborty has published
research articles in the Journal of International Business Studies,
Economics Letters, and the Journal of World Economic
Professor Hartmut Fischer received his Ph.D. from the
University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Fischer has a number of
areas of specialization: international trade, international finance
and development economics. He has served as a consultant to the
World Bank and the European Union.
(Term) Assistant Professor
Michael Jonas is from the University of California, Davis. His
concentration area of specialization is monetary economics. He
completed his doctorate degree at the University of California,
Professor Katz is Ph.D from University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Her research areas of specialization are development economics,
women in development, agricultural economics, and history of
economic thought. Dr. Katz's recent research has focused
on the relationship between gender, intra-household bargaining and
development in Latin America.
Man-Lui Lau received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. His
areas of specialization are microeconomics, macroeconomics, options
and futures, mathematical economics and economies of East Asia. Dr.
Lau has published papers on the theory of economic growth and Asian
economies. Current research includes the East and Southeast Asian
economies, financial development and economic growth, and the
theory of Real Options and its application.
Dr. Yaniv Stopnitzky received his Ph.D. from Yale University.
His areas of specialization include environmental and development
economics, with a focus on applied microeconometrics.
Professor Sunny Wong received his Bachelor of Science, Master
of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of
Oregon (1996-2002). Professor Wong joined the Department of
Economics at USF in 2006. Prior to his current position
at USF, he was an assistant professor at the University of Southern
Mississippi (2002-2006). He is also an honorary
instructor at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data
Analysis and Collection at the University of Essex in England and
currently serving as a research associate in the Center for Public
Policy at the University of Houston.
His teaching and research interests include monetary policy,
learning dynamics, business-cycle theory, and foreign direct
investment. Professor Wong has published research
articles in academic journals including Economic Inquiry, Economics
Letters, Macroeconomic Dynamics, American Journal of Political
Science, Political Research Quarterly, World Development, and other
journals. He published a book, The Role of Policymakers in Business
Cycle Fluctuations (Cambridge University Press) in April
He is currently working on another book, The Empirical Implications
of Theoretical Models: Unifying Formal and Empirical Analysis in
the Political, Social, and Economic Science (Cambridge University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Areas of specialization: Use of econometric, experimental, and
game-theoretic tools to analyze the impact of development projects
and policies, especially in the areas of microfinance, education,
and health. Recent work examines the impact of
microfinance, child sponsorship, and animal donation