Regular Faculty

Kirsten Wandschneider, chair

Associate Professor, Economics

M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Bevin Ashenmiller

Associate Professor, Economics; Advisory Committee, Urban and Environmental Policy

B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

Lesley Chiou

Associate Professor, Economics

B.A., UC Berkeley; Ph.D., MIT

Jorge González

VP for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College, and Professor, Economics

B.A., Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Andrew Jalil

Assistant Professor, Economics

A.B.; Sc.B. Brown University; Ph.D. UC Berkeley

Brandon Lehr

Assistant Professor, Economics

B.A., UC Berkeley; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mary Lopez

Associate Professor, Economics; Affiliated Faculty, Latino/a and Latin American Studies

B.A., UC Riverside; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Robby Moore

Elbridge Amos Stuart Professor of Economics

B.A., Pomona College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

Diana Ngo

Assistant Professor, Economics

B.S. Harvard University; Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Woody Studenmund

Laurence de Rycke Professor of Economics

A.B., Hamilton College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Jim Whitney

Professor, Economics, Emeritus

B.A., UC Santa Cruz; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

On Special Appointment

Daron Djerdjian

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics

B.A., UCLA; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Daryl Ono

Adjunct Instructor of Accounting, Economics

B.A., UCLA; Ph.D., Pacific Western University

Victoria Umanskaya

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics

B.A. (DHE), Saratov State University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming

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