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Research Staff

EEU is comprised of students and faculty who work on a broad range of policy issues. Our policy groups work on forecasting, development, regional analysis, growth, and environmental economics. Research in applied policy targets issues are related to labor, gender, health, education, poverty, criminal justice, and inequality.

Catherine Ruetschlin

Associate Director—Microeconomics  |  Assistant Professor

Area of Specialty: Labor Economics

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Tariq Banuri

Associate Director—Globalization |  Research Professor

Area of Specialty: Climate, Development

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Stephen Bannister

Associate Director—Macroeconomics  |  Associate Professor 

Area of Specialty: Economics History and Development

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Norm Waitzman

Department Chair  |  Professor

Area of Specialty: Health Economics, Labor Economics, Public Finance

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Richard Fowles

Director of EEU  |  Professor  

Area of Specialty: Econometrics and Criminal Justice

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Research Fellows

Yazgi Genc

Area of Specialty: Labor Economics and Feminist Economics

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Sheena Yoon

Area of Specialty: Spatial Analysis, Justice & Equity, Public Policy, Labor, and Stratification Economics

Current Affiliation:  National Institute of Justice and Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

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Last Updated: 9/28/23