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Dr. Richard M. Vogel, Dean of School of Business
Professor of Economics   
Campus Liaison Officer, New York State Assembly and 
Senate Legislative Session Internship Programs

OFFICE:  School of Business 325
PHONE:  (631) 420-2189
E-MAIL:  vogelrm@farmingdale.edu

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Florida Atlantic University (B.A), Georgia State University (M.A), Florida International University (Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Regional Economic Development, Natural Hazards and Disaster Analysis 

COURSES:  Arts and Entertainment Economics, Sports Economics, Economics of Global and Disasters, Engineering Economics, Economic Research & Reporting, Applied Economic Analysis 


Dr. Xu Zhang

Chairperson
Associate Professor of Economic

OFFICE: School of Business 203
PHONE:  (631) 794 6260 or (631) 420-2334
E-MAIL: xu.zhang@farmingdale.edu

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:  Xiamen University, P.R. China (B.A.), 
Binghamton University (M.A., and Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Labor Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education

COURSES:  Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Labor Economics and Economics of Gender.


Dr. Abeba Mussa
Associate Professor of Economics

OFFICE: School of Business, 202
PHONE:  (631) 420-2049
E-MAIL: mussaa@farmingdale.edu

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:  Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (B.A., & M.S.), Western Michigan University (M.A., & Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTEREST:  Housing Markets, Asset Pricing, Behavior of Immigrants.

COURSES: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, International Finance,  Financial Economics, Engineering Economics, and Economic Research and Reporting.


Dr. Richard Weber
Assistant Professor of Economics

OFFICE: School of Business 205
PHONE: (631) 794-6102
E-MAIL: weberr@farmingdale.edu 

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:  San Jose State (B.S.), Suffolk University(M.A, Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTEREST: Macro-entrepreneurship and regional development.

COURSES: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Quantitative Analysis for Economist, and Econometrics. 


Dr. David Vitt 
Assistant Professor of Economics

OFFICE:  School of Business, 201
PHONE:  (631) 794-6336
E-MAIL:  vittd@farmingdale.edu

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: University of Florida (B.A.) Florida International University (M.A. & Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTEREST:  Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Urban/Regional Economics, Applied Microeconomics

COURSES: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Industrial Organization.


Dr. Cristian F. Sepulveda
Assistant Professor of Economics

OFFICE:  School of Business, 200
PHONE:  (631) 794-6366
E-MAIL:  sepulvc@farmingdale.edu

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Pontificia Universivad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile (B.A.), Georgia State University (Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTEREST:  Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Fiscal Federalism, Macroeconomics, and Economics of Development.

COURSES: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Sport Economics, Public Finance and Environmental Economics.
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Dr. Kenneth Liao
Assistant Professor of Economics

OFFICE:
School of Business 207
PHONE: (631) 420-2248
E-MAIL: liaok@farmingdale.edu

EDUCATION BACKGROUND: Oberline College (B.A), Iowa State University (Ph.D.)

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics, and Public Policy.

COURSES: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics

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