David Hakes

Professor of Economics


Ph.D. (Economics -- Monetary and International) Iowa State University; B.S.  (Economics and Industrial Administration) Iowa State University.

Teaching Interests

Principles and Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, History of Economic Thought.

Research Interests

Monetary Policy, Central Banking, Financial Markets, Macroeconomics.


Editor, Journal of Economics.

Professional Accomplishments

David's macroeconomic and monetary policy research has been published in a variety of academic journals, such as the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Southern Economic Journal, Public Choice, Journal of Macroeconomics, Eastern Economic Journal, and History of Political Economy. He also writes the study guides that accompany the most popular principles of economics and money and banking textbooks. He is well respected as an outstanding teacher, and was recognized with the 2003 UNIBusiness Faculty Teaching Award. David also earned the UNIBusiness Scholarly Achievement Award in 1995, the UNIBusiness Service Award in 2000, and the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence in 2000.

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