Department of Economics
Lewis Davis

Lewis Davis

Job Title
Professor of Economics
Lippman Hall 118

Areas of interest

Development economics, econometrics

Professor Davis has been a faculty member at Union College since 2006 and teaches courses on political economy, economic growth, and the economics of culture, and the economics of sin. Prof. Davis’ research addresses a broad range of topics, including economic growth, income inequality, political economy, intellectual property rights, individualism, social solidarity, and envy. He has over twenty-five peer-reviewed articles, including six that were coauthored with Union students, with publications in the Journal of Economic GrowthEuropean Economic Review, and Journal of Comparative Economics. His research has also been featured in national media, including Bloomberg ViewFox News, and NPR’s Academic Minute.  Prof. Davis serves on the editorial boards of the Eastern Economic Journal and the Review of Economics and Institutions.  He organized the 11th Annual Workshop on Macroeconomic Research at Liberal Art Colleges, 2015, and the Symposium on Religion, Social Conflict and Social Cohesion, 2017.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., University of North Carolina