MA in Economics: Faculty

A Well-Connected, Knowledgeable Faculty

The online MA in Economics faculty at American University is comprised of some of the most renowned economists and professors from around the globe. Get to know our faculty and learn more about their expertise.

American University professors bring more than just academics to the classroom—they bring years of experience as respected practitioners, resulting in valuable and applicable insights for students.

Ralph Sonenshine

Ralph Sonenshine

Assistant Professor and Program Director

Professor Sonenshine’s research and teaching interests include antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, international trade and finance, and economic history. He will be teaching...

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Colleen Callahan

Colleen Callahan

Associate Professor

Colleen Callahan regularly teaches Macroeconomic Theory (Economics 501), a required course in the master’s program. She has been a professor at American University since the fall of 2001.

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Maria S. Floro

Maria S. Floro

Professor

Maria S. Floro is a professor of Economics at American University in Washington DC and co-director of the Graduate Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE). Her publications include books on Informal Credit Markets and the New Institutional Economics, Women's Work in the World Economy...

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Bernhard Gunter

Bernhard Gunter

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gunter is an international scholar in development economics. His areas of expertise include development macroeconomics, debt sustainability analysis, and the social impact of...

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Mary Hansen

Mary Hansen

Associate Professor

Mary Eschelbach Hansen is widely published in the fields of child welfare policy and economic history. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of...

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Nicholas Kahn

Nicholas Kahn

Instructor

Nick Kahn earned his Ph.D. in economics from American University in December 2013. In his time at AU, Nick has received the James H. Weaver Award for excellence in...

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Evan Kraft

Evan Kraft

Economist in Residence

Evan Kraft specializes in the economics of transition, monetary policy and banking issues. He served as Director of the Research Department and Adviser to the Governor of the Croatian National Bank.

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Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

Assistant Professor

Professor Mohseni has worked extensively in a number of divisions in the World Bank, including its treasury group, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) sustainable development group, and...

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Walter Park

Walter Park

Professor

Walter Park is on the faculty of economics at American University. His area of research is the economics of technology and intellectual property rights, and the impacts on economic growth and...

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Kara M. Reynolds

Kara M. Reynolds

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Professor Reynolds joined the department in 2003 after completing her PhD at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include the political economy...

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Mahmud Yesuf


Mahmud Yesuf

Assistant Professor

Professor Yesuf’s research interests include poverty, environment and development issues in low-income countries, with a special focus on households’ behavioral issues...

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