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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Gordon Ford College of Business Staff - David Beckworth

Dr. David Beckworth

Dr. David Beckworth

Assistant Professor - Economics

Office:  GH 423
Phone:  745-4228


Dr. David Beckworth is a former international economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He has conducted research on the assessment of monetary policy, the transmission mechanisms through which it works, and its impact on the global, national, and regional economics. He has published in several leading scholarly journals including Economic Inquiry, Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Macroeconomics, The Cato Journal, and the North American Journal of Economics and Finance.

Beckworth's blog, "Macro and Other Market Musings," has been cited by The Washington Post, the New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, CNN/Fortune, Bloomberg/Businessweek, Newsweek and within other prominent blogs. Additionally, his articles have appeared in The New Republic, National Review Online, Investor's Business Daily, Barron's, and Focus.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Georgia, 2003

MBA, Economics, Georgia State University, 1997

BBA, Management, Southern Adventist University, 1994

Areas of Expertise

  • Monetary Policy
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics

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