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GFCB Economics Staff

Alex Lebedinsky, PhD
Alex Lebedinsky, PhD
- Department Chair and Professor - Economics
Teaching Area(s)

Applied Macroeconomics Theory

Applied Statistical Methods

Financial Data Modeling

Data Methods in Economics


PhD, Economics, Georgetown University, 2004

MA, Economics, Western Kentucky University, 1997

BBA, Management, Ternopil Academy of National Economy, 1994


Dr. Lebedinsky is a Hays Watkins Research Fellow at Gordon Ford College of Business. His research interests include empirical finance, asset pricing, quantitative methods in economics, economic development, and education economics. His papers have appeared in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, The Journal of Economics, and Contemporary Economic Policy. He has also published several papers outside economics discipline, including European Journal of Operational Research, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, and Journal of Difference Equations and Applications. He won the college Teaching Award in 2014 and a college Student Advisement Award in 2012. Before joining WKU he worked as a consultant at the World Bank.

Recent Publications

“Can Changes in Sentiments Influence Consumer Behavior? Evidence from the Trump-Russia Investigation” (with C. Biolsi), Economic Inquiry, 2021, 59(4), 1569-92.

“A Re-Examination of Firm, Industry and Market Volatilities” (with N. Wilmes), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2018, 67, 113-20.

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