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Dr. Catherine Carey
Chair and Professor - Economics
Office: GH 431
Professor Carey's current research interests include areas in macroeconomics, particularly with regards to monetary policy and taxation. She teaches courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, money and banking, international trade, public finance, math econ, and industrial organization topics such a price theory, advertising, and e-commerce.
Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky
M.A., Economics, University of Kentucky
B.S.B.E., University of Kentucky
Professor Carey serves as the Chair of the Department of Economics. She is a past president of the Kentucky Economic Association and serves as an ex-officio member of its board today. In addition, she is a Policy Scholar with the Bluegrass Institute. She is a former editor of the Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, an annual publication of the Kentucky Economic Association. Professor Carey's most recent publications can be found in the Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Journal of International Business Research, and in multiple articles in the Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World. Professor Carey has reviewed articles for many professional journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Macroeconomics, Research in Marketing and Serials Review, Journal of Economic Psychology, and she has reviewed text manuscripts for college publishers, such as Addison-Wesley, South-Western College Publishing/Cengage, McGraw Hill, and Harcourt College Publishers. Her current personal research focus is in the area of sources of tax revenues at the state level. Professor Carey is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Her awards include the Vitale Award for Initiative, Innovation, and Leadership, a Distinguished Research Award for Allied Academies, and WKU College of Business Faculty Excellence Awards in both Teaching and Public Service.