Dr. Jay Walker

Dr. Jay Walker

Assistant Professor of Economics

Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, Room 254J
Office Hours:
Spring 2017: Tues 3:30-5, Wed 1:30-5 & Thurs 8:30-9:30


Jay joined the faculty at Niagara University in the fall of 2012 following his receipt of his Ph.D. at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. Originally from Arkansas, he received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Mississippi. Prior to beginning his doctoral study, Jay worked in both the retail and insurance industries as an analyst. For up to date information on his current research and working papers, please visit his personal website at http://www.jaykwalker.com.

Focus of teaching:

ECO 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 102 - Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 306 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECO 331 - Economics of Vice

ECO 440/640 - Econometrics

Current research:
His primary research focus is applied microeconomics within the realms of the economics of education and labor economics. Recent work has focused on extracurricular activities in regards to within and post college success as well as gender differences in competitiveness.

Educational background:

PhD in Economics
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

Master of Business Administration
University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, Arkansas

Current involvement:
Jay is currently a member of the American Economic Association, Midwest Economic Association, International Atlantic Economic Society, and Southern Economic Association. He additionally considers himself an aspiring runner, although realizes he should probably focus on economics.