Dr. Jay Walker

Dr. Jay Walker

Assistant Professor of Economics

Office Location:
Bisgrove Hall, Room 254J
Office Hours:
Spring 2016: Tues 1-2 & 3:30-5 & Wed 2-4:30 & Thurs 1-2


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) 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

Focus of Teaching

  • ECO 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 102 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUS 120 - Introduction to Business
  • BUS 231 - Business Statistics II
  • ECO 306 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO 331 - Economics of Vice


  • ECO 525 - Economics for Managers

Current Research

His primary research focus is applied microeconomics within the realms of the economics of education, labor economics, and international trade. Much of his recent work has focused on the determinants of success in collegiate education and how collegiate education impacts students.

Current Involvement

Jay is currently a member of the Midwest Economic Association, International Atlantic Economic Society, and Southern Economic Association. He additionally considers himself an aspiring runner and is generally trying to train for some race at some distance.