New College: A Great Value

Economics Faculty

Richard D. Coe
Professor of Economics (941) 487-4329

M.A., J.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan
A.B., Kenyon College

Professor Coe’s primary teaching and research interests are in the area of government spending and taxing policies, including issues of government deficit and debt, and the area of distributive justice and poverty.   He also teaches upper-level courses in law and economics as well as introductory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics.   He has published several articles on poverty and welfare programs, and is currently working on a book addressing the efficiency and intergenerational equity issues surrounding government deficits and debt.

Tarron Khemraj
Associate Professor of Economics

William G. & Marie Selby Chair (941) 487-4422

Ph.D., New School for Social Research
M.A., University of Manchester
B.Soc.Sc., University of Guyana

Professor Khemraj is an applied macro-economist. His research – conducted in the fields of monetary economics, development economics, political economics and international finance – tends to be unorthodox, drawing on theories and ideas from political science and mainstream and heterodox schools of economics, particularly the Neo-Classical tradition emphasizing imperfect markets, Post Keynesianism, Old Keynesianism, Neo-Structuralism and the body of literature associated with New Institutional Economics. A central focus of his theoretical work is to provide policy insights for small, very open developing economies.

He currently serves as a Research Associate at the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. He writes numerous invited columns for the Stabroek News in Guyana and other media outlets. He also serves as external master’s and doctoral thesis examiner for University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados and University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tracy M. Collins
Assistant Professor of Economics (941) 487-4372

Ph.D., M.E., M.I.S, North Carolina State University
B.S., The University of Paderborn, Germany

Professor Collins's research focus is primarily in the field of Economic Growth and Development. She is currently researching the role that technology diffusion plays in a country’s pattern of growth as well as researching the effect that trade liberalization has on technology diffusion. She has investigated the transition of the Russian Federation from a centralized to a market economy, and she is especially interested in studying the opportunities for economic growth that exist in developing countries and emerging economies in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Sherry X. Yu
Assistant Professor of Economics, Social Sciences (941) 487-4207

Ph.D., Boston University

M.A., Political Economy, Boston University

B.Comm, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Sherry Yu specializes in macroeconomics and international economics. Her current research focuses banking regulation, financial contagion and sovereign risk. She is currently investigating the role of unconventional economic policy with special emphasis on the financial markets. Her findings show that a dynamic control of bank’s leverage ratio can reduce the volatility of macroeconomic variables and improve financial stability. Other research interests include finance and Chinese economy. Her teaching interests lie in all levels of macroeconomics, finance and Chinese economy.

[Did you know]

The Wall Street Journal ranked New College the nation’s No. 2 public feeder school for elite, law, medical and business schools in 2003.

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201