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Miesha Williams, PhD

Professor of Economics

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Dr. Miesha Williams is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Morehouse College and Visiting Scholar at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She researches interest rate policies, national expenditures, and economic disparities. Her sponsorship includes Koch FoundationAEA Mentoring Program NSF Grant, and Morehouse College Faculty Development Carnegie Fellowship. She is guest co-editor for Agricultural and Resource Economics Review forthcoming special issue on Social Justice in Agriculture, sponsored by USDA-NIFA. Her Master of Arts and Philosophy Doctorate in Economics are from University of Alabama and her Bachelor of Science in Economics is from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Research Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Williams has a research background largely focused on the development of institutions and policies affecting groups in the African diaspora. Recently, she has published and coauthored empirical papers in the Empirical Economic Letters (forthcoming), Journal of Race Economics and Policy, Review of Black Political Economy, The American Economist, Enterprise Development and Microfinance. Most of her work focuses on time series and trend analyses, but she has strong knowledge in panel data (This is more commonly known as large data.) analysis due to her background and training. The question that is always in the back of her mind is: What are the institutions that stifle development in economic communities both domestically and abroad? This pipeline of research is described in the statement of research below.



"Ex-Incarceree/Convict Status: Beneficial for Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship?"

A Irankunda, GN Price, NE Uzamere, MJ Williams

The American Economist 65 (1), 144-162

"Novel Virus Pandemics and U.S. Economic Growth: Implication for COVID-19"

Elu, J., Price, G.N. & Williams, M.J.

Empirical Economic Letters

"The Differential Impact of Monetary Policy on Blacks and Whites since the Great Recession"

ES Ume, MJ Williams

Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy 2 (3), 137-149

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