Deborah Fletcher




Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Florida, Economics, 2003
  • M.A. University of Florida, Economics, 2001
  • B.A. University of South Florida, Economics, 1998

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Miami University, (2010-Present).
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Northwestern University (2016-2017).
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (2004-2010).
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Florida (2004-2004).
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Florida (2003-2004).

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics of aging
  • Economics of education
  • Intergenerational conflict
  • Public economics


Deborah Fletcher is a professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has a B.A. in economics from the University of South Florida and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Her research focuses on public economics and the economics of education, and has appeared in outlets such as Journal of Public Economics, Public Choice, and Education Finance and Policy.

One of Deborah's primary goals as a teacher is to introduce students to the way economists pose questions and use research methods to try to answer those questions. Recent courses taught include Game Theory for Economic Applications, Examining Economic Data and Models (introductory econometrics), Economics of Education, and Empirical Education Policy Analysis. She has directed many individual students in original research, both at the undergraduate and Master's level.


  • SPRING 2023
  • ECO 465 A TR 11:40-1:00, FSB 1006
  • ECO 465 B TR 1:15-2:35, FSB 0032
Deborah Fletcher

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • TR 11:00-11:30
  • W 11:00-12:00 (Virtual)


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