Jenny Minier

Economics Chair & Julian Lange Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
  • M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
  • B.A., Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota), 1992

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Julian Lange Professor of Economics, Miami University, 2022-present
  • Department Chair, Miami University, 2022-present
  • Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky, 2011-2022
  • Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky, 2004-2011
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Miami (FL), 1998-2004

Recent Publications

  • "Borders, Geography, and Economic Activity: The case of China," (with H. Gao), Regional Science and Urban Economics 2021.
  • "Risk and Discrimination," (with J. Ederington and C.J. Stowe), B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 2019.
  • "Austerity and Exports," (with R. Bista, J. Ederington, and B. Sheridan), Review of International Economics 2016.
  • "On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country," (with T. Islam and J. Ziliak), Southern Economic Journal 2015.
  • "On the Robustness of Coefficient Estimates to the Inclusion of Proxy Variables," (with C. Bollinger), Journal of Econometric Methods 2015.
  • "When is Trade Protection Good for Growth?" (with B. Unel), Economic Inquiry 2013.
  • "Trade Policy in Majoritarian Systems: The case of the U.S.," (with P. Fredriksson and X. Matschke), Canadian Journal of Economics 2011.
  • "Environmental Policy in a Majoritarian System," (with P. Fredriksson and X. Matschke), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 2010.
  • "Opening a Stock Exchange," Journal of Development Economics 2009.

Honors & Awards

  • Leadership Lexington, 2018-19.
  • University of Kentucky Teachers Who Made a Difference, 2018, 2017.
  • SEC Faculty Travel Grant recipient, 2016.
  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright-Schuman Program on European Union Affairs, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2012.


Jenny Minier is currently the Julian Lange Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department. Her research is primarily in economic growth and international trade, and has been published in top economics journals including the Journal of Monetary Economics, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, and The Review of Economics and Statistics.

Professor Minier was a Fulbright Scholar in Belgium on a research grant in 2012, and has served as a Co-Editor of the Southern Economic Journal and as an economics review panelist for the National Science Foundation. She was previously on the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where she directed the Ph.D. program in Economics for three years and the Center for Business and Economic Research for one year. Prior to that, she was on the faculty at the University of Miami (FL). Her Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her undergraduate degree is from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.


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Jenny Minier

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