Education & Social Sciences

Economics


Faculty

Matt Hendryx

Matt Hendryx
Lecturer in Economics
Director of the Wabash County Economic Report
Office: Administration Building 35a
260-982-5021
Fax: 260-901-8140
Email: MNHendryx@manchester.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Matt Hendryx received a B.A. degree in Political Science and History (1978) and a B.S. in Economics (1979) from IU-Bloomington.  He earned his M.Sc. in Economics with a specialty in Labor Economics from the London School of Economics followed by a M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983).  He taught at SUNY-Fredonia before moving to New York City where he worked for Cambridge University Press as Economics Editor.  Since then he has taught at Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech, and since 2007 at Manchester University.  Teaching responsibilities include Principles of Microeconomics, Health Economics, and an economics and philosophy course called Welfare, Freedom, and Justice.  Recent research has keyed on economics and education as well as the impact of non-economic factors such as memory on consumption and saving behavior.  As Director of the Wabash County Economic Report he supervises up to ten student interns studying specific aspects of the county’s economy as well as maintaining on-going data on economic conditions.  In the classroom he combines lecture, discussion, and numerous lab classes that allow students to apply the theory learned in lecture to real world situations.

Sree
Sreenath Majumder, Ph.D., Chair
Associate Professor of Economics 
Office: Academic Center 143
Office phone: 260-982-5205
Email: SMajumder@manchester.edu 
Curriculum Vitae

Sreenath Majumder grew up in Calcutta, India. After obtaining Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Economics from University of Calcutta, India, Dr. Majumder moved to Houston, Texas in 2004 to pursue doctoral studies in Economics at University of Houston. Soon after finishing his Ph.D. in 2009, he joined Manchester University.
His areas of research interest include Applied Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Economic Growth, and Open Economy Macroeconomics. Teaching is a passion for Dr. Majumder. He teaches courses in Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Econometrics, and Economics of Globalization. He believes that the study of Economics is not simply juggling facts, figures, and theories, but is learning to comprehend the world around us. Each class of Economics is for him a podium to amalgamate analytical and creative skills.
Nancy Zhang
Nancy Zhang, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Office: Academic Center 145
Office phone: 260-982-5301
Fax: 260-982-5043
Email: YZhang@manchester.edu

Nancy Zhang received her B.S. degree in Physics from Nanjing University and M.A. degree in International Relations  from Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing Center.  She then pursued her Ph.D. in Economics at Texas A&M University in Texas. She joins Manchester University in 2016. She teaches microeconomics course at both introductory and intermediate level, as well as subfields of microeconomics such as behavioral economics.

Despite the fact that she earned her degree in economics, she likes to think of herself as a behavioral scientist. She is interested in how her research can help improve decision-makings for both individuals and society as a whole. Her research areas include behavioral economics, public economics, and labor economics. Teaching is another passion of her. It is her hope that students, through learning economics, can begin to see the world through an economic lens and master a powerful set of problem-solving tools economists use to make better decisions.



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