Gary A. Hoover

President's Associates Presidential Professor and Department Chair

Department of Economics
University of Oklahoma

Office: 308 Cate Center Drive Room 170
Phone: 405/325-5857
Email: ghoover at

Specialty Areas:

Policy Analysis of Income Distribution/Poverty, Public Finance, Ethics in Economics

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (B.A., 1993), Washington University in St. Louis (M.A., 1995 and Ph.D., 1998).

Honors, Achievements and Affiliations:
Since January 2015 I have been the Department Chair of Economics at the University of Oklahoma. Since 2011 I have been a member (and since 2012 co-chair) of the American Economics Association Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession.

I am the current and founding editor of the Journal of Economics, Race and Policy.

Since the fall of 2018 I have been the Vice President of the Southern Economic Association.

Since 2010 I have been a fellow at CESifo Group Munich

I was the Assistant Dean for Faculty and Graduate Student Development in the Culverhouse College of Business Administration at the University of Alabama from August 2005 to May of 2014.

In April of 2017, I was appointed a President's Associates Presidential Professorship at the University of Oklahoma. From August 2006 until December 2014, I was the William White McDonald Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama. I am a member of the Western Economic Association and American Economic Association. Have published papers in the American Economic Review P&P, Public Choice, Journal of Economic Literature, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of  Conflict Resolution, and the European Journal of Political Economy. Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Poverty. Mentor in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. Mentor in the Culverhouse College of Business Administration Faculty Scholars Program.