I'm a professor of economics at the University of Kentucky, and (as of January 2015) director of our graduate programMy research is primarily in the fields of economic growth, development, and international trade.  There are more details in the "current research" link.

In spring 2015, I'll be teaching an undergraduate economic development course (ECO 473) and a seminar on the economics of Africa (ECO 499).

I have a great macro/monetary student on the market this year - Emily Marshall is currently completing her Ph.D. and teaching at Bates College. 

In spring 2012, I was on sabbatical in Belgium. I received a Fulbright grant to do research on poor regions of the rich countries of the European Union at CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics) at the Université Catholique de Louvain through the Fulbright-Schuman Program on European Affairs.

I normally teach in the first-year Ph.D. macro sequence (ECO 602) every fall, and in the macro Ph.D. field (ECO 762) every other year.  In addition, I regularly teach intermediate macro (ECO 402) and an undergraduate class on economics development (ECO 473), and have recently taught an undergraduate topics course on the economics of Africa (ECO 410/499). Recent syllabi for all are attached at left.

Areendam Chanda (LSU) and I co-organized the Southern Growth Conference at the SEA meetings in 2012, 2010, and 2008.

Since October 2011, I've been a co-editor of the
Southern Economic Journal, and hope that you'll consider submitting good growth/macro/trade papers there! 

Contact: jminier at uky dot edu