George Hay Professor of Economics
Division of History and Social Sciences
Jeffrey Parker teaches a wide range of courses at Reed, mostly related to macroeconomics. In addition to the core macroeconomics courses, he teaches classes in monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth, econometrics, and the economics of science and technology. His current research has focused around estimating equilibrium long-run unemployment rates for U.S. states and small European states and regions. He has also done research on the economics of higher education, including work on the demand for liberal-arts colleges, determinants of achievement by Reed students, and classroom peer effects in core courses such as Hum 110. He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University and taught for nearly a decade at the University of Houston prior to joining the Reed faculty in 1988. During the 2015-16 academic year, he will be in residence at the University of Economics, Bratislava on a Fulbright Fellowship.