Jeff Baldani - Professor of Economics

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Jeff Baldani

Professor of Economics
Economics, 225 Persson Hall
p 315-228-7519
I teach Intermediate Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, and Game Theory on a regular basis.  These are courses that have economic content but where my true goal is for students to learn to think analytically about any topic.


BA, University of Kentucky, 1978; MA (1981), PhD (1983), Cornell University


Microeconomics, mathematical economics, game theory


Applied microeconomics


  • Mathematical Economics, 2nd ed. Thomson South-Western (with Robert Turner and James Bradfield)
  • Articles on entry deterrence through advertising and on opportunity costs and tax avoidance in the Review of Industrial Organization; article on the distributional consequences of debt in the Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics; article on cost-reducing profit-reducing innovation in the Review of Radical Political Economics, author of business simulation software

Professional Experience

  • Associate Dean of Faculty: 1999-2003 and 2011-2013
  • Acting Division Director for University Studies (2004)
  • Interim Director of Off-Campus Study and International Programs (2006)
  • Middle States External Review Team Member (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Department Chair: 2010-11 and 2013-14


Picker Fellowship; Dana Fellow at Yale University 1990