Charles Link

Bank of America Professor of Business

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 408 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1921


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1971
  • M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1968
  • B.A., Economics, University of Missouri,  1966
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • Simon Condliffe, Charles R. Link, Shreekant Parasuraman and Michael F. Pollack, “The Effects of Hypertension and Obesity On Total Health-Care Expenditures of Diabetes Patients in the United States,” Applied Economics Letters, vol. 20, No 7, pp. 649-652, 2013.
  • Charles R. Link, Michael Staten, and Daniel Brown, "The Success and Failure of Counseling Agency Debt Repayment Plans," Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 38, pp. 99-117, 2012.
  • Charles R. Link and Martin Yosifov, “Contract Length and Salaries: Compensating Wage Differentials,” Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 3-19, February 2012.
  • Charles R. Link, Marco DiBonaventura, Michael Pollack, Jan-Samuel Wagner, and Setarah Williams, “The Relationship Between Patient-Reported Tolerability Issues With Oral Antidiabetic Agents and Work Productivity Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 53, number 2, pp. 204-21, February 2011.
  • Simon Condliffe and Charles Link, “Who Receives Statins? Variations in Physician Prescribing Patterns for Patients with Coronary Heart Disease,” Applied Economic Letters, Vol. 17, no. 17, pp. 1647 – 1652, March 2010.
  • Dan Brown and Charles Link, “Population and Bandwagon Effects on Local Team Revenues in Major League Baseball,” (with Dan Brown) Journal of Sports Economics, October, 2008.
  • Simon Condliffe and Charles Link, “The Relationship between Economic Status and Child Health: Evidence from the U.S.," (with Simon Condliffe)American Economic Review, Fall, 2008.
  • "The Shortage of Registered Nurses and Some New Estimates of the Effects of Wages on RN Labor Supply : A Look at the Past and a Preview of the 21st Century" (with Y. Chiha), Health Policy, Vol. 64, 2003, pp.349-375
  • Charles Link and Tevik Aksoy, “A Panel Analysis of Student Mathematics Achievement in the U.S. in the 1990s: Does Increasing the Amount of Time in Learning Activities Affect Math Achievement?” Economics of Education Review, vol. 19, pp. 261-267, July 2000.

Awards & Honors

  • Honor Society Membership, Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Grants:  Unidel Foundation, University of Delaware; University of Delaware Research Foundation; State of Delaware; U.S. Department of Labor; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;  W.E Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  • University of Delaware Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2000


  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Major League Baseball
  • Health Economics

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics
    303 Alfred Lerner Hall  •  Newark, DE 19716  •  USA  •  ©