Eleanor Craig

Associate Professor of Economics
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 412 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1904


  • M.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, PA
  • B.A., Economics, Swarthmore College, PA, with Honors
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • "Land Value Taxes and Wilmington, DE: A Case Study," State Tax Notes, Vol. 31, Number 5, Feb 2, 2004.
  •, monthly commentary on current economic events, 1998-2001.

Awards & Honors

  • Board of Directors, SunTrust Delaware Affiilates, 2008-present
  • Research Associate, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2005-2011.
  • Visiting Professor, International School of Business, Jonkoping, Sweden, 2001.
  • Visiting Professor, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.
  • Visiting Professor, Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion, Université Lumière (Lyon 2), Lyon, France, 2000.
  • Associate Chair, Dept. of Economics, University of Delaware, 1991-2001, 2005-present.
  • Economic Advisor, Pete duPont’s Presidential Campaign, 1987.
  • Board of Directors: PNC Bank, Delaware; National Tax Association, Grand Opera House, Wilmington, Delaware; Delaware Horticultural Center
  • Board of Managers, Swarthmore College.
  • Chair, Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council,1977-85.
  • Fellowship to Executive Management Program, J F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.
  • Numerous Outstanding Teacher/Professor awards


  • Public Finance
  • International Economics
  • Economic Development

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.

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