Evangelos Falaris

Professor of Economics,
Associate Chair,
Director of Graduate Studies

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 410 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1768


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Minnesota, 1979
  • M.A., Economics, University of Minnesota, 1975
  • B.A., Economics, University of Chicago with General Honors, 1973
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • "Child Schooling, Child Health and Rainfall Shocks: Evidence from Rural Vietnam," with Thuan Q. Thai, Journal of Development Studies, 50, 7 : 1025-1037 (July 2014).
  • "Misclassification of the Dependent Variable in Binary Choice Models: Evidence from Five Latin American Countries," Applied Economics, Vol. 43, 11: 1315-1327 (2011).
  • "A Quantile Regression Analysis of Wages in Panama," Review of Development Economics, 12, 3: 498-514 (August 2008).
  • "Private and Public Sector Wages in Bulgaria," Journal of Comparative Economics, 32,1: 56-72 (March 2004).
  • "The Effect of Survey Attrition in Longitudinal Surveys:  Evidence from Peru, Cote d'Ivoire, and Vietnam." Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 70, #1: 133-157, Feb. 2003.

Awards & Honors

  • Korda Thesis Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • Grants: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University; Doctoral Dissertation Special Grant, University of Minnesota; University of Delaware Research Foundation; W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware


  • Economic Development
  • Applied Econometrics

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, 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.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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