Jeffrey Miller

Professor Emeritus

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 406 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-2565



  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
  • B.A., Economics, Amherst College, Magna Cum Laude, 1968


  • “Privatization” in Paul Hare and Gerard Turley (eds), The Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition. Routledge, 2013
  • “Evaluation of Mass Privatization in Bulgaria” (with Vladimir Lazarov), Comparative Economic Studies, 53, Pp. 621–646 (2011)
  • "A Comparison of the Organization of Higher Education Systems in France and the USA" (with Alain Alcouffe) Journal of the World Universities Forum (2011)
  • “Energy-Microfinance Intervention for below Poverty Line Households in India,” (with P. Sharath Chandra Rao Young Doo Wang , and John B. Byrne) Energy Policy , 37(5), Pp. 1694-1712 (2009)
  • “On the Role of Government in Transition: The Experiences of China and Russia Compared,” (with Stoyan Tenev) Comparative Economic Studies, (December 2007)
  • "Comment on Gur Ofer and Justin Yifu Lin," pp. 84-88 in Francois Bourguignon, Yehuda Elkana, and Boris Pleskovic (eds.) Capacity Building in Economics Education and Research, World Bank, 2007.
  • “Contract Enforcement in the Early Transition Of an Unstable Economy” (with Kenneth Koford) Economic Systems, ( March 2006)

Awards & Honors

  • Columnist, MarketWatch, Retirementors (focus: Social Security)
  • Editor, Comparative Economic Studies, 2001 - 2007
  • Board, Council of Euro-Asian and Eastern European Research, 2000- 2006
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Comparative Economics, 1996-1999.
  • Honor Society Membership, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Grants: National Research Council, National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. - Israeli Bi-national Science Foundation, William Davidson Foundation,State Department Title VIII


  • Macroeconomics
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Economics of Transition

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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