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 $1.4 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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