Kenneth Lewis

Chaplin Tyler Professor of Economics
Director, Center for Applied Business and Economic Research

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 417 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1912


  • Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 1969
  • B.A., Economics, Cum Laude, Amherst College, 1963
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • "Does Fiscal Stimulus Cause Too Much Debt? (with L. Seidman), Business Economics, October 2009, Vol. 4, No. 4, p201-205.
  • "Compensations and Contributions under an International Carbon Treaty",(with L. Seidman), Journal of Policy Modeling, May-June 2009, Vol. 31, Issue 3, p341-350.
  • "Overcoming the Zero Interest-Rate Bound : A Quantitative Prescription",(with L. Seidman), Journal of Policy Modeling, 2008.  
  • “A Temporary Tax Rebate in a Recession: Is it Effective and Safe?” (with  Laurence S. Seidman), Business Economics, 41,(3) July 2006.
  • "Managing a Bulge: Policy Options for Social Security," (with L. Seidman) Public Finance Review, 32(4), July, 2004.
  • "The Later You Pay, the Higher the K," (with L. Seidman) Southern Economic Journal,69 (3), January 2003.
  • "A New Design for Automatic Fiscal Policy," (with L. Seidman)  International Finance, 5 (2), Summer 2002.
  • "Funding Social Security: The Transition in a Life-Cycle Growth Model," (with L. Seidman), Eastern Economic Journal, 28 (2),Spring 2002.

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1977.
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1996.
  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, 1998.
  • Economic and Financial Advisory Council, State of Delaware; Member, Acting Chair, and Chair of the Revenue Subcommittee.
  • Center for Applied Business and Economic Research, University of Delaware, Director.


  • Monetary Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical 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.

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