William Harris

Associate Professor of Economics

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 416A Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1923


  • Ph.D., Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979
  • M.A., Economics, University of Virginia, 1975
  • B.A. with Distinction, Economics, University of Virginia, 1971
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • "Intergenerational Redistribution Under Social Security," Humanomics, Vol.14, No. 1, January 1998.
  • Instructor's Resource Manual to accompany Principles of Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw, Dryden Press, 1997.

Awards & Honors

  • "Award-Winning Teacher-Scholar" featured in Successful College Teaching, 1998
  • University Excellence-in-Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1997
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Award, University of Delaware, 1996
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1988, 1993


  • Public Finance
  • Microeconomics

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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