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Jose Manuel Fernandez, PhD

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Economics
College of Business, Room 137
(502) 852-4861
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Dr. Jose M. Fernandez is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Louisville. He graduated from the University of Virginia. He conducts research in crime, health, and labor economics. His scholarly work has appeared in several economics journals including the American Economic Review P&P, International Economic Review, Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Industrial Relations, Health Economics, and the Journal of Business Venturing, as well as received media attention from news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal blog, Washington Post Wonkblog, and The Economist magazine. He is serving a second term as a member of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession, a fellow of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE), and the former President of the Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Association at the University of Louisville. He currently serves as President of the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE).


  • PhD (Economics) University of Virginia
  • MA (Economics) University of Virginia
  • MA (Economics) University of South Florida
  • BA (Economics) University of South Florida

Awards & Honors

Cardinal Spirit Award, 2020

University of Louisville

Fellow of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics, 2013-14

University of Louisville

Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2012

University of Louisville

Faculty Favorites Award, 2011-12

University of Louisville

Summer Research Support, 2008-10, 2012-13, 2017-18

University of Virginia

Recent Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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