Robin Grier, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Robin Grier is a professor of economics with the Free Market Institute.
Before joining Texas Tech University in September 2017, Prof. Grier was a professor of economics at the University of Oklahoma. Prof. Grier has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journal such as The Journal of Law and Economics, Economic Development & Cultural Change, and The Journal of Development Economics. She has also authored a book (with Jerry F. Hough) titled The Long Process of Development: Building Markets and States in Pre-Industrial England, Spain and their Colonies (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Prof. Grier's teaching interests include macroeconomics, economic growth, and economic development. Her research focuses on the accumulation of human and physical capital in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, political business cycles in developing countries, inflation, uncertainty, and growth, and colonial legacies on current institutions and development.
Prof. Grier earned her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in August of 1995. She served as a visiting assistant professor of economics and Latin American studies at Tulane University and an assistant professor of economics at Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City before joining the University of Oklahoma in 1999. At the University of Oklahoma, she earned tenure and a promotion to full professor in 2010. Prof. Grier is fluent in Spanish and enjoys swimming, traveling, and playing with her two dogs, Paco and Diego.
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