Department of Economics Selects New Chair

Professor Faik Koray

Professor Faik Koray

April 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Professor Faik Koray has been selected as the next chair of the LSU Department of Economics. Koray will take on the position in August when Professor Robert Newman steps down after 15 years of service as department chair.

Koray has been at the university since 1984. He earned his BS in economics and MS in business administration from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. He received a PhD in economics from Duke University. His teaching interests include macroeconomics and international finance. Koray’s research interests include monetary and fiscal policy and international finance. He has been honored with numerous teaching awards during his time at LSU.

About the Department of Economics
The Department of Economics at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers courses that provide its undergraduate and graduate students an intellectual challenge and strong analytic training and the tools to understand the economic and social problems faced both domestically and internationally. The faculty’s dedication to quality teaching and research is reflected by numerous awards received and peer-reviewed scholarly articles published in high-quality economic journals. The Journal of Labor Research is edited within the department. For more information, visit our home page or call 225-578-5211.


Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business