James W. Roberts

Fred W. Shaffer Professor of Economics (2016 - 2021)

Professor Roberts is gaining respect in the field of industrial organization. His early granting of tenure was based on the fact that his publication record and research pipelines exceeded those of anyone in his immediate cohort for his field. James has also served as an adviser and committee member for more than 16 Ph.D. students. His teaching evaluations rank among the top 5 percent university-wide. He has advised many undergraduate senior theses, particularly those interested in going on to graduate school. Known for bringing research alive for his students in the classroom, and in his advising and mentoring with a mix of lecture and discussion-based teaching methods, Roberts’ courses are connected to and informed by recent research.