Chair, Professor of Economics and the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Public Policy
Ann Owen, formerly a Federal Reserve economist, earned a doctorate from Brown University and a master's of business administration from Babson College. She has diverse research interests and has published papers on long-run growth and income distribution as well as teaching economics to undergraduates. Examples of her current research projects include an examination of how the process of economic growth varies across countries, a study of the role of ethnic fractionalization in economic development and an investigation into the ways in which banks influence long-run economic growth. Owen teaches courses in economic growth, monetary policy, macroeconomic theory and statistics. She maintains her own professional website.
Recent Courses Taught
Appointed to the Faculty1997
M.A and Ph.D., Brown University
M.B.A. Babson College
B.A. Boston University