Thomas Willett

Thomas Willett, Ph.D.

Horton Professor of Economics

A.B., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Robert Day School of Economics and Finance


Faculty Website
Office Hours
Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Wednesday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Bauer Center 106

Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise

Financial Economics, Political Economy

Selected Research and Publications

  • The Dollarization Debate (co-edited with James Dean and Dominick Salatore) Oxford University Press, 2003.

  • Neoliberalism (co-edited with Arthur Denzau and Ravi Roy) Routledge, 2006.

  • “Endogenous OCA Analysis and the Early Euro Experience,” (with Orawan Permpoon and Clas Wihlborg), The World Economy, Vol. 33, No. 7, July 2010: pp. 851-872.

  • “China as a Reserve Sink” (with Yuan-Feng Ouyang and Ramkishen Rajan); Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 29, Issue 5, September 2010, Pages 951-972.

  • "The Role of Defective Mental Models in Generating the Global Financial Crisis," Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2012, Pages 41-57.

  • Global Imbalances and Financial Stability, guest editor, Special issue of the Global Economic Review, 2012, vol. 41, issue 4.