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James M. Murray, PhD

Professor of Economics

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse


About Me

I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I joined the UWL Department of Economics in Fall 2009. I have experiencing teaching introductory level macroeconomics, upper-level undergraduate courses related to macroeconomics and econometrics, and MBA-level quantitative research methods. My primary area of research interests include macroeconomics and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I am originally from La Crosse, WI, and I attended UW-La Crosse as an undergraduate student. I am very happy to be working and living back in my hometown and at the university that always felt like home.

Spring 2024 Courses

Academic Information

Courses I Teach

  • ECO 120: Global Macroeconomics
  • ECO 230: Business Research and Communication
  • ECO 301: Money and Banking
  • ECO 305: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO 307: Introductory Econometrics
  • ECO 400: Monetary Theory and Policy
  • BUS 735: Decision Making and Research

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics of expectations
  • Monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Contact Information


Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601


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