Philip Jefferson

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, and the Paul B. Freeland Professor of Economics, at Davidson College

Introduction

Dr. Philip N. Jefferson is the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and the Paul B. Freeland Professor of Economics at Davidson College. He was the previous president of the National Economic Association and has taught at Swarthmore College, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia.

 

Key Accomplishments

Jefferson has two published books, “Poverty: A Very Short Introduction” (Oxford University Press, 2018) and “The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty” (Oxford University Press 2012). He held visiting appointments at the Federal Reserve Bank of New, University of California at Berkeley, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

 

Industries and Areas of Expertise

Economics, Poverty

 

Education

Jefferson received his PhD and Master’s in Economics from the University of Virginia and his Bachelor’s in Economics from Vassar College.