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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Joseph Guse

Associate Professor of Economics

Huntley 114
(540) 458-8630

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PhD Economics, University of Wisconsin (2006)

MFS, Yale University (1998)

AB Art History, University of Chicago (1994)


Microeconomic Theory, Public Economics, Law and Economics, American Indian Economic Development and Environmental Economics.


Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (Econ 210), Game Theory (Econ 302), and Public Finance Seminar (Econ 398).


Joseph Guse joined the Economics Department in the fall of 2005. He studied natural resource economics at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he earned a master's degree. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked as a teaching assistant in microeconomics, public finance, and environmental economics and a research assistant in the UW Experimental Economics Laboratory. Guse is currently collaborating with faculty members from W&L and VMI to study the effect of legal institutions and other factors on Native American economic development.