Assistant Department Chair, Assistant Teaching Professor
BiographyJim Leady brings expertise in the areas of agent-based simulations and experimental economics to the economics courses he teaches to both undergraduate and graduate students. He advises the undergraduate Finance Club and mentors through programs at Notre Dame and South Bend schools. He also serves as Question Leader and exam developer for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Microeconomics examination.
Prior to joining Mendoza in 2006, Leady taught courses in public finance, labor economics, game theory, intermediate microeconomics, and principles of economics at Centre College in Danville, KY and at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. Leady earned a PhD in Economics at the University of Michigan as well as an MA in Economics and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Complex Systems. He graduated with a BS in Economics from West Point.
Leady continues to serve as a major in the US Army Reserve. His most recent deployment was to Kuwait in 2015-2016.
Areas of Expertise
Ph D, University of Michigan
Certificate of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan
BS, United States Military Academy
"Essays on Bounded Rationality and Strategic Behavior in Experimental and Computational Economics", UMI Dissertation Publishing / ProQuest, 2011.