Mendoza School of Business

James Leady

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, and Associate Teaching Professor
  244 Mendoza College of Business
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Jim Leady enjoys teaching economics courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. He serves as assistant chair and director of undergraduate studies for the Finance Department. He also advises the Corporate Finance Club.

Leady serves as Co-Chair of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Microeconomics Test Development Committee and on the leadership team for the AP Microeconomics Exam Reading.

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 in the 766th Transportation Battalion. His most recent deployment was to Kuwait in 2015-2016.

Ph D, University of Michigan
Certificate of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan
BS, United States Military Academy

Areas of Expertise
Agent-Based Economics
Experimental Economics

Editorial Boards
Editor & Editorial Board
College Board AP Microeconomics Test Development Committee
July 1, 2018

Economic Analysis
Managerial Economics
Macroeconomic Analysis