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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Kenneth Lewis

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Title Chaplin Tyler Professor of Economics
Email lewisk@nospam5dd6df6d70063.udel.edu
Office 333 C Purnell Hall


  • Ph.D. in economics, Princeton University, 1969
  • B.A. in economics, Cum Laude, Amherst College, 1963

Select Publications

  • “Does Fiscal Stimulus Cause Too Much Debt?” (with L. Seidman), Business Economics, October 2009, Vol. 4, No. 4, p201-205.
  • “Compensations and Contributions under an International Carbon Treaty,” (with L. Seidman), Journal of Policy Modeling, May-June 2009, Vol. 31, Issue 3, p341-350.
  • “Overcoming the Zero Interest-Rate Bound : A Quantitative Prescription,” (with L. Seidman), Journal of Policy Modeling, 2008.
  • “A Temporary Tax Rebate in a Recession: Is it Effective and Safe?” (with Laurence S. Seidman), Business Economics, 41,(3) July 2006.
  • “Managing a Bulge: Policy Options for Social Security,” (with L. Seidman), Public Finance Review, 32(4), July, 2004.
  • “The Later You Pay, the Higher the K,” (with L. Seidman), Southern Economic Journal, 69 (3), January 2003.
  • “A New Design for Automatic Fiscal Policy,” (with L. Seidman), International Finance, 5 (2), Summer 2002.
  • “Funding Social Security: The Transition in a Life-Cycle Growth Model,” (with L. Seidman), Eastern Economic Journal, 28 (2), Spring 2002.

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Service Award, College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, 1998
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1996
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 1977
  • Economic and Financial Advisory Council, State of Delaware; Member, Acting Chair, and Chair of the Revenue Subcommittee
  • Center for Applied Business and Economic Research, University of Delaware, Director

Curriculum Vitae

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