Faculty Profile

Jenny Minier PhD

Professor of Economics

Jenny Minier is a Professor in the Department of Economics in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. She joined the department in 2004 after six years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami (FL). Professor Minier received her B.A. in Economics at Carleton College in Minnesota, and earned both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin -Madison. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Belgium in 2012.

Professor Minier's primary research interests are in economic growth and development, particularly the role of financial markets in economic development and the relationship between democracy and economic growth. She has published this work in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth. Professor Minier is also interested in empirical international trade, and has published work in this area in the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Canadian Journal of Economics.

Contact Information

Department: Economics
Phone: (859) 257-9681
Email: jminier@uky.edu
Office: 244
Personal Website


PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
BA, Carleton College, 1992

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