Dr. Clements is Chair of the Finance and Economics Department and Associate Professor of Economics. He also serves as faculty adviser for the Economics Club and maintains the department’s Facebook page. His research encompasses economics as well as other social sciences.

Dr. Clements's teaching includes Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Business Applications of Economics, and Law & Economics. Prior to joining the St. Edward's faculty in 2008, Dr. Clements taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Texas at Austin. He has published in a number of scholarly journals and regularly presents his work at professional conferences. His most recent research focuses on uncertainty and asymmetric information: how individuals perceive and process information, whether and how public consensus is reached, and how policies and institutions can either alleviate or aggravate inefficiencies.

Experiencing a liberal education is like going to the gym for the first time: you exercise muscles you did not know you had.

Academic Appointments

Chair, Finance and Economics Department, August 2016-present

Associate Professor with tenure, August 2013-present

Associate Professor, August 2011-August 2013

Chair, Economics Department, May 2011-August 2013

Assistant Professor, August 2008-August 2011

Year Started

2008

Education

  • Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2000
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1995
  • A.B. in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991

Achievement & Involvement

Honors and Awards

Presidential Excellence Grant, St. Edward's University, 2015

Presidential Excellence Grant, St. Edward’s University, 2013

Presidential Excellence Grant, St. Edward’s University, 2010

Presidential Excellence Grant, St. Edward’s University, 2009

NET Institute Research Grant (with Hiroshi Ohashi), 2004

Faculty Certificate on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of British Columbia, 2002

Organizations, Boards and Memberships

Member, American Economics Association