Dr. Clements is 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.
Personal StatementExperiencing a liberal education is like going to the gym for the first time: you exercise muscles you did not know you had.
Chair, Finance and Economics Department, August 2016-May 2018
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
- 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