Walter G. Park, Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, CAS Department of Economics at American University
Dr. Walter Park graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College with a B.A. in Economics & Statistics in 1983, before going on to earn his M.Phil. in Economics at Oxford University, completing a master’s thesis on Time-Consistency of Government Debt Polices. Dr. Park earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Yale University in 1991, defending a thesis titled Optimal Fiscal Policy in an Open Interdependent World. Since then, Dr. Park has served as a visiting scholar to UC Berkeley, worked for the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis under the Department of Commerce, and served on the editorial boards of esteemed research institutes and publishers. Since 2020, he has been with American University in Washington, DC, where he currently serves as Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics.