William Hankins

Associate Professor of Economics
247 Merrill Hall

William Hankins is an Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Business and Industry. Professor Hankins received BAs in economics and political science from Auburn University and a PhD in economics from The University of Alabama. His primary research focus concerns how the rules, organization, and partisan characteristics of political institutions impact economic outcomes. He also studies the economic effects of political uncertainty. His research has been published in such journals as Economics Letters, The Financial Review, the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly, among others. More information about his research can be found at his personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/williambhank/. In his free time Professor Hankins enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his wife and children.

William Hankins

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Public Finance
  • Seminar in Entrepreneurial Service Learning 

Other Responsibilities

Enactus Chapter Advisor Faculty Commons Advisory Board Member