Peter Grajzl Ehrick Kilner Haight Sr. Associate Professor of Economics

Peter Grajzl

Huntley 101C
540.458.8049
grajzlp@wlu.edu
Website - Curriculum Vitae

Peter Grajzl joined W&L in 2009. He teaches courses in introductory economics, microeconomic theory, mathematical economics, and comparative institutional economics.

Having witnessed the birth of a country, the accompanying change in the political system, the transition from socialist to market economy, and having been inspired by his Ph.D. dissertation adviser, Professor Grajzl chose a research path focused on comparative institutional economics, law and economics, and political economy. He has published on a range of topics pertaining to the emergence, the functioning, and the impact of different legal, political, and economic institutions and modes of governance, as well as cultural beliefs, in multiple parts of the world.

Professor Grajzl is a Research Network Fellow at CESifo in Munich, Germany, and a non-resident visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the University of Maryland, College Park. He was awarded teaching awards from both the University of Maryland and the Central European University where he was an assistant professor between 2005 and 2009. 

Education

Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland at College Park (2005)
B.A. Economics, University of Ljubljana (2000)

Research

Comparative Institutional Economics
Law and Economics
Political Economy

Teaching

Econ 100: Introduction to Econonomics
Econ 210: Microeconomic Theory
Econ 281: Comparative Institutional Economics
Econ 320: Mathematical Economics