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Bonnie Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Economics


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
M.S. in Economics, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
B.S. in Business Administration (Economics & International Business), Saint Louis University
B.A. in Music, Saint Louis University

Research Interests

Public Choice, International Economics, Growth & Development Economics

Publications and Media Placements

“Targeting Inflation Targeting: The Influence of Interest Groups, with Jac Heckelman, Public Choice, 2021, 189: 533-554.

“The Growth Maximizing Level of Regulation: Evidence from a Panel of International Data,” with Jac Heckelman, European Journal of Political Economy, 2019, 59: 354-368

“Fractionalization and Economic Freedom,” with Jac Heckelman, Public Finance Review, 2018, 46(2): 158-176

“Interest Groups, Democracy, and Policy Volatility,” with Jac Heckelman, Contemporary Economic Policy, 2016, Vol. 34(2), 223-233

Honors and Awards

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Teacher Award (2020)
  • Student Government Association Faculty Excellence Award (2018)
  • Student Government Association Mary A. Bruemmer Award Recipient (2017)


Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Executive Committee member, Public Choice Society (2019-Present)
  • Editor, Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (2017-Present)