Dr. Jim Dewey is responsible for developing and teaching Economics courses that complement the STEM focus and fit the General Education program at Florida Polytechnic University. “Economics can play an important role in an institution like Florida Poly with an applied STEM focus,” Dr. Dewey said. “STEM training is valuable for not only the topics covered but also for the analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills developed through study in STEM disciplines.”
Prior to joining Florida Poly in 2014, Dr. Dewey served as the Director of the Economic Analysis Program at the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research. His research and scholarly works have included quantitative analyses of the impacts of: the University of Florida’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute on research productivity; the housing boom on municipal spending; broad reforms in special education; and a potential Florida beverage container deposit refund law. His areas of expertise include urban and regional economics, public economics and applied microeconomics.
Dr. Dewey’s research has yielded more than $2.5 million in external funding. From 2006-2010, he taught Managerial Economics at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration, where he served as a University Scholars Program faculty mentor and was 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year. Prior to that, he taught Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and Intermediate Macroeconomics at the University of South Florida.
He has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Florida. His research interests covered Micro-Economic Theory, Industrial Organization and Public Economics. His master’s degree is in Economics from the University of South Florida, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science.