Jane Horvath

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Associate Professor of Economics; Director of The van Rooy Center for Complexity and Conflict Analysis; Special Assistant to the President for LGBT Issues; Senior Advisor to the President

President, Politics, Economics, and International Studies

Hillyer College, College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.4905 Hillyer Hall 106

PhD, University of Connecticut

MA, University of Connecticut

BA, Eastern CT State College

Jane Horvath is associate professor of economics and directs the economics and political economy programs for the College of Arts & Sciences. In that capacity she oversees the curriculum for the BA in economics and in political economy, serves as academic advisor to majors and minors in the two programs, and oversees the programs in collaboration with her colleagues in the Department of Politics and Government in the College of Arts & Sciences and with the economists in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance in the Barney School of Business.

Horvath joined the faculty of the University of Hartford in 1985. She earned the Ph.D. in economics from the University of Connecticut in 1986, with a specialization in economic development. Her research interests include economic development, teaching economics and pedagogy, and complexity economics.

In addition to teaching the Principles of Economics sequence, she teaches Economic Development and Gender, Complexity Economics, Hunger: Problems of Scarcity and Choice, and Sources of Power.