Dr. Keith Jakee

Professor of Economics

Dr. Keith Jakee

Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University
M.A., Economics, George Mason University
M.AE., Applied Economics, University of Michigan
B.S., Economics, Northern Michigan University

My research largely falls in one of three areas. My political economy work focuses on the welfare state and compulsory voting rules, while my work in entrepreneurship combines the notion of “radical uncertainty” with recent economic theory on social institutions. Several of my industrial organization/applied microeconomics projects were developed with students and these include analyses of the sports, alcohol, tourism and education industries. I have also published some pedagogical work.

My teaching has included Microeconomic Principles, Political Economy, Law and Economics, Public Finance/Public Policy, Applied/Intermediate Microeconomics, Entrepreneurship, Mathematical Microeconomics, Economics and Literature and Research Methods. I have also received university awards for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Advising and Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching.

I enjoy boating/sailing, traveling, and music. Don't tell my students, but I also like to spend as much time as I can outdoors camping.



In 2010, he was awarded a university-wide teaching award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching at FAU. He has supervised over 50 honors theses, and a significant percentage of his advisees have presented their work at international conferences or published in refereed academic journals.

Contact: 561-336-1284; HA 112


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