Professor of Economics
Krannert Graduate School of Management
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Dr. Jerry Lynch is Associate Dean for Programs and Student Services at Purdue's Krannert Graduate School of Management and a Professor of Economics. Prior to taking that position he was the Associate Dean of the German International School of Management and Administration, Krannert’s international outreach MBA program in Hannover, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky in 1975 and has since attended advanced summer workshops at Harvard and Princeton. He was named the outstanding instructor in the MSM program for the Fall Semester of 1992, received the Salgo-Noren Award as the outstanding instructor in the MSM program for the 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1998-99 academic years, was included in a list by Business Week magazine of the twelve best teachers in schools of business in the country in October 1994, and was named Distinguished Economist by the Kentucky Economics Association for 1996.
Dr. Lynch's areas of specialty are monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and international trade and finance. He has published in a number of journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Regional Science, the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Economics and Business, Applied Economics and the Journal of Economic Education. He is co-author of the principles text Economics for Irwin Publishing Company, co-author of a text entitled Intermediate Macroeconomics for Addison Wesley, and co-editor of a book of readings entitled Food, Policy, and Politics for Westview Press.
Dr. Lynch is active as an economic consultant and has worked for, among others, the State of Indiana, B.F. Goodrich, Ross Gear and TRW, BATUS, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co., BankOne, Wabash National, Sears, CoBank, and Caterpillar. He has worked on anti-trust cases, product liability cases and death and disability cases for numerous law firms in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, and Florida and has worked for the Attorney General of the states of Ohio, Virginia, and Arkansas. His executive education activities include sessions for General Electric, the Indiana Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, Pioneer Seed Co., and in the Krannert School's Executive Master's Degree Program. In addition, Dr. Lynch has international teaching experience. He taught in a Master's program on Air Force bases in Zweibruecken, Germany and Heraklion, Crete and was a visiting professor at Essex University in Colchester England. In the summer of 1994, he conducted a workshop in the Crimea for Ukrainian university economists that introduced them to a more market oriented approach to teaching college economics.