Dr. Belton is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics where he served as Associate Chairman 2000 to 2006. Professor Belton’s initial training and research focus was on issues of monetary policy and how policy design and implementation impacts the cyclical behavior of the macro-economy. Currently, Professor Belton is involved in multidisciplinary analysis which examines the impact of political, cultural, and economic institutions on downstream outcomes of income distribution, business development, and social behavior. This research brings together issues of public policy, international affairs and economics to examine and developed much more broad theories of economic, political, and social development across ethnic groups and nation-states.
(joint with R. Cebula and U. Nair-Reichert)
(joint with E. Sullivan)