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Joseph Morreale

Distinguished Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences


  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 1124 Economics
I am a strong believer in challenging students to achieve at their highest level. I also offer applied scholarship and service to the economics profession, the university and my community in my chosen areas of specialization.


Joseph C. Morreale earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Buffalo-SUNY and a M.S. H.Ed. in Administration and Finance from the University of Albany-SUNY. He is a Full Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Pace University-NYC, where he teaches Public Finance, Senior Economic Research Seminar, Public Economic Policy Analysis, The Political-Economy of U.S.-China Relations, and a China Travel Study Abroad course. His major fields of study are Public Finance, Public Economic Policy Analysis, China Economic Studies and Econometrics. He is the founder and an active board member of the Confucius Institute at Pace University. He is also the author and co-author of a variety of papers in his fields and has presented his work at numerous national and international research conferences. Forty-two years of experience in academia as a teacher, scholar and administrator at seven major universities and colleges in the U.S. and abroad (China and the U.K.). These have included Pace University, Bard College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Western Michigan University, University of Lancaster (U.K.), an d University of Shanghai Science and Technology (China), I have been an active professor and researcher at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Economics, Masters in Public Administration, Honors College, and Business Degree Programs. Sixteen years of experience in higher education administration including provost, senior associate provost, vice president, associate vice president, vice provost, division chair, and department chair; received tenure at two different institutions; rose through the ranks of the professoriate from assistant through full professor, and presently hold a tenured full professor position at Pace University. Selected as American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow (1995-1996); Harvard Fellow at Summer Institute for Educational Management (IEM) for senior administrators (summer 2000); Senior Scholar for American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) (1996-2005). Ph.D. in Economics and a M.S. in Higher Education Administration and Finance with extensive experience in administration, research, teaching, and business and governmental consulting, with specializations in public finance and administration, health care economics, environmental economics and faculty development and evaluation and program development in higher education. Author of books and articles on applied economics analysis, academic assessment, faculty evaluation and development, and higher education; experienced speaker at conferences and professional meetings; administrative experience in strategic planning and assessment, academic program design and multi-campus management. His most recent work has been on the present and future impact of the rise of the middle class in China.


BA, Queens College - CUNY

MA, University of Buffalo - SUNY

MS H.Ed, University of Albany - SUNY
Adm and Finance

PhD, University of Buffalo - SUNY
Economics (Public Finance and Health Economics)

Awards and Honors

Pace University-wide Research Day, April 2014 - First Prize Award for Faculty Research
Confucius Institute for Chinese Studies, September 2010 - Confucius Institute for Chinese Studies Fellow
Wilson Center for Social Entreneurship, September 2010 - Wilson Center for Social Entreneurship Fellow
Dyson College Pace University, May 2010 - Dyson College Society of Fellows
Pace University, June 2007 - Pace University Student Service Award


Fostering Undergraduate Research Through a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Experience
Shostya, A. & Morreale, J. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.


Morreale, J. C. & Shostya, A. (2017, March). International Atlantic Economic Conference. Environmental awareness and education among college students in China. International Atlantic Economic Society, Berlin, Germany.


Chinese Economic Studies, Faculty Development, and Applied Public Policy Analysis, Higher Education Pedagogy

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