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  • Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Finance Chair


PhD, Vanderbilt University


Christopher Cotter is interested in financial economics, banking, and economic history. His current research focuses on the role of financial constraints in historical banking panics, as well as the link between banking and growth in U.S. history. He currently teaches courses in financial economics as well as principles of economics.

Fall 2016

ECON 101-01 - Principles of Economics: MWF 10:00-10:50am
ECON 206 - Principles of Finance: MWF 1:30-2:20pm
ECON 955-03 - Private Reading

Spring 2017

ECON 101-01 - Principles of Economics: MWF 1:30-2:20pm
ECON 452 - Seminar: US Financial Crisis: M 7:00-9:00pm
ECON 995-03 - Private Reading


  • Chris Cotter Presents at Aspen Institute

    August 30, 2017

    Assistant Professor of Economics Chris Cotter was invited to participate in an Aspen Institute program on integrating liberal arts and business with Lori Young, director of the career development center, and Bara Watts, director of LaunchU. 


  • Christopher Cotter Presents at Economic History Association Conference

    September 30, 2016

    Assistant Professor of Economics Christopher Cotter attended the annual conference of the Economic History Association (EHA) in Boulder, Colorado, in early September. Cotter led the EHA’s Job Market Workshop, in which recent job market candidates provide advice and personal experience to economic history PhD students who will soon be on the market themselves.