Maxwell School economist Donald Dutkowsky spoke at the Firebarn on Sunday, May 17th, 2015. Professor Dutkowsky discussed income and economic inequality and the growing gap between rich and poor in America.
Having earned his B.A. and Ph.D. in economics from SUNY Buffalo, Professor Dutkowsky began his teaching career at Clarkson University before joining Syracuse University in 1985. At Syracuse, he served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the economics department at the Maxwell School for ten years, and regularly teaches courses in Money and Banking and Macroeconomics. His research uses macroeconomic data to assess how monetary policy affects output growth and inflation. He also studies consumer and corporate economic behavior and monetary policy. Professor Dutkowsky has published more than 40 works in scholarly journals, newspapers, and textbooks. He has also been featured in numerous national and local news outlets including, the Syracuse Post-Standard and Herald-Journal, Business Week, the Daily Orange, WCNY, WSTM, WTVH, WSYT, WSYR, WAER, and the BBC. Recently, he’s weighed in on small business recovery from the economic crises, Governor Cuomo’s student debt forgiveness plan, falling gas prices, and unemployment among millennials.