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Joseph Santos

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Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Office Building

Harding Hall



Mailing Address

Harding Hall 125
Economics-Box 2220
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Ph.D. Economics, Rutgers University
M.A. Economics, Rutgers University
B.Sc. Economics, The College of New Jersey

Academic Interests/Expertise

Financial-market efficiency, financial institutions, monetary policy

Academic Responsibilities

Econ 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Econ 330 Money and Banking
Econ 703 Advanced Macroeconomics
Econ 792 Monetary Theory and Policy

Awards and Honors

Dykhouse Scholar in Money, Banking, and Regulation (2011)
Teacher of the Year, Gamma Sigma Delta (2009)
Teacher of the Year, Department of Economics (2007)
Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society (2005)
F.O. Butler Foundation Excellence in Teaching (2004)
Teacher of the Year, Department of Economics (2002)


Dykhouse Scholar in Money, Banking, and Regulation (2011-2014). Project: To establish and direct a Center for Monetary and Banking Studies in the Department of Economics at South Dakota State University. $240,000.

Canadian Embassy. Faculty Research Grant (2006-08). Project: Examine the origins of the Canadian Wheat Board. $7,500.

Chicoine Family Excellence in Economics Fund (2007). Project: Extend my research on commodity futures-price efficiency on the CBT. $2,970.

South Dakota State University. Research Support Fund (2007). Project: Determine how stock and grain Futures prices respond, over time, to new information. South Dakota State University. $1,570. (w/ D. Du, formerly of South Dakota State University)

State of South Dakota: 2010 Individual Research Seed Grant (2005-08). Project: Examine the evolution, performance and welfare properties of nineteenth century futures markets at the Chicago Board of Trade. $51,629.

State of South Dakota: The Governor Rounds Technology Grant for Course Redesign (2003-05). This grant program is a state-sponsored derivative of the national Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign. Project: Redesign large enrollment principles curricula to improve student learning at South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota. $57,823. (w/ R. Brown, University of South Dakota)

Faculty/Librarian Instructional Partnership (FLIP) Grant administered by the Minnesota Private College Research Foundation and funded by the Bush Foundation of St. Paul and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of NYC (2001). Project: Design and implement an empirical macroeconomics research curriculum for undergraduates. $8,000. (w/ D. Alexander, formerly Reference and Electronic Resource Librarian, South Dakota State University)

State of South Dakota: Governor's Grant for Teaching with Technology (1999-2001). Project: Design and Implement an Internet-based financial system simulation game for undergraduate students. $22,695.

Professional Memberships

American Economic Association
Applied Economics Association NCCC-134
Association for Canadian Studies in the United States
Omicron Delta Epsilon (President, Board of Directors)