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Dr. Dietrich Vollrath

Dr. Dietrich E Vollrath, Professor

Professor and Chair, Department of Economics

Office: 201C McElhinney Hall
Phone:  713-743-3806

Biographical Summary

Dietrich Vollrath is professor of economics, and serves as Chair of that department beginning in Fall 2019. His research focuses on economic growth, and has appeared in the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics, and the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, among others. He is a past recipient of the Ross Lence Teaching Award, and is the co-author of a popular textbook on economic growth. For more details on his current research, please visit his personal website (


  • Ph.D. Brown University, 2005
  • M.A. Brown University, 2004
  • B.A.  University of Michigan, 1994


Research Interests

  • Economic growth and development
  • Agricultural economics



  • Economic growth (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Graduate macroeconomics


Selected Publications