Craig Palsson

Assistant Professor

  • Economics and Finance

Craig Palsson


PhD, Economics, Yale University, 2017
BS, Economics, BYU, 2012


Focused Friday leadership Forum, "Why Study Economics?" - April 15, 2019


Craig Palsson is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Craig received his BS from Brigham Young University and his PhD from Yale University, where he attended as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. His dissertation was a finalist for prizes from the Economic History Association and the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics. Before coming to USU, he was an Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Craig works at the intersection of economic history and economic development. He focuses on how institutions such as property rights and state capacity evolve in developing countries. A lot of this work looks at institutions in the economic history of Haiti.


Focused Fridays Leadership Forum Series: Dr. Craig Palsson - April 12, 2019