Howard J. Wall

Howard Wall directs the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise and is a senior research fellow in the Center for Economics and the Environment. He is also a professor of economics in the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Lindenwood University.

Prior to joining Lindenwood in 2011, Wall was a vice president and regional economics adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He began his career in the economics departments of West Virginia University and Birkbeck College, University of London.


In addition, Wall had two stints as a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan, taught in Uruguay as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Instituto de Economía de Montevideo and in the UK for the Bank of England, HM Treasury, and the Royal College for Defense Studies. 

Dr. Wall's main research interests are international economics, applied macroeconomics, and urban/regional economics. He has published more than 50 papers in scholarly journals, including the Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Journal of Regional Science.

His teaching at Lindenwood includes Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Current Economic and Social Issues, Public Economics, and Econometrics. He was named Professor of the Year by the Men’s Basketball Team for 2018- 2019 and received the President’s Scholar-Teacher Award for 2016-17

Dr. Wall received his B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton (1984) and his M.A and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1986, 1989).

Policy Papers
Op-Ed Articles
Op-Ed Title
Presidential Attacks on Fed are Nothing New
Rik Hafer and Howard Wall
January 2019