AB ’68 Econ and Spanish Lit
PhD ’76 Econ
Professor Emeritus and Former Interim Dean, Graduate School
Dr. Charles L. Betsey is professor emeritus and former co-director of the Center on Race and Wealth at Howard University. He previously served as interim dean of the Graduate School. His recent publications include “African-Americans in Economics at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Since the Kerner Commission Report of 1968,”; “Black-White Differences in Consumption: An Update and Some Policy Implications” an article in honor of former Northwestern University economist Marcus Alexis, and an edited volume Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Transaction Press). His current research interests include the racial wealth gap.
Dr. Betsey began his career as a Labor Economist in the Office of Economic Opportunity, Executive Office of the President, where he served from 1971 to 1973. He has served in research and/or policy positions in all three branches of the federal government.