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Dustin Frye Assistant Professor of Economics

Dustin Frye is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vassar College. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2015. Professor Frye’s primary research interests are in urban economics, development economics, and economic history. His current work considers two general themes: the importance of transportation networks for location choices of individuals and firms, and the role of institutions on economic development across Native American reservations.

Professor Frye teaches courses in Urban Economics and the Development of the American Economy.

  • BA, University of Montana; MA, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • At Vassar since 2015


Research and Academic Interests

  • Regional Development
  • Transportation Networks
  • Native American Development


  • ECON 102. Introduction to Economics


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