Charles Becker

Associate Chair of Duke University's Economics Department


Charles M. Becker currently serves as Associate Chair of Duke University’s Economics Department and concurrently directs the MA program in Economics. He joined Duke in 2003, and held previous positions at the University of Colorado at Denver (1999-2003), the University of Colorado at Boulder (1987-2003), the Economics Institute (1987-1998), and Vanderbilt University (1982-1986).

Charles M. Becker received his Ph.D from Princeton University. In addition to his positions held in academia, he has been a consultant for the World Bank, a senior economist at the consultancies Pragma and IMCC, and a senior advisor within the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Team Leader of an Asian Development Bank pension reform technical assistance project to the Kyrgyz Republic.