Faculty and Staff

Dr. Wei Chen

Name: Dr. Wei Chen
Title: Associate Dean & Professor

Office Location: SB-101-B
Email: chenwe@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5260

Education & Certifications:

  • Ph.D., Economics, Northern Illinois University
  • M.S., Applied Probabilities and Statistics, Northern Illinois University
  • BE, Economics, East China University of Political Science & Law


Dr. Wei Chen, Professor of Economics, is currently serving as the Associate Dean of the College of Business. Dr. Chen’s research areas include Labor Economics, Health Economics, Applied Economics, and Applied Statistics. He has served as a referee for many reputable peer-reviewed journals, including, among others, Applied Economics, American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of Economics, Quality of Life Research, Journal of School Health, Perspectives in Public Health, Journal of Business Research, Australian Health Review, American Journal of Men’s Health, SAGE Open, and Health Education & Behavior.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses 

  • Basic Macroeconomics 
  • Basic Microeconomics 
  • Government and Business 
  • International Economics 
  • Intermediate Income Theory 
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics 
  • Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • Intermediate Price Theory 
  • Labor Economics and Public Policy 
  • Money and Banking 
  • Personnel Economics 
  • The American Economy

Graduate Courses 

  • Business Economics
  • Fundamentals of the Business Enterprise
  • International Economics
  • Managerial Economics

Selected Publications

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