The study of economics provides students with an opportunity to understand the most important aspects of modern societies such as the global economy, production decisions, income distribution, consumption of goods and services, government’s role and the interaction between households and businesses.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

Mirmirani, Sam

Sam Mirmirani

Professor, Economics
Faculty Suite J, Room 132

“The most rewarding part of teaching for me is to witness the progress students make as they have conversations with me about social, political, and economic issues,” says Professor Sam Mirmirani. “They show they have gained a noticeable level of maturity, awareness, and interest on such issues.” This award-winning faculty member’s broad expertise includes health care economics and policy, management and policies, as well as economic development and impact. Mirmirani is also the associate editor of the International Journal of Behavioral and Health Research.

"Economics is complex. It's a field that includes a number of different branches of knowledge, such as psychology, history, math, sociology, and business."

Principles of Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Sports Economics, Health Care Economics, and Economic Development.

Health Care Policy and Economics, Economic Development, Forecasting and Neural Networks.

  • American Economic Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Congress of Political Economy
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society
  • Western Economic Association
  • 2016, Bryant Faculty Merit Award, 2016
  • 2014, Bryant Faculty Merit Award: 2014
  • 2012, Bryant Faculty Merit Award: 2012
  • 2010, Bryant Faculty Merit Award: 2010
  • 2009, Distinguished Faculty
  • 2008, Bryant Faculty Merit Award: 2008
  • 2006, Bryant Faculty Merit Award: 2006

Beaudin, L., Berdiev, A., Kaminaga, A., Mirmirani, S., Tebaldi, E., Using the Principles of Economics Competition to Supplement the Teaching of Introductory Economics, Journal of Economic Education.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., “Stratified Market Equilibria: An application of Maximal Overlap Discrete Wavelet Analysis”, Empirical Economics Review.

Mirmirani, S., Globalization and Advertising in Emerging Economies: Brazil, Russia, India and China, Routledge, Russian Journal of Communication, 2013.

Mirmirani, S., “Health Care in The United States: At a Crossroads” , Pearson, 2010.

Mirmirani, S., “Obama Health Care Reform Proposal from an International Perspective" ,, , January 2010, pp.., Journal of Business and Economic Research, 2010.

Mirmirani, S., Ilacqua, J., Li, H., Confucius Institutes: Distributed Leadership and Knowledge Sharing In A Worldwide Network, The Learning Organization, 2009.

Mirmirani, S., Ilacqua, J., Li, H., Health Care Efficiency in Transition Economies: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis, International Business & Economics Research Journal, 2008.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., A Comparison of VAR and Neural Networks with Genetic Algorithm in Forecasting Price of Oil, Advances in Econometrics, 2004.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., Gold Prices, Neural Networks, and Genetic Algorithm, Computational Economics , 2004.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., The United States' Inflation Forecasting with Neural Networks, International Review of Economics and Business, 2001.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., Transfer of Arms Technology and Economic Growth, Contemporary Economic Policy, 1998.

Mirmirani, S., Olinsky, A., Pehlivanis, N., Li, H., Analysis of Gold Price Movement Using Neural Networks, Business and Economics for the 21th Century, 1998.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., Arms Export and Its Employment Impact on the United States, Research in Urban Economics, 1997.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., International Transfer of Military Technology and the Growth of Developing Countries, Academy of Business Administration, 1997.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., Privatization and Efficiency: An Alternative Theoretical Formulation, Academy of Business Administration, 1996.

Mirmirani, S., Zhou, Q., Li, H., Profit-Market Share Relationship: An Empirical Study of the Life Insurance Industry, American Business Review, 1996.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., Health Care Efficiency Measurement: An Application of Data Development Analysis, International Review of Economics and Business, 1995.

Mirmirani, S., Li, H., Mark-Up Pricing: The Formulation of An Optimal Decision Rule, Journal of Economic Democracy, 1991.