Faculty & Staff

E. Douglas Williams

Frank W. Wilson Professor of Economics; Treasurer
B.A., University of the South; Ph.D., Northwestern University


Doug Williams is the Frank W. Wilson Professor of Economics. He has a doctorate in economics from Northwestern University, where his studies focused on Labor Economics and Industrial Organization.

Williams’ research currently focuses on the market for lawyers and affirmative action policies. He is also involved in examining land use change on the Cumberland Plateau with Robin Gottfried. Williams has coauthored two studies examining the economic impact of living wage legislation: A 1997 study of the Los Angeles proposed living wage ordinance with and a 2000 study of the Santa Monica proposed local minimum wage. In addition, Williams has published studies on anti-poverty policy and the market for lawyers. From 1997 to 1999, Williams served as the economist for the City of Milwaukee where he advised city officials on regional economic, tax, pension, collective bargaining and other policy issues. Williams’ teaching interests include Labor Economics, Law and Economics, Industrial Organization and Econometrics.