James L. Powell

Economics Department Head
Professor of Economics

McClelland Hall 403
1130 East Helen Street 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108 

Areas of Expertise

Statistical modeling

James Powell joined the Eller College of Management in July 2022. Prior to joining Eller, he was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley since 1993. He earned his PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 1982, the same year he became an assistant professor at M.I.T, where he taught until 1985. His current research focus is on limited dependent variables, endogenous regressors and panel data.


  • ECON 511A Econometrics 1
  • ECON 520 Theory of Quantitative Methods in Economics
  • ECON 522A Econometrics
  • ECON 522B Econometrics

Recent Publications



  • PhD in Economics, Stanford University, 1982