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James Leady

Assistant Professional Specialist


Jim Leady brings expertise in the areas of agent-based simulations and experimental economics to the economics courses he teaches to both undergraduate and graduate students. He advises the undergraduate Finance Club and mentors through programs at Notre Dame and South Bend schools. He also serves as a Question Leader and exam developer for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Microeconomics examination.

Prior to joining Mendoza in 2006, Leady taught courses in public finance, labor economics, game theory, intermediate microeconomics, and principles of economics at Centre College in Danville, KY and at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. Leady earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan as well as an M.A. in Economics and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Complex Systems. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the United States Military Academy and continues to serve as a major in the 766th Transportation Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve.




  • Managerial Economics
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy


"Essays on Bounded Rationality and Strategic Behavior in Experimental and Computational Economics,"  UMI Dissertation Publishing / ProQuest, 2011, 266.