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George Darko


Associate Professor of Economics and Finance


School of Business and Economics

Office Location:

Knoxville Campus: Hardin Valley Room 122

Office Phone:



"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein.


I received my B.S. in Management with emphasis in operations management from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas and my masters and doctorate in Economics from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro Tennessee.


Doctor of Arts in Economics, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro Tennessee

Master of Arts in Economics, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Bachelor of Science, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR Major in Mgmt (Emphasis in Operations Mgmt)

Recent Publications and Presentations

1. “The Gains from Trade in a Small Monetary Economy” (with Richard Dusansky & Pankaj Maskara

     & Nadeem Naqvi) Journal of International Trade and Economic Development (JITED) 15, December

     2006, pp. 403-430

2.  Demand Uncertainty and the Theory of a Discriminating Monopolist (in preparation).

Courses recently taught

BUSA 3010 LECT Personal Financial Planning
BUSA 3230 LECT Corporate Finance
BUSA 5040 LECT Economics of Organizational Architecture and Strategy
BUSA 5062 LECT Strategic Financial Management
ECON 2000 LECT Introduction to Economic Principles
ECON 3250 LECT Money and Banking
ECON 3290 LECT Managerial Economics