Jenny Hawkins | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University
Jenny Hawkins - Assistant Professor, Economics

Faculty – Jenny Hawkins

Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Integrated Programs
Assistant Professor, Economics
Peter B. Lewis Building 280
Office Hours: By appointment

Jenny Hawkins, PhD, is an assistant professor of economics and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Economics. Her courses include Economic Analysis of Business Strategies, Law and Economics, Economic Analysis of Labor Markets, Principles of Microeconomics, the SAGES Senior Capstone in Economics, and the EMBA Economics for Managers. Her research focuses on topics in industrial organization and law and economics using both theoretical and empirical analyses.

Hawkins received her PhD in Economics from The University of Arizona and her BA in Mathematics and Economics from Idaho State University. She began her appointment at the Weatherhead School of Management in 2014.

Curriculum Vita

PhD, The University of Arizona, 2011

Initially Appointed: 2014

Interests and Courses


microeconomic theory, law and economics, industrial organization, antitrust

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Gelbach, J. B., Hawkins, J. (2020).
    A Bayesian Approach to Event Studies for Securities Litigation   (vol. 176, issue 1, ). Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
  • Hawkins, J., Powell, T. (2019).
    Circumventing Antitrust Law: Cooperation Between Government and Industry During Times of Crisis, 1910- 1945  
  • Hawkins, J., Saini, V. (2016).
    Returns to Indian Art during 2000-2013   (vol. 42, issue Spring 2016, pp. 302-310). Eastern Economic Journal.
  • Hawkins, J. (2015).
    Book Review: Predatory Pricing in Antitrust Law and Economics: A Historical Perspective   Eastern Economic Journal.
  • Hawkins, J. (2014).
    Returns on Indian Art during 2000-2013   Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) Working Paper Series.
  • Hawkins, J. (2012).
    Antitrust Enforcement During the Great Depression  
  • Hawkins, J., Lazatti, N. (2011).
    Misalignment of Firm and Consumer Preferences for Advertising  

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Committee Member, FSCUE (Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education), 2020 - 2023
  • Committee Member, Presidential Search Advisory Committee, 2020
  • Faculty Advisor, Women in Economics (WE), 2019 - 2021
  • Economics Undergraduate Program Director, 2017 - 2022
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate and Integrated Programs Committee, 2017 - 2022


  • Carl E. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Case Western Reserve University. (2019).
  • J. Bruce Jackson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring, Case Western Reserve University. (2019).
  • Weatherhead Undergraduate Teaching Award, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. (2019).
  • Learning Fellows 2.0 Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University UCITE. (2019).