James Burnell

Jim Burnell

Professor - Economics & Business Economics, Urban Studies

Office: Morgan 216
Phone: 330-263-2308
Email: burnell@wooster.edu


  • B.A., Western Illinois University
  • M.A., University of Illinois
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

Courses Taught


  • ECON 210: Applied Regression
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Urban Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Urban Studies

  • URBN 101: Contemporary Urban Issues
  • Urban Revitalization and Sustainability


Professor James Burnell's current research has focused on real estate markets, mortgage lending, land use and zoning issues, neighborhood development, and smart growth policies. He has been published in the journals Urban Studies, Urban Affairs Review, and the American Journal of Economics and Sociology. His most recent contribution is a chapter on Urban Economics in 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook edited by Rhona Free.