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Scott Burns

Scott Burns teaches courses in monetary economics, macroeconomics, development economics and entrepreneurship. He serves as an advisor for the U-Imagine Center and the Fed Challenge program. His research focuses on financial innovations in the developing world and the impact they have on economic growth and development. His doctoral dissertation focused on the mobile money revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa and the impact it has had on entrepreneurship and growth in developing economies. His current projects focus on the interaction between institutions and entrepreneurship, monetary economics, history of economic thought, sports economics, and human capital. 

Before arriving at Ursinus College, Burns earned his B.S. in economics and history from Louisiana State University in 2011, where he was a magna cum laude graduate and Macroeconomics student of the year. While at LSU, he served as an opinion and sports writer for a number of local sports outlets. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in 2017. He is an avid fan of sports, movies, and music. He welcomes any student who is interested in pursuing research on economics.  


Assistant Professor of Business and Economics


Business and Economics


B.S., Louisiana State University

M.A., George Mason University

Ph.D., George Mason University


Intermediate Macroeconomics

International Finance

International Trade


Research Interests


Money and Banking


Development Economics

Public Choice Economics

History of Economic Thought

Recent Work