Michael Kuehlwein


425 N. College Avenue - Carnegie 206 

(909) 607-4016 or  x74016 on campus


B.A., Swarthmore, 1980
Ph.D., MIT, 1988
Taught at Pomona College since 1987
The George E. and Nancy O. Moss Professor of Economics

Originally from Delaware, I came to Pomona directly from graduate school at MIT in 1987.  My research interests include theories of consumer spending and saving, the effects of budget deficits on interest rates, and recently the impact of railroads on grain market integration and famines in 19th century India.  I teach mostly   macroeconomics classes.  I have done sabbaticals at Stanford University, UC Irvine, and Honduras.  I have also taught macroeconomics at Claremont Graduate University.  I served as chair of the economics department from 2007-2010.  I am married and have two boys, Gregory and Duncan, who keep me busy.   

Classes Taught:
ID1: Growth
Economics 51: Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics 101: Macroeconomic Theory
Economics 161: Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis
Economics 164: Technology and Growth


Working Papers
"A Reexamination of Income Tax Overwithholding as a Response to Uncertainty", with Ashvin Gandhi, Economics Department, Pomona College, November 2012. 

"Communication vs. Transportation: Relative Contributions of Railways and Post Offices to British Indian Grain Price Convergence", with Tahir Andrabi and Sheetal Bharat, Economics Department, Pomona College, February 2012.

Last day in Honduras