Dr Sharon Erenburg

Emeritus Professor of Economics

Dr. Erenburg retired on August 31, 2012 after 25 years of service at Eastern Michigan University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, 1986. Before her retirement, she regularly taught Intermediate Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level and Macroeconomic Theory and Applied Economics courses at the graduate program.

Dr. Erenburg's research interests include the domestic and international effects of public policy and inflation. She spent the academic year 1992-1993 as a visiting research scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, pursuing research on the aggregate effects of public infrastructure.

Her publications include: "The Effects of the International-Domestic Interest Rate Gap on U.S. Output," Applied Economics, 2001, with David Goebel; “Productivity, Private and Public Capital, and Real Wage in the U.S.,” Applied Economics Letters, 1998; "Public and Private Investment: Are There Causal Linkages?" Journal of Macroeconomics, January 1995; with Mark Wohar; "Public Capital: The Missing Link Between Investment and Economic Growth," Public Policy Brief Series:  Linking Public Capital to Economic Performance, #14, The Jerome Levy Economics Institute, June 1993;  "The Real Effects of Public Investment on Private Investment," Applied Economics, 1993; "On the Real Effects of Short and Long-Run Inflation and Relative Sector Price Variability, Some Empirical Evidence Using the Kalman Filter," Applied Economics, 1993.