Name: Prof. Ann E. Davis
Title: Associate Professor of Economics
Office Location: Dyson 313
Extension: (845) 575-3945
Email: Ann.Davis@Marist.Edu
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. Economics, Boston College; M.A. Economics, Northeastern University, B.A. American Studies, Barnard College


Prof. Davis taught at the University of Massachusetts and at Vassar College before coming to Marist College.  She was the founding Director of the Marist College Bureau of Economic Research from 1990- 2005, and served as the Chair of the Department of Economics, Accounting, and Finance from 2015-2017.


Professor Davis teaches International Economics and Environmental Economics, along with principles of economics and the history of the Hudson Valley economy.  She teaches a first year seminar on the Great Recession of 2008.

Awards & Honors:

Professor Davis received a highly competitive grant for a Summer Institute on the "Meanings of Property," from the National Endowment for the Humanities for June, 2014.  In March, 2018, she received the Marist College Library Recognition Award for Scholarship.


As Founding Director of the Marist College Bureau of Economic Research from 1990-2005, she has produced the "Quarterly Report of the Hudson Valley Economy," along with many other publications, projects and presentations.

Prof. Davis has recently published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Issues, as well as Science and Society, Review of Radical Political Economics, and other highly respected peer-reviewed journals. She has also published numerous book chapters on the history of property, as well as academic conference papers on a variety of subjects.  Her recent book, The Evolution of the Property Relation: Paradigms, Debates, and Prospects, was published in February, 2015, by Palgrave MacMillan.  Her second book, Money as a Social Institution, was published in June, 2017, by Routledge Press.  She also contributed a chapter on ecological communities in a book entitled Varieties of Alternative Economic Systems, published by Routledge in June, 2017.  She has recently received a contract for a third book, The End of Individualism and the Economy with Routledge.

Conferences & Workshops:

Prof. Davis has been elected to three three-years terms on the board of directors of the Eastern Economics Association (EEA) and to two three-years terms to the Steering Committee of the Union for Radical Political Economics.. She regularly presents peer-reviewed papers at the national Allied Social Science Association meetings (ASSA), as well as the Eastern Economics Association (EEA).


American Economic Association, Union of Radical Political Economics, Association for Evolutionary Economics, International Association for Feminist Economics, World Interdisciplinary Network on Institutional Research.