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In Memoriam

This page contains information about former faculty (now deceased) who served in the Economics Department at the University of Houston. The Department honors their commitment to research and teaching at UH.

Roy Ruffin, PhD

Roy Ruffin (1938-2019)
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Professor at UH 1977-2014
International economics, Price theory

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Joel Sailors, Ph.D. University of Texas

Joel Sailors (1919-2011)
Ph.D., University of Texas
Professor at UH 1959-1987
International Economics


Roger Sherman, Ph.D. University of Texas

Roger Sherman (1930-2010)
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon
Professor at UH 2000-2007
Industrial Organization, Market Regulation, Antitrust

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Barton Smith

Barton Smith (1944-2022) 
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Professor at UH (1973-2010)
Urban Economics