Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics
Easily one of the most respected and influential microeconomists in the world, Bill Evans stands at the top of his field. His research expertise in applied microeconomics is geared toward social issues and the policies used to address them, particularly as they relate to the economics of healthcare.
A research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Evans is among the top five percent of the most cited scholars in his field. His work has appeared in the top scholarly journals and has been supported by such major grant-making bodies as the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.
Evans was a member of the University of Maryland faculty from 1987 until 2007, when he became the first recipient of a Keough-Hesburgh Professorship, an innovative program created to attract to Notre Dame world-class scholars who demonstrate a commitment to the University’s Catholic mission.
In 2006, the late Donald Keough, his wife, Mickie, and their children endowed the Keough-Hesburgh Professorships, for the recruitment of preeminent scholars who demonstrate a deep and abiding commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission. The chairs honor the friendship of Don Keough and the late Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., University president emeritus.