ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
PHONE: (385) 240-2872
OFFICE: WB 237
Valentinas Rudys joined WSU faculty in 2022 and is an assistant professor of Economics in the Goddard
School of Business & Economics.
Valentinas holds a double BBA degree in economics and finance from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and earned his MA and PhD in economics from Fordham University. Currently, Valentinas teaches courses in macroeconomics and statistics. In his research, Valentinas studies Social Security reform effects on the US economy through the labor markets, older worker labor market outcomes, and active labor market policies. In addition, he is interested in portfolio allocation over the lifecycle and other financial investment issues.
Ph.D., Economics – Fordham University, 2022
MA, Economics – Fordham University, 2018
BBA, Economics and Finance – Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
2021 Best Graduate Student Paper Award, MVEA, 2021
Alumni Dissertation Fellowship, Fordham University, 2020
Distinguished Research Fellowship, Fordham University, 2019
As a former student-athlete, Valentinas still enjoys competitive running. With his wife, Mairin, he enjoys biking, hiking and skiing.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
- Optimal Cryptocurrency Portfolio Allocation Over the Life Cycle. Applied Economics. (Forthcoming). With
- 59th Annual Missouri Valley Economic Association Conference Fall 2022
- 58th Annual Missouri Valley Economic Association Conference Fall 2021
- Robert Morris University 32nd Annual Teaching Economics Conference Spring 2021
- Fordham Graduate Student Conference Spring 2020
- 4th International ESS Conference in Mannheim, Germany Spring 2019