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Brian Phelan

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-5613
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6200
    Chicago, IL 60604​

Academic Degrees

PhD, EconomicsJohns Hopkins University, 2013
MA, Economics, Tufts University, 2006
BA, Economics, Wesleyan University, 2000


Brian Phelan is an associate professor of economics in the Driehaus College of Business. Phelan has been at DePaul since 2012.

Phelan's research and teaching interests include labor economics, demographic economics and applied econometrics. He is currently working on projects related to the costs and consequences of mid-career job losses, the spillover effects of minimum wage laws and the effects of welfare reform on household formation.

Phelan received his bachelor's degree in economics from Wesleyan University in 2000, a master's degree in economics from Tufts University in 2006 and his PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University in 2013.

Phelan currently teaches Principles of Microeconomics and Introductory Econometrics in the undergraduate program and Labor Economics in the MS-EPA program.​​