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Joseph R. Harris III, M.P.A.

harrisJoseph R. Harris III, M.P.A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics
Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey
#332 Armitage Hall
311 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102, USA
Phone: (609) 458-2600
Email: hajoseph@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

About Professor Harris

Professor Harris received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and Finance, along with a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers University – Camden. During his time as a Rutgers University student, he worked as an Economic Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Tetsuji Yamada. As an Economic Research Assistant his research focused on various Health Economic topics and issues. In addition, he was a contracted Business Analyst for the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. There he analyzed the financial markets / regulatory policy for the Partnership for Progress program, a Federal Reserve System program to help promote and preserve minority-owned depository institutions. 

After graduating, Professor Harris worked at Rutgers Camden’s Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (WRI) as a Project Assistant. At WRI he conducted economic research that impacted the Southern New Jersey region, such as regional labor market trends.  He currently is an Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). He works under the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program, which provides annual information on the rate and number of work related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics.

Professor Harris teaches introductory courses in both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at Rutgers University – Camden.