Department of Economics and Business


Dene Hurley, Ph.D.

Office: Carman Hall, Room 370
Phone Number: 718.960.8389


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Northeastern University
  • MSc. in Development Studies/Economics, University of Bath, Bath, U.K.                
  • BSc. in Economics, The City University, London, U.K.                                                               

Professional Bio:

Prior to joining Lehman College, Dr. Hurley was the Director of Maritime Research at the New York-based Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS), a division of the Journal of Commerce which was a unit of The Economist Group of London.  Under her direction, PIERS’ Maritime Research Services produced monthly and quarterly reports covering U.S. container trade activities.  Hurley’s previous work experience includes roles as an economist with The Cadmus Group, Inc., a consulting firm in Waltham, Massachusetts, and for the Ministry of Finance in the Seychelles.  Dr. Hurley is a member of the American Economic Association and Eastern Economic Association.


Dr. Dene Hurley’s research interest covers applied statistical and econometric work in international finance and trade, focusing primarily on Asia.  Her more recent published papers include:

  • “A generalized impulse response investigation of U.S. long and short-term interest yields and Asian holdings of U.S. treasuries.” Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, forthcoming in June 2010.
  • “Linkages among U.S. interest rates and East Asian purchases of U.S. treasury securities.” Global Economic Journal, December 2009, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 397-408.
  • “A VAR analysis of US-China Economic Linkages.” International Business and Economic Research Journal, July 2009, Vol. 8, No. 7, pp. 69-79.

Conference Presentations

  • “An Investigation of relationship between Asian demand for U.S. Treasuries and the bilateral Asian/Dollar Exchange Rates, ” to be presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of Northeast Business and Economics Association, Morristown, NJ, September 30-October 2, 2010.  
  • “The Impact of Asian Purchases of US Treasuries on the Asian/Dollar Exchange Rate,” Midwest Economic Association, Cleveland, Ohio, March 21, 2009. [with Rolando Santos]

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