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Dene Hurley, Ph.D.

Office: Carman Hall, Room 370
Phone: 718.960.8377


  • 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:

Dr. Dene Hurley earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Northeastern University. She also holds a Master's Degree in Development Studies from University Of Bath, U.K. and received her B.Sc. in Economics (with honors) from The City University in London. Dr. Hurley is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Business at Lehman College-CUNY where she teaches mainly statistics and economic courses. Dr. Dene Hurley’s research interest covers applied statistical and econometric work in international finance and trade, focusing primarily on Asia, as well as in urban and regional issues concerning Hispanics and other minorities. Her current research projects include analyzing Asian purchases of U.S. securities and the impact on the bilateral exchange rates as well as a comparative analysis of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses among U.S. Hispanics and non-Hispanics workers. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals including Applied Economics and Global Economic Review. Professor Hurley has also been a co-facilitator of the annual Quantitative Reasoning Faculty Development workshop at Lehman since 2010. 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 then a unit of The Economist Group of London. 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.


Recent articles published in refereed journals:

  • Lebbon, A. R., & Hurley, Dene. 2013. “The Effects of Workplace Leisure Behavior on Work-Related Behavior.” Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business, 6, pp.1-18.
  • Hurley, Dene and Lebbon, Angela. August 2012. “A Comparison of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Among Hispanic Versus Non-Hispanic Workers In The United States.” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 34 (3), pp. 474-490.
  • Gonzalez-Corzo, Mario and Hurley, Dene. Spring 2012. “Trends and Determinants of Hispanic Buying Power: A Comparison of U.S. and New York State Under Published proceeding paper.” Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 58-71.
  • Hurley, Dene. June 2010. “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, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 68-86.
  • Hurley, Dene. December 2009. “Linkages among U.S. Interest Rates and East Asian Purchases of U.S. Treasury Securities.” Global Economic Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 397-408.
  • Hurley, Dene. July 2009. “A VAR Analysis of US-China Economic Linkages.” International Business and Economic Research Journal, Vol. 8, No. 7, pp. 69-79.

Published proceeding papers:

  • Wilder, Esther Isabelle, Elin Waring, Frank Wang and Dene Hurley. 2013. “The Key Components of a Numeracy Infusion Course for Higher Education (NICHE): Using Best Practices to Train Faculty.” Proceedings of the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings, Alexandria, Virginia: American Statistical Association.
  • Hurley, Dene and Santos, Rolando. October 2010. “An Investigation of the Effects of Asian Purchases of U.S. Treasuries on Asian Bilateral Exchange Rates.” Conference Proceedings of Northeast Business and Economic Association, pp. 185-189

Conference presentations in recent years:

  • Eastern Economic Association 40th Annual Conference, March 8, 2014, Boston, MA. “Nonlinear Panel Data Analysis of Non-fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses among Female Hispanic Workers across U.S. States.” [With Angela Lebbon, and Tzuhao Huang]
  • Ninth Annual CUE Conference on Transformations in Teaching and Learning: Research and Evidence Based Practices at CUNY, May 10. 2013, John Jay College-CUNY, NY, NY. “Improving Quantitative Reasoning.” [With Esther Wilder, Frank Wang, and Elin Waring]
  • Fall 2012 National Numeracy Network (NNN) Conference, October 12-13, 2012, NY, NY. “Numeracy Infusion Course for Higher Education (NICHE).” [With Esther Wilder, Frank Wang, and Elin Waring]
  • 2012 Global Conference on Business and Finance, The Institute for Business and Finance Research, May 22-15, 2012, San Jose, Costa Rica. An Investigation on the Effects of Employees’ Workplace Leisure Behavior on Employee Productivity. [With Angela Lebbon]
  • 2011 Association for Behavior Analysis International, May 27-31, 2011, Denver, Co.
    “ An Area for Behavior Analysts: Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Involving Days Away from Work Among Minorities and Caucasians.” [With Angela Lebbon]
  • 2011 Eastern Economic Association (EEA) Conference, February 26, 2011, New York. Session: Ethnic Economic Issues (G4):
    1. Dene Hurley, and Angela Lebbon. “An Analysis of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses among Hispanic Workers in the United States.”
    2. Dene Hurley and Mario Gonzalez-Corzo. “An Investigation of Hispanic Buying Power and its Impact for New York State.”
  • 2010 Northeast Business and Economic Association Conference, October 2010, Morristown, NJ. “An investigation of the Effect of Asian Purchases of U.S. Treasuries on Asian Bilateral Exchange Rates.” [With Rolando Santos]
  • 2010 New York State Economic Association Conference, September 25, 2010, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. “Hispanic Buying Power in New York State: Trends and Characteristics.” [With Mario González-Corzo]
  • 2010 New York State Economic Association Conference, September 25, 2010, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. Discussant for a paper titled “Wages, Education and Race: Measuring Wage Differentials for Native Americans” by David Burnette et al., of Rochester Institute of Technology, Session 2-C: Labor Economics, Demography and Economic Geography.
  • 2009 Midwest Economic Association Conference, March 21, 2009, Cleveland, Ohio. “The Impact of Asian Purchases of US Treasuries on the Asian/Dollar Exchange Rate.” [With Rolando Santos]