Faye Duchin

Faye Duchin


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Professor of Economics

  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Cornell University


Faye Duchin is a Professor of Economics with a dual appointment in the Department of Science and Technology Studies.  From 1996 through 2002 she was the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Prior to that, she was the Director of the Institute for Economic Analysis at New York University, where she succeeded the founding Director, Wassily Leontief.


Professor Duchin’s research examines prospects for achieving sustainable economic development with recent emphasis on water and on public infrastructure more generally.  Over several decades she has extended the theoretical basis and conceptual reach of the standard input-output model in a variety of ways.  She has collaborated with colleagues and doctoral students, both economists and engineers, to formulate scenarios, analyze their implications, and to broaden and deepen the empirical content of the associated databases.


She served as President of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA) from 2004 to 2006, and is a former Vice President of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE). She is a member of the editorial boards of various journals, including the Journal of Industrial Ecology, having held this position since the journal’s founding in 1997. She was one of the founders and a managing editor of the journal Structural Change and Economic Dynamics. She is author or co-author of several dozen journal articles and four books, of which The Future Impact of Automation on Workers (with W. Leontief) and The Future of the Environment (with G. Lange). 

Contact info:
Office number: SAGE3408
Phone number: 518.276.2038
Fax number: 518.276.2235
Email Address: duchin@rpi.edu

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