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Edmond Berisha

Associate Professor, Economics

School of Business
BS, Rochester Institute of Technology - Kosovo
MA, Eastern Michigan University
PhD, West Virginia University
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DR. BERISHA, who received his PhD from the Department of Economics at West Virginia University, in May 2017, joined the Department of Economics at the Feliciano School of Business. His research interest includes macroeconomics, monetary policy, and income distribution. Dr. Berisha has published several manuscripts based on his research regarding the relationship between key macroeconomic variables and income distribution in the U.S. Prior to joining Montclair State, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Fairmont State University, West Virginia, where he taught several economics and finance courses.


Monetary Policy, Income Inequality, Time Series Econometrics.


  • Inequality and House Prices
  • Inflation and income inequality: Does the level of income inequality matter?
  • Inflation-Inequality Puzzle.: Is it Still Apparent?

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Fairmont State University (2016 - 2017)
  • External examiner for a PhD Thesis in Economics, University of Pretoria in South Africa (2019 - 2019)


  • Other, (March 2019 - March 2019). Quoted in "The gap between rich and poor in N.J. keeps getting bigger. See how bad it is in your town."
  • Other, (February 2019 - February 2019). Quoted in "Blame (Or Thank) The Fed For Meteoric Wealth Inequality"
  • Other, (June 2019 - June 2019). Quoted in "Finishing high school in New Jersey is more important to your paycheck than we thought"
  • Other, Montclair Local. (April 2019 - April 2019). Quoted in "RENT CONTROL FORUM RENEWS MOVEMENT, BUT ECONOMISTS URGE CAUTION"
  • Other, Montclair Local. (November 2019 - November 2019). quoted in the article about the rent control
  • Other, Journalist's Resource. (September 2019 - September 2019). Quoted in"Tax cuts for bottom 90% of earners spur job growth, research finds"
  • Other, Center for American Progress. (April 2021 - April 2021). Quoted in "The Path to Higher, More Inclusive Economic Growth and Good Jobs"

Honors & Awards

  • Hanna Award ($200), Best Paper Award from Economics Department at Eastern Michigan University (April 2012)
  • Graduate Assistanship, The Economics Admissions and Financial Awards Committe, West Virginia University (September 2012)
  • Doctoral Student Research Paper Award ($500), Economics Department, West Virginia University (October 2016)
  • Larry Gould Best Article Award ($500), Western Social Science Association (April 2018)
  • Summer (2019) Grant Proposal Development Award ($3000), The ORSP/Montclair State University (May 2019)

Refereed Published Articles

  • E. Berisha, R. Dubey, O. Gharehgozli (2022). Inflation and Income Inequality: Does the Level of Income Inequality Matter?. Applied Economics
  • E. Berisha, D. Gabauer, R. Gupta, J. Nel (2022). Time-varying predictability of financial stress on inequality in United Kingdom. Journal of Economic Studies
  • E. Berisha, R. Dubey, E. Olson (2022). Monetary Policy and the Racial Wage Gap. Empirical Economics
  • E. Berisha, C. Chisadza, M. Clance, R. Gupta (2021). Income inequality and oil resources: Panel evidence from the United States. Energy Policy
  • E. Berisha, M. Balcilar, R. Gupta, C. Pierdzioch (2021). Time-varying evidence of predictability of financial stress in the United States over a century: The role of inequality. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics
  • E. Berisha, R. Dubey, Z. Zamanian (2021). Recent dynamics in racial wage gap in the United States. Applied Economics Letters
  • E. Berisha, R. Gupta, J. Meszaros (2020). The impact of macroeconomic factors on income inequality: Evidence from the BRICS. Economic Modelling
  • E. Berisha, M. Balcilar, O. Çepni, R. Gupta (2020). The predictive power of the term spread on inequality in the United Kingdom: An empirical analysis. International Journal of Finance & Economics
  • E. Berisha, J. Meszaros (2020). Macroeconomic determinants of wealth inequality dynamics. Economic Modelling
  • E. Berisha, J. Meszaros, E. Olson (2015). Income inequality and household debt: a cointegration test. Applied Economics Letters/Taylor&Francis/
  • E. Berisha, J. Meszaros (2017). Household debt, economic conditions, and income inequality: A state level analysis. The Social Science Journal
  • E. Berisha (2017). ECB Monetary Policy Actions and the Economic Conditions of a Non-Euro Member: The Case of Croatia. Global Economy Journal
  • E. Berisha (2017). Yield spread and the income distribution. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
  • E. Berisha (2018). Trickle Down? A little bit. Economics Bulletin
  • E. Berisha, J. Meszaros, E. Olson (2018). Income Inequality, Equities, Household Debt, and Interest Rates: Evidence from a Century of Data. Journal of International Money and Finance
  • E. Berisha, J. Meszaros (2018). Household Debt, Expected Economic Conditions, and Income Inequality. International Journal of Finance & Economics
  • E. Berisha, J. Meszaros (2018). Household Debt, Consumption, and Income Inequality. International Economic Journal
  • E. Berisha, J. Meszaros (2019). Long-Term Rates, Capital Shares, and Income Inequality. Open Economies Review
  • E. Berisha, J. Meszaros, Z. Zamanian (2019). Quantitative Easing and Median Income: A State-Level Analysis. Applied Economics
  • E. Berisha (2019). Effects of unconventional monetary policy across US industries. International Finance
  • E. Berisha, R. Dubey, J. Meszaros, E. Olson (2020). Trends in Economic Inequality: Are US states growing apart?. Economics Bulletin
  • E. Berisha (2020). Tax cuts and” middle-class” workers. Economic Analysis and Policy