Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Finance

Ph.D. West Virginia University
B.S. Canisius College

lcima@jcu.edu

Background
Dr. Cima has twice served as a visiting professor in the People’s Republic of China, and was a faculty intern with the Trading Capabilities Department at TRW Inc.

Courses
He teaches international economics on a regular basis to both undergraduate and M.B.A. students, and is currently doing research on the question of international interest rate convergence.

Research
Dr. Cima’s primary professional interests are international economics, microeconomics, and the normative issues of individual rights and economic justice. He has published in Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Journal of Business Ethics, as well as other outlets.

He and a moral theologian have developed a team-taught interdisciplinary course dealing with Justice and the Economy, and these two colleagues are engaged in research exploring the different schools of thought on economics justice, and their implications for public policy