Dr. Dennis Leyden
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Economics
Dennis Patrick Leyden is an associate professor of economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He received his B.A. in economics with high honors from the University of Virginia, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a member of the economics faculty at UNCG since 1984 and currently serves as the director of graduate studies for the department.
Professor Leyden’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in both the public and private sector, and on the role and behavior of universities in furthering such entrepreneurial activity and its impact on innovation and economic development. He has also conducted research on bureaucratic, legislative, and court behavior in the context of public education funding. His books include Public Sector Entrepreneurship: US Technology and Innovation Policy (Oxford University Press, 2015), Adequacy, Accountability, and the Future of Public Education Funding (Springer, 2005), and Government’s Role in Innovation (Kluwer, 1992).