Charles Betsey

Charles Betsey is a new member of the Academy's Membership Committee.

 Charles Betsey, one of the new members of the Academy's Membership Committee, is Professor of Economics at Howard University, where he teaches graduate courses in labor and human resource economics, and undergraduate courses in labor economics and Black community development. He previously taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, the University of the District of Columbia, University of Maryland-College Park, and George Washington University. 


"We are pleased to add Professor Betsey's insights as an educator, advisor, consultant, and researcher in the field of economics to the important work of the Academy's membership committee," said Anna Rappaport, chair of the membership committee. 

Professor Betsey as served as an economist at various federal agencies, including the Office of Economic Opportunity, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Congressional Budget Office. He was Study Director at the National Research Council on a study of youth employment programs, and was a consultant to various state and local agencies on issues of employment, business development, and equal opportunity. Betsey's current research interests include economic behavior and credit markets, faculty and student outcomes at historically black colleges and universities, and the economic status of minorities. He is a member of the American Association of University Professors Committee on Historically Black Institutions and Scholars of Color and of the Board of Editorial Advisors of the Review of Black Political Economy.