Bobby Barnes

Title/s:  Senior Lecturer

Office #:  Schreiber 819

Phone: 312.915.6608

Email: bbarnes1@luc.edu


Bob Barnes joined the Quinlan School of Business in spring 2013.  While at Quinlan Bob has taught principles of microeconomics principles of macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics and intermediate macroeconomics.  His past teaching experience includes numerous courses in Money and Banking, Monetary Economics, International Economics, and MBA Managerial Economics.  


  • Ph. D. Economics, Kansas State University
  • M.A. Economics, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
  • BBA. Economics, Pittsburg State University

Research Interests

  • Federal Reserve Policy
  • Structure of Interest Rates
  • Time Series Analysis

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • Missouri Valley Economic Association
  • Referee for Applied Economics

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Barnes, B. “The Change in the CD Rate-Target Federal Funds Rate During the Financial Crisis,” Applied Economic Letters, 19, 12, (2012)

Barnes, B. “A Cointegrating Approach to Budget Deficits and Interest Rates for the US and Nine European Countries,” Applied Economics, 40, 2, (2008)

Barnes, B. “The Commercial Paper Rate and Target Federal Funds Linkage, and Impact of the Federal Reserve’s Funding Facilities and other Crisis Events on Commercial Paper Yields,” Submitted 2015

Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Economic Consulting
  • Expert Economic Testimony
  • Economic Analyst
  • Market Analysis