Dr. Ben L. Kyer

Professor of Economics
Area Coordinator of Economics Program
FMU Distinguished Professor


Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1984
M.S., West Virginia University, 1980
B.S., Glenville State College, 1977

Areas of Expertise

  • Macroeconomics


Dr. Kyer joined the Francis Marion faculty in 1989.  He teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Public Finance, the History of Economic Thought, and MBA 705 Economic Analysis.  His research has appeared in The Journal of Macroeconomics, The Atlantic Economic Journal, Public Finance Quarterly, Journal of Economic Education, The American Economist, International Journal in Economic Research, The American Economist, and The Journal of Economics and Finance Education.  Dr. Kyer won the FMU Distinguished Professor award in 1993 and in 2015 was named a Board of Trustees Research Scholar.