His research interests are in labor economics and econometrics. He has focused on econometrically investigating job mobility and wage determination as well as the employment effects of the minimum wage. Some of his published papers have appeared in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Labour Economics and Applied Economics, among others.
Williams received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Michigan and his master's and PhD in economics from Northwestern University.
In his new role as interim dean, Williams will utilize his strong ties to the university and city of Cincinnati communities to help propel the colleges path to continued preeminence. As a leader in research and teaching excellence, the Carl H. Lindner College of Business has earned national acclaim in several academic areas across its undergraduate, graduate and online programs. In 2019, the college will move into a new state-of-the-art building, which will serve as a 21st-century hub for students, faculty and the Greater Cincinnati business community and provide a collaborative space for education, research and innovation to thrive. The 225,000-square-foot facility is one of the most ambitious construction projects ever undertaken by the university and promises to firmly position Lindner among the best business schools in the nation.
A full search for the next dean of the Carl H. Lindner College of Business will begin in Fall 2018.