Charles Wilf is an Assistant Professor in the Economics and Statistics division of SOBA, and teaches Global Economic Perspectives and both courses in the business school statistics sequence. Dr. Wilf earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh; a M.S. in Planning (Urban and Regional Planning) and a M.S. in Geography and Spatial Analysis from Florida State University; and a A.B. in Liberal Arts with a major in Geography from Bucknell University.
In his research, Professor Wilf focuses on survey design and analysis. He is the founder and director of the Collegiate Seniors' Economic Expectation Research (SEER®) Survey and Index. This is an annual national survey of graduating college seniors and explores trends and expectations among seniors as they are about to enter the workforce. Much of the analytical work is performed by selected undergraduate Economics majors. Survey results have been featured in local and national media. Professor Wilf also serves as an officer of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh, and organization which provides a forum for policy debate and sponsors activities in the area.