B. Neal Harris

Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: Economics
781-239-5616

Bio

Professor Harris teaches courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Economics of the European Union, Entrepreneurship, and Economics of the Environment. His primary research interests include transitional economies of Eastern Europe, Entrepreneurship and the Environment, and regional growth theory. He has also written several cases for use in the Management Core Program at Babson. Prof. Harris is the former President of NCS Medical Systems and former Vice President of Boston Computer Systems. He taught economics at UMass-Amherst and Bentley University before coming to Babson in 1983.​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MBA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA, University of Maryland, College Park

Academic Interests

Urban Economics; European Union Economics; Environmental Economics

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • ECN 3625: ECN AND POL INTEG IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Harris, B.N., Swanson, E. (2007). What Price Progress: The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project. Geneen Foundation Ethics Case Series,
  • Harris, B.N., Hedberg, C. (2006). Walmart is Coming to Town. Geneen Foundation Ethics Case Series,

Book Reviews

  • Harris, B.N. (2017). "Eurozone: Problems and Perspectives". , Vol 33, 303-335.

Others

  • Langowitz, N.S., Anderson, M.L., Ng, R.J., Harris, B.N., Henderson, J.E., Hevert, K.T., Landry, E.M. (1998). Babson Music Industry Simulation Exercise : Babson College

Presentations

  • Transfer Students Case Analysis Program
    Harris, B. Transfer Students Case Analysis Program , Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Transfer Students Orientation Program
    Harris, B. Transfer Students Orientation Program , Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Economic Foundations of Green Business Entrepreneurship
    Harris, B. Economic Foundations of Green Business Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture, Wellesley, MA (2012)
  • Economic Foundations of Green Business Entrepreneurship
    Harris, B. Economic Foundations of Green Business Entrepreneurship EPS 9520, guest speaker(2011)
  • The European Financial Crisis: Panel Discussion
    Harris, B. The European Financial Crisis: Panel Discussion Babson Alumni Association(2010)
  • Economic Foundations of Green Business Entrepreneurship
    Harris, B. Economic Foundations of Green Business Entrepreneurship EPS 9520, guest speaker(2010)
  • Real Estate Financing in Today's Tumultuous Market
    Harris, B., Bethel, J. Real Estate Financing in Today's Tumultuous Market Babson Alumni Association(2010)
  • Using Technology To Support the Integrated, Anytime, Anywhere Program
    Harris, B. Using Technology To Support the Integrated, Anytime, Anywhere Program Poster Session, winter meetings, American Economic Association, Philadelphia, PA (2005)
  • Babson’s Integrated Management Core Program
    Harris, B. Babson’s Integrated Management Core Program presentation at Management Education Alliance, Waltham, Massachusetts (2005)
  • Integrated Curriculum Design and Delivery
    Harris, B., Greene, P. Integrated Curriculum Design and Delivery Winter meetings AACSM, Dallas, Texas (2004)
  • IBM Technology Conference: Technology in the Curriculum
    Harris, B., Laster, S. IBM Technology Conference: Technology in the Curriculum Conference on Technology and Integration, Wellesley, MA (2004)
  • Model Driven Design: A Sustainable Approach to Curriculum Innovation
    Harris, B., Laster, S. Model Driven Design: A Sustainable Approach to Curriculum Innovation NCIIA Conference, Undisclosed (2004)
  • Curriculum Innovation: Using Technology to Support the Integrated, Anytime, Anywhere Program
    Greene, P., Harris, B. Curriculum Innovation: Using Technology to Support the Integrated, Anytime, Anywhere Program AACSB Conference, Dallas, TX (2004)