Michael A. Sadler

Senior lecturer in the Department of Finance and the Department of Economics at the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Michael Sadler is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Finance at the McCombs School of Business as well as the Department of Economics at UT-Austin. Dr. Sadler’s career as an economist began as a research economist at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, where he received his M.Sc. in economics in 1990, and where his research focused on European and U.S. labor markets. After receiving his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, Dr. Sadler was an assistant professor in economics at Kansas State University, eventually returning to the economics department at UT-Austin as a Visiting Professor in 2000.

In 2002, Dr. Sadler formally transitioned to the private sector as an economic and financial consultant in Houston, TX, although throughout his consulting career, he continued to teach on a part time basis in the Department of Economic at UT – Austin, specializing in macroeconomics and monetary economics.

As an academic, Dr. Sadler is a published author in the area of macroeconomics and growth theory. As a consultant, Dr. Sadler has provided expertise in the areas of economic and financial analysis, valuation, forecasting and statistical analysis to clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services and banking, energy, semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, and transportation. Dr. Sadler is also a frequent speaker at professional conferences and seminars as well as to corporate audiences in the areas of the current status of the United States and global economy, financial markets, macroeconomic policy, and energy.

In 2011, at the request of the Dean of the McCombs School of Business at UT-Austin, Dr. Sadler returned to academia to teach in the MBA program. Dr. Sadler continues to teach microeconomics and macroeconomics to MBA and MS-Finance students, but also teaches macroeconomics and energy economics in the Department of Economics. In addition, Dr. Sadler continues to consult and serve as an expert witness on a part-time basis.