Herman Sahni

Coordinator, Economics
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Herman Sahni

Herman SahniCoordinator, Economics
Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
M.A., University of Cincinnati
M.A., University of Madras, India

Dr. Herman Sahni is coordinator of the economics program and an associate professor of economics and finance at Baldwin Wallace University. She is an economics research scholar and a teacher interested in applied microeconomic applications, real-time data analysis, large data-sets, econometric modeling and higher education. Her research areas are in the field of labor economics, health economics and corporate governance. Her current research topics include analyzing the effects of Alzheimer's disease on family labor supply and analyzing the causal link between household electrification and childhood education in rural India.

Sahni has published several articles and presented her research at several conferences including the American Economic Association, Midwest Economic Association and Financial Management Association. During her tenure at Northern Illinois University, her research earned many accolades such as the Outstanding Graduate Research Scholar Award (2014) from the Division of Research, the La Tourette Scholarship Award in Economics (2014) and the Doctoral Completion Fellowship Award (2015).

Aside from researching and teaching, she is a member of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) and is also serving as BW’s CSWEP liaison. Other professional memberships include American Economic Association (AEA) and the Midwest Economics Association (MEA). She has served as conference session chairperson and paper discussant on various occasions.

Areas of Expertise

Labor economics, health economics, development economics and corporate finance.



  • Empirical Methods of Finance (FNC 485)
  • Intermediate Finance (FNC 446)
  • Intermediate Statistical Methods (ECN 379)
  • Corporate and Organizational Finance (FNC 342)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 201)
  • Applied Financial Statistics (FNC 280)
  • Bloomberg & Excel Certifications (ACC 245)


  • Health Economics (MGT 772)
  • Financial Management (FNC 548)

Scholarly Activities

Recent Publications

"Tourism Specialization, Growth Stage, and Economic Growth." With Christian Nsiah and Bichaka Fayissa), Tourism Economics, 2022. 

"The Effects on Labor Supply of Living with Older Family Members Needing Assistance with Activities of Daily Living." With Virginia Wilcox, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2022. 

"Institutional Quality, Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Africa." With Christian Nsiah and Bichaka Fayissa, Journal of African Development, 2021, Vol. 22(1), pp 7-37.

"The African Economic Growth Experience and Tourism Receipts: A Threshold Analysis and Quantile Regression Approach." With Christian Nsiah and Bichaka Fayissa, Tourism Economics, 2021, Vol 27(5), pp 915-932. 

Book Chapters

Sahni, H. & Paul, S. (2019). Economic value of agro waste in developing countries, Byproducts from Agricultural and Fisheries: Adding Value for Food, Feed, Pharma and Fuels. In B. K. Simpson, A. N. Aryee & F. Toldrá (Eds.), (Chap. 25, Vol. 2, pp. 201–213). John Wiley & Sons, NJ.