Office: CPS 416
Professor of Economics
I graduated with a B.A. in economics from Drew University in 1982. For the
next 10 years, I worked in the business world for firms like General Electric
and Citibank. In 1999, I completed my Ph.D. in economics at the University of
Connecticut. Before coming to UWSP in 2000, I spent a year teaching at Gustavus
Adolphus College in Minnesota. I also have taught classes at Trinity College in
Connecticut. I have co-led two trips abroad with Barb Mihm focusing on
International Retailing in Europe. I currently hold the rank of full professor
and also am the research associate at the Central Wisconsin Economic Research
“A Long Hard Slog: Debt and Economic Recovery,” with Randy Cray. To be published in the Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research.
“The American Pie: Income Inequality in the United States,” with Randy Cray. International Journal of Economics and Social Science, Vol. 1, pp. 34-58.
“Coordination Costs and Firm Boundaries: A Tale of Two Supply Chains in the Apparel Industry,” with Brian Kench and Barb Mihm. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 2012, 13(3), pp. 47-65.
“Dynamic Transaction Costs and Firm Boundaries in the Soft Drink Industry,” with Brian Kench and Trevor Knox. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 2012, 13(1), pp. 33-51.
"The Economics of Vertical Integration Revisited," with Brian Kench and
Trevor Knox, Presented at the MBAA International Conference for Academy of
Business and Economics in Chicago on March 24, 2011. Winner of 2011 McGraw
Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award.
"2008-2009 Tuition and Fees in Higher Education" with Brian Kench
and Kevin Neuman, Business Studies Journal, 2010, 2(2): pp.11-18.
"Mapping 2007-08 Tuition and Fees in Higher Education" with Brian Kench.
Journal of Applied Research, January-February 2010, 26(1), pp.
“Innovation, Capabilities, and Organizational Economics: Lessons from the
Business Strategy Literature” with Brian Kench and Trevor Knox.
Journal of Business Disciplines, Fall 2006, 7(1), pp.
“Customer Service, Innovation, and the Economics of Waiting” with Barb
Mihm, Gary Mullins, and C.R. Marshall. Journal of Contemporary
Business Issues, Fall 2002, 10(2), 36-41.
- Economics of Organization
- Industrial Organization
- Economic History
- Business Economics
- Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 211)
- Evolution of American Enterprise (Econ 330)
- Business and Government (Econ 315)
- Industrial Organization (Econ 340)
- Economics of Organization (Econ 420)
- Managerial Economics (Econ 370)
ECON 315 is taught completely online.
* Appointments also available by request.