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  • Associate Professor - Finance, Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business, Westminster College
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics Department

Current Courses

Fall 2018

  • ECON 310-070
    Labor Economics
  • ECON 3100-070
    Labor Economics
    Location: SANDY 202 (SANDY 202)

Summer 2018

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Signature Management. 01/01/1999 - 09/30/2011. Employees: 5.
    Comments: Signature Management provided financial advisory and economic consultancy from 1999 through 2011 under the trade name Signature Wealth Management. The firm provided services to over 300 household and business clients in the US and published an economic newsletter to some 30,000 recipients prior to its successful sale in 2011.
  • Family Media Group/National Media Managment. 01/01/1995 - 12/31/1999. Employees: 40.
    Comments: Family Media Group/National Media Management became a top level distributor of entertainment media to the domestic grocery and rental store market, supplying product to over 2,500 retail locations, prior to its successful sale to Major Video Concepts in 1999.

Courses I Teach

  • ECON 105 - Economics as a Social Science
    An introduction to economics as a social science including a review of the important economic philosophers and doctrines, and an introduction to micro and macro economics.
  • ECON 253 - Elementary Macroeconomics
    An introduction to the "language of economics" through a discussion of the basic concepts of macroeconomics and its microeconomic foundations; including fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, unemployment, global trade and development.
  • ECON 263 - Elementary Microeconomics
    A study of how individuals, firms, and governments allocate scarce resources. Course includes the study of markets, price formation, and market structures.
  • ECON 3100 - Labor Economics
    A quantitative and qualitative review of labor economics, including labor market microeconomics, wage theory, labor mobility, human-resource development, unionism, collective bargaining, employment and public policy.
  • ECON 3100 Hybrid - Labor Economics - Hybrid Course
    A quantitative and qualitative review of labor economics, including labor market microeconomics, wage theory, labor mobility, human-resource development, unionism, collective bargaining, employment and public policy.
  • ECON 3540 - Current Economic Problems
    A discussion of economic events that characterize the world economy with a particular emphasis on the US. Includes the recent financial crisis, fiscal and monetary policy, global trade, human capital investments (education, healthcare, and migration), immigration, inequality and income distribution, the environment, and political economy.
  • ECON 412A - Special Topics: Current Economic Problems
    A discussion of economic events that characterize the world economy with a particular emphasis on the US. Includes the recent financial crisis, fiscal and monetary policy, global trade, human capital investments (education, healthcare, and migration), immigration, inequality and income distribution, the environment, and political economy.
  • ECON 5140/6140 - Labor Market Discrimination
    An examination of the effects of discrimination in the labor markets with particular emphasis on economic models and the holistic economic effects of discrimination.
  • ECON 5190/6190 - Health Economics
    A review of the economics of healthcare with particular emphasis on the US heathcare system, an analysis of the Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and a review of health as an input to human capital.
  • MBA 620C - Understanding Market Dynamics
    An analysis of the multi-faceted environment in which a firm operates including a review of current economic, political, institutional and societal forces influencing a firm and its strategies for success.

Teaching Projects

  • ECON 3100 Labor Economics Hybrid Course Development. Project Lead: Rick Haskell. Teaching and Learning Technologies Center, University of Utah 05/01/2013 - 12/31/2013.

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