Economics Faculty and Staff
Jeffrey Summers - Professor of Economics
Education: A.B, Wabash, M.S. University of Oregon, Ph.D Purdue University
Academic Interests: Professor Summers has been a Linfield faculty member in the department of economics since 1992. From 2001-2008 he served as Associate Dean of Faculty. He has chaired Linfield's curriculum committee and chaired the strategic planning process which produced the college's strategic agenda for 2000-05. He has published and presented research in the areas of comparative economic systems, international trade policy, and the economics of higher education.
Randy R Grant - Professor/ Department Chair
Education: PhD Economics University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1996 BA Economics Pacific Lutheran University 1987
Economics of sports (college and professional)
History of economic thought
Economics of the Australian Aborigines
Macroeconomic theory and policy
The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports (with John Leadley and Zenon Zygmont)
The Evolution of Economic Thought (with Stanley Brue)
David Hansen - Professor
Eric Schuck - Professor of Economics Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program (on sabbatical fall 2012)
Education: B.A., Economics, Pacific Lutheran University, 1993; M.A., Economics, University of Montana, 1995; Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, Washington State University, 1999
Academic Interests: Natural resource, environmental, and agricultural economics with an emphasis on water use during droughts and controlling agricultural runoff.
Genevieve Briand, David Holland, and Eric Schuck. Economic Impacts on Farms of Flow Augmentations in the Snake River Basin. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. Volume 44, No 2 (April 2008), pp. 360-366. Clifford S. Russell, Christopher D. Clark, and Eric C. Schuck. Economic Instruments for Water Management in the Middle East and North Africa. International Journal of Water Resource Development. Volume 23, no. 4(December 2007), pages 659 - 677. Eric Schuck, Gareth Green, Janet Clements and W. Marshall Frasier. The Importance of Institutional Structure in Controlling Agricultural Runoff. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. Volume 42, No. 6 (December 2006), pp. 1483-1492. Eric C. Schuck, W. Marshall Frasier, Robert S. Webb, Lindsey J. Ellingson and Wendy J. Umberger. Adoption of More Technically Efficient Irrigation Systems as a Drought Response. International Journal of Water Resource Development. Volume 21, no. 4 (2005), pp. 651-662. Eric C. Schuck and Gareth P. Green. Conserving One Water Source at the Expense of Another: The Role of Surface Water Price in Adoption of Wells in a Conjunctive Use System. International Journal of Water Resource Development, Volume 19, no. 1 (2003), pp. 55-66. Eric C. Schuck, William Nganje, and Debazou Yantio. The Role of Land Tenure and Extension Education in the Adoption of Slash and Burn Agriculture. Ecological Economics, Volume 43, no. 1 (2002), pp. 61-70. Eric C. Schuck and Gareth P. Green. Supply-Based Water Pricing in a Conjunctive Use System: Implications for Resource and Energy Use. Resource and Energy Economics Volume 24, no. 3, (2002), pp 175-193. Eric C. Schuck and Gareth P. Green. Field Attributes, Water Pricing, and Irrigation Technology Adoption. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Volume 56, no. 4 (2001), pp. 293- 298.