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Randy R. Grant

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Randy R. Grant
Professor


T.J. Day Hall 307

503-883-2402

rgrant@linfield.edu

Randy has been teaching economics at Linfield since 1993. His primary areas of teaching and research involve the Economics of Sports, the History of Economic Thought and Macroeconomics. Randy is a co-author of two textbooks, "The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports," 2e (with John Leadley and Zenon Zygmont) and "The Evolution of Economic Thought," 8e (with Stan Brue) and has co-authored journal articles on sports economics and other topics. He regularly takes students abroad to study the Economics of English Football (soccer).

When not in the classroom or at his keyboard, Randy is an avid runner, having completed running a marathon in all 50 states. He lives in McMinnville with his wife Susie and their dogs, Balin and Augi. The pups enjoy meeting and getting attention from students, so if you see them on campus, feel free to say hello.

Education

  • B.A. Pacific Lutheran University
  • Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Academic interests:

  • Economics of Sports (U.S. professional, college, running, English football), History of Economic Thought Economic Education

Publications:

  • "The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports," 2e (with John Leadley and Zenon Zygmont)
  • "The Evolution of Economic Thought," 8e (with Stan Brue)
  • "Pricing Footraces in the United States: An Application of Hedonic Pricing to the Running Industry," The American Economist vol. 64, no. 2, Oct. 2019 (with Brittany Teahan) (Winner of the Michael Szenberg Prize for Best Article for 2019)
  • "Just Win Baby? Determinants of NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Coaching Compensation," International Journal of Sport Finance, vol. 8, 2013 (with John Leadley and Zenon Zygmont)