Dr. Stephen Meardon
"The objective [in my courses] is to predict firm and individual behavior using common tools of economics, and to analyze the effects of different market structures under various conditions of information and incentives."
- Ph.D. in Economics – Duke University, 1999
- M.A. in Economics – Duke University, 1997
- B.A. in Economics – Bowdoin College, 1993
I have enjoyed teaching economics in several universities in the United States including Williams College, Bowling Green State University, Bowdoin College, and schools abroad. I was a Fulbright fellow at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia in 2008; a research fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University in 2011-2012; a visiting faculty member at the Universidad EAFIT in Medellín, Colombia, in 2014; and a Fulbright fellow again at the Universidad de las Ámericas, Puebla, in 2016.
In which online degree program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
ECO 3320 and ECO 5310
What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?
Overall, the objective is to predict firm and individual behavior using common tools of economics, and to analyze the effects of different market structures under various conditions of information and incentives.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
Mostly any fiction by Henry James. “The Bostonians” is timely.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.
Much of my research examines how economic doctrines of free trade and protection treat the problem of “reciprocity,” or the attempt to secure a level footing with trade partners using a range of instruments including treaties, executive agreements, countervailing duties and implicit bargains. I read and write generally on the history of economics, and for some years I edited an academic journal in that field, the “Journal of the History of Economic Thought.” My hobbies include running with my dogs and playing tennis.