Economics

Robert P. Cunningham

Title

Associate Professor

Discipline

Economics

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Economics, Binghamton University (1997)
  • B.A., Economics, The Pennsylvania State University (1992)
  • A.A., General Studies, The Pennsylvania College of Technology (1990)

I am...

I’m an economics generalist who has taught and done research on a wide range of subjects, including baseball and the impact of race on housing.  My favorite subjects to talk about and teach are: macroeconomics, international trade, international finance, and environmental economics.

Rank

Associate Professor

My career at Alma began in

1999

I'm an expert in

explaining economic theory in a way that everyone can understand it.

My expertise:

My expertise is in helping people understand economic theory, so that they can better understand political decisions, business decisions, public policy, and the world in which they live.

Signature course(s):

Principles of Macroeconomics, International Trade, International Finance, Environmental Economics

Recent publications:

  • “Chinese Tire Tariffs.” In Principles of Economics, edited by OpenStax College, 2014.
  • “What’s the Big Deal with Obamacare?.” In Principles of Economics, edited by OpenStax College, 2014.
  • “The Global Financial Crisis.” In Principles of Economics, edited by OpenStax College, 2014.
  • “Choices…To What Degree?.” In Principles of Economics, edited by OpenStax College, 2014.