Faculty Profile

William Bellinger

Professor of Economics (1981)

Contact Information

bellinge@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 212
717.245.1358
http://users.dickinson.edu/~bellinge/

Bio

Teaching interests include microeconomic theory, labor economics, the economics of public policy, and urban policy in a local context. Current research interests include a range of small town development and policy issues, and research involving the economic analysis of public policy.

Education

  • B.A., Michigan State University, 1972
  • M.S., Cornell University, 1975
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1985

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

ECON 111 Intro to Microeconomics
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon consumer demand and upon the output and pricing decisions of business firms. The implications of actions taken by these decision-makers, operating within various market structures, upon the allocation of resources and the distribution of income are examined. Special attention is given to the sociopolitical environment within which economic decisions are made. This course fulfills the Social Sciences (Division II) distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.

ECON 111 Intro to Microeconomics
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon consumer demand and upon the output and pricing decisions of business firms. The implications of actions taken by these decision-makers, operating within various market structures, upon the allocation of resources and the distribution of income are examined. Special attention is given to the sociopolitical environment within which economic decisions are made. This course fulfills the Social Sciences (Division II) distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.

ECON 353 The Economics of Labor
An analysis of labor market issues and policies. Topics covered include discrimination, anti-discrimination policy, the minimum wage, health and safety policy, and other labor market policies and institutions. While the neoclassical approach dominates, other approaches will be explored. Prerequisite: 278 or permission of the instructor.

ECON 500 Independent Study

ECON 500 Independent Study