Faculty Profile

Stephen Erfle

Associate Professor of International Business and Management (1989)

Contact Information

erfle@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 102
717.245.1635
http://users.dickinson.edu/~erfle/

Bio

Is coauthor of Managerial Economics: Economic Tools for Today’s Decision Makers, 7th edition, Pearson, 2013 with Paul Keat and Philip Young. He is interested in interdisciplinary research and teaching pedagogy. He has consulted for Seagram Classics Wine Company and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and his published research ranges from political geography and communications theory to physical education and public health.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • B.S., University of California at Davis, 1977
  • B.A., 1977
  • M.A., Harvard University, 1981
  • Ph.D., 1983

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

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 DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Students must register for one of the two classes offered with this course - INBM 220-01 Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-10:15am or INBM 220-02 Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:45am

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Students must register for one of the two labs offered with this course - INBM 220-LA Friday 12:30-1:20pm or INBM 220-LB Friday 1:30-2:20pm.

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Permission of Instructor Required.Students must register for one of the two labs offered with this course - INBM 220-LA Friday 12:30-1:20pm or INBM 220-LB Friday 1:30-2:20pm.

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Students must register for one of the two classes offered with this course - INBM 220-01 Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-10:15am or INBM 220-02 Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:45am.

Spring 2015

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Applies the principles and methods of economics to analyze problems faced by managers in a business or other type of organization. This course emphasizes how managers can (and should) use economic tools to further the objectives of the organization. Emphasis is on application of theory to actual business decisions. Many applications will require students to build economic models using spreadsheets, just as they will be required to do in a business setting. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and INBM 110. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Students must register for one of the two labs offered with this course - INBM 220-LA Friday 11:30-12:20pm or INBM 220-LB Friday 12:30-1:20pm.

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Applies the principles and methods of economics to analyze problems faced by managers in a business or other type of organization. This course emphasizes how managers can (and should) use economic tools to further the objectives of the organization. Emphasis is on application of theory to actual business decisions. Many applications will require students to build economic models using spreadsheets, just as they will be required to do in a business setting. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and INBM 110. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.

INBM 220 Managerial Economics
Students must register for one of the two labs offered with this course - INBM 220-LA Friday 11:30-12:20pm or INBM 220-LB Friday 12:30-1:20pm.

INBM 300 Applied Empirical Analysis
Obesity and chronic diseases associated with obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Fully one-third of School-aged children in Pennsylvania are overweight or obese. PA Department of Health instituted the Active Schools Program during the 2009-10 school year with middle schools to require daily physical activity and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded a control school analysis of this program in the 2010-11 school year. This course will analyze the date obtained from this program. Pre- and post- activity and stature measures on 10,000 middle school students will be available for analysis as well as data sets that allow the analysis of spatial variation in obesity and academic performance. Students will learn how to use SPSS and Arc-GIS throughout the course of the semester. The class culminates in presenting your own findings in a poster presentation that is open to the public.