Faculty Profile

Nicola Tynan

Associate Professor of Economics (2001)

Contact Information

tynann@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 219
717.245.1596

Bio

Teaching interests: economic history, environmental and resource economics, industrial organization, microeconomics and public policy. Primary research interest: water - economic history with a focus on London and the UK, water infrastructure and development, the history of economic focusing on network industries, and industrial organization.

Education

  • B.A., University of York, 1991
  • M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science, 1994
  • M.A., George Mason University, 1998
  • Ph.D., 2000

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other 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 DIV II social sciences 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 DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.

INTD 550 Ind Research- Interdisciplinar

Spring 2015

ECON 222 Environmental Economics
Cross-listed with ENST 222-01.

ENST 222 Environmental Economics
Cross-listed with ECON 222-01.

ECON 496 Economic History of the US
Permission of Instructor Required. In this seminar, students will use economic analysis to understand the history of the American economy. Students will explore the historical roots of relatively recent and current economic issues, such as income inequality, the productivity slowdown, technological change, nominal wage rigidity, the growth of government, social programs, racial and gender differences in earnings and employment, and immigration. In addition to assigned readings, students will select one topic to explore in greater depth.