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Faculty Profile

Steve Erfle

Professor of International Business and Management (1989)

Contact Information

Althouse Hall Room 102


Is author of Intermediate Microeconomics: An Interactive Approach, Textbook Media Press, 2016, and 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, BlueSky Investment Management, Forum on Education Abroad, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and his published research ranges from economics and economic pedagogy to political geography and communications theory to physical education and public health. The link above takes you to his current project, a recreational math book called Playing with Polygons

Curriculum Vitae


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

2022-2023 Academic Year

Spring 2023

INBM 220 Managerial Decision Making
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.

INBM 220 Managerial Decision Making
Students must register for one of the three labs offered with this course - INBM 220-LA Friday 9:30-10:20; INBM 220-LB Friday 10:30-11:20 or INBM 220-LC Friday 11:30-12:20.