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Faculty Profile

Nicky Tynan

Associate Professor of Economics (2001)

Contact Information

Althouse Hall Room 219


Primary research interest: economic history with a focus on water and public health in London and the UK during the nineteenth century. Secondary research interests: water infrastructure and development; the history of economic analysis of natural monopolies and network industries. Teaching: economic history, environmental and resource economics, microeconomics and public policy.


  • 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

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

ECON 222 Environmental Economics
A study of human production and consumption activities as they affect the natural and human environmental systems and as they are affected by those systems. The economic behavioral patterns associated with the market economy are scrutinized in order to reveal the biases in the decision-making process which may contribute to the deterioration of the resource base and of the quality of life in general. External costs and benefits, technological impacts, limits to economic growth, and issues of income and wealth distribution are examined. A range of potential policy measures, some consistent with our life style and some not, are evaluated. Prerequisite: 111.

ECON 496 Economic History of the US
Permission of Instructor Required.

ECON 500 Independent Study