Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. (Economics), University of Oregon, November 2008

Dissertation: Using Saving and Investment Rates to Explain Capital Mobility and Current Account Dynamics (Advisor Nicolas Magud).

B.A. (Economics), Pacific Lutheran University, January 2003

Academic Experience

Gonzaga University, Assistant Professor of Economics, 2009-present

University of Oregon, Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, 2008-2009

University of Oregon, Adjunct Professor, Department of Finance, 2008-2009

University of Oregon, Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, 2003-2008

Northwest Christian University, Adjunct Professor, College of Business, 2004-2007


“Explaining the saving-investment relationship with threshold effects,” Global Finance and Business Review, Spring 2010.

Submitted Papers:
“An analysis of saving, growth, and age dependency,” (with Brandon Reeves, Gonzaga). Submitted to Journal of Macroeconomics

“Saving-Investment a Spacey Relationship,” (with Kevin Henrickson, Gonzaga). Submitted to Research in Economics

“A Dynamic Panel Model of GDP growth, Saving, Age Dependency, and Trade Openness.” Submitted to Economic Modelling

“An Historical Look at Economic Growth, Government Debt, and Investment Rates.” Submitted to Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking

Working Papers:
“Cyclical Stability of Components of the Sales Tax Base.” (with John Beck and Gary Weber), Presenting at the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference

“Explain State-Level Recoveries by Industry, Government Spendings, and Exports.” Presenting at the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference

**For additional working papers and work in progress papers please see the attached research agenda.


Western Economic Association (San Diego, California), 2011

Midwest Economic Association (Chicago, Illinois), 2010

Western Economic Association (Portland, Oregon), 2010

Invited Presentations

Washington State University, 2012

Spokane Mortgage and Lending Association, 2011

Beta Alpha Psi Regional Annual Meeting, Spokane Mortgage and Lending Association, 2010

Gonzaga University, James Madison University, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2009


Professional Service:

Advisory Board for Taking Sides - Economic Issues, 2008-2012

Referee: Global Business and Finance Review, Applied Economics, Applied Economic Letters, Economic Modelling

University Service:

President’s Faculty Advisory Board, 2011-2013

Program Review Committee, 2010-2013

Submission to Charter, “Is Monetary Policy Really to Blame?” 2009

School of Business Service:

Graduate Committee, 2010-2013

Planning and Learning Assurance, 2009-2010

University Presentations:

“United States and China Relations.” for GEL Weekend, 2012

“United States: China’s Problem” for Gonzaga Greater Guild, 2012

“What if Politicians Listened to Economists” for Fall Family Weekend, 2011

“China and US in Currency Wars” for Fall Family Weekend, 2010

“A Look at our Future Economic Environment” for Fall Family Weekend, 2009