Linda Wilcox Young, Professor and Chair of Economics

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Linda Wilcox Young is Professor of Economics and chair of the Economics Program at Southern Oregon University. She also teaches in the International Studies and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Programs. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and has also held teaching positions at Middlebury College and at the University of Vermont, where she was recognized as Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

At SOU, Professor Young teaches classes in International Economics, Labor Economics, Labor Relations, Economic Development, and Gender Issues in Economics. She has been studying and writing about the Mexican economy for over 30 years. Her doctoral thesis examined how the introduction of U.S. food processing plants in the state of Guanajuato destabilized regional agricultural employment and exacerbated migratory flows into the United States. In more recent years, Professor Young’s research has focused on Mexico’s neoliberal economic policies and on the North American Free Trade Agreement’s impact on the Mexican agricultural sector.

At Southern Oregon University, Professor Young served for ten years as chair of the Economics Department and, more recently, as chair of the Department of Social Sciences, Policy, and Culture. She was vice-chair of the Faculty Senate and secretary of the Associated Professors of Southern Oregon University. For the Latin American Studies Association, Professor Young has served as secretary of the Labor Studies section and as the international congress’ program chair for the Agrarian and Rural Studies section.

Bret Anderson, Assistant Professor of Economics

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Bret Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Southern Oregon University, where his teaching and research are tightly woven together and focus on global aspects of human development and inequalities. As an applied macroeconomist, Professor Anderson studies how growth, structural change, and institutional settings influence economic livelihoods differentially for women, men, and young people. His work has been published in World Development, Journal of Economic Issues, Politics and Policy, and others. At SOU he teaches Micro and Macroeconomics, Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions, America in the Global Economy, the Senior Capstone Research Seminar, and other courses related to inclusive growth, social justice, and the macroeconomics of gender and youth issues. For a little bit more depth on Professor Anderson's work, you can visit his webpage here:

Donnie Maclurcan, Affiliate Professor of Economics

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A facilitator, author and social entrepreneur, Donnie Maclurcan is passionate about all things not-for-profit. 

Originally from Australia, he moved to the U.S. in 2013, from where he runs the Post Growth Institute, exploring how our economy can flourish within ecological limits. 

As a consultant Donnie has helped more than 400 not-for-profit projects start, scale and sustain their work, while his own initiatives include co-founding: Free Money Day, the Post Growth Alliance, the (En)Rich List, Cascades Hub, and Project Australia

An Affiliate Professor of Social Science at Southern Oregon University, a Distinguished Fellow with the U.K. Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, an Associate with the Australian-based Institute for Sustainable Futures and a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, Donnie holds a Ph.D. in social science from the University of Technology, Sydney. 

He is currently completing his fourth book, titled: How on Earth: our future is not for profit.

Ric Holt, Professor of Economics

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To learn more about Dr. Holt and his work, visit his personal website linked here: 

Rattaphon Wuthisatian, Assistant Professor of Economics

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Rattaphon Wuthisatian is an Assistant Professor of Business and Economics at Southern Oregon
University. He has a joint appointment and teaching responsibilities in both the School of Business and
the Economics Program. His research and teaching interests include behavioral finance/economics,
macroeconomics, financial economics, business economics, and applied econometrics. At SOU, Professor Wuthisatian teaches various courses in economics and finance, including Macroeconomics, Business Cycles and Macroeconomic Forecasting, Economic Analysis, Principles of Finance, Personal Finance, Financial Market and Institutions, International Financial Management, and Quantitative Methods and Application. His research has appeared in Review of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, Management Research Review, Review of Market Integration, among others. 

Emeritus and Recently Retired Faculty Members

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Hassan Piristeh


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Dan Rubenson


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Milan (Kip) Sigetich