Associate Professor of Economics
Ryan joined the SBA faculty in 2009.
B.A.: Pacific Lutheran University 2003
Ryan specializes in international finance, monetary policy, and econometrics. His research studies the effects of domestic savings on economic growth, the relationship between saving rates, population aging, and economic growth, and current account stability. He joined the department in 2009 after completing his PhD at the University of Oregon in 2008. He primarily teaches principles and intermediate macroeconomics, money and banking, and managerial economics. He has also taught as a lecturer at University of Oregon and Northwest Christian College.
- Saving-Investment a Spacey Relationship," (with Kevin Henrickson, Gonzaga), Journal of Business Inquiry , 14 (1), 23-40.
- Using State Level Employment Thresholds to Explain Okun's Law," IZA Journal of Labor Policy , 2013, Vol. 2(1), pp. 1-26.
- An Analysis of Okun's Law, the Natural Rate, and Voting Preferences for the 50 States," Economics Bulletin , 2013, Vol. 33(4), pp. 2504-2517.
- Explaining the saving-investment relationship with threshold eects," Global Business and Finance Review , 2010, Vol. 15(1), pp. 53-67.
- Cyclical Stability of Components of the Sales Tax Base," (Pacic Northwest Regional Economic Conference, May 2013)
- Using State Level Employment Thresholds to Explain Okun's Law," (Pacic Northwest Regional Economic Conference, May 2013)
- Economic Growth and Government Debt: Does Ination Matter?" (Western Economic Conference, June 2013)
- Using Data to Make Macroeconomics Current Again" (EconED, San Antonio, TX, September 2015)
- Rethinking Principles of Macroeconomics, Teaching through Data" (13th Annual Professors Conference hosted by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. November 2015)
- Taking FRED into the Classroom" (Beyond the Numbers hosted by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. October 2016)