Ryan W. Herzog, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Professor Herzog was hired in fall of 2009. Professor Herzog is a native Washingtonian, born in Tacoma, Washington where he spent most of his life around the Puget Sound. Professor Herzog's academic interest range from topics related to international...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Economics, University of Oregon

M.S., Economics, University of Oregon

B.A., Economics, Pacific Lutheran University

Courses Taught

ECON 201: Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 202: Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 302: Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECON 352: Money and Banking

ECON 489: Economics of Beer

ECON 489: Time Series Econometrics

ECON 489: Financial Crises


Professor Herzog was hired in fall of 2009. Professor Herzog is a native Washingtonian, born in Tacoma, Washington where he spent most of his life around the Puget Sound. Professor Herzog's academic interest range from topics related to international finance, macroeconomics, and regional business cycles. He loves advising students on graduate school options or helping them on their internship/career paths. In the classroom he diverges from the traditional lecture style through interactive assignments and in class problem sets. He encourages student participation during lecture and keeps students active in the classroom through the use of technology and economic experiments.

Visit Professor Herzog's website.

“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 effects,” Global Business and Finance Review, 2010, Vol. 15(1), pp. 53-67.