Phil Ruder, PhD

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PhD in economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisc., 1994

Master of science in economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisc.,1991 

Bachelor of arts in English, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1983


Ruder, Philip J., “Proposal would hurt forest benefits,” Salem Statesman Journal, July 3, 2003

Power, Thomas M., and Ruder, Philip J., Economic Realities in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests:  Possibilities for Economic Expansion and Diversification and Expansion.  (Portland, Ore.: The Tillamook Rainforest Coalition)

Ruder, Philip J., “The Tillamook Forest is a state, not a county, resource,” The Oregonian, April 4, 2002

Ruder, Philip J. and Van Dyk, Robert, “Of Salmon, Owls, Politics, and Economics:  A Broader Agenda for the Environmental Movement,” in Oregon

Salmon (Portland, Ore: Oregon Trout)

Ruder, Philip J.and Van Dyk, Robert, “We Need to Take a Broader View of the Tillamook-Clatsop State Forests,” The Oregonian, Oct. 16, 1999

Joseph Johnston, Jr., G. Cameron Hurst, III, Parks Coble, Phil Ruder and Alpana Sharma Knippling, “Japan Faculty and Curriculum Development Seminar,” Liberal Education, Fall 1998

Richardson, J. David and Ruder, Philip J., "'Gravity' Models of Export Variation Across Trading Partners," in J.D. Richardson's Sizing Up Export Disincentives (Washington, D.C.:  Institute for International Economics)


“Opportunity Lost:  Expanding Portland’s Urban Growth Boundary,” Faculty Forum at Pacific University, Nov. 1, 2006

“Teaching Economics with Short Stories,” Western Economic Association Annual Meeting, July 2004

“Lumber or Leisure:  The Economic Impact of Preserving the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests,” Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference, May 2002

“Past, Present, & Future of Oregon's Rainforest: State Lands of Northwest Oregon,” with Bob Van Dyk and Donald Fontenot.  Public Interest Environmental Law Conference,  March 2002

"The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and Manufacturing Employment in Canada:  Do Economies of Scale Matter?" presented at Midwest Economics Association meetings, April 1993

Awards & Honors

Nominated by Pacific University in 2003 for the U.S. Professor of the Year Award, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, Calif.

Twice the winner of the Trombley Award for Teaching Excellence at Pacific University, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. The award is voted on by students and recognizes extraordinary performance in teaching undergraduates.

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1988-89

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Marsh Hall 219 (Forest Grove)
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