Philip Ruder

Philip J. Ruder

Professor, Economics


UC Box: A165

Office: Marsh Hall 222


PhD in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI in 1994.

Master of Science in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI in 1991.

Bachelor of Arts in English, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH in 1983.

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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, OR:  The Tillamook Rainforest Coalition). 

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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, OR:  Oregon Trout). 

Ruder, Philip J., and Van Dyk, Robert, “We Need to Take a Broader View of the Tillamook-Clatsop State Forests,” The Oregonian, October 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 Sizing Up Export Disincentives (Washington, DC:  Institute for International Economics).


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

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

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

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.