Phil Ruder, PhD
Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991
B.A., English, Dartmouth College, magma cum laude, 1983
Ruder P. and M. Maier. 2023. Improving the Principles of Microeconomics course. In (Ed.)
M. Maier and P. Ruder Teaching Principles of Microeconomics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward
Elgar Publishing, Inc.
Simkins, S. P., M. Maier and P. Ruder. 2023. Taking advantage of structured peer interaction: Cooperative learning in Introductory Microeconomics courses. In (Ed.) M. Maier and P. Ruder Teaching Principles of Microeconomics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
M. Maier and P. Ruder, eds. 2023. Teaching Principles of Microeconomics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
Ruder, P. 2021. Laying the groundwork for in-class groupwork with readings beyond the textbook. Journal of Economic Education 52 (4): 326-33.
Ruder, P., M. H. Maier, S. P. Simkins. 2021. Getting started with team-based learning (TBL): An introduction. Journal of Economic Education 52 (3): 220-30.
Simkins, S. P., M. H. Maier, and P. Ruder. 2021. Team-based learning: Putting learning sciences research to work in the economics classroom. Journal of Economic Education 52
Silz-Carson, K., H. Adams, J. Gonzalez-Ramirez, C. Heinicke, M. H. Maier, P. Ruder, S. P. Simkins. 2021. Challenges and lessons: Design and implementation of a multi-site evaluation of team-based learning. Journal of Economic Education 52 (3): .
Ruder, P., "Including short stories in economic classes," in Mixon, Franklin G., and Cebula, Richard J., New Developments in Ecomonic Education (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar) pp. 65-75, 2014.
Ruder, P., "Teaching ecomonics with short stories," Austalasian Journal of Economics Education, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 20-30, 2010.
Ruder, P., “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, P., “The Tillamook Forest is a state, not a county, resource,” The Oregonian, April 4, 2002
Ruder, P. and Van Dyk, Robert, “Of Salmon, Owls, Politics, and Economics: A Broader Agenda for the Environmental Movement,” in Oregon Salmon (Portland, Ore: Oregon Trout), 2000.
Ruder, P.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).
Developing group-worthy student activities. July 12 and July 19 2022.
Assessment in LT Principles course. Paper presented by Phil Ruder and Mark Maier at the Allied Social Sciences Associations Annual Meetings as part of a symposium advocating a literacy-targeted introductory economics course to replace the traditional principles of economics courses. January 7, 2022.
Assessment in LT principles course. Paper presented by Phil Ruder and Mark Maier at the Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education as part of a symposium advocating a literacy-targeted introductory economics course to replace the traditional principles of economics courses. June 2, 2021.
Laying the groundwork for in-class groupwork with readings beyond the textbook. Paper presented by Phil Ruder at the Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meetings as part of a symposium on teaching economics using readings outside the textbook. January 3, 2021.
Team-Based Learning in Economics: how to make the transtion to online education. Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics at University College London. September 2, 2020.
Scott Simkins, North Carolina A&T State University, getting started with TBL: An Introduction. ASSA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, January 2020.
"The Team-Based Learning Approach to Flipping the Classroom," Oregon Technology and Education Network 2014 Annual Conference, September 27, 2015
Testimony to the Oregon Board of Forestry on the Greatest Permanent Value rule, March 3, 2010
Comments on Jae Ik Kim and Chang-Hwan Yeo's "The Effect of Urban Containment Policy on Urban Development Pattern: The Case of Daegu Metropolitan Area, Korea," Annual meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Sedona, Arizona, February 21-24, 2010
Testimony to the Oregon Board of Forestry on the economic impact of increasing timber harvests, June 3, 2009
Comments on Cotteleer, Stobbe, and van Kooten's "Expert Opinion versus Transaction Evidence: Using the Reilly Index to Measure Open Space Premiums to the Urban-Rural Fringe," Annual meeting of the Western Regional Science Association, Napa, California, February 22-25, 2009
“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
Story-Dondero Grant to Support Research in Political Economy, 2012-13 for project evaluating the effect of Transit-Oriented Development project features on transit use in the Gateway District of Portland, Oregon
Story-Dondero Grant to Support Research in Political Economy, 2005-06 for project evaluating Portland Metro's 2002 Expansion of Urban Growth Boundary
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