Phil Ruder, PhD

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Marsh Hall 219 (Forest Grove)


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., "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, Philip J., "Teaching ecomonics with short stories," Austalasian Journal of Economics Education, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 20-30, 2010.

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)



"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