"I am trying to sort through the meaning and importance of the 'globalization' phenomena on the functioning of the international system. I am especially interested in conning the wider implications of global interdependence on the lower income countries of the world."
Years at Knox: 1972 to present
Ph.D., Economics, 1972, University of Illinois.
M.A., Economics, 1967, Northern Illinois University.
B.S., Business Administration, 1965, Northern Illinois University.
Microeconomics, international economics, development economics.
CIIS Fellow: Research on Economic Liberalization in Vietnam.
Malone Fellow: Research in Syria and Kuwait, 1991.
Malone Fellow: Research in Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, 1990.
Most Distinguished Research Award: U.S. Governmental Research Association, 1994.
Fulbright Grant: Research in Pakistan, 1986.
Fellow, Institute for European Education: Research in Germany on the Common Market, 1983.
"Teaching the Middle East to US Undergraduates." Symposium on Conflict and Peace in the Middle East, 1998.
"Recent Developments in the Middle East." Illinois Central College, Peoria, Illinois, 1998.
Performance Rankings of Illinois School Districts. With Knox faculty members Richard Stout, Martin Eisenberg and James Nowlan. Taxpayer Federation of Illinois, Springfield, 1993.
Campus & Community Involvement
Fulbright Professor: University of Zambia.
What Students Say
"Professor Andersen is eccentric, highly entertaining in and out of the classroom, and always unpredictable. Along with the upside-down graphs and satirical anecdotes, you will come away with a firm understanding of economics. He has a way of motivating students by demanding initiative. He challenges students to question theory and to arrive at insightful conclusions."
-Keith Lee, Economics and Philosophy Major
Through his music capstone project, Nate Beck -- who has a minor in business and management -- finds that the processes of brand management and music composition have more in common than you'd probably expect.
Baby talk is serious business for senior Megan Beney, a double major in music and anthropology and sociology. Her Honors research focuses on the musical qualities of the ways that people talk to infants.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder is selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."