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Roy Andersen


Roy Anderson

Charles W. and Arvilla S. Timme Professor of Economics

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Charles W. and Arvilla S. Timme Professor Emeritus of Economics

Roy Andersen

General Interests
"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 2014

Ph.D., Economics, 1972, University of Illinois.
M.A., Economics, 1967, Northern Illinois University.
B.S., Business Administration, 1965, Northern Illinois University.

Teaching Interests
Microeconomics, international economics, development economics.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Professional Recognition
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.

Politics and Change in the Middle East. Co-authored with Knox faculty Robert Seibert and Jon Wagner. Prentice-Hall; eighth edition, 2006.

"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

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