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Jonathan G. Powers


Jonathan Powers

Chair & Assistant Professor of Economics

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Assistant Professor and Chair of Economics

Jonathan Powers

Years at Knox: 2000 to present

Ph.D., 2002, Northwestern University.
B.A., 1987, Amherst College.

Teaching Interests
Industrial organization, environmental and natural resource economics, information economics.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors & Grants
Knox Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement Grant - Interdisciplinary Course Enhancement: Sustainability, with Paul Skrade, 2014.

"Promoting Economic Literacy Through Information Literacy in Introductory Economics Classes." Effective Teaching of Economic Principles Session, American Economic Association Meetings, San Diego, California, 2004.

"The Effect of Imperfect Product Characteristic Information in a Horizontal Model of Product Differentiation." Western Economic Association Meetings, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2004.

"When Will it End?: Using Uncertain Repetition to Teach the Infinitely-Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma in a Classroom Game." Teaching Methods to Promote Active Learning poster session, American Economic Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002.

"Price and Welfare Effects of Imperfect Information in a Hotelling Duopoly." Information and Firm Behavior Session, Midwest Economics Association Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, 2002.

Campus & Community Involvement
Faculty Consultant, Social Sciences McNair Program.
Member, Faculty Advisory Committee on Internships.
Member, Athletic Committee.
Member, Fall Institute Planning Group.
Faculty Advisor and Coach, co-ed (Fall) and women's (Spring) Water Polo Clubs.
Member, Ad Hoc Parking Committee.
Member, Financial Development & Budget Committee.

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