David Horlacher

Johnson Distinguished Scholar in Economics

 Teaches fall semester only.
 Munroe Hall 311

David Horlacher is currently Christian A. Johnson Visiting Fellow and Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, VT, USA. Receiving his doctorate in economics from Pennsylvania State University in 1974, he served as professor of economics at Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities. During this period, he was a consultant in population and development for USAID and the Futures Group. He chaired the Population Panel of the South East Asia Development Advisory Group. He was also a consultant, and later staff member, of the Population Division of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. In 1980 he was appointed Chief of the Population and Development Section of the UN Population Division in New York. In that capacity he served on missions to the Soviet Union, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Thailand, and Malaysia. Since being appointed to his current post in 1991, he has served on UN missions to Egypt, the Maldives and China. He has taught in Kazakhstan for the Soros Foundation and in Vietnam for the Ford Foundation and later as a Fulbright Scholar. He has participated in the work of the Social Security program at IIASA and was a coauthor of its publication, “The Economic Impacts of Population Aging in Japan”. Currently he is reviewing scientific findings on the determinants, consequences and policy issues as part of the IIASA project on Health and Global Change.



Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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ECON0155 - Intro Microeconomics      

Introductory Microeconomics
An introduction to the analysis of such microeconomic problems as price formation (the forces behind demand and supply), market structures from competitive to oligopolistic, distribution of income, and public policy options bearing on these problems. 3 hrs. lect. SOC

Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

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ECON0428 - Population Growth...      

Population Growth and the Global Future
This course will show how economic analysis can be used to assess the impact of rapid population growth on economic development, the environment, and economic inequality. It will analyze the rapid "graying" of the industrialized countries and their struggle to cope with international migration. It will assess the causes of urban decay in the North and the explosive growth of cities in the South. The course will consider household-level decision-making processes; the effects of changing family structures; and the need to improve the status of women. (ECON 0250 or ECON 0255) 3 hrs. sem.

Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

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ECON0500 - Individual Special Project      

Individual Special Project
If you choose to pursue an area that we do not offer or go in depth in an area already covered, we recommend the Individual Special Project option. These ECON 0500 proposals MUST be passed by the entire department and are to be submitted to the chair by the first Friday of fall and spring semester, respectively. The proposals should contain a specific description of the course contents, its goals, and the mechanisms by which goals are to be realized. It should also include a bibliography. According to the College Handbook, ECON 0500 projects are a privilege open to those students with advanced preparation and superior records in their fields. A student needs to have a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. in Economics courses taken at Middlebury in order to pursue an Individual Special Project. ECON 0500 does not count towards the major or minor requirements.

Winter 2014, Winter 2015

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IPEC0500 - Independent Project      

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017

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IPEC0700 - Intl.Pol.&Economics SR. Thesis      

Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017

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PSYC0500 - Advanced Research      

Advanced Research
A program of research arranged to meet the needs of advanced students majoring in psychology. (Approval required)

Winter 2014

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Program in International Politics & Economics

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