Robert Prasch

Professor of Economics

Phone: work802.443.3419
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00 PM-4:00 PM; Thursday 10:00 AM-NOON at the Wilson Cafe in the Library; or by appointment
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Robert E. Prasch joined the Economics Department in 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He also has an MA in economics from the University of Denver (1986), and a BA in history and economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1983). Before coming to Middlebury, he taught at Vassar College, the University of Maine, and San Francisco State University. Each year, he teaches at least one course on Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconomics, and American Economic History. Additionally, he frequently presents the History of Economic Thought as either a Freshman Writing Course or Senior Seminar.

Currently, he is completing two book manuscripts. The working title of the first is “A Wage of Her Own: The Rise and Fall of Progressive Era Minimum Wage Legislation for Women: 1913-1923,” the second is “The Political Economy of Empire.” He has also co-edited two books, Thorstein Veblen and the Revival of Free Market Capitalism (Edward Elgar, 2007), and Race, Liberalism and Economics (University of Michigan Press, 2004). His most recent book is How Markets Work: Supply, Demand, and the ‘Real World’ (Edward Elgar, 2008).

In addition to the above, he has published over 80 articles, book chapters, and reviews on sundry topics in a variety of scholarly journals. He also served on the board of editors of the Journal of Economic Issues and is currently on the board of editors of the Review of Political Economy. He has also served on the Board of Directors of both the Association for Evolutionary Economics and the Association for Social Economics.