At St. Olaf College since 1987
Ph.D. (1987) and A.M. (1982), Economics, Duke University
B.A. with Honors in Economics (1981), University of Maryland – College Park
Anthony Becker has taught a wide variety of courses in statistics, economics, and women’s studies since coming to St. Olaf in 1987. His current teaching areas include econometrics, statistical analysis, microeconomic theory, game theory, international agricultural trade, and the Science Conversation (spring 2020). He has published articles in defense economics, environmental policy, and agricultural economics. St. Olaf colleague Charles Taliaferro (Professor of Philosophy) and he have a chapter in the forthcoming book Perry Mason and Philosophy (Open Court, 2019). (Curriculum vitae is here.)
Prof. Becker received his B.A. in economics with honors from the University of Maryland – College Park 1981) and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Duke University (1982 and 1987). He has chaired the Economics Department since 2012 and was appointed the Husby-Johnson Chair of Business and Economics for 2016-2019.
In addition to his St. Olaf duties, Prof. Becker also works as a consultant to the legal profession in economic damages and antitrust injury and is assisting colleagues at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina, as they develop a master’s of applied economics degree program. He is also a certificated private pilot, and a good enough auto mechanic to keep the family’s two 1980’s sports cars running.