Economics Faculty Profiles

Dick Tyson

dick tyson

Research Interests: Labor Economics and Public Finance - ad hoc Labor Arbitrator and mediator for interest and grievance labor disputes. Panel of ad hoc arbitrators, Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission since 1989.

Courses taught: Collective Bargaining, Labor Economics, Public Finance, Energy Economics General Economics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Intermediate Microeconomics



mahshid jalilvandResearch Interests:Labor Economics – Quantitative Analysis of Labor and International Economics, Women & Work.
Courses taught: General Economics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Economic and Business Statistics, Economic and Business Forecasting, Intermediate Macroeconomics

Chris Ferguson

chris fergusonResearch Interests: Public Finance and Game Theory – education & human capital, local public goods issues and strategic mechanisms for implementing sustainable economic growth policies

Courses taught: Public Finance, Strategic Decision Making and Game Theory, Economic Model Building and Forecasting, Intermediate Microeconomics, Honors Principles of Economics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Applied Social Analysis II

Inoussa Boubacar

inoussa boubacarResearch Interests: Macroeconomics, International Economics, Environmental Economics.

Courses taught: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Money & Banking, International Economics, Applied Social Analysis III

Fassil Fanta

fassil fanta Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Monetary Econ, Financial Econ, Development

Courses taught: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Financial Institutions and Markets, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics


James Eggert:

jim eggertJim taught Economics for thirty-one years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. His articles and essays have appeared in The Empty Vessel, The Progressive Populist, Religious Humanism, and The Washington Post. His books include What Is Economics?, Invitation to Economics, Investigating Microeconomics, Meadowlark Economics, Low-Cost Earth Shelters, Song of the Meadowlark, and The Wonder of the Tao. Eggert's degrees are from Lawrence University and Michigan State University.

Sandra Chaflin-Chalton:

Sandra taught Economics for 20 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout before retiring from full-time teaching in 2011.She continues to provide workshops and seminars in financial planning and investing for the general public and through Continuing Education.She was appointed by Governor Doyle as one of two representatives for the University of Wisconsin system to the Teacher's Retirement Board for the Wisconsin Employee Trust Fund term until 2014.She is the author of the book and self-paced study course Personal Investing.She has also served as a tax policy consultant for the Government of Aruba and spent many years as an energy expert, consulting on the economics of oil and gas.

Dayle Mandelson:

dayle mandelsonAfter teaching economics for 29 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Dayle retired but has remained active in economic education. During her tenure at UW-Stout she served on a joint task force of the UW System and WI Department of Public Instruction which explored ways to improve the curriculum articulation between high school and introductory college level economics courses. Dayle has also been working for 11 years with an ongoing K-14 professional development conference for educators in western Wisconsin which is presented annually by a consortium of public school support agencies and a two year post-secondary institution.

For the past six years, Dayle has been teaching economics content and pedagogy to K-14 educators, receiving Excellence in Economic Education grants for five of those years from the national Council for Economic Education, through funds distributed from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Im