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Gerald J. Swanson

Gerald J. Swanson

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Professor of Economics
Thomas R. Brown Chair in Economics Education Emeritus

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1971
Current Courses
  • ECON 200, Basic Economic Issues
Areas of Expertise
  • Public finance
  • Economic education
  • Health economics

Recent Research Papers

  • AMERICA THE BROKE: How the Reckless Spending in the White House and Congress are Bankrupting our Country and Destroying our Children's Future, Doubleday Publishing, 2004.
  • Bankruptcy 1995: The Coming Collapse Of America And How To Stop It, with Harry E. Figgie Little Brown Publishing - 39 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, 1993.
  • The Hyperinflation Survival Guide - Strategies for American Businesses, Publisher Figgie International, 1990.
  • “Changing Paradigms in Medical Payment”, with Victor Tabbush, Ph.D., Archieves of Internal Medicine, forthcoming.

Awards and Honors

  • University of Arizona Alumni Association Teacher Appreciation Award (2007)
  • Faculty Recognition Award, Eller Student Council (2007)
  • Eller College of Management, Student Council Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor of the Year (2006)
  • University of Arizona Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, at both the College and University-wide levels
  • University of Arizona Faculty Recognition Award
  • Five Star Faculty Award for Teaching from the University of Arizona honors program
  • Professor of the Year Award from the National Federation of Independent Business