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Economics
David G Surdam
Associate Professor of Economics
319-273-2957
david.surdam@uni.edu
Mail Code: 0129

Education Ph.D. (Economics) University of Chicago; A.M. (Economics) University of Chicago; B.A. (Mathematics) Robert D. Clark Honors College University of Oregon.

Teaching Interests Principles of Micro-economics. Introduction to Decision Techniques. Sports Economics, Industrial Organization. Managerial Economics for the MBA.

Research Interests Economics of professional sports leagues. Economics of the American Civil War.

Professional Accomplishments David Surdam received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. His dissertation, "Northern Naval Superiority and the Economics of the American Civil War," was supervised by Nobel-Prize Winner, Robert Fogel. Professor Surdam has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University of Chicago, and the University of Oregon. Since completion of his degree, he has had 12 articles and 2 books published. His interest in applied microeconomics to historical topics has resulted in publications concerning various economic issues of Major League Baseball and the American Civil War including new books, Wins, Losses and Empty Seats: How Baseball Outlasted the Great Depression and The Ball Game Biz: An Introduction to the Economics of Professional Team Sports. His interest in sports economics has resulted in publications concerning the economics of baseball. His publications can be found in such journals as the Journal of Sports Economics, Naval War College Review, Louisiana History, Journal of Economic History, and Agricultural History, Southern Economic Journal and Journal of Economic Education to name a few. David joined the faculty at UNI in 2005.

International Experience Taught in Hong Kong. Traveled to Moscow (Plekhanov School of Economics and Business).

Community Engagement Speaker at various forums: ethics of health care (Iowa State University), Lions' Clubs, etc.

Media Interests
Economics of professional sports; Civil War, health care, government regulation.

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