Marc von der Ruhr
Professor of Economics
B.S., Marquette University
M.S., Marquette University
Ph.D., Indiana University
Marc was born in Paris, France, and became a U.S. citizen in 1976. His interest in economics began when he enrolled in his first introductory course in microeconomics. The fact that this field offered a systematic way to approach any variety of issues is what drew him to the field of study. This broad view of the application of economic logic is clearly evident in his teaching and research interests.
Marc’s hobbies include biking, running, kayaking and playing guitar. He enjoys breaking up his workdays with brief workouts that include running regressions and jumping to conclusions.
Marc’s research and teaching interests inform each other and focus on the interdisciplinary and applied nature of economics, especially with regard to international issues related to foreign direct investment and an evaluation of religious behavior, especially in regard to religious identity and religious switching.
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 325 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 376 International Trade
ECON 357 Economics of Globalization