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Todd Sarnstrom II

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

B.S., University of Wisconsin, River Falls
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., Western Michigan University


Todd Sarnstrom II is a visiting instructor of economics for the 2017-18 academic year. Todd grew up in the small town of Ellsworth, located in west central Wisconsin. He became interested in economics during his first year of undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and earned his B.S. in economics in 2011. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in applied economics from Western Michigan University in 2016. Prior to academia, Todd worked for a start-up company that developed polymers and composites. There he was involved in many things, including new-product development, production trials, inventory management and rolling out a new ERP system.

Todd’s hobbies include spending time with his dogs Redford and Snips, fishing, and complaining about the economics of micro-transactions in video games.

Research Interests
Todd’s current research interests include foreign direct investment and financial constraints, as well as new ways of identifying a hidden immigrant population.


ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 380 Managerial Economics 

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