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Kevin Christ

Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Kevin Christ teaches economics and specializes in applied microeconomics, managerial economics, international trade, and industrial organization. His research focuses on the role of public capital in private production and agency theory and optimal incentive structures. Professor Christ spent the 2014-15 academic year on a sabbatical in Ulm, Germany examining the country''s attempts to transition to an economy based entirely on sustainable energy sources. He previously worked in marketing for Maritz Canada and Maritz Performance Improvement Company and has featured his strong writing skills in op-eds for state and local media.

Teaching Interests

  • Intermediate microeconomics
  • International trade
  • Managerial economics
  • History of economic thought

Research Experiences

  • History of economic thought, with special emphasis on German ordoliberalism
  • International trade, with emphasis on Germany and the Eurozone economy
  • Public capital and infrastructure

Select Publications & Presentations

  • “Neoliberals and Ordoliberals,” DePauw University, March 2016
  • “Wilhelm Röpke’s Economic Humanism,” History of Economic Thought Society, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, June 2016
  • “Distribution through the Lens of Wilhelm Röpke’s Economic Humanism,” European Society for the History of Economic Thought, Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France, May 2016
  • “A Difficult and Tenuous Thing:  The Rise and Fall of Public Interest in American Economic Discourse,” European Society for the History of Economic Thought, Rome, Italy, May 2015
  • Christ, K., and Wu, Y., “Patterns of OFDI: Comparing Japan’s and China’s Emergence on the Global Scene,” Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, 16:1, 2013
  • “Organizational Economics and the Evolution of a New Management Science,” Philosophy of Management, 11:1, 79-94, Spring, 2012
  • “New Tests of Public Capital’s Role in Production,” Missouri Valley Economics Association, St. Louis, and Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, Indianapolis, October 2010
  • Christ, K., and Guell, R., “Terre Haute Forecast,” Indiana Business Review, various issues, 2009 through 2016
  • “Value-Free Economics in Management and Engineering Education,” Lionel Robbins’s Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science, STICERD, London School of Economics, December 2007

Awards & Honors

  • George C. Roberts Award for Outstanding Article, Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (with Yaonang Wu), 2014

Academic Degrees

  • BJ (Bachelor of Journalism), University of Missouri, 1981
  • MA, Saint Louis University, 1994
  • PhD, Saint Louis University, 1999