Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business

Dr. Paul Swanson

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Office:   V3047
Phone:   973-720-2784
Email:SwansonP@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   By Appointment

Department: Economics, Finance and GlobalBus
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: The determination of occupational wage rates. I am also writing a quasi-textbook on the U.S. economy.

Professional Degrees:

Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University, 1984
M. Phil. in Economics, Columbia University, 1980
M.A. in Economics, Columbia University, 1977
B.A. in Political Science, Iowa State University, 1975

Previous Appointments:

  • Instructor, Ramapo College

Primary Research Interests:

  • Determination of occupational wage rates; Textbook writing on the U.S. economy.

Representative Professional Experience:

  • (2001) Review of textbook on macroeconomics (Irwin/Mcgraw Hill)
  • (1995) Review of book manuscript (Praeger Publications, 1995)

Representative Publications:

  • Swanson, Paul (forthcoming). An Introduction to the U.S. Economy, Routledge Publishers (Under Contract).
  • Swanson, Paul (2008) "Capital Flight," Encyclopedia of Social Problems, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Swanson, Paul (2008) "Deregulation," Encyclopedia of Social Problems, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Swanson, Paul (2008) "Outsourcing," Encyclopedia of Social Problems, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Swanson, Paul (2006) "Class Structure," Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Swanson, Paul (2006) "Habitat for Humanity," Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Swanson, Paul (2006) "International Poverty Rates -- $1 and $2 a Day," Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Swanson, Paul (2005) "Occupational Sex Segregation and Economic Development," Journal of Business & Economics Research, 3(8), pp. 43-51
  • "The Impact of the Integration of Women into the Labor Force on Profitability and Competitiveness," chapter in Competitive Advantage: Contemporary Perspectives (Jess Boronico, editor), forthcoming.
  • 5 Articles--"Business Cycles," "Class Structure," "Fannie Mae," "Income Distribution Theories," and "Nassau Senior"--for The Encyclopedia of Capitalism (New York: Facts on File, forthcoming in 2004).

Current Courses Offered:

  • ECON 210 Economic Statistics I
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  • ECON 201: Macroeconomics
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  • ECON 355: Diversity in Organiztion
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