Meet the Faculty
Ronald W. Batchelder
Professor of Economics
Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 239
Phone: (310) 506-4544
Fax: (310) 506-7271
- Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
- BA, Economics, University of California, Berkeley
- Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
- Comparative Economic Systems
- Money and Banking
- International Trade and Finance
- Economic Analysis of Legal Institutions
- Duncan Black Prize for Best Paper of the Year by a Senior Scholar in Public Choice, 2013.
- Howard White Memorial Teaching Award, (Seaver College, Pepperdine University), 1995.
- Economic theory of legal institutions
- Efficient government policy
- International financial institutions
- On Taxation and the Control of Externalities -- A Comment, with Earl A. Thompson, American Economic Review, June 1974.
- On the Rational Origins of the Modern Centralized State, with Herman Freudenberger, Explorations in Economic History, January 1983.
- Debt, Deflation, the Great Depression, and the Gold Standard, with David Glasner, in Money and Banking: The American Experience, George Edward Durell Foundation, Fairfax, Va.: George Mason University Press, 1995.
- The Encomienda and the Optimizing Imperialist: An Interpretation of Spanish Imperialism in the Americas, with Nicolas Sanchez, Public Choice, (156: 45-60), July 2013.
- Pre-Keynesian Monetary Theories of the Great Depression: What Ever Happened To Hawtrey and Cassel?, with David Glasner. Social Science Research Network, Revised, May 2013.
- Parallels with the 1930's: Little Cause for Alarm, The Money Rate Report (March 1988), Vol. 9, No. 3; pp. 1-7.
- Three Potential Depressions Since World War II: How We Avoided Disaster, The Money Rate Report (September 1988), Vol. 9, No. 9; pp. 1-10.
- An Interpretation of the Growth in International Banking Indebtedness to Developing Countries: 1974-81, July 1995.
- Eminent Domain as an Efficient Bilateral Monopoly Contracting Policy, March 1984.