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Meet the Faculty

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Ronald W. Batchelder

Professor of Economics

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 239
Phone: (310) 506-4544
Fax: (310) 506-7271
E-mail: ron.batchelder@pepperdine.edu

  • 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

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • 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.

Academic Interests:

  • Economic theory of legal institutions
  • Efficient government policy
  • International financial institutions

Selected Works: