Paul Estenson


Associate Professor in Economics and Management

Since I graduated from high school I have been involved in entrepreneurial ventures. Before I started college I built, sold and repaired guitars. A few years later, I started "Tuxedo Express," a singing telegram business to raise money to pay for my tuition and books. I sold the business and used the proceeds to fund some of my graduate education. I feel that my involvement in business has helped me stay grounded as a professor. I can relate what I teach to business examples that I have encountered in my own enterprises and those that I have been involved with in a consulting role.

My current business, Doc E's BBQ, is a barbecue vending business that I operate with my son Leif, Gustavus '14, throughout the summer. We sell our barbecue at music festivals, town gatherings, county fairs and on the street in Saint Peter. 

I am currently joining my interests in economics, barbecue and social entrepreneurship by offering my Doc E's Salsa recipes for use by a group of student social entrepreneurs. I am very curious to see what happens next.


B.A. Economics, North Dakota State University; Ph.D. Economics, University Of Nebraska


Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-125Statistics for Economics and Management662016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
E/M-381Intermed Macroecon162015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, and 2000/SP
E/M-101Principles of Macroeconomics142014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
E/M-375Introduction to Econometrics62011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA
E/M-388Econometrics52016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, and 2012/FA
E/M-266Forecasting Economics and Management52007/JN, 2005/JN, 2004/JN, 2002/JN, and 2001/JN
E/M-103Economics in the Media42014/JN, 2013/JN, 2012/JN, and 2011/JN
E/M-268Career Exploration32006/JN, 2002/JN, and 2000/JN
E/M-201Intermed Macroecon12016/SP

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.