Jeff Owen ’92

Alumni and Faculty

Associate Professor (Chair) in Economics and Management and Associate Professor in Environmental Studies

I graduated from Gustavus in 1992 with a double-major in economics and history. I received my doctorate in economics from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) in 2000. My dissertation was in sports economics, focusing on issues related to the economic impact of sports teams and facilities. In 2006, I returned to join the Economics and Management department. My teaching interests are primarily focused in the area of microeconomics and related fields such as sports economics, economic history, and environmental economics. You will often see me at Gustavus athletic events, especially basketball games. My wife Susan and I are both originally from Stewartville, MN and now reside near St. Peter.


B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College; Ph.D. University of Iowa

Courses Taught


E/M-102 (Principles of Microeconomics), E/M-274 (U.S. Economic History), and FTS-100 (FTS:Economic Literacy)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-102Principles of Microeconomics132014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, and 2006/FA
FTS-100FTS:Economic Literacy62015/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
E/M-202Intermed Microecon52016/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/SP
E/M-101Principles of Macroeconomics52008/FA, 2008/SP, and 2007/FA
E/M-285Economics of Environment42016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, and 2012/FA
E/M-380Microeconomic Analysis42012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
E/M-244Special Topic: Sports Economics32009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2007/SP
E/M-274U.S. Economic History22015/FA and 2013/FA
E/M-286Economics of Sports22015/SP and 2013/SP
E/M-236U.S. Economic History22012/SP and 2010/SP
E/M-268Career Exploration22008/JN
E/M-360Managerial Economics22007/SP and 2006/FA
E/M-382Intermed Microecon12013/SP
E/M-235Economics of Sports12011/SP
E/M-201U.S. Economic History12007/JN
E/M-281Government and Business12006/FA