Jeff Owen ’92Alumni and Faculty

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

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-102 Principles of Microeconomics 16 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2014/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-100 FTS:Economic Literacy 14 2023/FA, 2022/FA, 2021/FA, 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, and 2009/FA
E/M-285 Economics of Environment 11 2024/SP, 2023/SP, 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2019/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2014/SP, and 2012/FA
E/M-274 U.S. Economic History 10 2023/FA, 2022/FA, 2021/FA, 2020/FA, 2019/FA, 2018/FA, 2017/FA, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2013/FA
E/M-286 Economics of Sports 8 2024/SP, 2023/SP, 2021/SP, 2020/SP, 2018/SP, 2017/SP, 2015/SP, and 2013/SP
E/M-108 Principles of Microeconomics 6 2021/FA, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, and 2018/FA
E/M-202 Intermed Microecon 6 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/SP
E/M-101 Principles of Macroeconomics 5 2008/FA, 2008/SP, and 2007/FA
E/M-380 Microeconomic Analysis 4 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, and 2009/SP
E/M-281 Intermed Microecon 3 2021/SP, 2019/SP, and 2006/FA
E/M-244 Special Topic: Sports Economics 3 2009/SP, 2008/FA, and 2007/SP
E/M-236 U.S. Economic History 2 2012/SP and 2010/SP
E/M-268 Career Exploration 2 2008/JN
E/M-360 Managerial Economics 2 2007/SP and 2006/FA
NDL-142 Intro to Sport Management 1 2024/JN
E/M-382 Intermed Microecon 1 2013/SP
E/M-235 Economics of Sports 1 2011/SP
E/M-201 U.S. Economic History 1 2007/JN