Paul EstensonFaculty

Associate Professor in Business and Economics

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

E/M-109 (Principles of Macroeconomics), E/M-386 (Government and Business), and E/M-388 (Econometrics)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-125 Statistics for Economics and Management 81 2022/FA, 2022/SP, 2021/FA, 2021/SP, 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/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-381 Intermed Macroecon 16 2015/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-101 Principles of Macroeconomics 15 2017/FA, 2014/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-388 Econometrics 8 2023/SP, 2022/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, and 2012/FA
E/M-375 Introduction to Econometrics 6 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, and 2006/FA
E/M-266 Forecasting Economics and Management 5 2007/JN, 2005/JN, 2004/JN, 2002/JN, and 2001/JN
FTS-100 FTS:Use Your Words 4 2022/FA, 2021/FA, 2020/FA, and 2019/FA
E/M-103 Economics in the Media 4 2014/JN, 2013/JN, 2012/JN, and 2011/JN
E/M-150 Applied Bus Analytics 3 2021/FA, 2020/FA, and 2020/SP
E/M-109 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 2021/SP and 2019/SP
E/M-201 Intermed Macroecon 3 2018/SP, 2017/SP, and 2016/SP
NDL-268 Career Exploration 3 2018/JN
E/M-268 Career Exploration 3 2006/JN, 2002/JN, and 2000/JN
E/M-177 Economics in the Media 2 2023/JN and 2022/JN
E/M-282 Intermed Macroecon 2 2020/SP and 2018/FA
E/M-391 IS:Econ Thesis 1 2023/SP
E/M-387 Labor Economics 1 2023/SP
E/M-276 Economic Development 1 2021/SP
E/M-144 ST:Economics in Media 1 2021/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.