Dr. Randall Waldron

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Dr. Randall Waldron

Dr. Randall Waldron

Professor of Economics and International Business

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
B.A., Northwestern University


After teaching at the University of South Dakota for 18 years, Dr. Randall Waldron moved to Northwest Arkansas in 2012 to teach at JBU.  He has a B.A. degree with majors in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.  Prior to attending graduate school, he worked as an analyst for the market research firm, Market Facts, Inc., in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Dr. Waldron’s teaching interests include a variety of fields within Economics and International Business.  Specializing in applied microeconomics, he has published papers on game theory, experimental economics, business competition, and economic impact analysis.  He brings extensive experience in these fields as well as in managerial economics.

Dr. Waldron is a Fulbright Scholar and has lived and taught in China, first at Beijing Jiaotong University and more recently at Yunnan Province at Honghe University.  His work has also taken him to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as to Europe.  With his experience in the Asian culture, he was co-founder of the East Asian Institute at the University of South Dakota.