Ronald Cronovich

  • Professor of Economics
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    Clausen Center 218

    Professor Ron Cronovich studied music from age 3 to 19, including a year in the jazz studies program at the University of North Texas. He transferred to The American University in Washington DC where he earned his B.A. in Economic Theory. He did his graduate work at the University of Michigan, earning an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics.

    He began his career at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the College of Business’ Economics Department. At UNLV, Professor Cronovich was awarded the College of Business Teacher of the Year Award three times and the UNLV Distinguished Teaching Award twice. More importantly says he, UNLV’s Teaching and Learning Center introduced Professor Cronovich to the existence of whole new universes of knowledge about teaching and learning, which ignited his passion for the pursuit of teaching excellence. This passion led him to Carthage in 2008. About Carthage, Professor Cronovich says “I love the sense of community here, the focus on teaching excellence, the wonderful students, the amazing faculty—and the Lake! The environment here is really conducive to my growth as a teacher, and working here is also a lot of fun!”

    • Ph.D., M.A. — Economics, University of Michigan
    • B.A. — Economic Theory, American University
    • ECN 1010 - Principles of Microeconomics
    • ECN 1020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    • BUS/ECN 2340 - Applied Statistics
    • ECN 2510 - Intermediate Microeconomics
    • ECN 2520 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • ECN 3050 - Environmental Economics
    • ECN/FIN 3200 - Money and Banking
    • ECN 3250 - The Economics of Inequality and Poverty
    • ECN/FIN 3290 - International Finance
    • ECN 3340 - Introduction to Econometrics
    • ECN/SWK 400C - The Spirit Level: A Humanistic Economic Approach to Poverty and Inequality
    • ECN/POL 675 - Power Hungry: Economic, Political and Ecological Dimensions of Energy

    Causes and effects of income and wealth inequality; the economics of energy & the environment.