Chris Annala

Professor of Economics School Of Business
South Hall 117D
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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. in Economics, California State University, Chico, 1995

  • Ph. D. in Economics, Washington State University, 2000


  • American Economic Association

  • Midwest Economic Association

  • National Tax Association

  • Business Research Consortium

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Research Interests

Professor Annala has research interests in Public Finance, Sports Economics, and Environmental Economics.

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  • ECON 112: Introductory Macroeconomics

    A survey introduction to macroeconomics with emphasis on the concepts of national income accounting, consumption, investment, money and banking, and income determination. Attention is given to the problems of employment, price stability, growth, and international economic policy.

  • ECON 212: Intermed Macroeconomic Theory

    A study of the theories of social accounting; aggregate, simple, and general income and price level determination; and economic growth. Emphasis is given to techniques of national income and wealth accounting, consumption, and investment functions. Neo-Classical and Neo-Keynesian equilibrium models, the theory of employment, and aggregate growth models are also considered.

  • ECON 345: Economics of Sports

    This course applies the principles of microeconomics and statistics to the industries of professional and amateur sports. The topics include league structure, team decision-making, labor-relations, incentive structures, and stadium financing and the role of public policy. The course is designed to illuminate economic principles foremost, using sports as a convenient vehicle to represent these ideas.