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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 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 240: Intro Environmental Economics

    This course provides an introduction to Environmental Economics for non-economics majors. This course will apply the tools of economic analysis to a variety of environmental issues with particular attention given to valuing the environment, cost-benefit analysis, the economics of pollution, and natural resource allocation. The course examines several definitions of sustainability commonly used in economics and the applications of those definitions. The course also studies the political economy of environmental regulation and various policy approaches to environmental issues, both regulatory and incentive-based policies are examined.

  • ECON 307: Econometrics

    A study of the application of econometrics to economic analysis. Emphasis is given to inference and estimation in the linear regression model and to the problems of heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation.

  • ECON 340: Environmental Economics

    A study of economic theory and public policies as applied to environmental problems. Emphasis is given to the role of market failure in explaining the existence of pollution, to alternative strategies for pollution control and environmental management, and to problems associated with growth.