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Marc von der Ruhr regularly teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Econometrics, International Trade, An Economic Approach to Religion and Economics for Managers. Von der Ruhr’s approach to teaching emphasizes the economic approach to problem solving and explores non-obvious areas in which the economic way of thinking may offer insights. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary topics, both in his teaching and in his research. He is trained in international trade, macroeconomics and econometrics.

Von der Ruhr’s efforts in teaching and scholarship have been recognized by way of St. Norbert’s Leonard Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching along with the Donald B. King Award for Distinguished Scholarship.

His hobbies include biking, running, kayaking and playing guitar. He enjoys sharing these interests with his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Emily and Sarah.

Scholarship and research interests

Von der Ruhr’s research and teaching interests inform each other and focus on the interdisciplinary and applied nature of economics. His work explores international issues related to trade and foreign direct investment, as well as factors that impact personal policy preferences regarding trade and immigration. His research has explored how a person’s religious affiliation and religiosity impact attitudes toward a variety of issues ranging from international policy preferences to trust in others. This work has led Marc to research factors that have allowed megachurches to thrive in a religious marketplace as well as the dynamics of religious identity formation and religious switching.

His research has been published in a variety of academic journals and books. Most recently, his work has appeared in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, International Tax & Public Finance, the Review of International Economics, and the International Journal of Social Economics. He also was invited to contribute a chapter to the book “Megachurches in the Religious Marketplace.”

Education

B.S., Marquette University
M.S., Marquette University
Ph.D., Indiana University

Courses taught

ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 325 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 345 An Economic Approach to Religion
ECON 376 International Trade
BUAD 515 Microeconomics for Managers
BUAD 516 Macroeconomics for Managers

About
About Marc von der Ruhr

Marc von der Ruhr regularly teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Econometrics, International Trade, An Economic Approach to Religion and Economics for Managers. Von der Ruhr’s approach to teaching emphasizes the economic approach to problem solving and explores non-obvious areas in which the economic way of thinking may offer insights. He is particularly interested in interdisciplinary topics, both in his teaching and in his research. He is trained in international trade, macroeconomics and econometrics.

Von der Ruhr’s efforts in teaching and scholarship have been recognized by way of St. Norbert’s Leonard Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching along with the Donald B. King Award for Distinguished Scholarship.

His hobbies include biking, running, kayaking and playing guitar. He enjoys sharing these interests with his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Emily and Sarah.

Scholarship and research interests

Von der Ruhr’s research and teaching interests inform each other and focus on the interdisciplinary and applied nature of economics. His work explores international issues related to trade and foreign direct investment, as well as factors that impact personal policy preferences regarding trade and immigration. His research has explored how a person’s religious affiliation and religiosity impact attitudes toward a variety of issues ranging from international policy preferences to trust in others. This work has led Marc to research factors that have allowed megachurches to thrive in a religious marketplace as well as the dynamics of religious identity formation and religious switching.

His research has been published in a variety of academic journals and books. Most recently, his work has appeared in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, International Tax & Public Finance, the Review of International Economics, and the International Journal of Social Economics. He also was invited to contribute a chapter to the book “Megachurches in the Religious Marketplace.”

Education

B.S., Marquette University
M.S., Marquette University
Ph.D., Indiana University

Courses
Courses taught

ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 325 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 345 An Economic Approach to Religion
ECON 376 International Trade
BUAD 515 Microeconomics for Managers
BUAD 516 Macroeconomics for Managers

Marc B. von der Ruhr
Marc B. von der Ruhr
Professor of Economics
Emailmarc.von-der-ruhr@snc.edu
Programs Economics
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