Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado, 1975
M.A., Louisiana State University, 1972
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1970
John Eckalbar, Professor of Economics, became internationally known for his theoretical research on disequilibrium economics when most economists were struggling with general equilibrium. Although he has written numerous articles and books on mathematical economics, dynamics and stability, forecasting, monetary theory, and Keynesian economics, he always has time to help students. "I enjoy making difficult concepts understandable," said Professor Eckalbar in a recent discussion with his colleagues. He teaches Econ 482 (Introductory Mathematical Economics), Econ 483 (Economic Forecasting), Econ 302 (Intermediate Macroeconomics), and Econ 102 (Introductory Macroeconomics). Professor Eckalbar frequently introduces computing applications, such as Mathematica, into his classes. When he is not engaged in teaching or research, Professor Eckalbar enjoys swimming and flying. He is a Master swimmer and finished second in the 100 meter breaststroke international competition last year. Professor Eckalbar is an airline transport pilot, flight instructor, and an author of several books for pilots. Although he prefers to research disequilibrium economics, while flying he appreciates equilibrium!