Associate Professor of Economics / Economics Program Chair & Honors Scholar Program Chair
Hans [dot] Despain [at] nichols [dot] edu
- BA, Economics, University of Utah
- PhD, Economics, University of Utah
Dr. Despain has published approximately 70 articles.
Sample publications include:
- Journal of Economic Issue
- Monthly Review
- Science and Society
- Past and Present
- Journal of Critical Realism
- Constitutional Political Economy
A number of his op/ed pieces have appeared in the:
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette
- Connecticut Post
- Standard Times
- The Sun
- Northampton Gazette
- The Republican
Dr. Despain has been teaching for 19 years and taught at a number of universities before coming to Nichols, including Saint Joseph University in China and the University of Oslo in Norway.
His research interests include Political Economy; Institutional Economic Theory; History of Economic Thought; and the Philosophy of Critical Realism.
Dr. Despain currently teaches the following courses:
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Prices and the Market System
- Capitalism in Crisis
- Urban and Regional Economics
- Unemployment and Inflation
- Labor Economics
- Political Economy
Hobbies, Activities, etc.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing outside with his children.