Seth W Norton Curriculum Vitae


Address and Phone:

J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy
Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-752-5310
Fax: 630-752-5731
Birthdate: February 25, 1947


Ph. D. 1982. University of Chicago (Economics and Finance).

M.B.A. 1975. University of Chicago (Finance and Industrial Relations).

M.A. 1971. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Public Policy and Administration).

B.A. 1969. Northwestern University (History).

Honors / Awards:

Palatine (Illinois) High School Athletic Hall of Fame, September, 2005. Earhart Foundation summer research fellowship, 2005.

Julian Simon Fellow, PERC-Center for Free Market Environmentalism, Bozeman, Montana, 2001. Awarded fellowship to study effects of population growth on poverty, environmental degradation, and environmental enhancement.

Earhart Foundation summer research fellowship, 1999.

Burlington Northern Foundation Award for distinguished achievement in teaching, 1988.

John M. Olin Fellow, 1986-87. Awarded fellowship to study economics of franchising.

Honors / Awards continued:

Beta Gamma Sigma, 1978.

University of Chicago Fellowships, 1977-80.

Academic Positions:

Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme Professor of Political Economy and Director of the J. Dennis Hastert Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy, Wheaton College, July, 2010 to present.

Norris A. Aldeen Professor of Business, Wheaton College, Wheaton Illinois, 1997-2010.

Norris A. Aldeen Associate Professor of Business and Economics, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1995-1997.

Adjunct Instructor, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Summer 2003.

Associate Professor of Economics, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1992-1995.

Visiting Associate Professor of Business Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1990-1991.

Associate Professor Marketing and Business Economics, Washington University, St. Louis, 1988-92.

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Economics, Washington University, St. Louis, 1981-1987.

Research Associate, Center for the Study of American Business, 1987-1988.

Social Science Instructor, Triton College, River Grove, Illinois, 1970-1973.

Other Positions:

Associate, Management Analysis Center, Northbrook, Illinois, 1976-77, part-time 1977-78. Duties included budget analysis and corporate planning for client firms. Assignments included developing operating budgets in production and support functions and analysis of research and development budgets. Assignments also included economic and financial analysis for litigation support in antitrust cases. Client firms included Babcock and Wilcox, Mead Paper, Monsanto, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals, and Warner Lambert.

Financial Analyst, Federal Energy Administration, Washington, D.C., 1975-76. Duties included review of firms’ requests for waiver of U.S. price and allocation regulations, analysis of financial and economic data, and drafting of recommendations for decisions regarding waiver requests.

Personal Consulting Clients:

Chloride Battery, Consolidated Aluminum, Motorola, Proctor & Gamble, Smith and Nephew.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: American Government and Politics, Business Strategy and Analysis, Economic and Business Research, Econometrics, Economics of Competition, Industrial Organization, Intermediate Microeconomics, Investment Analysis and Capital Markets, Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Managerial Environment, Microeconomics, Marketing Policy, Money and Banking, Pricing, and Principles of Finance (Corporate), Survey of Social Sciences.

Graduate: Microeconomics for Managers, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Channels, and Pricing.

Doctoral Dissertation:

Regulation and Business Fluctuations: The Case of Electric Utilities, December 1982.  

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