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Gene Ellis was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia (1964-66)
Gene Ellis was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia (1964-66),
Gene Ellis, Ph.D. U. of Tennessee (1972) is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Denver. He has taught at Notre Dame University and Mt. St. Vincent University (Canada).
He was a Pew Fellow in 1992-93 and uses cases in his graduate courses on Policy Analysis, International Project Analysis and Multinational Corporations. At the undergraduate level, he teaches courses in environmental econmics (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Economic Environmental Policy), policy analysis (Concepts and Practice of Policy Analysis) and development economics. He teaches applied microeconomic theory at both levels, and has developed the draft of a book (with Larry Marsh, of Notre Dame University) of case studies and data sets (Doing Economics) allowing microeconomics students to practice theory by estimating demand curves, cost curves, production functions, etc., and applying them in economic analyses. His case draft on Professional Ethics and International Project Development in Ethiopia is available in multiple formats on CaseNet
* Professional Ethics and International Project Development in Ethiopia Mac
* Professional Ethics and International Project Development in Ethiopia Wordperfect 5
* Professional Ethics and International Project Development in Ethiopia ASCII text
A Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia (1964-66), he was the first AID dissertation fellow (conducting work on the economics of agricultural mechanization and its impact on the peasantry in Ada District, Ethiopia, 1970-71). In 1980-81, he served as Resident Scholar at the AID Development Studies Program. A development economist with an interest in environmental and forestry economics, he has worked in over twenty less developed countries (primarily in Africa and Asia) with such groups as AID, the World Bank, the FAO and the US Peace Corps, publishing widely in the areas of development economics, appropriate technology and public policy.
He is interested in sharing ideas about case-based and interactive teaching with other faculty, especially in the areas of the environment economics and public policy.