Roger White                        


Professor of Economics

Douglas W. Ferguson Chair in International Economics

Economics Department Chair

Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Director, Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Office: 562.907.4908


Whittier College

Wardman Hall 211

13406 E. Philadelphia St.

Whittier, CA 90602 USA


At Whittier College, I have taught a variety of Economics courses, including (in no particular order):


o   International Trade and Finance

o   Comparative Economic Systems

o   Growth and Development

o   Migration in Global Perspective

o   Senior Project in Economics

o   Introduction to Econometrics

o   Intermediate Microeconomics

o   Principles of Macroeconomics

o   Principles of Microeconomics


I also regularly supervise Independent Study courses and seek opportunities to collaborate on research projects with my students. To date, I have been fortunate to co-author with five students and have benefitted as several other students have served as research assistants on a number of my projects.


My research largely focuses on topics relating to the immigrant-trade link, multidimensional poverty, cross-societal cultural differences/distance, immigration policy and its history, public opinion towards economic globalization, and the potential consequences of increased international trade for domestic labor. I have worked on additional topics related to trade (e.g., determinants of exporting behavior, trade costs, and the “distance puzzle”) and microfinance.


My primary objective is to contribute empirical studies that foster a greater understanding of economic phenomena (generally) and, more specifically, of international interactions.


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