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Christopher E. Gunn

Professor of Economics/William R. Kenan Jr. Professor

Joined the faculty in 1978

Ph.D., Cornell
M.B.A., Cornell
Lic., Louvain
B.S., Cornell



Current scholarly interests:
Political economy of local and regional development
The commons
Cooperative and labor-managed firms
Nonprofit institutions

Previous teaching experience:
Community college teaching prior to Ph.D.

Books:
Workers' Self-management in the United States (Cornell 1984)
Alternatives to Economic Orthodoxy (co-edited with R. Albelda and W. Waller) (M.E. Sharpe, 1987)
Reclaiming Capital: Democratic Initiatives and Community Development (co-authored with Hazel Dayton Gunn) (Cornell 1991)
Third Sector Development: Making Up for the Market (Cornell 2004).

Courses Routinely Taught:
Political Economy (core course for majors in economics)
The U.S. Economy: A Critical Analysis
Introduction to Radical Political Economy
Economics of the Nonprofit Sector
Seminar: The Global Economy

Current research:
Case study of a successful workers' cooperative engaged in fair trade
The commons and cooperatives

Professional Affiliations:
American Association of University Professors
Union for Radical Political Economics
American Economic Association

Personal Statement:
I have been fortunate to work in a lively and engaging environment, with fine colleagues and students. My most recent book grew out of development of a course I designed on not-for-profit organizations. The ability to link teaching and research is a very positive aspect of work in a liberal arts institution.

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