Dr. Curtis R. Price

Dr. Curtis R. Price, Associate Professor of Economics

"Learning is like an athletic endeavor. Your coach cannot play the game for you. As a student you must follow directions and practice on your own or you will get very little from your education."

Degrees Held:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Purdue University, 2008
  • Master of Science in Economics, Purdue University, 2004
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University, 1998

Career Highlights:

Dr. Price's research has been published in leading journals such as Management Science, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and Economics Letters. One of Dr. Price's research articles was adopted for the Gender Action Portal at Harvard University, which is used to inform policymakers around the world on current research findings pertaining to gender differences. Prior to being employed by the University of Southern Indiana, Dr. Price worked as an actuary for a Fortune 500 company. Dr. Price has engaged in actuarial and statistical consulting duties for private companies and governmental entities.

Why did you start teaching?

I love learning new things and creating knowledge.

What's the best advice that you have ever received?

When faced between choosing between your job and your career, you should always choose your career since you may lose your job at any time.

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Learning is like an athletic endeavor. Your coach cannot play the game for you. As a student you must follow directions and practice on your own or you will get very little from your education.

What is the one book do you think everyone should read?

The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life by John A. List and Uri Gneezy

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