Office: SSS 464
Summer 2013 Class Schedule:
Econ 103.802 Principles of Microeconomics
Online, 4 weeks, June 10-July 7
Fall 2013 Class Schedule:
Econ 303.001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
MWF 9:00-9:50 SSS 105
Econ 103.007 Principles of Microeconomics
MWF 12:00-12:50 SSS 312
Econ 103.501 Principles of Microeconomics
MWF 1:00-1:50 SSS 107
- B.A., Law, Economics and Social Science, University of Erfurt, Germany
- M.Sc., Economics, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
- Ph.D., George Mason University, 2011
Petrik was born and grew up in Germany. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Erfurt. He received his M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Nottingham (England) and a Ph.D. from George Mason University. Before moving to Eau Claire, he taught at St. Lawrence University.
Petrik loves the world of ideas and is interested in (too) many things; spanning subjects such as Psychology & Economics, Philosophy & Economics, Institutional Economics, the History of Socialism, and the History of Economic Thought. He is fascinated with the unprecedented transformation human society has experienced for the last 250 years or so. His research is motivated by an underlying curiosity about the way institutional structures can channel productive entrepreneurship or, alternatively, divert it into disastrous, destructive forms of behavior, and by the fragility and impermanence of such institutional arrangements.
His Pantheon of intellectual heroes is populated by Adam Smith and David Hume, F.A. Hayek, Jane Jacobs, Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, Gordon Tullock, James Buchanan and others. Petrik's research is published or forthcoming in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, the Journal of Institutional Economics, The Journal of the History of Economic Thought and others.