Paul Shoofs

Paul Schoofs

Professor of Economics, Patricia Parker Francis Professor of Economics, Director of Business Management

[email protected]
Office: Todd Wehr 317

  • Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest

Basic Information


  • B.A in economics, Loras College, Dubuque
  • Ph.D. in economics, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Courses Taught

  • ECON 211-212 Principles of Economics (Macro & Micro)
  • ECON 321 Economics of Professional Sports
  • ECON 354 Managerial Economics
  • ECON 481-82 History of Economic Thought I & II


Awards & Honors

  • Patricia Parker Francis Professorship in Economics, Ripon College, 1992-present
  • Windway Foundation Grant for research and on-site consulting about the transition from central planning to market processes in Russia and Ukraine, 1992
  • The Severy Award, Ripon College, 1982-83, 1990-91, 1996-97
  • Fulbright Fellowship (Senior Scholar in Economics) to Prince of Songkhla University, Hat Yai, Thailand, 1989-90



  • "The Outlook for Recovery from the 'Great Recession,' with Implications for the Fantasy Sports Industry", presentation to the national convention of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, January 2010.

Areas of Interest

  • Consumer behavior, including the allocations of time
  • Pricing by firms
  • Transitions from planned economic systems to free-market systems
  • Economics of professional sports
  • History of economics
  • Labor market analysis