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Meet Soren Hauge

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., in Economics, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

I’m an applied microeconomist with a liberal arts background who likes to connect the theories and data of economics with the wider world of people and ideas. I grew up mainly in Pennsylvania and Upper Michigan before studying in a liberal arts college in Minnesota and graduate school in Wisconsin. Travel across the world and research in several Latin American countries inform my teaching of international and development economics courses. In environmental economics and history of economic thought, I connect economics with other ways of seeing the world in natural science and history. I also dig into the big picture of economic concepts and data with students in principles of macroeconomics and intermediate macroeconomics, as well as Catalyst seminars. My two children grew up in Ripon where my wife and I enjoy living.


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What is your teaching philosophy in 8 words or fewer? Help students explore, notice, ask, explain and test ideas.

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What is something your students would be surprised to learn about you? I ride a recumbent bike for recreation. There’s nothing like exercising while lying down.

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What’s your workspace like? Lots of books, screens, and Latin American art.



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