Martin Asher

Martin Asher

Professor of Economics & Business
Phone: (805) 565-6781
Office Location: Deane Hall 103

Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday 3:15-4:15 pm
and by appointment

Law & Economics

Dr. Martin A. Asher joined Westmont College’s Department of Economics and Business in 2016, having spent the previous 20 years teaching at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he retains his appointment as Adjunct Professor of Finance.  Dr. Asher received his PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his BA in Economics from Stanford University.  His career has included positions in the private sector, the public sector, and in academia.  He is a Santa Barbara native who has returned after a 40 year hiatus on the east coast.  Dr. Asher’s current teaching includes Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Economic Analysis of Law.  He received many teaching awards at the Wharton School for his teaching of these same courses. 

Dr. Asher has provided expert economic testimony in antitrust cases involving allegations of price fixing and market allocation, has analyzed class certification issues, and constructed damage models in a variety of cases covering a wide range of industries.  He was the court-appointed expert in the largest gender discrimination damages case in the United States, and conducted contract research and evaluation for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Departments of Public Welfare and Health.