faculty

Martin Asher, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics and Business
(805) 565-6781

Office Location

Deane Hall 103

Office Available

By appointment.

Specialization(s)

Price-fixing class action litigation, antitrust economics and policies, law and economics, macroeconomic policy and performance, economic expert witness testimony in antitrust.

Biography/Details

Dr. Asher has taught undergraduates and MBA students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 1995. His courses have included intermediate macroeconomics, law and economics, and an honors undergraduate course combining the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. He received excellence in teaching awards on seven occasions. For 14 years he also served as Director of Research and Scholars Programs in the Wharton Undergraduate Division where he conducted research seminars for undergraduates and served on the senior management team for the Division. He presently teaches at Wharton in the Fall (honors intermediate macroeconomics) and Westmont in the Spring (principles and intermediate macroeconomics and economic analysis of law). He has also taught at Villanova University and Swarthmore College. He graduated from Stanford University, studied econometrics and macro modeling at the University of Pennsylvania under Nobel Prize-winner Lawrence Klein, and earned both a master's and doctorate there. Before he began his teaching career, he worked at the President's Council of Economic Advisers.