John Schwendel

John Schwendel

Asst. Prof. - Economics

Office: Morgan 215
Phone: 330-287-1907


  • Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-Economics
  • M.A.,University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-Economics
  • B.S.,University of Wisconsin-Madison-Economics
  • Certificate,University of Wisconsin-Madison-Folklore

Courses Taught:

Principles of Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Introduction to Microeconomics, Economics of Personal Finance

Research interests:

Labor Economics, Income Inequality, The Retirement Decision, Distributional Fitting and Issues


John Schwendel received his bachelor’s degree of Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has researched historical income inequality, methodologies for fitting distributions to data, and the implications of heavy tailed distributionsin health policy issues. His research also explores the effects of thechanging nature of the retirement decision on the income distribution. He has taught courses including Principles of Economics, Introductory Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and the Economics of Personal Finance.