Philip Ganderton

Welcome to my website.  Following the demise of, which I had hosted for over 10 years, I launched this website in 2013. It has a new host, a new look, and a new domain name (
Here you’ll find an academic section with details on my classes, and my research. Currently I am Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, but I still teach courses for the Economics Department. There’s also a section about the consulting (expert witness) services I offer.
I post frequently to a blog called Ramblings.  Then there are my personal pages, that let me share a little of myself.  You can read about my obsession with my car, bicycles, photography, woodwork and a few other things.  My photography site has been around the web the longest, and is in need of significant updating, I’m afraid.
I hope you find something of interest here.  If you do, please comment via the Facebook and Twitter sharing links–or not.  If you want to say hello directly then email me:  Otherwise, thanks for visiting, and cheers!
Philip Ganderton
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Recent Posts

Yet more income inequality

Americans have some odd, but not unexpected, views of income distribution in the U.S. In a recent survey reported in Slate, they thought CEOs earned about 30 times what the average unskilled worker earns, and thought the optimal ratio should be only seven times. However the reality is that CEOs earn about 350 times what that unskilled worker earns. That’s $12million compared to $35,000!

But don’t get too depressed, there’s a path toward the top, (well, not the Mt Everest top, but something in the Rockies, for sure,) and that’s — drum roll, please — with an Economics Degree! Another Slate article reports on research that finds those with economics degrees out-earn even engineers (!) especially if you earn in the top half of your income distribution. (Top earning economists earn a lot more than top earning engineers, while low earning economists earn just a little less than low earning engineers.)

So get out there and earn an economics degree–and make bank!

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