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 and 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 doesn’t get the attention it deserves, 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. Thanks for visiting, and cheers!
Philip Ganderton
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Recent Posts

Sometimes you just get lucky

Such as two weekends ago when I got an email from a friend telling me, and others from cars and coffee, that the local Porsche dealer had just received a Cayman GT4 in stock, and that this car had been a cancelled order. It was for sale, unlike so many GT4s that were all pre-ordered and most picked up by the buyer who placed the order. A few orders were cancelled and Porsche still made the cars and delivered them to the dealers.

After just one hour of indecision, I pulled the trigger and traded my 9-month old black GTS for this white GT4.


It’s the real thing! More details elsewhere on my website, but it’s certainly a car of my dreams. Not a GT3, but Porsche Motorsport division raided enough parts from the GT3 parts bin to make this a real track-oriented driver’s car. Bigger engine, firmer suspension, larger brakes, wider tires, and manual transmission and shifter that’s a smooth as budda…


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