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 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

Was SuperBowl 49 lost to hubris?

In a post-game interview, Seattle Seahawk coach Pete Carroll said (to paraphrase) that the second play was a throw-away, since they had the third down to let Marshawn Lynch (Mr. Beast Mode) make the big play, and the last play–if needed–to score the game-tying field goal. Talk a about a throw-away play…thrown right into the hands of Malcom Butler (Mr. Prediction!)


Photo by Mark Rebilas/USA Today/Reuters, from Slate online magazine

What coach Carroll displayed was, in my opinion, hubris plain and simple. A thrown ball is always riskier than a carried ball, yet he felt that the Seahawks, lining up with three wide receivers against a Patriot defense set against the run, could make the play and not only win the game, but win it in style. Hubris.


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