Professor Robert Whaples, Ph.D.

Professor Robert Whaples
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of Pennsylvania
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Dr. Robert Whaples is Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University. He earned a double B.A. in Economics and History from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Whaples is the director of EH.Net (http://www.eh.net), which operates the Economic History Services website to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields and to make research in economic history accessible to the worldwide public. He edits EH.Net's book review series and is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History. His Ph.D. dissertation, ìThe Shortening of the American Work Week: An Economic and Historical Analysis of Its Context, Causes and Consequences,î was awarded the Allen Nevins Prize for the Outstanding Dissertation in American Economic History by the Economic History Association. In 1999 he won the Economic History Association's Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History.
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"Dr. Whaples does an excellent job showing his audience how economists see the world: everything is broken down into statistics and assumes human activity is driven almost exclusively by profit motive. "

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8 Courses and Sets

  1. Modern Economic Issues

    Modern Economic Issues

    Robert Whaples
    4 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    How do the major economic issues that dominate today's news—questions about gross domestic product or budget deficits or trade imbalances—impact the average citizen? Why are health insurance and college tuition increasingly expensive? What can be done about soaring energy prices? Professor Robert Whaples explains not only the urgent issues we all need to understand, but also the raw data economists use...
  2. (Set) America and the New Global Economy & Modern Economic Issues  Set

    (Set) America and the New Global Economy & Modern Economic Issues

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Here is your unforgettable, eye-opening look at important issues in our contemporary economy. Explore the last 50 years of world economic history—including countries and regions such as China, India, and the Middle East—in America and the New Global Economy. Then, Modern Economic Issues offers you an equally thorough exploration of our own nation's economic issues, including productivity, energy prices,...
  3. Economics, 3rd Edition; Games Set

    Economics, 3rd Edition; Games

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,379.80 Starting at $1,379.80 $1,379.80 $1,379.80$1,379.80
    Finally become fluent in the important language of economics and business decision making with this four-course set. In Economics, 3rd Edition, learn more about the financial issues that affect you and the nation every day, including interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, and globalization. Then examine the last 50 years of world economic history in the 36 lectures of America and the New Global Economy....
  4. (Set)  Unexpected Economics & Modern Economic Issues Set

    (Set) Unexpected Economics & Modern Economic Issues

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  5. (Set) Modern Economic Issues & Economics, 3rd Edition   Set

    (Set) Modern Economic Issues & Economics, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
    Learn about the important issues and concepts of economics in two courses taught by expert economists. Modern Economic Issues is a primer in 21st-century economics for the noneconomist that makes the connection between economics and daily life. Economics, 3rd Edition is a well-rounded overview of the U.S. economy and the economic issues that affect our nation.
  6. (Set) Thinking about Capitalism & Modern Economic Issues  Set

    (Set) Thinking about Capitalism & Modern Economic Issues

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Broaden your understanding of economics with these two fascinating courses taught by award-winning professors. In Thinking about Capitalism, discover capitalism's history, its proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on daily life in our contemporary world. Next, embark on a provocative exploration of contemporary economic concerns such as urban sprawl, international trade, inflation, and fluctuating...
  7. (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making; Modern Economic Issues; & America and the New Global Economy  Set

    (Set) Art of Critical Decision Making; Modern Economic Issues; & America and the New Global Economy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,004.85 Starting at $1,004.85 $1,004.85 $1,004.85$1,004.85
    Master the complexities of both effective decision making and the modern global economy with this three-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making explores how individuals and groups make effective choices, and provides you with skills to enhance the effectiveness of your own decision making. Modern Economic Issues offers a provocative exploration of our nation's contemporary economic concerns. And America and...
  8. (Set)  China, India, and the United States & Modern Economic I Set

    (Set) China, India, and the United States & Modern Economic I

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $269.90 Starting at $269.90 $269.90 $269.90$269.90