Eric Abrams, Ph.D.

Photo of Eric Abrams, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Economics

Office: 907 Royse Street

Phone: (618) 537-6553


Ph.D., Economics, University of Iowa (1997)

B.S., Economics, Carnegie-Mellon University (1989)

Teaching Interest

My teaching interests primarily economics in nature. I enjoy teaching economics courses such as Managerial Economics and Principles of Micro- and Macro-economics as well as courses that cover current topics in economics.

Research Interest

My research interests are within the field of experimental economics. More specifically I am interested in learning what makes financial markets work and breakdown.


“An experimental comparison of two search models” (with Martin Sefton and Abdullah Yavas), Economic Theory 16:3, 2000. Reprinted in Advances in Experimental Markets, Ed. by T. Cason and C. Noussair, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2001.

Teaching Philosophy

My approach to teaching economics is both discussion-based and rigorous. I feel that these two descriptions make the courses I teach more enjoyable to the students than just a consistent lecturing while at the same time providing an excellent learning opportunity.


Chair, McKendree College Institutional Review Board, 2006-present

Member of American Economic Association and Economic Science Association