Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration
Peter Nickerson is a professional economist and the principal of Nickerson & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in applying economics, statistics, and computer-related analyses to business and public policy issues. Clients have included individuals, numerous law firms, Fortune 500 companies, small and medium size businesses, federal, state, and local government entities, the U.S. Department of Justice, and labor and trade organizations. Projects have included forecasting the effects of the spotted owl ESA listing on Northwest timber harvests, a comprehensive review of ITQ regulations in a major Alaska fishery and the measurement of the economic impacts of a major oil spill.
He was a tenured professor in the Albers School of Business at Seattle University where he taught graduate and undergraduate economics courses for over thirteen years. Between 1995 and 2002 Nickerson was President and CEO of a publicly traded Internet services company. Dr. Nickerson has a PhD in Economics from the University of Washington and has taught economics, macroeconomics and environmental economics at the University of Washington and Seattle University.
Macroeconomics, Global Markets, and Policy
This course teaches the principles of macroeconomic policy in an international setting. The course focuses on developing a framework for understanding the forces that determine output, employment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, the trade deficit, and other key macroeconomic variables. This framework is used to evaluate different macroeconomic policies in the context of different national economic environments.