Philip Ganderton

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Philip T. Ganderton is a Professor in the Department of Economics and currently the Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.  He joined UNM in 1989 having completed his undergraduate and Master's degrees in Economics from the University of Western Australia and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Ganderton teaches and researches in the fields of public finance, personal investing, risk management and the evaluation of public policies.  He has published on investing in education, higher education financing, valuing environmental amenities, the contingent valuation method, water pricing, the economic costs of adolescent parenting and most recently on risk management, mitigation and insurance.  He also offers consulting and forensic economics services.

Teaching Interests

  • Public Finance
  • Private Investment

Research Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Mitigation
  • Insurance