Emeritus Associate Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Emeritus Associate Professor
    • Senior Academic Officer for Semester at Sea
  • Concentration:

    • Environmental
    • Microeconomics
    • Cultural Economics
    • International Education
  • Department:

    • Economics
  • Education:

    • PhD, University of Kansas
    • AB, Davidson College
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Bob Kling joined the Economics Department in 1984 and has served as Department Chair, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, and Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Fields of interest include microeconomics and environmental economics.  He currently serves as the Senior Academic Officer for Semester at Sea, having sailed as Academic Dean for the Spring 2017 voyage.   From 2008 to 2017 he coordinated the CSU-FTU Vietnam Economics Curriculum Program with the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi.   He has taught as visiting lecturer at the Foreign Trade University (Vietnam), the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary), the University of Naples (Italy), and with the Semester at Sea program, and he has been visiting scholar at the University of Montpellier (France).


  • ECON 501, Quant Methods for Economists


    ECON 501 is a first-semester math methods course required of all first-year graduate students in Economics and in Agricultural & Resource Economics.

  • ECON 606, Microeconomic Analysis I


    ECON 606 is the first of two courses in the PhD Micro Theory sequence

  • ECON 202, Principles of Microeconomics


    ECON 202 is the entry-level introductory course in economics, and is a prerequisite for Macroeconomics and many other courses, as well as entry into the Business major.