Professor Christie Byun started teaching at Wabash College in 2007. She teaches Economics. Her areas of research and teaching interests include econometrics, statistics, and environmental economics. She is interested in the theory of habit formation and how it influences household consumption over time. Prof. Byun is also interested in valuation methodology, in particular towards estimating the value of environmental goods and services. She has taken her environmental economics students on field trips to local sites, including Sugar Creek and Shades State Park, and ATI Casting in La Porte, Indiana. Prof. Byun has also traveled to Alaska to conduct research for her environmental economics class, and for the immersion trip associated with it.
In her spare time, Prof. Byun enjoys yoga and rock climbing. She also enjoys listening to music, which goes hand in hand with her freshman tutorial on the economics of the popular music industry. She is interested in how the economics and business side of the music industry, as well as music technology, can influence the process of creating music.
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Riverside
B.A. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
ECO 101 — Principles of Economics
ECO 251 — The Economic Approach with Microsoft Excel
ECO 253 — Introduction to Econometrics
ECO 277 — Introduction to Environmental Economics
ECO 277 — Economics and Public Policy
Habit Formation and Household Consumption: A Semiparametric Approach
Economic Valuation of the Water Quality in Sugar Creek
Midwest Economics Association, March 2011, Indiana Academy of Social Sciences Oct. 2010, Western Economic Association, July 2010: “Economic Valuation of the Water Quality in Sugar Creek”
Asian Studies Development Program, July 2010: “Asian Studies and the Liberal Arts”