Department Chair:
Barbara Craig

Administrative Assistant:
Terri Pleska

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8483
Fax: (440) 775-6978

Rice Hall 233
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Hirschel Kasper

Hirschel Kasper

Professor of Economics

Contact Information


Rice Hall 223
(440) 775-8489

Hirschel Kasper

Hirschel Kasper

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota -- Minneapolis, 1963
  • Master of Arts, University of Minnesota -- Minneapolis, 1959
  • Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, 1956

Hirschel Kasper (Ph.D., 1963, Minnesota) is primarily interested in labor economics and economic policy. He teaches courses in labor economics, labor-management relations, and poverty and affluence. His interest in education led to his 1991 article titled "The Education of Economists", published in the American Economic Association's Journal of Economic Literature. For more than two decades he served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Education. He is now studying the relation between labor market conditions and welfare case loads. On occasion he serves as labor arbitrator in the private and public sectors. He is professionally known for his research on job search by the unemployed and collective bargaining in education.


Curriculum Vita


Fall 2016

 ECON 101-01   

 Principles of Economics

 MWF 11:00-11:50AM

 ECON 219

 Labor-Management Relations 

 MWF 2:30-3:20PM

 ECON 995-04

 Private Reading

Spring 2017

Professor Kasper will be on Sabbatical for the spring semester