Department Chair:
Ellis Tallman

Administrative Assistant:
Terri Pleska

Department Email:

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

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

Robert Piron

Robert Piron

Professor Emeritus

Educational Background

  • B.S., magna cum laude, New York University, 1956
  • A.M., Northwestern University, 1959
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1965

Robert Piron (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1966) has teaching interests in microeconomic theory, experimental economics, history of economic thought, welfare theory and public choice economics. His recent publications include "Are Fairness Constraints on Profit-Seeking Important?", with Luis Fernandez, Journal of Economic Psychology, March 1995, "Testing Risk-Love in an Experimental Racetrack", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, August 1995), "Should She Switch: A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Monte Hall Problem", with Luis Fernandez, Mathematics, June 1999, and "They Have the World on a Queue", Challenge, Winter 2002. He has also published papers in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Journal of Political Economy, The Journal of Finance and The Indian Economic Journal, as well as several earlier contributions to Challenge. He has served as a Consultant and Expert Witness in legal cases involving damage estimation in instances of wrongful discharge, discrimination, breach of contract, medical malpractice, and pension evaluation.