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Robert L. Sorensen, Ph.D.

Sorenson Professor
Department of Economics
Email: sorensen@umsl.edu

Professor Sorensen joined the Department in 1971 after receiving his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. His primary field of interest is industrial organization. He is the author of over 25 publications with recent publications including: "Are Net Discount Rates Stationary? Implications for Present Value Calculations" in the Journal of Risk Insurance, 1994; "High Tuition, Financial Aid and Cross Subsidization: Do Needy Students Really Benfit?" in the Southern Economic Journal, 1992; "Student Financial Aid as Subsidies to Institutions of Higher Learning: What School Benefit?" in Research in Higher Education, 1991; "What Determines Price Elasticity of Demand?" in International Journal of Industrial Organization, 1986; and "Pricing, Price Dispersion and Information", in the Journal of Economics and Business, 1986. He has also published in Economic Inquiry, European Economics Review, and the Journal of Industrial Economics. Professor Sorensen also serves as a consulting editor for a variety of economics journals. In 1990 he was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.