Economics and Decision Sciences

Steven Rock

Steven Rock
Professor of Economics

Economics and Decision Sciences
Stipes Hall 430J
(309) 298-1343

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1975

Upper Division and Graduate Course Responsibilities

Economics 332: Managerial Economics
Economics 350: Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
Economics 503: Applied Price Theory
Economics 538: Economics for Managers

Steve Rock has published a great deal in the area of the impacts of public policy, such as seat belt laws and child safety seats. A popular teacher, Steve particularly emphasizes in his undergraduate teaching the clear understanding of economic methods in public and business decisionmaking. In the service area, he is in his fourth three year term on Faculty Senate, and is currently the Senate chair. He has also served on a number of other university committees including CAGAS and UPC and has been WIU's representative to the IBHE's Faculty Advisory Committee. He has been on the UPI Executive Board for a number of years and served on a contract negotiating team. During tax season, he volunteers to provide free filing for senior citizens.