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John F. Berdell

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-5247
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6231
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD, Cambridge University, Economics, 1992
MA, University of California, Economics, 1986
BA, University of Rochester, Economics, 1984


John Berdell is an Associate Professor of Economics at DePaul University. He has been teaching at DePaul since 1991.

John's research interests are in history of economic thought and international economics. He is the author of International Trade and Economic Growth in Open Economies: The Classical Dynamics of Hume, Smith, Ricardo and Malthus. His articles have appeared in titles such as the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the International Trade Journal and the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

John is a recipient of the Hellen Potter Award of Special Recognition from the Association for Social Economics for the best article appearing in the Review of Social Economy, Volume 56. He was also awarded the Isaac Sherman Post-Graduate Fellowship by the Rochester Economics Faculty.

John received his bachelor's degree in Economics at the University of Rochester in 1984. He went on to receive his master's in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1986. John earned his PhD in Economics at Cambridge University, U.K. in 1991. He teaches courses on Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, the History of Economic Thought, International Trade and International Political Economy.​