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John F. Berdell

  • Professor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-5247
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6231
    Chicago, IL 606​04

Academic Degrees

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


John Berdell is a professor of economics in the Driehaus College of Business, and has been teaching at DePaul since 1991. Berdell teaches courses in macroeconomics, the history of economic thought and international trade.

Berdell 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. He was also awarded the Isaac Sherman Post-Graduate Fellowship by the Rochester Economics Faculty.

Berdell's research interests are in the history of economics and international economics. He has been published in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the International Trade Journal and the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He is the author of "International Trade and Economic Growth in Open Economies: The Classical Dynamics of Hume, Smith, Ricardo and Malthus".

Berdell is a member of the American Economic Association, Royal Economic Association, History of Economic Thought Association, and the European Society for the History of Economic Thought.

Courses & Syllabi

ECO 106 - Spring 2023