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Robert Kallen

  • Kalrow@aol.com
  • Clinical Professor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-5587
  • Office hours: Monday 2-5:30 p.m. & by appointment
    1 E. Jackson ​Blvd., DePaul Center 6200
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

MA, Economics, Washington University, 1982
JD, Law, Washington University, 1982
BA, History and Economics, University of Illinois, 1979

Biography

Robert Kallen is a clinical professor of economics and director of the MS program in economics & policy analysis. He has over 25 years of teaching experience. Kallen was the recipient of the 2007 Daniel Seiden-Adjunct Teaching Award. Kallen was an adjunct professor at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he received the 2002 Distinguished Faculty Award and the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Teaching Excellence Award. He has also developed two new courses on business ethics, which concentrate on race, class, and gender issues as well as a course on business, government and democracy, which he is now teaching at Washington University Law School.

Kallen founded RSK Strategies, LLC, which provides expertise and capital to small and growing companies specializing in the food and education sectors. From 1984-1992, he was vice president of operations and general counsel for Bake-Line Products, Inc (a private-label cookie manufacturing company with national distribution and annual sales of over $100 million). Kallen was also a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. (1982-1984) and at the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest (1993-1995). He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in the private sector over the last 20 years.

Kallen is currently the secretary-treasurer of the Concord Coalition Citizens' Council (a nonprofit organization dedicated to deficit reduction) and treasurer of the Integrated Pest Management Institute. Additionally, Kallen worked on the 1992 Clinton/Gore transition team for economics and was a legislative fellow in 1982 for Senator Paul Tsongas. In 2002, Kallen was awarded a Rockefeller Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.

Courses & Syllabi 

ECO 395/ICS 392 - Fall 2109

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