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William Sander

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-5240
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6217
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD, Resource  Economics, Cornell University, 1978
MRP, Regional Planning, Cornell University, 1975
BA, Economics, University of Illinois, 1971


William Sander is a professor of economics (emeritus) in the Driehaus College of Business.  Sander is an economic consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.​

His research interests include urban economic development and education economics. His work has been published in the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, Annals of Regional Science and Papers in Regional Science.

Sander was the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in the Philippines. He has also taught at the University of the Philippines and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sander received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1971. He earned both his masters in regional planning and his PhD in natural resource economics from Cornell University in 1975 and 1978, respectively. 

Sander has been at DePaul since 1980. He has taught courses on the economics of low-income countries, urban economics, and introduction to economic issues.​