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William Sander

  • Professor
  • 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 at DePaul University. He is also an economic consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He has taught at DePaul from 1980 to 1984 and since 1987.

His research interests include urban economic development and education economics. His recent 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.

Professor 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.

Mr. 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. He teaches courses on the Economics of Low-Income Countries, Urban Economics and Introduction to Economic Issues.​