Craig Medlen, Ph.D.

Professor

Faculty

Craig Medlen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Office: 650.543.3814

Education Background

Education
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1966

Biography

Biography

Dr. Medlen’s entertaining and controversial lectures make him a popular professor amongst the students at Menlo College. His expertise is in debating the Fiscal Cliff, and discussing the economy. Medlen received his doctorate in Economics from U.C.S.B.

Professional Activities

Courses Taught
  • Micro and Macro Economics
  • International Finance and Economics
  • Economic History since 1750
  • Managerial Economics
  • Industrial Organization
Selected Publications
  • “An Historiographical Exhumation of J.A. Hobson’s Over-Saving Thesis: General Theory versus Historiography,” The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Oct. 2012.
  • “Industrial Aspects of the Stock Bubble of the 1920s: Free Cash and the Federal Reserve,” Journal of Business and Economics in Times of Crisis, December, 2011
  • “Free Cash, the Current Account and Bubble Creation” Journal of Economic Issues, Volume XLIV: Number 2, June 2010
  • “Galbraith’s Preference Mappings: Needs and Wants, Evidence from the 2005 Consumer Budget Study.” Journal of Economic Issues, Volume XLII: Number 3, September 2008)
Recent Presentations
  • Invited Guest Lecturer, Sun Yat-Sen University, Lingnan College, “Free Cash, The Current Account and Bubble Creation,” Winter 2011
  • Invited Guest Lecturer, Sun Yat-Sen University, Lingnan College, “Two Sets of Twins” Winter, 2008
  • Oxford-Menlo Sabbatical Program (1998)—Researched and delivered a lecture at Harris-Manchester College, Oxford on J.A. Hobson’s “Over-savings Thesis.”
Awards & Honors
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award 2007
  • Dean’s Scholarship Award, 2004, 2006
  • Teacher of the Year School of Business Administration (Seven Time Winner)