Faculty and Staff

Walker, John

Jon Walker

John Walker

Professor - College of Business and Economics

Office: 225c South Hall
Phone: 715-425-4710



Ph.D. University of Utah, Labor Economics, Political Economy, 1989

B.S. University of Utah, Emphasis in International Relations, 1980

Courses Taught:

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Labor Economics

Modern Economics

Political Economy of Discrimination

History of Economic Thought

Principles of Macroeconomics

Senior Seminar

Statistical Methods for Economics and Business


Articles in Journals
  • Walker, J.R. and Schultz, Brian L. (2016). Do Job Preferences Add to the Explanation of the Gender Earnings Gap in Self-Employment? The Case of St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Forthcoming the Journal of Economics (MVEA).
  • Walker, J. R. (2012). Legal Status and Differences in Work Flexibility among Self-Employed Women. Economics and Politics, 20 (1), 37-53.
  • Walker, J. R. (2009). Earnings, Effort, and Work Flexibility of Self-Employed Women and Men: The Case of Saint Croix County, Wisconsin. Journal of Labor Research, 30 (4), 269-88. 
Paper Presentations
  • Walker, J. R. & Barber, L. (2012). The Influence of the Great Recession on the Black-White Male Earnings Gap. Missouri Valley Economic Association (MVEA), Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Walker, J. R. (2012, April). Compensating Differences and the Earnings Gap between Self-Employed Women and Men in St. Croix County Wisconsin: A Preliminary Analysis. Western Social Sciences Association, Houston, Texas.
  • Walker, J. R. (2010, October). Legal Status and Differences in Work Flexibility Among Self-Employed Women: The Case of St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Missouri Valley Economic Association (MVEA), St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Walker, J. R. (2009, October). Do Baseball Players Who Dope Receive Compensating Differences for Health Risks? Missouri Valley Economic Association Meeting (MVEA), Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Walker, J. R. (2008, October). Does Work Flexibility Differ Among Self-Employed Women? The Case of St. Croix County Wisconsin. Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Meetings, St. Louis, Missouri.