Department ofEconomics

Lynn Hunnicutt

Lynn Hunnicutt

Professor & Director, PLU Center for Vocation

253-535-7644 (office)



Teaching Areas: Industrial Organization, History of Economic Thought, Statistics, and Microeconomics

Research Interests: Bargaining and decision making in organizations


B.S., Oregon State University

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Lynn Hunnicutt came to PLU in 2003 and has taught a variety of economics courses since that time. Her research interests focus on organizations and the many objectives and forms they can take. She has published papers on topics ranging from the structure of the US beef packing industry to the effects of mediation on bargaining outcomes. Her latest research focuses on the role of vocation in economics and considers whether the discipline, as it is currently understood and practiced can address questions related to vocation and calling. This research is fostered, in large part, by Lynn's role as director of PLUs Wild Hope Center for Vocation, a post she's held since 2011.