- Ph.D., Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 1997
- M.S., Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 1995
- B.A., Economics, Oregon State University, 1984
Areas of Emphasis or Expertise
- Teaching Areas: Industrial Organization, History of Economic Thought, Statistics, and Microeconomics
- Research Interests: Bargaining and decision making in organizations
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 closely related to Lynn’s work from 2011 through 2016 as director of PLUs Wild Hope Center for Vocation, and her current role as assistant director of the Council of Independent Colleges’ Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education.