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Economics Professor to Speak on Sorting Equilibrium at Faires Faculty Forum

Friday, February 3, 2012

Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing, Westminster College assistant professor of economics, will speak on "Revealed Preferences Using Sorting Equilibrium: Research and Pedagogical Applications" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Lumbantobing's research interests are in economic development and applied microeconomics with a current focus on application of sorting equilibrium on how water access affects where people choose to live.  The presentation will tie this concept to a teaching technique developed during her graduate studies. 

Lumbantobing, who joined the faculty in 2010, earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Indonesia, master's degree from the University of Rochester, and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

Contact Lumbantobing at (724) 946-6061 or email for additional information. 

Faculty Forum was established in 1990 by Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster professor of mathematics emerita, during her term as Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Faculty members from all disciplines volunteer to present lectures on their current research, artistic productions, and/or scholarship of teaching and learning.  Each forum presents new ideas with innovative lecture techniques.

Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing