Biographical Sketch

I am an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Business and Economics at Westminster College (PA). I received my bachelor degree from the University of Indonesia, an MBA from the University of Rochester, and Master and PhD degrees in Economics from North Carolina State University.

My research interests are in development economics, applied microeconomics, and pedagogical economics. My dissertation research focused on sorting equilibrium with respect to water access in Sri Lanka. I recently presented my research on the declining competitiveness of U.S. tennis players in the upcoming Eastern Economic Association (EEA) conference in March 2012. In pedagogical economics, I developed a teaching technique to maximize class participation and presented it at the AEA Economic Education Conference in May 2012.

My primary teaching responsibilities include principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, business statistics, and environmental economics.

Rotua Lumbantobing

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Business
Westminster College
New Wilmington, PA 16172
lumbanr@westminster.edu
Phone: 724.946.6061
Fax: 724.946.6386