Photo of Hirschen Kasper
  • Emeritus Professor of Economics


  • BA, Boston University, 1956
  • MA, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1959
  • PhD, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, 1963


Hirschel Kasper is primarily interested in labor economics and economic policy. At Oberlin, he taught courses in labor economics, labor-management relations, and poverty and affluence. His interest in education led to his 1991 article titled “The Education of Economists,” published in the American Economic Association’s Journal of Economic Literature. For more than two decades, he served as an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Education.

He is now studying the relation between labor market conditions and welfare case loads. On occasion, he serves as labor arbitrator in the private and public sectors. He is professionally known for his research on job search by the unemployed and collective bargaining in education.


Fall 2016

ECON 101-01 - Principles of Economics: MWF 11:00-11:50am
ECON 219 - Labor-Management Relations: MWF 2:30-3:20pm
ECON 995-04 - Private Reading

Spring 2017

Professor Kasper will be on Sabbatical for the spring semester.