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Tyler Bowles

Tyler Bowles

Professor and Head, MSE & MSFE Graduate Advisor
Department(s): Economics and Finance
Graduate Programs: Master of Science in Economics (MSE), Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE)
Location:  Business 611
Office Phone:  435.797.2378
Fax:  435.797.2701
Cell Phone:  435.512.0707

Spring 2014 Course Schedule

ECN 1500 –

ECN 2010 – Introduction to Microeconomics

ECN 4900 – Independent Reading and Research

ECN 4950 – Senior Honors Thesis/Project

ECN 6250 – Graduate Internship
Room: BUS 615

ECN 6910 – Independent Research
Room: BUS 615

ECN 6970 – Thesis Research
Room: BUS 615

ECN 6990 – Continuing Graduate Advisement
Room: BUS 615

FIN 4900 – Independent Research and Readings
Room: BUS 615

FIN 4950 – Senior Honors Thesis/Project
Room: BUS 615

Personal Quote:

"The Department of Economics and Finance sees itself as the 'tip of the spear' in leading the Huntsman School of Business toward the top tier of business schools. We focus on analytical rigor in our classrooms and in producing rigorous and relevant research. And through our China cooperative program, global vision is part of our culture."


Ph.D., Econometrics and International Economics, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1991
MS, Economics, Utah State University, 1986
BS, Economics, Utah State University, 1984


Tyler J. Bowles earned a B.S. degree in Economics with a minor in Accounting from Utah State University in 1984, a M.S. degree with a major in Economics from Utah State University in 1986, and a Ph.D. in economics specializing in Econometrics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. He also is a licensed CPA and has earned the additional credential of CVA (i.e., Certified Valuation Analyst). He received an Elijah Watt Sells Award for scoring in the top 100 of the 66,900 candidates who set for the CPA exam when he did.

Dr. Bowles began his professional career in 1989 teaching at a junior college and working for a regional certified public accounting firm. He has held a faculty position at a major university continuously since 1994. He is an active researcher with approximately 40 articles published in referred journals. Further, he has been recognized twice as the College Teacher of the Year, four times as the College Advisor of the Year, the USU Presidential Leadership Council Professor of the Year, and the USU Mortar Board Professor of the Year.

Due to Dr. Bowles unique background his services are often requested in legal cases involving complex issues regarding economic damages. He has provided testimony in over 200 cases and has testified in courts in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and California.

Research Area(s)

Forensic Economics