Ronald Necoechea, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics


"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it."
Isaiah 55:11 (KJV)
"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young."
Isaiah 40:11 (KJV)

Research Interests

  • Medieval English economic, demographic and social history
  • Nazi Germany
  • Corporate governance
  • Executive compensation
  • High-tech Strategy


Dr. Necoechea has been a faculty member at Roberts Wesleyan College since 1995 and is currently Professor of Economics. Dr. Necoechea received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1989 from the University  of California at Los Angeles. He received his Master's Degree in  Economics in 1981 from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

He has teaching experience in Introductory and Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, International Trade, Statistics, Money and Banking, Survey of Economic Ideas, and Corporate Finance. Dr. Necoechea also co-authored and teaches the Economics of Organizational Architecture and Strategy and Tools for Economic Analysis in the MSM  program and has served as a project advisor.

Dr. Necoechea's research presentations include: "Retirement Made Simple?: Annuities in Medieval England" and "Land, Population and Retirement in Three Medieval English Villages."

Honors & Awards

Dr. Necoechea has received the Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Business at Ball State University in 1990-91, and the Tri Delta Teacher's Award in the fall of 1990.