- Ph.D., University of Minnesota
- M.A., George Mason University
- B.A., Sewanee-the University of the South
Introductory Economics, Behavioral Economics, Data Analytics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Microeconomic Theory, Market Structures and Firm Strategy, and Industrial Organization.
Recent research has focused in two areas: (1) low-income financial markets and decision-making among low-income communities and (2) risk and time preference measurement and their implications for household decision-making (both domestically and in the agricultural setting in developing countries). He is especially interested in how life events, economic events, and experiences of economic stress affect such preferences. His most recent project with collaborators at the International Rice Research Institute investigates the role of negative climate events on risk and time preferences among farmers and the effects of those changes on willingness to adopt climate stress tolerant crop varieties.
Parker enjoys spending time with his wife, watching birds, and enjoying the great outdoors in Central Minnesota.
Parker Wheatley, professor of economics and department chair
CSB Main 309
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Chair, Economics Department