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Grossman, Peter

Professor - Efroymson Chair - Economics
College of Business


Holcomb Building - 225



Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy Economics and Policy
  • Economic History
  • Political Economy
  • Industrial Organization
  • Law and Economics

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

  • U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure, Cambridge University Press
  • The Principles of Law & Economics, (co-author with Daniel H. Cole), 2nd Edition, Aspen Publishing 2011.
  • The End of a Natural Monopoly: Deregulation and Competition in the Electric Power Industry, JAI Press, (Volume 7 in the series, The Economics of Legal Relationships), co-editor with Daniel H. Cole, 2003
  • Introduction to Energy: Resources, Technology and Society, Cambridge University Press, 1990, with E.S. Cassedy, (energy and public policy), 2nd printing 1993.2nd Edition, 1998 American Express, Crown, New York, 1987, (business history). translations: Japanese, French

See attached vitae for more extensive list.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

  • Clarence Efroymson Chair, Associate Professor of Economics, College of Business, Butler University, 1994-present
  • Area Coordinator, Economics, 1995-1998.



  • Washington University (Economics) Ph.D. 1992
  • Washington University (Economics)M.A. 1990
  • Columbia University (Philosophy) B.A. 1970

Professional Credentials

  • Junior Director, Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, 1995-1996
  • Director, IASS, 1996-7
  • Senior Director, IASS, 1997-8
  • Member, Board of Directors, Real Silk Investments Inc., 1998- 9, (outside director)
  • Consultant, Ralston Purina Inc., 1993-4 (consulted on 100th anniversary corporate history project).

William Abbott Fellow, 1991-1992, Washington University, St. Louis.

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • American Economic Association
  • International Atlantic Economic Society
  • Western Economic Association
  • Midwest Economics Association
  • The International Society for New Institutional Economics
  • Economic History Association
  • Cliometric Society, American Law and Economics Association
  • International Association of Energy Economists

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington University, Department of Economics, 1993-1994
  • Research Associate, Center for the Study of American Business, Washington University, 1992-1993
  • Affiliate Professor, Engineering & Policy, Washington University, 1990-1993
  • Research Associate, Center in Political Economy, Washington University, (under Douglass C. North), 1990-1991
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Contemporary Liberal Arts, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, 1985-1988
  • Assistant Professor, Humanities, Polytechnic University, 1979-1985.