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Les Manns
Les Manns BA, MA, PHD
College of Arts and Sciences


  • Education

Ph.D., University of Nebraska; M.A. and B.A. University of North Dakota.

  • Teaching experience

17th year at Doane
Previous teaching at:
    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    University of Minnesota-Crookston, Crookston, MN
    Valley City State University, Valley City, ND
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

  • Publications and current research:
"Dominance in the Oil Industry: Standard Oil from 1865 to 1911." in Market Dominance: How Firms Gain, Hold, or Lose IT and the Impact on Economic Performance.  ed. David I. Rosenbaum.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.

"Regulation of On-site Medical Waste Incinerators in the United States and the United Kingdom: Is the Public Interest Being Served?" Journal of Economic Issues, June 1995.

"Cooperation V. Rivalry and Factors Facilitating Collusion," with David I. Rosenbaum. Review of Industrial Organization, November/December 1994.

"Ethical Consumerism and the Case of Conflict Commodities," work in progress.

"Lyric Writing in Economics: Another Way to Learn the Subject," work in progress.
  • Speaking Engagements:
Interviewed for documentary film GasHole, directed by Jeremy Wagener and
Scott D. Roberts.  Interview conducted January 10, 2007; film premiered April 18, 2008.

Facilitator/Discussant, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Film Talk on "Who Killed the Electric Car?" University of Nebraska, October 8, 2006.

Guest Lecturer, Brownville Lyceum Political Café Series, "Economic Globalization: The Road to Shangri-La or the Road to Nowhere."  Brownville, NE April 2, 2006.

Facilitator/Discussant, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Film Talk on "Darwin's Nightmare." University of Nebraska, February 12, 2006.

  • Professional memberships
American Economics Association
Association for Evolutionary Economics

  • Courses taught

Macroeconomics and Literacy (ECO 203)

Microeconomics and Business (ECO 204)

Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECO 303)

Money and Banking (BUS/ECO 307)

International Trade and Finance (BUS/ECO 358)

History of Economic Thought (ECO 419)

Health Care Economics (ECO 329)

       Economic Development (ECO 330)