Craig Petersen was born and grew up in Logan, Utah. He graduated from Utah State University with a dual major in Economics and Computer Science and served as Executive Vice President of ASUSU during his senior year. He later received a Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University. For over 20 years, Dr. Petersen was a member of the Department of Economics at USU. During that time, he was twice selected as College of Business Professor of the Year and also as USU's Professor of the Year in 1989. He has authored or co-authored four books, Business and Government, Managerial Economics, Economics: The Free Enterprise System, and The Economics of Work that have gone through a total of eleven editions. In 1993, Dr. Petersen was selected as Vice Provost at USU and he served in that position until February, 2001 when he was asked by USU President Kermit Hall to be Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President for Planning and Community Relations. In January, 2003, he assumed the duties of Director of Analysis, Assessment, and Accreditation. He is an elected member of the Cache County Council and has served on that body for twelve years. He is also the chair of the recently-formed Cache Valley Regional Council which includes elected officials from Cache and Franklin Counties. Dr. Petersen is married and has four daughters. He also has eight grandchildren. Dr. Petersen's leisure interests include basketball, tennis, jogging, hiking, travel, and reading.
The Economics of Economics Journals: a Statistical Analysis of Pricing Practices by Publishers, College and Research Libraries (1992)
This study uses multiple regression analysis to investigate price determinants of the top-ranked economics journals....
Longitudinal Study of Scientific Journal Prices in a Research Library (with Kenneth E. Marks, Steven P. Nielsen, and Peter Wagner), College and Research Libraries (1991)
Describes a study that evaluated the determinants of price increases of scientific journals over time...
Rates and Tariff Structures: Investor-Owned Utilities vs. Rural Electric Cooperatives, Agribusiness (1991)
This research compares the 1990 rates and tariff structures of rural electric cooperatives with those...
University Libraries and Pricing Practices by Publishers of Scholarly Journals, Research in Higher Education (1990)
Scholarly journals exhibit significant variations in price. Part of this variation is attributable to costs...
Variations in Journal Prices: A Statistical Analysis, Serials Librarian (1989)
Academic journals exhibit significant differences in price. Only part of this variation can be attributed...
Instructor's Manual: Managerial Economics (with Chris Lewis), Economics and Finance Faculty Publications (1999)
Managerial Economics (with W Cris Lewis) (1999)
Business and Government (1993)
Instructor's Manual: Business and Government, Economics and Finance Faculty Publications (1992)
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