Dr. Philip Davis Taylor
Clara Carter Acree Chair of Social Sciences
Professor of Economics
Chair, Department of Business and Economics
Dr. Phil Taylor has organized study abroad programs to Russia, China, Central Europe, and South America. He appreciates all the kindness shown his students in countries around the world. His undergraduate and graduate instruction at Wesleyan focuses on financial economics, international trade, and economic development. Dr. Taylor is honored to be recognized twice with the prestigious Ann Munck Excellence in Teaching Award.
B.A., M.B.A., University of N.C.; M.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
- global stock markets
- risk analysis
Courses taught include:
Sookmyung International Summer School(SISS) 2009 -
Travels Along the Road to Economic Recovery: It's Not Your Great-Grandparents' Depression! Syllabus
ECO 302 International Trade, Syllabus
ECO 102: Issues in Macroeconomics
ECO 202: Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 205: Principles of Finance. Syllabus, Calendar
Goal: To acquaint students with the principles and institutions of financial and capital markets, and with the financial operations of a business firm.
Content: Study of basic financial principles with an emphasis on interest rate determination in competitive market economies, the capital asset pricing model and operation of securities markets.
Prerequisite: ECO 102 or 104, and MAT 140 or higher.
ECO 206: Economic Thought.
Goal: To familiarize students with the historical and philosophical foundations of economic thought.
Content: Students will study ethical and logistical roots of economic thought and their impact on the economic theory developed by Marx,Mill, Bentham, and Keynes. The course will also explore the various concepts of freedom, and the extent to which capitalist and socialist economies satisfy these definitions of freedom.
Gen. Ed. Category: Text analysis.
ECO 210: Women and Economic Development
ECO 300: Money & Banking
Executive MBA Program:
EBA 608 Managerial Corporate Finance.
The student will develop the ability to analyze operational and strategic financial decisionmaking within the corporate structure, including financing and investment strategies as they relate to stockholder value. The course will include the study of cash flow analysis and economic value added derived from financial statements.
EBA 690: Studies Abroad Course.
The student will investigate global industries by studying the business, social, political, economic, organizational, and cultural factors associated with international business and investment. A specific world economic region will be chosen for a ten day to two week study abroad, during which the student will visit various businesses to observe management practices. The course work review before the trip will include the global manager, international trade, international finance, international operations, and marketing.