Professor of Economics

Haverford College

Richard Ball is Professor of Economics at Haverford College. His primary teaching areas are game theory and statistical methods, and he supervises several senior theses every year. His research has included theoretical papers on political economy and empirical work on development and social issues. He earned his B.A. at Williams College (self-designed major in cultural anthropology and African studies); his M.S. at Michigan State University (agricultural economics); and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley (agricultural and resource economics). Richard has studied and worked in Sierra Leone, Chad, Egypt and Côte d'Ivoire.