Robert F. Mulligan, Ph.D. 
Department of Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, and Economics

Classes I teach:

ECON 231
Introductory Microeconomic Theory and Social Issues

ECON 232
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory and Social Issues

ECON 300

Business and Macroeconomic Forecasting

ECON 303
Money, Financial Markets, and Economic Policy

ECON 310

Natural Resource Economics

ECON 483

Internship in Business Economics

ECON 493/ECON 693
Study Abroad: Europe/
European Business Conditions

MBA 505
Economics and Public Policy

MBA 510
Statistical Analysis for Business

These links contain syllabi and other course materials, including lecture notes and chapter quizzes, for the courses I teach at Western.  If I am not teaching a particular course this semester, the syllabus posted is from the last time I taught that course.

Useful Links of General Interest

Apply for a College of Business Scholarship:

(note: there is a deadline every Spring for scholarships for the following year)

North Carolina State Data Sources:

FIND NC State Government Search Engine:

North Carolina Encyclopedia:

County Rankings Profiles:

Census Maps:

NC Department of Transportation Maps:

NC Agricultural Statistics:

NC Corrections Statistics:

Regional Economic Information System 1969-95:

NC Health Statistics:

National Association of Counties:

National League of Cities:

NC Association of County Commissioners:

NC League of Municipalities:

Population and Housing Unit Estimates:

NC County Tax Surveys:

Banking and Financial Regulators and Customer Assistance:

NC Commissioner of Banks:

U.S. Treasury Comptroller of the Currency:

NASD Complaint Form:

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:

Writing Resources:

WCU Writing Center:

Sweet Briar College Academic Resource Center Writing Guides:

Health Resources:

National Library of Medicine:

National Institutes of Health:

National Center for Biotechnology Information:

Primary Texts and the Great Books:

Concordances of Great Books:

McMaster University Archive of Economic Thought:

Rice University Galileo Project:

Project Gutenberg:


University of California at Berkeley Alex:

Yale University Primary Legal Texts:

Computer Programming Resources:

Annabella's Guide to HTML:

Perl Programming Guide:

NYU Review of the Interactive Telecommunications Program:


The Gallery of Regrettable Foods:

Business Researcher's Interests:

Security on Campus:

Urban Legend Archive:

Center for the Easily Amused:

Conspiracy Theories:

The Dilbert Zone:

EText Archive:

Mind Tools:

Virtual Reference Desk:


Virtual Newsroom:

Nine Planets:

Nolo Press Self-help Law Center:

Project Vote Smart:

The Irwin Allen News Network (IANN):

Virtual Museum:

Econ Links:

Statistical Abstract of the United States:

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE):

National Association of Security Dealers (NASD):

Roger W. Garrison (Auburn):

Ed Yardeni (Deutsche Bank):

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development):

Nouriel Roubini (NYU):

Paul Krugman (MIT):

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER):

Nicholas Economides (NYU):

Hal Varian (Berkeley):

The Mining Co.:

Brad DeLong (Berkeley):

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD):

Bill Goffe (Southern Mississippi):

Center for U.S.-Canadian Business Studies (Clarkson):


The Dismal Science:

The Financial Times:

The Wall Street Journal:

The Economist:

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter:

Merrill Lynch:

Pasi Kuoppamaeki (Bank of Finland):

The Allied Academies:

National Business Education Association:

National Association for Business Economics (NABE):

National Economic Association (NEA):

Universal Currency Converter:

Hockey Links:

Asheville Smoke (UHL):

 Hockey Leagues:








Chicago Blackhawks (NHL):
[Steve Dubinsky, Clarkson 93]

Calgary Flames (NHL):
[Chris Clark, Clarkson 98 & Craig Conroy, Clarkson 94]

Los Angeles Kings (NHL):
[Marko Tuomainen, Clarkson 95& Scott Thomas, Clarkson 92]

Edmonton Oilers (NHL):
[Todd Marchant, Clarkson 91-97]

Ottawa Senators (NHL):
[Todd White, Clarkson 97]

Minnesota Wild (NHL):
[Willie Mitchell, Clarkson 98-2000]

Albany River Rats (AHL):
[Willie Mitchell, Clarkson 98-2000]

Les Citadelles du Quebec (AHL):
[Jean-Francois Houle, Clarkson 97]

Kentucky Thoroughblades (AHL):
[Chris Lipsett, Clarkson 96]

Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL):
[Marko Tuomainen, Clarkson 95 & Nick Windsor, Clarkson 98]

Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL):
[Dan Murphy, Clarkson 98]

Springfield Falcons (AHL):
[Dan Murphy, Clarkson 98]

St John Flames (AHL):
[Chris Clark, Clarkson 98]

Grand Rapids Griffins (IHL):
[Todd White, Clarkson 97]

Orlando Solar Bears (IHL):
[Scott Ricci, Clarkson 98]

Birmingham Bulls (ECHL):
[Hugo Belanger, Clarkson 93]

Greenville Grrrowl (ECHL):
[Scott Ricci, Clarkson 98]

Louisiana Ice Gators (ECHL):
[Matt Pagnutti, Clarkson 97]

Mississippi Sea Wolves (ECHL):
[Chris Brassard, Fayetteville Force 98-99]

Pee Dee Pride (ECHL):
[Matt Reid, Clarkson 98-99 & Aaron Gates, Clarkson 99]

South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL):
[Dave Seitz, Clarkson 96 & Buddy Wallace, Clarkson 98]

Tallahassee Tigersharks (ECHL):
[Jean-Francois Houle, Clarkson 97]

Trenton Titans (ECHL):
[Dan Murphy, Clarkson 98]

Rockford Ice Hogs (UHL):
[Yan Turgeon, Clarkson 2000]

Elmira Jackals (UHL):
[Carl Drakensjo & Matt Saper, Clarkson 2000]

Muskegon Fury (UHL):
[Philippe Roy, Clarkson 2000]

Arkansas Glacier Cats (WPHL):
[Ben Maidment, Clarkson 99]

Lake Charles Ice Pirates (WPHL):
[Matt Saper, Clarkson 2000]

San Angelo Outlaws (WPHL):
[Rob Millikan, Asheville Smoke 98-2000]

Shreveport Mudbugs (WPHL):
[Jim Sheehan, Clarkson 2000]


Personal Financial Planning Page

The Deming University

RFM's Assessment Project

Job Search Resources

RFM Alumni

Teaching Philosophy


Todd White scores against Maple Leafs in playoffs, 5-2-2002

Brad Hoover Asheville Citizen-Times 11-29-2000

Josh Jones Kicking Specialist Home Page:

Josh Jones's First Pro Team: Roanoke Steam (AF2 Arena Football), Roanoke VA

Josh Jones's First Pro Field Goal, 4-21-2001

Charles Thomas plays in Asheville, 4-29-2001

Hollie Williams plays for the Blue Ridge Rapids

Ryan Schade Asheville Citizen-Times 5-11-2001

Todd White called up by the Ottawa Senators, 2-19-2001

Todd White - he shoots - he scores, 2-26-2001

Todd White scores against Maple Leafs, 3-3-2001

Todd White recalled, 3-26-2001

Todd White scores on Atlanta as Sens are Thrashed, 4-3-2001

White scores on Iles, 4-6-2001

Todd gains assist against Toronto, 4-7-2001

Senators exercise option on Todd White, 4-20-2001

AITP excels in national competition, 5-2001

Todd White NHL Player of the Month for December 2002, 1-2-2003



Thanks to Western alums Jeff Lovette, Product Manager, Softbase Systems, Asheville NC, and Tony Clark, Sales Project Manager, Global Linking Solutions, Charlotte NC, for their help in setting up this website.  They assisted me in Spring 1999 as a project of Professor Lynn Heinrich's CIS 365 Computer Architecture, Communications, and Operating Systems.  Though I am responsible for any mistakes or shortcomings, Jeff and Tony are largely responsible for the site's three institutional awards from Western Carolina University:

Myron L. Coulter Faculty Center  for Excellence in Teaching and Learning 1999 Web Gram Web Page Awards


Syllabi Design SILVER AWARD

On-line Resources SILVER AWARD