Robert Kling

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-5598


Office: C305 Clark

Office Hours: TR 9:30-10:30am, W 9-10am, or by appointment

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor and Senior Academic Officer for Semester at Sea

Department: Economics


Bob Kling joined the Economics Department in 1984 and has served as Department Chair, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, and Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Fields of interest include microeconomics and environmental economics. From 2008 to 2017 he coordinated the CSU-FTU Vietnam Economics Curriculum Program with the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi.  He served as Academic Dean for the Spring 2017 voyage of Semester at Sea (SAS), and currently serves longer-term as the SAS Senior Academic Officer.  He has taught as visiting lecturer at the Foreign Trade University (Vietnam), the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary), the University of Naples (Italy), and with the Semester at Sea program, and he has been visiting scholar at the University of Montpellier (France).


PhD, University of Kansas; AB, Davidson College

Curriculum Vitae

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ECON 501, Quant Methods for Economists - Syllabus

ECON 501 is a first-semester math methods course required of all first-year graduate students in Economics and in Agricultural & Resource Economics.

ECON 606, Microeconomic Analysis I - Syllabus

ECON 606 is the first of two courses in the PhD Micro Theory sequence

ECON 202, Principles of Microeconomics - Syllabus

ECON 202 is the entry-level introductory course in economics, and is a prerequisite for Macroeconomics and many other courses, as well as entry into the Business major.