F.R. Bigelow Professor of Economics Emeritus
Entrepreneurship and the Economics of Litigation
Egge taught at Macalester for 40 years, but formally retired in 2010. He held the Frederick R. Bigelow Chair in Economics for the last 25 years. He continues to participate in the life of the Economics Department on a part-time basis including some career advising as well as teaching his Applied Economics course every other year. The class features many Macalester alumni as guest speakers. It will next be taught in spring 2012.
Egge's teaching was in corporate finance, investments, and entrepreneurship. His students over many years contributed to an endowment fund creating the Karl Egge Professorship in Economics. Egge assists that professor (currently Joyce Minor) in teaching and advising students in applied finance classes offered by that professor, and helping students get launched in the labor market.
Dr. Egge continues working outside of Macalester College as a forensic consulting economist. His home office is 651-699-8338. He is the father of four daughters. He and his wife, Becky, live two blocks from campus and both remain advocates and supporters of Macalester.
BA: University of Montana, 1965
MA: Ohio State University, 1967
PhD: Ohio State University, 1973