Associate Professor and Chair, Economics; Coordinator, APEC
Nathan Cook (Ph.D., Michigan State University) joined the Furman economics faculty in 2008. His research interests include topics in international trade, especially related to the impacts of trade policies. His recent research investigates the effect of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on export diversification and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Cook's teaching includes Introduction to Economics, Law and Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, and Senior Seminar in Economics (recently, on the topic of “Games and Information in Economics”).
Dr. Cook’s undergraduate liberal arts experience was transformative, and in pursuing his Ph.D. at Michigan State University, he always knew that he wanted to end up at an outstanding liberal arts college like Furman that truly values excellent teaching. Dr. Cook was honored to receive the 2013-2014 Alester G. Furman, Jr., and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching. Having enjoyed the opportunity to conduct research as an undergraduate, Dr. Cook now enjoys mentoring Furman students conducting undergraduate research. Dr. Cook has served as an educator for U.S. delegations to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Voices of the Future program, taking Furman students to APEC Voices programs in Peru, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Outside of Furman, Dr. Cook enjoys volleyball, cooking, and dining.
- 2013-2014 Alester G. Furman, Jr., and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching
- Ph.D., Michigan State University
- Cook, Nathaniel P.S. and Kailash Khandke. 2009. "Competition in Economics," in Competition: A Multidisciplinary Analysis, Wade B. Worthen, A. Scott Henderson, Paul R. Rasmussen, and T. Lloyd Benson, eds. Boston: Sense Publishers.
- Cook, Nathaniel P.S. and Robert L. Underwood. 2012 Attitudes Toward Economic Globalization: Does Knowledge Matter? Global Economy Journal 12(4): 1 – 18.
- Cook, Nathaniel P.S. and John D. Wilson. 2013. Using Trade Policy to Influence Firm Location. Economics Letters 119(1): 45-47.