Professional Leadership Positions
- Associate Editor, Economics of Education Review
- Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany
Waddell is a professor of economics at the University of Oregon, and he teaches managerial economics at the Oregon Executive MBA in Portland, Oregon.
His research interests are in the economics of education, health economics, risky behaviors, personnel economics, and the importance of physical and qualitative spaces in determining economic outcomes. He teaches micro principles, labor, and industrial organization at the undergraduate level, and contract theory, labor, and advanced econometrics at the graduate level.