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Raehsler joins renowned economists as Omicron Delta Epsilon officer

Rod Raehsler

Dr. Rod Raehsler, professor of economics at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, will serve a two-year term as a vice president on the national board of directors for Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics. As a national officer, he joins Nobel Prize economists Robert Lucas, Thomas Sargent, Robert Solow and Richard Thaler.

Omicron Delta Epsilon has nearly 600 chapters worldwide. The Clarion University Omega chapter is the premier honor society at Clarion University, linked with the Allied Social Sciences Association and the American Economic Association, and routinely sponsors the presentation of student research at the national conference. The Omega chapter was recognized nationally in 2014 when Raehsler was presented with ODE's Distinguished Advisor Award; only the second year of the award's existence.

Raehsler, who came to Clarion University in 1991, is director of the honors program and served as chairperson of the department of economics from 2003-2016. He has published over 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at the prestigious American Economic Association meetings in eight of the last 10 years. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is a 1976 graduate of River Falls High School and a 1981 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His mother, Ramona Raehsler, still resides in River Falls and taught second grade for Saint Bridget's Elementary School for many years. Raehsler and his wife, Kara, live in Clarion and have one son, Liam, a computer engineering major at Penn State University.