Nate Peach

Nate Peach, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics


Office: Hoover 135

Office Hours: By appointment only

Nate Peach joined George Fox in 2011 as an assistant professor of economics. He became an associate professor in 2016. Prior to his arrival, he served as an instructor and graduate teaching assistant in the economics department at Colorado State University. Peach holds a master's degree in economics and doctor of philosophy from the same institution (2007 and 2011). His bachelor's degree is in international business from Messiah College (2000). His research explores questions of sustainability and economic growth.

In his free time he enjoys rock climbing, traveling and biking. He is also actively searching for the world's best donut. Peach lives in Newberg with his wife, Meagan, and two children, Jed and Sarah.

Professor Peach Teaches:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intro to Applied Econometrics


  • PhD, Colorado State University in Economics
  • MA, Colorado State University in Economics
  • BS, Messiah College in International Business

Research Interests

  • Local economic growth and development
  • Economic pedagogy
  • The relationship between economic attitudes, opinions and outcomes

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • 2019 Peach, N. D., Buckley, R., & Reynolds, C. Does Business Education Promote Unscrupulous Behavior? Journal for Economic Educators. 19(1), 1 – 17.

  • 2019 Peach, N. D. Researching Urban Economic Development Through Data Analysis. SAGE Research Methods Cases. DOI:10.4135/9781526464699

  • 2017 Peach, N. D., & Yuan, H. Assessing the Financial Knowledge, Behaviours, and Attitudes of      Undergraduates. e-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching. 11(2), 27 – 38.

  • 2017 Peach, N. D., Sauerwein, J., & Sikkema, S. E. Virtues and Exchange: A Biblical Reframing of Adam Smith’s Vision of Marketplace Ethics. Journal of Biblical Integration in Business. 20(1), 46 – 56.

  • 2016 Peach, N. D., & Petach, L. A. Development and Quality of Life in Cities. Economic  Development Quarterly. 30(1), 32 – 45.

  • 2015 Peach, N. D. (Lead Author & Project Director), & Mavrakis, E. (Co-Author & Lead Research Assistant). Thirteen undergraduate students served as research assistants on the project. Committed to Serving Our Community. George Fox University Economic Impact Study. Available at this link