Roger Butters
Economics, Business, and Accounting

Roger B. Butters

Associate Professor of Economics
“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”
— Friedrich August von Hayek

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Roger B. Butters


Ph.D., University of California, Davis

M.S., University of California, Davis

M.S., Brigham Young University

B.A., Brigham Young University


Dr. Butters is an associate professor of economics at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. in economics and Portuguese from Brigham Young University, an M.S. from the Marriott School of Management, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of California, Davis. An accomplished author, Dr. Butters has published articles on the assessment of knowledge, teacher education, online vs. paper and pencil testing, and real-estate spill overs, to name a few. He is the author of the first-ever all-digital product for teaching economics at the college level and has also authored several standardized tests for measuring economic knowledge. Dr. Butters has received several awards recognizing his work, including the Phillip Saunders “Best Research Paper” award from the Council for Economic Education, and the “Rising Star” award from the National Association of Economic Educators. The former president of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, he was awarded the title of “Admiral” in the “Navy of the Great State of Nebraska” for his work there. He is the father of four and a member of the Iron Butt Association of America. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Hillsdale, Michigan.