Randall Barcus

Title
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email
Department
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

Weekdays, 5:00 to 6:00 pm Pacific time zone

Areas of Expertise

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Quantitative Research Methods, History of Economic Thought, Econometrics, Real Estate Economics and Corporate Financial Management

Born and raised in Southern California where I attended elementary, secondary, undergrad college and graduate college. Worked my way through college working as a grocery clerk. Was drafted into the U.S. Army between undergrad and grad school. Married with four adult children and seven grandchildren. Served on many boards and commissions in my professional and personal life, most recently as vice chair of the Sedona Planning and Zoning Commission in Arizona and Treasurer of the neighborhood Homeowner's Association in Central Oregon.

Recreational activities include golfing three days a week, weather permitting, mountain bike riding, fishing and hiking. Have traveled since I retired from my day job to Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Ireland, Alaska (only seems like a foreign country!),  Argentina and Uruguay. Virus put a damper on international travels planned to New Zealand and Norway.


  • M.S. - Master of Science in Economics, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Economics, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

  • ECON 225: Engineering Economics
  • ECON 211: Macroeconomics
  • ECON 210: Microeconomics

“Conservation Futures and the Quality of Life in Spokane County,” Randy Barcus, The Real Estate Report, vol. 22, no. 2, Fall 1998

“The Spokane & Kootenai County Job Market: A Critical Review of Help-Wanted Advertising,” Randy Barcus, The Real Estate Report, vol. 24, no. 2, Fall 2000

“Spokane-Kootenai County 2000 Homebuyer Survey,” Randy Barcus and Meri Berberet, The Real Estate Report, vol. 25, no. 2, Fall 2001

“Socio-Economic Change in Spokane County Census Tracts from 1990 to 2000,” Randy Barcus and Dale Strom, The Real Estate Report, vol. 27, no. 2, Fall 2003

“Prospects for Growth and Economic Development—Kootenai and Spokane County Economic Forecast—A View to the Year 2015,” Randy Barcus, The Real Estate Report, vol. 27, no. 2, Fall 2003

“Military Economic Impact Study,” Randy Barcus, Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, May 2004

“Residential Housing Outlook—Long Term Perspective (2005-2015),” Randy Barcus, The Real Estate Report, vol. 28, no. 2, Fall 2004

“Spokane Residential Housing Prices: A Forecast to 2010,” Randy Barcus, The Real Estate Report, vol. 29, no. 1, Spring 2005

“Kootenai County Residential House Prices Forecast to 2010,” Randy Barcus, The Real Estate Report, vol. 29, no. 2, Fall 2005

“Spokane Area Residential Construction Trends—Multi-Family Rental Market and Condominiums,” The Real Estate Report, vol. 30, no. 1, Spring 2006

“Kootenai County Economic Outlook—A Quarter Century of Observation and Reflection,”, Randy Barcus, North Idaho Gold, a special edition of the Coeur d’Alene & Post Falls Press, Summer 2006

“The Economic Outlook,” Randy Barcus, Concerned Businesses of North Idaho Conference, June 2011

“Got Gas? How Hydraulic Fracturing Has Restored the Inland Northwest Comparative Energy Advantage,” Randy Barcus, Washington LMEA Spring Symposium, May 2012

1979 - 2012                  Retired Chief Economist, Avista Corp.                            Spokane, WA

Produced corporate sales and customer forecasts; generated macro- and micro-economic analyses for the corporation’s business units; provided valuation studies for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; performed statistical and financial analyses for planning, engineering, and marketing. Regular commentator on regional economics and real estate markets in Eastern Washington/North Idaho.

1973-1979                    Southern California Edison Co.                                    Rosemead, CA

Forecasting Specialist and Economic Analyst

Produced business segment forecasts; performed statistics-based elasticity studies; provided economic studies for determining cost of capital.

1969-1971                    U. S. Army                                                                 Fort Ord, CA

Transportation Specialist SP-5, Headquarters Command

Served after completing under-graduate education; processed incoming and outgoing freight bills for base supplies, attended graduate school on GI Bill after honorable discharge.

2002-date      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University         Fairchild AFB, NAS Fallon & Worldwide

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Undergraduate courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics.

2002-2018                Park University                                                                    Online

Adjunct Senior Instructor, Online Course Developer

Undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative research methods and history of economic thought.

2004-2006                 Washington State University                                       Spokane WA

Adjunct Instructor

Undergraduate courses in finance and real estate economics.

1999-2007                 Webster University                                                Fairchild AFB WA

Adjunct Professor

Graduate courses in business statistics, managerial economics, and advanced corporate finance.

1984-2001                 City University                                                            Spokane WA

Adjunct Instructor

Undergraduate courses in statistics, finance, economics, and operations research.

Graduate courses in statistics, economics, finance, operational management, and operations research.


Commissioner & Vice Chair, Sedona, Arizona Planning and Zoning Commission. Former chair, Spokane, Washington County Park Board. Former member of the board, trustee and chair, Spokane-Kootenai County Real Estate Research Committee. Former member, Washington State Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, former member, Idaho State Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, former member, Mayor of Spokane, Washington economic policy advisory committee. Former chair, Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee Electricity Forecasting Subcommittee. 

Junior College Teaching Credential, State of California