AB, Oberlin College, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975.
Assistant professor economics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1975-1981; associate professor, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1981-1985; professor, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1985. Visiting professor Potchefstroom U., South Africa, 1992.
Dean Grand Rapids American Guild of Organists, 1990-1991. President West Michigan Irish Heritage Society, Grand Rapids, 1988-1991, Forest Hills Condo Association, Cascade, Michigan, 1988-2008. Organist St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, 1990-1906, Working Group on Ethics and the Earth, Reformed Church in American, 2002-2004.
Member Association Social Economics (vice president 2005, president-elect 2006, president 2007), Association Christian Economists, American Economic Association, Faith Economic (board editor since 2008).
Married Suzanne Spicer, December 28, 1985. 1 child: Remi Spicer Rakipi.