Survivor Micro

SURVIVOR MICRO is the website dedicated to the gods of marginal analysis. Professor Baker's microeconomics students play SURVIVOR MICRO during the term by answering economics questions and compiling "survivor points." At the end of the semester students with the most survivor points compete in the "final challenge." In the final challenge, one missed answer votes you off the island. The final challenge continues until there is a sole survivor who is rewarded with an automatic "A" for the semester and wins "final exam immunity."

Gallery of Survivor Micro Sole Survivors


Jacob DeMille
Jacob DeMille, the first ever sole survivor! Section 02, Spring 2006.

John Leach
John Leach, Section 01 Spring 2006. Pictured holding the clicker that brought victory!

Kory Shipp
Kory Shipp, Fall 2006. Section 2010-01. A great ECONomist!

Maggie Eyring
Maggie Eyring, Fall 2006, section 02. Maggie beat a tough field of determined challengers!


Travis Young
Travis Young, Spring 2007.

Devin Wiggins
Devin Wiggins, Spring 2007

Neil Hjorth
Neil Hjorth, Fall 2007.

Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee, Fall 2007.


Spencer Brown
Spencer Brown, Spring 2008. Spencer won it on tax incidence of social security.

Jason Aiken
Jason Aiken, Fall 2008 Section 01. Jason knows his theory of monopoly.

Aaron Hales
Aaron Hales, Fall 2008 section 02. We are talking nerd, this guy studied consumer surplus during SUU basketball games.

Graham Cheever
Graham Cheever, Fall 2008 section 03. Graham won a hard-fought “Final Challenge”


Zane Baird
Fall 2009 section 01. Winner Zane Baird (center) and second place Lee Wilcken look on in astonishment as Baker explains oligopoly theory.

Kim Bringhurst
Fall 2009 section 02. Kim Bringhurst (left, second place) and winner David Urry flank the brilliant Professor.


Joy Harden
Fall 2010 section 01. Winner Joy Harden (right) beat out a tough challenge from Ryan Horlacher. Both are exceptional students.

Tyler Bleggi
Spring 2010 section 01. One of the most exciting finishes in Survivor history. Winner Tyler Bleggi (center) nosed out future-barrister Jeremy Christiansen.

Brady Coats
Spring 2010 section 02. Winner Brady Coats (right) and runner-up Seung Ho Mok. Both are gifted ECONomists.

Dallin Mills
Fall 2010 section 02. Winner Dallin Mills (center) turned in a brilliant performance. Runner-up Brent Voigt fought hard.

Henrie Walton
Fall 2010 ECON 2010-03. Most amazing finish ever. Henrie Walton (far right) and Jake Feild ran out the clock and we had a tie! Jessica Roberts was a strong runner-up.


Austin Cunliffe
Winner Austin Cunliffe (left) beat out a determined Charles Walker in Fall 2011. Both are excellent students.

Michella Dornbach
Spring 2011 section 01. Winner Michella Dornbach (left) edged out Kaylee Whitmore.

Anna Cunningham
Section 02 Spring 2011. In a thrilling final that went deep into the question bank, Ms. Anna Cunningham beat out Tyler Whitlock.


Peter Burnett
Macro again: Winner Peter Burnett and second-place finisher Brook Ellison. Econ 2020-02, Spring 2012

Dawnie Walker
Dawnie Walker (L) held off Olyvia Lindgren to take home the crown in 2010-02 Spring 2012.

Sam Cole
Sam Cole beat out Amberli Wilde in one of the greatest Survivor finals of all time. Econ 2010-01, Spring 2012.

Austin Cunliffe
The first Macro survivor!! Austin Cunliffe becomes the first 2-time Survivor winner in history, besting Nellie Lee in 2020-01, Spring 2012


Michael Coats
Macro 2020-01 Spring 2013. Winner Michael Coats (R) and runner-up Andrew Owen.

Darin DeMille
Spring 2013 ECON 2010-01. Winner Darin DeMille (R) edged out David Hasson.

Matthew Bryson
Spring 2013 ECON 2010-02. What a battle! Matthew Bryson (L) squeaks by RunZhi Lin.


Jonathan Frehner
Macro Spring 2014.Runner-up Jonathan Frehner (L) put up a tough battle against winner Paul Hendrix.

Ian Pierce
Micro 01 Spring 2014. Winner Ian Pierce (L) and runner-up Travis Brady.

Taylor Nelson
Micro 02 Spring 2014. Winner Taylor Nelson (L) and second place Feleh Alotaibi. Congratulations!


Spring 2015 2010-01 Micro. Winner Trevon Hansen (right) and runner-up CJ Courtney flank professor Baker.

Spring 2015 2010-02 micro. Winner Brandon Douglas (right) and second place Sehrish Sohel.

Spring 2015 Macro 2020-01. Winner Trevor McGahan (left) and runner-up Tyrell Vance.

Spring 2015 Macro 2020-03. Winner Keyon Norman (right) and runner-up Kevin Griffin.