Many times have I read articles or comments where the economists who back the FairTax are being libeled. This page will be another ongoing project of mine where I will collect and provide as much pertinent information about our famous economists as possible.
Start here: http://FairTax.org/Economists (An Open Letter to the President, the Congress, and the American people Concerning Reform of the Federal Tax Code)
Donald L. Alexander
Professor of Economics, Western Michigan University
Dr. Donald L. Alexander is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Western Michigan University. He received his B.S. in Economics from Bowling Green State University in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Penn State University in 1983.
Alexander has held several professional academic and government positions throughout his career. From 1983 to 1984, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at The College of William & Mary, and then an Assistant Professor at Penn State University from 1984 to 1988. He left to join the Antitrust Division at the Federal Trade Commission in 1988. From 1989 to 1991 he was an economist with the consulting firm, Capital Economics, and, more recently, he served as an economist with the International Trade Commission before joining the faculty at Western Michigan University in 1991.
Alexander has published several articles in the areas of industrial organization, antitrust economics, and regulation in professional economics journals such as the Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, The Review of Industrial Organization, and Economics Letters. He is the co-editor of the recently published volume Networks, Infrastructure, and the New Task for Regulation (The University of Michigan Press) and has contributed a chapter to the forthcoming volume Competitive Strategies in the Pharmaceutical Industry (The American Enterprise Institute). His current research interests include the pharmaceutical and telecommunication industries. In 1986 and 1988, Alexander was the recipient of the Philip S. McKenna fellowship for the Study of Market Economics.
Alexander is also on staff at the Tax Foundation
Dr. Wayne Angell
Wayne D. Angell is Chief Economist and Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. Dr. Angell joined Bear Stearns in April of 1994, where he analyzes U.S. and global economic trends and speaks frequently with institutional investors.
From February 7, 1986 to February 9, 1994, Wayne D. Angell served as a member of the Board of Governors at the Federal Reserve. He served as Chair of the Board’s Committee on Federal Reserve Bank Activities and as Chair of the G-10 Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, Basle, Switzerland.
Wayne Angell was born June 28, 1930, in liberal Kansas. He received a B.A. from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas in 1952, and an M.A. in 1953 from the University of Kansas. After completing his coursework for a Ph.D., he began a two-year period as a full-time Instructor in Economics at the University of Kansas, in 1954. In 1957, Wayne Angell completed his dissertation, The History of Commercial Banking in Kansas, 1854-1954, to fulfill the final requirement for a Ph.D. in economics.
In 1956, Wayne Angell began an extended career at Ottawa University as an Assistant Professor of Economics. He was promoted to full professor in 1959. He served as Department Chairman, Division Chairman and, from 1969 to 1972, as Dean of the College. After a three month sabbatical trip to study economic development in India, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan, he returned to classroom teaching from 1975 to 1985. He continued to broaden his economic interests by completing two terms as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and by two more around the world study visas to South East Asia, with focus on India, China, and Malaysia. Also, he added new direct business experience as a Bank officer and director, as well as consulting with banks and thrifts in Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. During this period, Wayne Angell concentrated his attention on the increasingly complex task of managing interest rate and prepayment risk. He had a significant responsibility for the development of a dynamic hedging strategy and evaluating alternate strategies such as interest rate and prepayment forecasting.
Three years after beginning his professional career at Ottawa University, Wayne Angell became a candidate for the Kansas State House of Representatives. He won a closely contested race in the Republican primary while declining to accept contributions to escape the law limiting campaign expenditures to $150 per election. He then won the general election in November 1960. He secured a coveted seat on the appropriation’s committee as a freshman legislator and one year later became a subcommittee chair. He was reelected in 1962 and 1964, chaired the Water Resources Committee and the Economic Development Committee while continuing his appropriations committee assignments. He was an active Republican serving as precinct committeeman, as a member of the state Republican platform committee, as Vice-Chairman of the Kansas State Republican Legislative Campaign Committee and as Chairman of the 1964 Kansas 3rd Congressional District Republican Convention.
From 1951 to 1985 Wayne Angell was a partner in farming with his brother Charlie Angell. Their farm acreage was expanded from 1100 acres in 1951 to 3300 acres in the 1970s. Their developing banking and legislative interests were more efficiently managed by using a high-performance single engine airplane to cover all the bases. Wayne Angell received his private pilot license in 1951.
Wayne Angell is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas in 1953, Who’s Who in America, honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Ottawa University in 1992, Distinguished Kansan of the Year of the Native Sons and Daughters in 1987, and Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Association of Ottawa University in 1980.
 Biography: http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/tdrc/members/angell.html
 Award: http://shorock.com/don/ou/2005/angell.pdf
Dr. Jim Araji
Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Idaho
Production Economics and Technology Assessment
Expertise and Programs:
Evaluation of public and private investments in research and evolving technology. Assessment of technology transfer between regions and from agricultural experiment stations to various industrial segments. Analysis of the income distribution impacts of investments in research between producers and consumers, by various income groups. Analysis of the multi-market effects of technological change. Evaluation of the effects of technological change on U.S. exports of agricultural products. Analysis of Agricultural Experiment Station funding decisions. Analysis of agricultural waste management. Planning, evaluation, and analysis of investments in various development projects in developing countries. Development of policies and strategies for rural and industrial developments in developing countries. Teaching of production economics.
Dr. Araji is one of 450 of the nation’s top economists including Nobel laureates Milton Friedman, Robert Lucas, Robert Mundell, Edward Prescott and Vernon Smith who signed the CATO Institute’s Petition Concerning the Future of Social Security.
Dr. Ray Ball
Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
Ray Ball studies corporate disclosure, earnings and stock prices, international accounting and finance, market efficiency and investment strategies. He is coauthor of “An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers,” an article published in the Journal of Accounting Research in 1968 that won the American Accounting Association’s inaugural award for seminal contributions in account literature. This article revolutionized the understanding of the impact of corporate disclosure on share prices, and of earnings releases in particular. It laid the foundation for much of the modern accounting literature. Ball also is the author of “Anomalies in Relationships between Securities’ Yields and Yield surrogates,” published in the Journal of Financial Economics in 1978, the first academic reference to systematic anomalies in the theory of efficient markets.
Ball is Coordinating Editor of the Journal of Accounting Research and a member of the editorial board of the European Accounting Review and the Australian Journal of Management. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Harbor Funds and Chair of its Audit Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Group for the Financial Reporting Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and on the Shadow Financial Regulation Committee.
Ball served as the Wesray Professor in Business Administration at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester prior to rejoining Chicago Booth in 2000. He has served as a professor at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and has taught at the London Business School, the Australian Graduate School of Management, and the University of Queensland.
He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of New South Wales in Australia, and an MBA in 1968 and a PhD in economics in 1972 from Chicago Booth. Ball was awarded honorary degrees by the Helsinki School of Economics, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the University of Queensland, the University of London, and the University of New South Wales. He was elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2009.
His interests include reading, cooking, wine, and clocks. Ball has been a Chicago Bulls fan for over 40 years.
 Biography: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/bio.aspx?person_id=12824489984
Roger J. Beck
Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business
New Mexico State University
- Pennsylvania State University – Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics 1977
- Ohio State University – Agricultural Economics 1968
- Goshen College – B.A. Biology 1967
- Adjunct Professor – Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business. New Mexico; State University, Las Cruces, NM. – 2006-present
- College Assistant Professor – Mathematics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM – 2004-2006
- Professor – Park University, Ft. Bliss, Texas – 2004
- Professor – Department of Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL – 2000-2003
- Associate Professor – Department of Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL – 1989-1999
- Assistant Professor – Department of Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale – 1984-1988
- Assistant Professor – Department of Agricultural Economics and Marketing, Cook College, Rutgers University – 1977-1984
- Graduate Research Assistant and Researcher – Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University. – 1971-1977
- Project Director – Mani Regional Development Project, NGO, Greece 1968-1971
- Agriculturist – NGO, Greece 1964-1966
TEACHING INTEREST AND SPECIALTIES
- Matrix Algebra and Linear Programming
- Intermediate Algebra
- Statistical Methods
- Distribution in Agribusiness
- Agricultural Development (Domestic rural and Regional Development)
- Agricultural and Forestry Environmental Problems
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Research Methods for Graduate Students in Agriculture
- Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics
- Regional Economics
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND SPECIALTIES
- Land Use
- Economic Impact Analysis
- Factors Associated with Employment Change in Rural Areas
- Rural Labor Markets
CONSULTANTSHIPS (PAID AND UNPAID)
- Organizer of Conference, Alternative Food Production Systems and Nutrition@ (1999-2000).
- United Nations Development Council, Assist in Development of University Network for Sustainable Local Development, El Salvador (1999-2000)
- Wabash County Literacy Task Force (1999-2000)
- Brehm Prepatory School, Inc. (1999)
- Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (preparing quarterly reports on status of southern Illinois economy, 1997-2003)
- Winrock International (1996-1997)
- U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources (1995-2003): providing IMPLAN applications on multiregional input-output model
- FoCus of Southern Illinois (1995-1997): provide economic evaluation of welfare reform activities
- Carbondale Business Development Corporation (1995): serving as judge for business plan competition program
- Ecologically Sustainable Development, Inc. (Elizabethtown, New York) (1993-1997): member of scientific and policy team working on sustainable land use program in Ussuri/Wusuli Watershed of Northeastern China and Russian Far East
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (1991-1992): provided economic impact assessment of Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge.
- Rural Partners of Illinois (1987-1992)
- Southern Five Regional Planning and Development Commission (1987-1992)
EVALUATION OF GRANT PROPOSALS AND MANUSCRIPTS FOR JOURNALS, BOOK PUBLISHERS
- Reviewer of grant proposals for USDA Competitive Research Grants Office
- Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Regional Economics
- Reviewer for Economic Development Quarterly
- Reviewer for Growth and Change
- Reviewer for The Journal of Regional Studies
- Reviewer for Journal of the Community Development Society
- Reviewer for Policy Studies Journal
- Reviewer for Selected Papers for AAEA Annual Meetings
- Reviewer of manuscript for Southern Illinois Press
RECENT PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS
- Peterson, W, J.K. Buckheit, R.J. Beck, A. D. Carver. 2003. Using Shift–Share and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Analyze Economic Development in Rural Labor Market Areas in Illinois. Paper presentation at the Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Missouri Valley Economics Association. February 27 – March 1. St. Louis, Missouri.
- Beck, R. J., J. K. Buchheit, and A. D. Carver. 2001. Economic considerations of farmland riparian zones. Paper presentation at the Illinois Renewable Natural Resources Conference. March 7-9. Peoria Illinois.
- White, E. M., A. D. Carver, J. E. Phelps, and R. J. Beck. 2000. Characterizing timber mill production in the southern Illinois region: Is production potential related to Illinois saw-log exportation. Poster presentation at the Society of American Foresters National Convention. November, 16-20. Washington, D.
- Beck, R. J. and A. D. Carver. 2000. Economic impact on rural towns. Invited presentation at the Kaskaskia River Watershed Summit sponsored by the Kaskaskia Watershed Association. November 20. Illinois.
- O’Brien, J. David, Janet S. Ayres, Roger J. Beck, Jack Geller, Edward W. Hassinger, Kevin McNamara. A Research Agenda for Studying Rural Public Service Delivery Alternatives in the North Central Region. Ames: Iowa State University Printing Services, April, 1994. 71 pages.
- Beck, Roger, William Herr, and Nanda Rangan. Bank Structure and Economic Development in Nonmetropolitian Areas of Illinois. Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, August, 1991. 33 pages.
- Carver, A. D., R. D. Arthur, R. J. Beck, and N. A. Damery. 2000. The effects of urbanization on the siting and expansion of livestock facilities in Illinois under proposed legislation: A spatial analysis. Professional Animal Scientist, (16)2:100-104.
- Beck, Roger J., Steven E. Kraft and John Burde. “Is the Conversion of Land From Agricultural Production to a Bioreserve Boon or Bane for Economic Development? The Cache River Bioreserve as a Case Study.” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 54 (1), 1999, pp. 394-401.
- Burde, John, Steven Kraft, and Roger Beck. “Partnerships in Wetland Restoration.” Parks and Recreation 33 (2), 1998, pp. 34-44.
- Beck, Roger, Donald Elliott, John Meisel, and Michael Wagner. “Economic Impact Studies of Regional Public Colleges and Universities”. Growth and Change 26 (2), 1995, pp. 245-260.
- Snavely, Keith and Roger Beck. “Defining the Role of Nonprofit Corporations in Community Economic Development.” Journal of the Community Development Society 24 (2), 1993, pp. 213-228.
- Phelps, John, Dwight McCurdy, Michael Wagner and Roger Beck. “An Economic Impact Analysis of a Hardwood Lumber Dry Kiln Operation in Southern Illinois.” Illinois Business Review 49 (1), 1992, pp. 14, 15, 20.
- Beck, Roger J. and William McD. Herr. “Employment Linkages from a Modified Shift-Share Analysis:An Illinois Example.” The Review of Regional Studies 20 (3), 1990, pp. 38-45
- Beck, Roger J. and William McD. Herr. “Income Inequality among Illinois Counties: Contentment and Despair.” Illinois Business Review (4), 1990, pp. 8-12.
- Beck Roger J. and Eric Frymire. “Factors Affecting Farmers’ Attachments to Production Agriculture.” North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics 11 (1), 1989, pp. 50-57
- Eberle, Phillip R. and Roger J. Beck. “Basic vs. Target Programs in Developing Curricula in Agricultural Economics.” National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture 33, 1989, pp. 26-29.
- Beck, Roger J. “Linkages Between the Farm Sector and the Local Nonfarm Economy.” Economic Development Quarterly 1 (4), 1987, pp. 379-82.
- Beck, Roger J. and William McD. Herr. “Are More Jobs the Answer to Economic Development of Southern Illinois?” Illinois Business Review 44 (5), 1987, pp. 6-10.
- Beck, Roger J. and Larry R. Medsker. “Entity-Relationship Approach to Regional Economic Data Analysis.” The Review of Regional Studies 17 (1), 1987, pp. 13-20.
- Hoffman, Colette M. and Roger J. Beck. “A Sensitivity Analysis of Commuting Patterns: An Occupational Comparison.” The Review of Regional Studies 13 (3), 1983, pp. 26-30.
- Beck, Roger J. and J. Dean Jansma. “Spatial and Socioeconomic Factors Influencing Labor Force Participation Rates.” Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council 11 (2), 1982, pp. 61-9.
- Beck, Roger J. “Labor Force Characteristics of a Rural County’s Commuters.” Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council 8 (2), 1979, pp. 165-75.
- Beck, Roger J. and J. Dean Jansma. “Community Adjustments to a Major Plant Closure: A Case Study of Berwick, Pennsylvania.” Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council 3 (2), 1974, pp. 135-42.
- American Agricultural Economics Association
- Community Development Society
- Illinois Economic Association
- Regional Science Association International
- Southern Regional Science Association
Dr. John J. Bethune
Kennedy Chair of Free Enterprise, Barton College
John J. Bethune received his Ph. D. in Economics from Florida State University in 1987. He holds the Kennedy Chair of Business at Barton College and is the Director of the BB&T Center for Economic Education. He previously held the Hendrix Chair of Free Enterprise at UT-Martin.
John J. Bethune is a professor of economics at Barton College, a private liberal arts college in Eastern North Carolina. He holds the Dorothy and K. D. Kennedy Chair in Business and is Director of the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education.
Prior to accepting his position at Barton, Dr. Bethune held the Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise at the University of Tennessee – Martin. Previous to that he was a Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Bethune has received several teaching and research awards and has published in numerous journals, including Studies in Economic Analysis, The Journal of Economic Education, The Southern Economic Journal, The Long Term View, and The American Economist. He is the author of the biannual The Wilson County Economy: Review and Outlook, serves as a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation and is a Policy Advisor for the Heartland Institute. His current research interests are in the areas of public policy and economics education.
Dr. Bethune received his B. A. from Campbell College, an M. A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his Ph. D. in economics from Florida State University. He is currently President of the Wilson Tennis Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Tennis Association – North Carolina District.
David M. Brasington
Louisiana State University
Jack A. Chambless
Professor of Economics, Valencia College
Jack A. Chambless is a professor of economics and professional speaker. He has taught since 1991 at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida where he served as the the Patricia Whalen Chair in Social Science in 1999 and 2004. In addition to teaching Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics he has also taught honors courses in economics, two online courses and special topics courses entitled “Applied Microeconomics” and “Oil, Economics and Terrorism.”
He is a frequent contributor to The Orlando Sentinel and has had his work published in The Wall Street Journal, The University of Miami Law Review, The Public Utilities Fortnightly, Structural Movers, Orlando Magazine and many other domestic publications. His work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Reason Magazine, The Foreign Press Review, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, The Detroit News, The British Caledonian Press and many other foreign and domestic publications.
In addition to teaching, Professor Chambless speaks frequently around the United States on the Economics of Liberty. He has lectured at The Foundation for Economic Education in New York; The Young America’s Foundation Freedom Fest in Las Vegas; The Florida Libertarian Convention, The Florida Parent Educators Association convention and Georgia State University and has appeared on national television and radio broadcasts including CNBC’s Inside Opinion, FoxNews Europe and Your World with Neal Cavuto (FoxNews), The Neal Boortz Show, the BBC, National Public Radio and The Jim Hightower Show. He is also currently serving as a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute – a think tank in Chicago, Illinois.
He is the author of two economics textbooks – An Applied Approach to Microeconomics and An Applied Approach to Macroeconomics, both published by Kendall Hunt.
Professor Chambless enjoys hiking in the Northwestern United States, Minnesota and Canada, bass fishing and photography in his spare time.
Dr. Christopher K. Coombs
Louisiana State University, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Economics/Finance School of Business
- Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Economics, 2005
- M.S. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Economics, 2001
- B.B.A. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, Economics, 1999
- American Economic Association
- Southern Economic Association
- Western Economic Association
- Economic Analysis for Management (MBA), Healthcare Economics (Specialized Masters), Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics
- Coombs, C. K. & Cebula, R. J. (in press, 2010). The Impact of Union Corruption on Union Membership. Industrial Relations.
- Cebula, R. J. & Coombs, C. K. (in press, 2010). The Influence of the Number of Statewide Legislative Referenda on Voter Participation. Applied Economics.
- Cebula, R. J. & Coombs, C. K. (in press, 2010). Behavior in the Market for U.S. Army Recruits: PLS and 2SPLS Analysis of the Impact of Health Insurance Unavailability in the Non-Military Sector, 2003-2007. Research in Applied Economics.
- Coombs, C. K. & Cebula, R. J. (in press, 2010). Are There Rewards for Language Skills? Evidence from the Earnings of Registered Nurses. The Social Science Journal.
- Cebula, R. J. & Coombs, C. K. (2009). Do Government-Spending Induced Deficits Crowd Out Tax Compliance in the U.S.? Tax Notes.
- Cebula, R. J. & Coombs, C. K. (in press, 2009). The Tax Reform Act of 1986: An Assessment in Terms of Tax Compliance Behaviour. Economica Internazionale.
- Cebula, R. J. & Coombs, C. K. (2008). Recent Evidence on Factors Influencing the Female Labor Force Participation. Journal of Labor Research, 29 (3), 272-84.
- Coombs, C. K. (2008). The Decline in American Trade Union Membership and the Government. Journal of Labor Research, 29 (2), 99-113.
- Cebula, R. J. & Coombs, C. K. (2009). “Factors Influencing the Interregional Differential in Voter Participation Rate, 2006″, Regional Economics.
Papers Under Review
- Cebula, R. J. & Coombs, C. K. (2010). “Net Migration and State plus Local Public Education and Tax Policies in the U.S., 2000-2007,” Initial submission to Applied Economics Letters.
- Cebula, R. J. & Coombs, C. K. (2010). “Migration and Public Policy in the U.S.: A Preliminary Empirical Analysis for the 2000-2006 Period,” Revised and resubmitted to Review Of Regional Studies.
- Coombs, C. K. (2008). “Investments in Human Capital and the Occupational Mobility of Registered Nurses,” Initial submission to Southern Economic Journal.
William J. Corcoran, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska at Omaha
PhD (Rutgers) Professor Corcoran teaches Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, and Managerial Economics. His teaching interests also lie in the areas of transaction costs, Principal-Agent relationships, and market design.
Dr. Corcoran’s research interests include market design and cost effects of government regulation. His work has been published in Bulletin of Economic Research, The Journal of Industrial Economics, The Journal of Economics, and Public Choice. Professor Corcoran has served as a reviewer for the journal Public Choice.
Before joining the professoriate, Professor Corcoran was in the US Navy, and taught at the National Defense University and at the Institute of Economic and Social Research, and was a Research Fellow at York, England.
Eleanor D. Craig
Economics Department, University of Delaware
- B.A., Economics, Swarthmore College
- M.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania
- Associate Professor of Economics, University of Delaware, 1978-present
- Associate Chair, Department of Economics, University of Delaware, 1990-2001, 2006-present
- Visiting Professor of Economics – Jonkoping Business School, Jonkoping, Sweden, Sabbatical leave, Spring 2001
- Lecturer, University of Lyon, France, Winter 2000
- Executive MBA Professor, DuPont, Spring 1995, 1996, Fall 1996
- Executive MBA Professor, MBNA, Spring 1998
- Economics Professor at University of Sofia, Bulgaria, under U.S.A.I.D. Grant, January 1993, January 1994, November-December 1994, June-July 1996
- MAEEE Faculty, Summers 1992- 2008
- Economic Advisor to Pete du Pont’s Presidential campaign, sabbatical leave, fall 1987
- Visiting Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, sabbatical leave, fall 1979
- Faculty, Economics Department, University of Delaware, 1962-present
- Faculty, Economics Department, Rutgers University, 1961-1962
- Public Finance in U.S., Bulgaria, Slovak Republic, France and Sweden
- Money and Banking
- Economics of State and Local Governments
- International Economics in U.S. and Switzerland
- Economic Development
- Managerial Economics in the Executive MBA Program
- Delaware’s Fiscal Policies
- Deregulation as an Instrument of State Economic Policy
- Education Financing and Vouchers
- Privatization of Public Expenditures, especially Social Security
- Land Value Taxation
Awards and Fellowships
- Research Associate in Economics, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2003-present
- Civic Literacy Research Associate, 2004-present
- Outstanding Faculty Service Award, College of Business & Economics, May 1996
- Outstanding Professor Award, Mortar Board, University of Delaware, 1986
- Fellowship to attend John F. Kennedy School’s Executive Management Program, Harvard University, July 1983
- Outstanding Teacher Award, College Council of Business and Economics, 1973, 1981
- Delaware Association of Public Administration, Certificate of Merit, 1978
- Kazangian Foundation National Award with J.B. O’Neill, “Teaching of College Economics,” 1973
- Omicron Delta Epsilon, Honorary Economics Fraternity
- Pi Gamma Mu, Honorary Social Science Fraternity
- Beta Gamma Sigma, Honorary Business and Economics Fraternity
- B.A. granted with honors in Economics, Swarthmore College
- “Land Value Taxes and Wilmington, Delaware: A Case Study” National Tax Association Proceedings 2003, Washington, DC 2004, pp. 275-8
- “Land Value Taxes and Wilmington, Del” State Tax Notes, February 2, 2004
- Monthly economic analysis articles for IntellectualCapital.com:
- Has Big Government Really Ended, January 22, 1998
- An Upward Trend: Tax Burdens and Homeownership, February 12, 1998
- More for Less: Productivity Growth and Wage Levels, March 12, 1998
- Wagering On American Markets, April 9, 1998
- Do Falling Gas Prices Enhance Stock Market Values? May 7, 1998
- with A. Hill, Higher Returns for Social Security Contributions, June 4, 1998
- Do Tight Markets Signal Future Interest Rate Hikes? July 2, 1998
- Are American Savings Rates Too Low? July 23, 1998
- Is Banking a Declining Industry? August 21, 1998
- Is a Strong Dollar the Enemy of Trade? September 17, 1998 with A. Hill
- Does the Current Weakness in the U.S. Leading Indicators Forecast the Recession of 1999? October 22, 1998
- Are Labor Markets Weakening? November 1998 with A. Hill
- Economic Growth as Crime Deterrent, December 17, 1998
- “Privatizing Airports,” chapter for Privatizing Transportation Services, ed. by Hakim and Bowman, Praegar, 1996.
- “Federal Responsibility for Banking Reform and the Role of States”, chapter for Responsible Governing: The Global Challenge, ed. Harbeson, Hopkins and Smith, University Press of American, 1994.
- States Sales Tax Revenue Response to Base Modification with R. Bohm and J. Peretz, State Tax Notes, October 4, 1993.
- Delaware Economic Overview, monograph for State Chamber of Commerce, November1986, Summer 1991
- Series of articles for News Journal (with J. Butkiewicz and M. Shone), 1991-92.
- “The Effects of State Securities Laws on Small Business Capital Formation” (with S. Reznick), monograph for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, November 1988.
- “Does Foreign Competition Hurt Delaware Business?” Delaware Lawyer, Winter 1988.
- “Sales Tax Base Modification, Revenue Stability and Equity” (with W.R. Bohm), Proceedings of the National Tax Association, Annual Conference, 1988.
- “Delaware’s Financial Services Labor Market,” monograph for Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, May 1988.
- “The Stability of Revenue from State Sales Taxes” (with W. R. Bohm), Proceedings of the National Tax Association, Annual Conference, 1987.
- “Is Agriculture Delaware’s Most Important Industry? The Farm Sector in Perspective,” Top Line, Winter 1987.
- “Delaware’s Economic Picture,” State Housing Department’s Development Trust Fund Report, January 1986.
- “Bank Deregulation in Delaware: A Supply Side Success Story,” Top Line, Summer 1986.
- “Recent Sales Tax Trends: Services as a Point of Departure” (with W. R. Bohm), Proceedings of the National Tax Association, Annual Conference, 1986.
- “Enterprise Zones: The Critical Role of State and Local Governments” (with S. Reznick), Proceedings of the National Tax Association, Annual Conference, 1984.
- “Economic Development in the Third District: Three Approaches” (with S. Reznick), Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, September 1983.
- “New Federalism and Toll Roads–An Application of the Theory of User Charges,” Proceedings of the National Tax Association, Annual Conference, 1983.
- “The Economics of Delaware’s Financial Center Development Act,” Wall Street Transcript, January 31, 1983.
- “Impact of Federal Policies on Municipal Bond Financing,” National Tax Journal, September 1981, Vol. XXXIV #3, pp. 389-94; and Chapter in International City Management Association’s book, Capital Financing Strategies for Local Government, April 1983.
- Study Guide to Accompany McCarty, “Dollars & Sense,” Scott Foresman, 1979, 1982, 1988.
- Test Bank to accompany Johnson and Roberts “Money and Banking,” Dryden Press, 1982.
- “Are Tax and Spending Lids Predictable?”, Proceedings of the National Tax Association, August 1980.
- “The Significance of Housing Indicators for the State,” Quarterly Review, Delaware State Housing Authority, Summer 1980.
- “The Effect of Tax Elasticity on Government Spending” (with A. J. Heins), Public Choice, November 1979.
- “Large Class Retention: Effects of Method in Macroeconomics” (with J. B. O’Neill), Journal of Economic Education, Spring 1979.
- Demand and Supply of Energy for Delaware, January 1979, Monograph.
- “State Finances: Delaware as a Case Study,” Public Finance Quarterly, October 1978.
- “Commentary on the Delaware Economy,” Wilmington Trust Newsletter, quarterly, 1978-1983.
- “The Predictability of Retention in Economics” (with J. B. O’Neill), Journal of Economic Education, Spring 1975.
- The Market System: Does it Work?, by J. B. O’Neill (edited by Eleanor D. Craig), Dow Jones Co., 1974.
- “Attitudes and Retention in Learning” (with J. B. O’Neill and R. M. Fillos), Bureau of Economic and Business Research, abstracted in Eastern Economic Journal, 1974.
- “Providing Choice Overcomes the Dismal Science Syndrome” (with J. B. O’Neill), Chapter in Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers, Kazangian Foundation, 1974.
- “What Factors Contribute to More Effective Learning in Economics” (with J. B. O’Neill), Bureau of Economic and Business Research, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), January 1975, Abstracted in Atlantic Economic Journal, November 1973.
- “Should We Provide More Funding for Day Care: A Statement of the Problem” (with J. W. Hunt), Public Policy, Fall 1972.
Invited Expert Witness Testimony
- “Bret and Patty Shepard, et al, v. Kimberly Rheinoehl, et al, (wrongful injury) Del. Super., C.A. Nos. 99C-06-030-JTV and 00C-08-042-JTV, February 2002-2004
- “Pollution Abeyance Systems and their Economic Impact in New Jersey” New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Hearing, Port Penn, NJ, January 2001
- “Electricity and Gas Deregulation in Maryland” Maryland Public Service Commission, Case No. 8820, Baltimore, MD, October 1999
- “Electricity Deregulation in Delaware” Delaware Public Service Commission, Docket No. 97-65, Wilmington, DE, September 1997
- “Economic Impact of Pennsylvania’s Prevailing Wage Laws” Labor Relations Committee of the PA House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA, October 1996
- Ford Motor Co. at Public Service Commission Hearing to relocate an auto dealership, No. 93-66MV, Union Park Pontiac and GMC Truck, Inc., Dover, DE, September 1993
- “Delaware’s Prevailing Wage Laws” State Department of Labor, Public Hearing, Wilmington, DE, 1992
- “William Just v. James River II, Inc.” (lost wages – age discrimination), C.A. No. 90 -330-JJF, U.S. District Court, Wilmington, DE, March 1992
- “Lisa Agnew et al. v. Mark Froehlich, esq.” (wrongful death and personal injuries) Superior Court of Delaware, C.A. No. 88C-OC-29
- “Dover Downs, Inc. v. ESPN, Inc.” (long-term contract dispute on broadcast rights), Delaware Court of Chancery, C.A. 11830, Wilmington, DE , March 1991
- “Anna Baio and Dominic Baio v. Zalis et al.” (damages in auto accident), C.A. No. 86C-JN-56, Superior Court of DE, September 1989
- “Steven Fluharty v. U.S”. (lost earnings – medical malpractice), U.S. Department of Justice, C.A. No. 87-520-JJF, December 1988
- “Hunt-Burrows v. U.S.” (wrongful death), U.S. Department of Justice, C.A. No. 88-239, December 1988
- “Anderson-Stokes, Inc. v. Paul Herrmann, et al.” (damages for personnel defections), C.A. No. 85- CV-9642, Circuit Court for Worcester County, MD, May 1988
- “Donna Cordrey v. U.S.” (accident’s impact on future earnings), C.A. No. 86-504, LON, U.S. Department of Justice, January 1988
- “Economic Feasibility of the Brandywine Town Center” PZA 85-93 (Brandywine Raceway), New Castle County Planning Commission, Wilmington, DE , July and November 1985, May 1986
- “Phoenix Steel’s Application for an Economic Development Tax Credit” Delaware Public Service Commission, PSC No. 85-11, Wilmington, DE, July 1985
- “James Taylor v. U.S.” (injury of auto assembly line worker), C.A. No. 83-832-CMW, U.S. District Court, September 1984
- “Reba S. Lovegrove” (disability benefits – Dodge and O’Brien), Dover, DE, February 1984
- “Reiko Hartley v. U.S., (wrongful death and damages), C.A. No. 83-41-CMW, U.S. District Court, Wilmington, DE, January 1984
- “Evelyn C. Bucci v. U.S.” (wrongful death), C.A. No. 81-566, U.S. District Court, November 1983
- “Young, Conway, Stargatt and Taylor v. Corpamerica, Inc.” (inflation adjustments on fee schedules since 1967), No. B-170-67, U.S. Bankruptcy Court in NJ, February 1982
Recent Presentations at Conferences
- National Tax Association, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, chaired and organized a session on Fiscal Policy Impact on Senior Citizens, November 2008
- National Tax Association, Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, chaired and organized session on property taxes, November 2007
- National Tax Association, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, discussant for three papers on behavioral economics, November 2006
- National Tax Association “Land Value Taxation and Wilmington, Delaware: A Case Study” Chicago, IL, November 2003
- Goucher College guest lecturer “Bulgaria – a Transition Economy” October 2003
- Thinkwell’s Conference on Teaching Economics with PowerPoint “Monopoly and Oligopoly”, Austin, TX, March 2001
- National Tax Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, November 1998, presentation of Daniel M. Holland Medal to C. Lowell Harriss for Distinguished Lifetime Achievements in Public Sector Economics.
Recent Professional Meeting Participation
- Attended most annual meetings of:
- National Tax Association
- Philadelphia Federal Reserve
- American Economic Association
- Cato Institute Monetary Conference
- Lincoln Institute of Land Taxation
- Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civic Literacy Conference
- Club for Growth
Recent College and University Service
- Biotechnology Institute – wrote publicity article, June 2004
- Battle for Life speech “AIDS Drugs for Africans” November 2003
- Truman Fellowship – practice interview committee, spring 2003
- University coordinator for student/faculty exchange with Jonkoping International School of Business, 2001 – 2006
- LIFE cluster faculty instructor – fall 2000
- Leadership Conference – October 1998
- Speech to Academy of Life Long Learning, Globalization Strategies of the US, February 1998
- “Advances and Opportunities for Enhancing Student Learning” – conference participant, October 2006
- Slocomb Professional Award Committee, member, 2005
- Assurance of Learning Task Force, 2003-present
- MBA Faculty Promotion Team, member 2002-03
- Delaware Discovery Day – 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009
- Strategic Initiatives Planning Committee, Undergraduate Committee, 1997-98
- Curriculum Committee, 1989-present
- Delaware Economic Outlook Conference 2001, speaker on the regional economy, Wilmington, October 2001
- ECON Dept. Faculty Contact for Social Science Scholars Program 2004-present
- Committee to Revise the P and T Document, 2004
- Student Economic Association, co-faculty advisor, 2003-4
- Curriculum Committee, 1989-present, Chair, 1989-90, 1992-2001, 2006-present
- Department Advisor to Honors Program, 1996-present
- Recent Speeches:
- “Tribute to Milton Friedman” panel member, November 2006
- Student Economic Association – presentation on Outsourcing, October 2005
- Presidential Election Debate, October 2004
- “Outsourcing/Exporting Jobs in a Globalized World” faculty panel, May 2004
- “Our Classes and Research Interests” Panel of ECON Professors, April 2004
- Election 2000: Economic Issues Debate, November 2000
- Privatizing Social Security, Economics Department Debate, November 1998
Service to Community – Board Memberships
- SunTrust Bank Delaware-Based Affiliates 2008-present; Dividend Committees for all Affiliate Banks 2008-present
- PNC, Delaware, 1980-2007; Trust Committee, 1985-2007; Community Reinvestment Committee, 1990-2007
- Swarthmore College, Board of Managers, 1986-90; Finance Committee, 1986-93; Audit Committee, Chair, 1989-93; Investment Committee, 1987-90
- National Tax Association, 1984-87; Nominating Committee, 1986-87, 1992-98; Sales Tax Committee, 1984-2004; Counselor, 1984-87, Vice Chair, 1988-90; Committee on Education in Public Finance, Vice Chair, 1993-99
- Grand Opera House, Wilmington, 1992-2004; Finance Committee, 1995-2004; Development Committee, 1992-95
- Delaware Horticultural Society, 2003-2006; Investment Committee, 2003-2006; Finance Committee, 2003-2006
- Economic Security 2000, Advisory Board 1997-2003
- Advisory Board, Dushkin Publishing Co., Annual Editions in Economics, 1988-2005; Microeconomics, 1992-2005; Macroeconomics 1993-2005
- Advisory Board, Houghton Mifflin Publishers, 1997-2004
Long Term Service to Community
- Advisor to Governor P. S. du Pont IV, 1969-present
- Wilmington Friends School Endowment Committee of the Board of Directors, 1987-97, Chair, 1992-1997
- Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) Chair, 1977-85
- Bulgarian Government – on each of four trips, spent a minimum of four days consulting for several different government ministries
- Professional meeting participation – I’ve chaired and/or discussed papers at 4 meetings in the past five years
- Media Presentations – approx. 1 TV interview, 8 News Journal and other local publication interviews, and 2 radio interviews per month
Service to the State and Local Governments in Delaware
- Advisory Committee for Jack Markell’s bid for Governor of Delaware – 2008
- 4 tutorial sessions with candidates for New Castle County offices, on state and local finances, Wilmington and Dover, DE, May-September 2004, fall 2006
- “Supply Side Economics – How Over-regulation/Taxation stifles Economic Growth” First State Series Class, New Castle, DE, March 2004, January 2005, January 2006
- Advisory Committee on Public Policy for Bill Lee, candidate for Governor of DE, 2004, 2008
- “Strengths and Weaknesses of the New Castle County Economy”, speech to NCC Economic Development Council and the Executive Committee of NCC, New Castle, March 2004
- Delaware Health and Social Services Department – quarterly forecasts of inflation for use in Medicaid and nursing homes reimbursement plans, 1992-present
- Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Tax Committee, member of and frequent presenter to, 1981- 2006
- Wilmington 2000, member and frequent advisor 1999-2006
- Advisor to Mayor Daniel Frawley, Wilmington, 1990-92
- Delaware’s Finance Department, advisor and participant in rating agency meetings in New York for 13 General Obligation bond sales, 1978-93 Debt Affordability Task Force, 1990-91
- Delaware Transportation Authority, advisor and participant in rating agency meetings in New York for 8 bond sales, 1984-93 North/South Route Financing Task Force, 1987-92 Delaware Alliance to Improve Transportation, 1990-92
- Delaware Solid Waste Authority, advisor and participant in rating agency meetings in New York for 3 bond sales, 1989-92
Recent Ad/Hoc Service to Community at Large
- Referee: Comparative Economic Studies, fall 2002; Eastern Economics Journal, fall 2000, fall 2002, spring 2005; National Tax Journal, August 1991, July 1989; American Educational Research Journal, March 1981; National Science Foundation, May 1981, March 1980; Public Finance Quarterly, May 1978
- Monthly reviewer of economics books for academic library acquisition, for Choice, The Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000-2005
- Recent Speeches:
- “Delaware’s Financial “Crisis’?” State Leadership Committee, Wilmington, March 2009
- “Supply and Demand Analysis of Energy Prices” First State Public Service Series, Wilmington, January 2006
- “Delaware’s Economic Future and the Banking Industry” Belfint Lyons and Shuman client tax seminar, Wilmington, October 2005
- “The Ten Most Important Things for the Delaware Economy” First State Public Policy Series, February 2005
- “US Recovery from the Recession” National Association of Purchasing Managers – Delaware” Wilmington, February 2004
- “Economy of Delaware” Annual Jackson Cross Partners Forecast Breakfast, Wilmington, December 2003
- “Delaware’s Economy and the Recent Recession” Wilmington Investment Partnership, Wilmington, October 2003
- “Delaware’s Budget: Revenue Shortfall or Expenditure Surplus?” New Castle County Republican’s Annual Meeting, Wilmington, February 2003
- “Education Financing Options for Delaware” State’s Political Action Committee, Wilmington, April 2002
- “The Meaning of this Recession to Delaware and the U.S” Sun National Bank’s Annual Luncheon, Newark, December 2001
- “Is Delaware on the Brink of Another Recession?” National Association of Purchasing Managers, Wilmington, December 2000
- “Ten Years Later: School Choice” alumni seminar at Swarthmore College, June 2000
- “Does Delaware Deserve Its Triple A Rating?” National Association of Purchasing Managers, March 2000, and to Forum of Executive Women, March 2000, Wilmington, DE
- Charity Works’ Contribution to a Regional Economy, Junior League of Wilmington, April 1998
- Delaware’s Economic Health, Rotary Club of Wilmington, May 1997
- Capitalizing Social Security, 5 Rotary speeches for Economic Security 2000, Dover, Wilmington, Newark, Spring & Summer 1997
Economic Impact Studies
- “Recent Trends in Manufacturing Jobs in Delaware” Emory Hill Realtors, August 2004
- “Impact of the Proposed Video Lotteries in the Qualified Entertainment Zone”, March and November 2001
- “Brandywine Town Center: Study of the Economic Impact on Delaware” Brandywine Town Center, 1999
- “The Delaware Construction Industry’s Contribution to the State Economy”, Construction Industry Congress, et al., 1998
- “Delaware’s Prevailing Wage Laws” Associated Builders and Contractors” 1997
- “Economic Impact of the Production of 20 Communications Satellites in Los Angeles Co.”, Hughes Electronics, February 1996
- “The Contribution of Delaware Park to Delaware’s Economy”, Dover Downs Entertainment, 1994
- “Economic Impact of Pennsylvania’s Prevailing Wage Laws” Commonwealth Foundation of PA, 1994
- “Delaware’s Prevailing Wage Laws and their Economic Impact” Associated Builders and Contractors, 1991
- “Economic Impact of Replacing the Brandywine Raceway with the Brandywine Town Center”, Dover Downs, Inc., 1990
- “Economic Impact of Brandywine and Dover Racetracks’ Horse Racing and Slots”, Dover Downs, Inc., 1989
- “Economic Impact of Changing Michigan’s Laws on Financial Institutions”, Hudson Institute, 1987
- “Alternative Fiscal Policies for Iowa: Cause and Effects” Iowa Office of Planning and Development, 1986 and 1987
- “Economic Impact of the 1986 Federal Tax Law Changes on the State of Delaware” Secretary of Finance, 1986
- “Economic Development Impact on Texas of Various Tax Policy Strategies” Office of the Governor of Texas, 1986
- “Office Workers at the Proposed Brandywine Center – Their Economic Impact”, Brandywine Sports Inc., 1986
- “Economic Impact of 100 New Jobs in Delaware” Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington, DE, March 1981
- “Alternative Tax Policies for Delaware?” Study for Governor du Pont with A. Laffer and C. Kadlec, 1980
Susan Dadres, Ph.D.
Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Philosophy, Economics/Monetary Economics, International Economics/An Empirical Examination of Regional Variation in Earnings and Income Inequality; Southern Methodist University – 1998
Master of Science, Economics, University of North Texas – 1986
Bachelor of Science, Economics (Honors), University of North Texas – 1984
2006-Present: Lecturer, University of North Texas
2005-Present: Online Instructor, University of North Texas
2003-2006: Adjunct Instructor, University of North Texas
1992-2006: Adjunct Instructor, Lecturer, Southern Methodist University
2003-2005: Adjunct Instructor, University of Texas at Dallas
1993-1996: Adjunct Instructor, University of Texas at Dallas
1991-1992: Visiting Instructor, Trinity University
1987-1991: Adjunct Instructor, Lecturer, Southern Methodist University
1991: Adjunct Instructor, Texas Woman’s University
1984-1987: Teaching Fellow, Lecturer, University of North Texas
2006 Published Instructor’s Manual for Public Finance, 8th ed. – Harvey S. Rosen (McGraw-Hill)
2003 Published Contributed articles to the Encyclopedia of Capitalism
2001 “Regional Research and Development Intensity and Earnings Inequality”; Donna Ginther, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Economic Review, Second Quarter 2001, pp. 13-26
Presentations and Projects
1997 “Regional Variation in Male Earnings Inequality” Presented “Regional Variation in Male Earnings Inequality” with Donna Ginther at the Western Economics Association 72nd Annual Conference, July 1997 in Seattle, Washington.
1990 “Overlapping Generations with Money as a Medium of Exchange” Presented “Overlapping Generations with Money as a Medium of Exchange” at the Southwestern Economics Association Meeting, March 1990 in Austin,Texas.
1987 “Modeling Adaptive Expectations with Exponential Smoothing” Presented “Modeling Adaptive Expectations with Exponential Smoothing” and won first place in the graduate student competition at the Southwestern Economics Association Meeting, March 1987 in Dallas,Texas.
Econ 1100 (Principles of Microeconomics)
Econ 1110 (Principles of Macroeconomics)
Econ 3560 (Intermediate Macroeconomics)
Econ 4150/5150 (Public Economics)
Econ 5000 (Economic Concepts)
2006, Women’s Symposium at SMU; Moderator
Honors and Recognitions
2010 Outstanding Online Teacher & Course Designer Award. University of North Texas
2008-2009 Faculty sponsor for W.H.A.T. (Women’s Health Awareness Team). University of North Texas
2008 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award. University of North Texas
2007-2008 Awarded QEP II grant to re-design Econ 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics. University of North Texas
2007 Exemplary Online Teacher & Course Designer Award. University of North Texas
2001 Outstanding Faculty Award. Interfraternity Council at SMU
1998 Outstanding Faculty Award. Student Senate at SMU
Professional Community Engagement
2008 Assisted with evaluation of UNT Learning Enhancement Grant proposals.
2002 Women’s Symposium at SMU. Panelist
1997 Women’s Symposium at SMU. Panelist
1996 Symposium on Teaching Effectiveness at SMU. Panelist
2008 Completed Online Teaching Certification program offered by the Sloan Consortium
Henry Demmert, Ph.D.
Santa Clara University
- Stanford University Ph.D. Economics
- Stanford University M.A. Economics
- Santa Clara University B.S. Economics
- NDEA Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University (1965-68)
- NSF Graduate Fellowship winner, University of California (1965) and University of Michigan (1965)
- Beta Gamma Sigma
- Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business and Administration
- Associate Professor of Economics, 1975-present
- Assistant Professor of Economics, 1968-75
- Stanford University
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Winter and Spring Quarters, 1974
- Principles of Economics (including Honors sections)
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Economics of the Public Sector
- Economics and Law
- Various seminars on special topics
- Visiting Scholar, Economic Policy Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1980-81
- American Economic Association
- National Association of Scholars
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:
- “Experiment on Entrepreneurial Discovery: An Attempt to Demonstrate the Conjecture of Hayek and Kirzner” (with Daniel Klein) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 50 (2003)
- “Merger Policy Fails Hi-Tech Test,” Ideas on Liberty, Vol. 50, No. 6 (June 2000)
- Review of The National Collegiate Athletic Association: A Study in Cartel Behavior by Arthur A. Fletcher III, Brian L. Goff, and Robert D. Tollison, Journal of Economic Literature, v. 30, n.1, December 1992
- Economics: Understanding the Market Process (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 1991)
- “The Economics of Professional Sports”, Economic Topics Series of the Joint Council on Economic Education, 1976
- Student Workbook (with M. K. Block) to accompany G. L. Bach, Economics: An Introduction to Analysis and Policy (Prentice-Hall 1974, 1977, 1980)
- The Economics of Professional Team Sports (Lexington Books, 1973)
- “Inference from a Menu: A Note on Restaurant Pricing” (with M. K. Block), Applied Economics, 1971.
- Scholarly Papers and Symposia:
- “Crime and Crime Control: What are the Social Costs?” Technical Report No. CERDCR3-79, Center for Econometric Studies of the Justice System, Hoover Institute, Stanford Univ. (August 1979) [Also presented at the Conference on the Costs of Crime sponsored by the Office for Improvements in the Administration of Justice, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C. (November 19, 1980)]
- “A Formal Model of Some Aspects of Class Action Litigation”. Technical Report No. ISDE1-79, Center for Econometric Study of the Justice System, Hoover Institute, Stanford University (May, 1979)
- “Game Specific Factors and Major League Baseball Attendance: An Econometric Study” (with M. H. Medoff). Paper presented at the Western Economic Association Meetings (June, 1975)
- “The Relation Between Labor Market Restrictions and Product Market Restrictions in Professional Sports”. Paper presented at the conference on the Economics of Professional Sports, Washington, D. C., May 7, 1974. (Reprinted as Chapter 2 in Conference on the Economics of Professional Sports: Proceedings, Washington D.C., National Football League Players Association.)
- Research Grants Received:
- National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, U.S. Dept. of Justice: Grant #77-NI-99-0071. For a study of the costs of crime and crime control and the preparation of a report for the use of the United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. (Summer, 1979)
CONSULTING AND RELATED ACTIVITIES:
- California State Department of Transportation (Estimation of wage loss, 1974-77)
- Walker, McClure, Bohnen & Brehmer (Antitrust damages, 1983-4)
- Littler, Mendelson, Fastiff & Tichy (Wage and benefit loss estimation, 1984-6)
- Pacific Bell (Issues in the measurement of the regulatory rate base, 1986)
- Frandzell & Share (Market analysis pursuant to damage determination in a breach of contract case, 1992-3)
MAJOR SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES (since 1985 only)
- Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs (July 1999 – 2008)
- Faculty Affairs Committee (1995 – 1999), Chair (1996 – 1999)
- Chairman, Department of Economics (1993 – 1999)
- Athletic Advisory Board (1987 – 1999), Chair (1988 – 1999)
- Faculty Representative to the NCAA (1990 – 1999)
- Academic Coordinator, Family Business Center (1992-93)
- Search Committee for an Athletic Director (1992)
- Faculty Affairs Board (1990-92)
- Steering Committee for NCAA Certification; Chair, Subcommittee on the Student-Athlete Experience (1990-91)
- University Planning Committee (1986-90)
- Academic Affairs Committee (1988-90)
- Academic Coordinator, Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management (summer program sponsored by the National Association of Credit Management, 1989-91)
- Faculty Personnel Committee (1986-88)
- President, Faculty Senate (1986-87)
- Search Committee for an Academic Vice President (1986-87)
- Steering Committee for WASC Accreditation, Coordinator for Leavey School of Business (1986-87)
Arthur De Vany, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Economics and Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Arthur De Vany (born 1937) is an American economist and author of a book on the economics of motion pictures titled: Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry. Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Irvine, he is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He is the author of numerous books and publications, including The New Evolution Diet.
He earned his B.A. in Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1963; his M.A. in Economics from UCLA in 1965; and his Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA in 1970. He also trained at the Legal Institute for Economists at Emory University in 1982.
Motion picture economics
De Vany is a widely-published researcher in motion picture economics, having created mathematical and statistical models of the dynamics of information to precisely describe the motion picture market in terms of kurtosis, skewness, wildness and uncertainty. Although his work spans various industries including water and energy, it is this work in analyzing the motion picture industry that remains his most definitive. His theses were collectively published in 2003 as Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry. Using the motion picture industry’s film budget and box office data provided by third-party information services such as Rentrak and Variety magazine, De Vany found that the historical relationship between a motion picture’s cost and revenue converge to a group of stable distributions he describes as the Paretian distribution, i.e. the relationship between a motion picture’s cost and revenue was wildly unpredictable compared to other investments.
In 1991, along with Ross Eckert, he published his Paramount Antitrust paper, an economic analysis of the landmark United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. decision, in which he found historical and economic reasons for the practices that were challenged by the Department of Justice, and in which most of his key ideas were expressed far before he confirmed them statistically.
In 1996, along with W. David Walls, he published the Bose-Einstein paper in the Economic Journal. Using the Bose–Einstein statistics concept used for quantum physics, he showed the complex convergence toward the Pareto distribution during the theatrical run and the way word-of-mouth drove a theatrical run’s almost chaotic behavior. He was able to show that the film industry was able to adjust to such phenomena using adaptive, exhibition contracts and decentralizing decisions to be allocated to the local exhibitor through the hold-over and rental terms of the contract.
He also coined the phrase “superstar’s curse” to describe the dilemma film producers face in hiring movie stars. Producers calculate the expected increase that a star will provide to a film’s profit, then pay that star the difference. However, the returns of film are heavily skewed, such that the expected return (in statistical terms, the mean) is higher than the most common return (the mode). 80% of the time, the film will return less than the expected return. Thus, 80% of the time, the film will lose money.
De Vany has been working on the concept of evolutionary fitness. He outlines his approach in his book, The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us about Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging, which was published in December 2010. His ideas about fitness include a diet and fitness regime that promotes a more random behavior that mimics the natural way ancestral people lived in place of the steady and regular eating and exercise that are the norm in Western societies. He follows a diet that mimics the diet of ancient humans during the Paleolithic period with carefully selected modern foods such as vegetables, lean meat and seafood, fresh fruits and nuts. He also advocates glucose restriction and intermittent fasting as methods to turn down the aging pathways.
- Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Extremal Film Partners, Santa Monica, CA, 2007
- Member, Evolution, Complexity and Cognition Group, Free University of Brussels, 2010
- Professor of Economics and member of Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, 1984–2003
- Associate, Center for Computable Economics, UCLA, 1995–1998
- Professor, University of Houston, University Park, Houston, Texas, 1981–1984
- Professor, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B. C., Canada, 1980–1981
- Fellow, University of Chicago, Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, and the Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1978–1979
- President and cofounder, Resources Research Corporation, College Station, Texas, 1977–1979
- Professor, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1977–1979
- Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, Department of Economics, College Station, Texas, 1971–1977
Published research on motion picture economics
- De Vany, Arthur. “Uncertainty, waiting time and capacity utilization – a stochastic theory of product quality”. Journal of Political Economy, 84: 523–541, 1976
- De Vany, Arthur. “Contracting in the movies when ‘nobody knows anything’”. In Victor Ginsburg, editor, Proceedings of the Rotterdam Conference on Cultural Economics, North-Holland, 2003
- DeVany, Arthur S. and Cassey Lee. “Motion pictures and the stable Paretian hypothesis”. IMBS working paper, University of California at Irvine, 2000
- De Vany, Arthur S. and Cassey Lee. “Quality signals in information cascades and the dynamics of the distribution of motion picture box office revenues”. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 25: 593–614, 2001
- De Vany, Arthur S. and Ross Eckert. “Motion picture antitrust: the Paramount cases revisited”. Research in Law and Economics, 14: 51–112, 1991
- De Vany, Arthur and Hank McMillan. “Markets, hierarchies, and antitrust in the motion picture industry”. Working paper, Economics Department, University of California, Irvine, 1993
- De Vany, Arthur S. and W. David Walls. “Innovation tournaments: an analysis of rank, diffusion and survival in motion pictures”. Paper presented, NBER Conference on New Products, Cambridge, MA, 1993
- De Vany, Arthur S. and W. David Walls. “Bose–Einstein dynamics and adaptive contracting in the motion picture industry”. Economic Journal, 439(106): 1493–1514, 1996
- De Vany, Arthur S. and W. David Walls. “The market for motion pictures: Rank, revenue and survival”. Economic Inquiry, 4(35): 783–797, November 1997
- De Vany, Arthur S. and W. David Walls. “Private information, demand cascades and the blockbuster strategy”. IMBS working paper, University of California at Irvine, 2000
- De Vany, Arthur and W. David Walls. “Does Hollywood make too many R-rated movies? Risk, stochastic dominance, and the illusion of expectation”. Journal of Business, 75(3): 425–451, April 2002
- De Vany, Arthur and W. David Walls. “Motion picture profit, the stable Paretian hypothesis, and the curse of the superstar”. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2002
- De Vany, Arthur and W. David Walls. “Quality evaluations and the breakdown of statistical herding in the dynamics of box office revenues”. IMBS working paper, University of California at Irvine, 2002
- De Vany, Arthur S. and W. David Walls. “Uncertainty in the movie industry: does star power reduce the terror of the box office?”. Journal of Cultural Economics, 23(4): 285–318, November 1999
Pradeep Dubey, Ph.D.
Leading Professor, Center for Game Theory, Dept. of Economics, SUNY at Stony Brook
Fields of Interets:
- Game Theory and Mathematical Economics
- B.Sc. (Physics Honors), Delhi University, India, June 1971.
- Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June, 1975.
- Fellow of the Econometric Society
- Member of the Council of the Game Theory Society
- Editorial Board, International Journal of Game Theory (until 1994)
- 1975-1978 Assistant Professor, School of Organization and Management (SOM) / Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
- 1978-1984 Associate Professor, SOM and Cowles, Yale University. 1979-1980 Research Fellow (for the special year of game theory and mathematical economics), Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (on leave from Yale University).
- 1982-1983 Senior Research Fellow, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria (on leave, with a Senior Faculty Fellowship from Yale University).
- 1984-1985 Professor, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- 1985-1986 Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) / Institute for Decision Sciences (IDS), SUNY Stony Brook.
- 1986-present Leading Professor, Center for Game Theory in Economics, Department of Economics, SUNY Stony Brook.
- 1989-1993 Adjunct Professor, SOM, Yale University
- 2005- 2009, Visiting Professor, Cowles Foundation, Yale University
Short Academic Visits:
- Center for operations research and economics, University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (82, 86, 95);
- Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna (81);
- Santa Fe Institute, USA (90, 93);
- Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (87-02);
- Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University (95-02).
Summer Activities – SUNY at Stony Brook 1990-2006. These activities occur over the month of July and involve over two hundred scholars from all over the USA, Europe, China, India and South America.
Advisor to Ph.D Students(after 2002):
- Zhengao Huang (Advisor)
- Tim Mathews (Co-advisor)
- Debpriya Sen (Co-advisor)
- Chih-fen Kuo (Co-advisor)
- Fen Wang (Advisor)
- Naoki Watanabe (Advisor)
- Ming-Hung Wang (Co-advisor)
- George Stamatapoulos (Co-advisor)
- Andri Zapechelnyuk (Co-advisor)
- Yutian Chen (Advisor)
List of Publications:
- A. BOOKS UNDER PREPARATION
- “Essays in Honor of Martin Shubik,” editors P. Dubey and J. Geanakoplos, Elsevier Press (forthcoming 2008).
- B. PUBLISHED PAPERS
- “On the Uniqueness of the Shapley Value,” International Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 4, No. 3 (1975), 131-139.
- “Trade and Prices in a Closed Economy with Exogenous Uncertainty and Different Levels of Information,” (with M. Shubik) Econometrica, Vol. 45, No. 7 (1977), 1657-1680.
- “A Closed Economy with Exogenous Uncertainty, Different Levels of Information, Futures and Spot Markets,” (with M. Shubik) International Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 6, No. 4 (1977), 231-248.
- “A Closed Economic System with Production and Exchange Modeled as a Game of Strategy,” (with M. Shubik) Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 4, No. 1 (1977), 253-287.
- “The Noncooperative Equilibria of a Closed Trading Economy with Market Supply and Bidding Strategies,” (with M. Shubik) Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 17, No. 1 (1978), 1-20.
- “Some Properties of the Banzhaf Power Index,” Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1979), 99-131 (with L.S. Shapley).
- “Bankruptcy and Optimality in a Closed Trading Mass Economy Modeled as a Noncooperative Game,” (with M. Shubik) Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 6, No. 2 (1979), 115-134.
- “Asymptotic Semivalues and a Short Proof of Kannai’s Theorem,” Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1980), 267-270.
- “Effcienty Properties of Strategic Market Games: an Axiomatic Approach,” Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 22, No. 2 (1980), 339-362 (with A. Mas-Colell and M. Shubik).
- “Nash Equilibria of Market Games: Finiteness and Ine±ciency,” Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 22, No. 2 (1980), 363-376.
- “Information Conditions, Communication and General Equilibrium,” (with M. Shubik) Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol. 6, No. 2 (May 1981), 186-189.
- “The Profit Maximizing Firm: Managers and Stockholders,” (with M. Shubik) Economies et Societies (Cahiers de l’ Institut de Economiques Appliquees, Serie EM No. 6, Laboratoire Associe au C.N.R.S.), Vol. 14, 1981, 1364-1388.
- “Value Theory without Efficiency,” (with A. Neyman and R.J. Weber), Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol. 6, No. 1 (February 1981), 122-128.
- “Price-Quantity Strategic Market Games,” Econometrica, Vol. 50, No. 1 (January 1982), 111-126.
- “Payoffs in Non-atomic Economies: an Axiomatic Approach,” Econometrica, 52 (1984), 1129-1150 (with A. Neyman).
- “Totally Balanced Games Arising from Controlled Programming Problems,” Mathematical Programming, 29 (1984), 245-267 (with L.S. Shapley).
- “The Shapley Value as Aircraft Landing Fees – Revisited,” Management Science, Vol. 28, No. 8.
- “Input Output Prices with Endogenous Demand,” Economic Letters, 1985 (with P. Chander).
- “Information Patterns and Nash Equilibria in Extensive Games: I,” (with M. Kaneko), Mathematical Social Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 111 – 139, 1984.
- “A Strategic Market Game with Price and Quantity Strategies,” (with M. Shubik), Zeitschrift fur Nationalolonomie 40, pp. 25-35.
- “On Monopolistic Competition and Perfect Equilibria,” (with M. Shubik), in Essays in Honor of Tullio Bagiotti ( D, Cantarelli, A, Agrati and A, Montesano, eds.), 1985
- “Perfect Competition in Strategic Market Games with Interlinked Preferences,” (with M. Shubik), Economics Letters, 17, pp. 3-4, 1985
- “Information Patterns and Nash Equilibria in Extensive Games: II,” (with M. Kaneko), Mathematical Social Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 247 – 262, 1986.
- “Revelation of Information in Strategic Market Games: A Critique of Rational Expectations,” Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 16, No. 2 (1987), 105-137 (with J. Geanakoplos and M. Shubik).
- “A Note on an Optimal Garnishing Rule,” (with M. Shubik) Economics Letters 27, (1988).
- “Inefficiency of Smooth Market Mechanisms,” (with J.D. Rogawski), Discussion Paper 3, the Institute for Decision Sciences, SUNY, Stony Brook, in Journal of Mathematical Economics 19 (1990) 285-304.
- “The Value of Money in a Finite Horizon Economy: a Role for Banks,” (with J. Geanakoplos), in Economic Analysis of Markets and Games, M.I.T. Press, ed. P. Dasgupta, D. Gale, O. Hart, E. Maskin, 1992.
- “Repeated Trade and the Velocity of Money,” (with S. Sahi and M. Shubik), in Journal of Mathematical Economics, (1993).
- “Noncooperative General Exchange with a Continuum of Traders,” (with L.S. Shapley), in Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 23, (1994) 253-293.
- “Strategic Market Games: A Survey of Some Results,” in “Game Theoretic Methods in General Equilibrium Analysis”, NATO ASI Series D, Vol. 77, ed. J.-F. Mertens and S. Sorin, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.
- “An Axiomatic Approach to the Equivalence Phenomenon,” (with A. Neyman) in “Game Theoretic Methods in General Equilibrium Analysis”, NATO ASI Series D, Vol. 77, ed. J.-F. Mertens and S. Sorin, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.
- “An Equivalence Principle for Perfectly Competitive Economies,” (with A. Neyman), Discussion Paper 34, the Institute for Decision Sciences, SUNY, Stony Brook, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 75, No. 2, August, pp. 314-344, 1997.
- “When Less Scrutiny Induces More Effort,” (joint with Chien-wei Wu) Journal of Mathematical Economics, Vol. 36, Issue 4, December, 2001, pp. 311-336.
- “When Less Competition Induces More Product Innovation,” (joint with Chien-wei Wu), Economics Letters, Vol. 74, Issue 3, January 2002, pp. 309-312. July 16, 2002.
- “Inefficiency of Nash Equilibria,” Mathematics of Operations Research, 11 (1986). July 16, 2002
- “Competitive pooling: Rothschild-Stiglitz Reconsidered”, (with John Geanakoplos), The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002, 117(4), pp 1529-1570.
- “Optimal Scrutiny in Multi-Period Promotion Tournaments”, (with Ori Haimanko), Games and Economic Behavior, 2003, 42(1), pp 1-24.
- “Price-mediated Trade with Quantity Signals”, (with Siddhartha Sahi), Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2003, 39(5-6) pp 377-389.
- “Inside and outside Fiat Money, gains to trade, and IS-LM”, (with John Geanakoplos), Economic Theory, 2003, 21 (2-3),,pp 347-397.
- “Is gold an effcient store of value?” (with John Geanakoplos and Martin Shubik), Economic Theory, 2003, 21(4), pp767-782.
- “From Nash to Walras via Shapley-Shubik”, (with John Geanakoplos), Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2003, 39, pp 391-400.
- “Monetary equilibrium with missing markets”, (with John Geanakoplos), Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2003, 39, pp 585-618.
- “Default and punishment in general equilibrium”, (with John Geanakoplos and Martin Shubik), Econometrica, 2005, 73:1, 1-37.
- “Determinacy with nominal assets and outside money”, (with John Geanakoplos), Economic Theory, 2006, Vol27, No1, pp79-106.
- “Learning with perfect information”, (with Ori Haimanko), Games and Economic Behavior, 2004, 46(2), pp 304-324.
- “Compound voting and the Banzhaf Index”, (with Ori Haimanko and Einy E.), Games and Economic Behavior, 2005, 51(1), pp20-30.
- “Strategic complements and substitutes, and potential games”, (with Ori Haimanko and A. Zapechelnyuk), Games and Economic Behavior, 2006, 54(1), pp 77-94.
- “Games with connectivity”, (with Rahul Garg), Workshop on Internet and Network Economics, Patros (Greece), 2006 ; also ,forthcoming in Special Volume for the Platinum Jubilee of the Indian Statistical Institute
- “Competing for customers in a social network”, (with Rahul Garg and Bernard De Meyer), Workshop on Internet and Network Economics, Patros (Greece), 2006 ; also, Cowles foundation Discussion Paper, No. 1591, Yale University.
- “Money and production, and liquidity trap”, (with John Geanakoplos), International Journal of Economic Theory, Vol 2, Issue 3-4, 2006 pp 171-384 (special issue in honor of Jean-Michel Grandmont)
- “Insurance Contracts Designed by Competitive Pooling,” (joint with John Geanakoplos), Cowles foundation Discussion Paper, No. 1315, Yale University.)
- “Envy and the Optimality of Tourmaments,” (with Ori Haimanko), Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Making, Discussion Paper No. 250, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.)
- “Perfect competition in a bilateral monopoly (in honor of Martin Shubik), (with Sondermann Dieter), Cowles foundation Discussion Paper, No. 1534, Yale University.
- “Prizes versus Wages with Envy and Pride”, (with John Geanakoplos and Ori Haimanko. Cowles foundation Discussion Paper, No. 1537, Yale University.
- “Grading in games of status: marking exams and setting wages”, (with John Geanakoplos). Cowles foundation Discussion Paper, No. 1544, Yale University.
- “Outsourcing induced by strategic competition”, (with Yutian Chen and Debapriya Sen), Cowles foundation Discussion Paper, No. 1589, Yale University.
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