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Notables

Spring 2016

  • Assistant Professor of Economics Patrick Van Horn chaired a American Economic Association web session “Historical Perspectives on Financial Crisis, Banks and Regulation” and coauthored one of the papers in the session. See webcast.

Fall 2015

  • Professor of Economics Emily Northrop published an entry, “The Economic Cost of the Western Diet,” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, edited by Ken Albala, SAGE Publications, 2015.

  • Professor of Economics Emily Northrop published a book review on The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World by William Nordhaus, Yale University Press: Review of Political Economy, 27 (Issue 1, 2015) 86-89.

  • Professor of Economics Emily Northrop published a book chapter titled “Food, the Environment, and A Good Standard of Living” in the book A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation, edited by Richard P.F. Holt and Daphne T. Greenwood, M.E. Sharpe, 2014.

  • Assistant Professor of Economics Patrick Van Horn published the article “Did the Reserve Requirement Increments of 1936-1937 Reduce Bank Lending? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment” with Haelim Park in the August 2015 issue of “Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.”

  • Assistant Professor of Economics Katie Grooms has an article forthcoming in the “Journal of Environmental Economics and Management” titled “Enforcing the Clean Water Act: The Effect of State-level Corruption on Compliance.”  

Fall 2014

  • Assistant Professor of Economics Patrick Van Horn had a research article titled, “Did the Reserve Requirement Increases of 1936-1937 Reduce Bank Lending? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment” (coauthored with Haelim Park) accepted for publication at Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.

Spring 2014

  • Emily Northrop, associate professor of economics, presented a paper titled “Promoting Economic Growth and Climate Change in ECON 100” at a meeting of the Association for Institutionalist Thought, which met under the auspices of the Western Social Science Association Annual Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2-5.

  • Four economics majors presented their research at the annual Economic Scholar Program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas March 28. Alex Michael presented “An Evaluation of Institutional Effects: Exploring the Empirical Relationship Between Economic Freedom, Growth, and Income Inequality,” Izzy Ramirez presented “Unbanked Hispanics,” Brooke Chatterton presented “The Benefits of Bilingualism” and José Bayoán Calderón presented “From Scientific Understanding to Effective Policy: Fruit and Vegetable Consumption on Cancer Incidence.”

Fall 2013

  • A paper by Emily Northrop, associate professor of economics, is being published in the fall issue of The American Economist. She also presented the paper, which is titled “The Accuracy, Market Ethic, and Individual Morality Surrounding the Profit Maximization Assumption,” at the Association for Heterodox Economics Conference that was held in London July 4-6.

Spring 2013

  • Two students in the Economics program presented papers at the Economics Scholars Conference for Undergraduate Research that was held April 5 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Zoe Pham presented “Housing Discrimination and the Great Recession” and Brooke Chatterton presented “The Impact of University Career Services and Internships on Undergraduate Students.” 

  • Ken Roberts, professor of economics and holder of the Hugh Roy and Lille Cullen Chair in Economics, recently had an invited essay titled “Migration and Agrarian Change” published in the Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Blackwell Publishing, 2013).

  • In January, Matthew Wladyka (Economics and Mathematics, 2011) finished a Masters of Science in Mathematical Finance degree at the Graduate School of Management, Boston University.  He now holds a position with PEAK6 Investments at their Chicago headquarters, where he will be developing new strategies in volatility arbitrage.

  • Fred Sellers, associate professor of business, presented a paper titled “Dynegy Corporation: Inflating Operating Cash Flow” at the Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association in Albuquerque, N.M., March 15.

  • Two Southwestern Economics majors presented papers at the Economics Scholars Program Conference for Undergraduate Research on April 5 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Zoe Pham presented “Housing Discrimination and the Great Recession” and Brooke Chatterton presented “The Impact of University Career Services and Internships on Undergraduate Students.”