DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

 

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

 

FOR JULY 1, 2000 TO JUNE 30, 2001

 

 

I.                   Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 
Books, Textbooks, and Monographs
 

Whaples, Robert

Study Guide (with Charles F. Mason) to accompany Perloff Microeconomics, second edition, 2001, Boston: Addison Wesley.

 

Wood, John

With Jac Heclelman:  Federal Reserve Membership and the Banking Act of 1935: An Application to the Theory of Clubs, in Heckelman et. al., ed., Public Choice Interpretations of American History: Kluwer, 2000.

 

Salisbury:The Life of a Statesman, American Institute for Economic Research, Oct. 2000.

 

 

Articles, Chapters, and Other Publications

 

Boko, Sylvain

“The Impact of International Agreements on Domestic Policy: An Analysis of Tariff Policy in African Countries”. Atlantic Economic Journal. March 2001, Vol 29, No. 1.

 

"Pre-commitment Mechanism and Policy Credibility in African Trade Reform" (with Harvey Lapan). Review of Development Economics, February 2001, Vol 5, No. 1.

 

Frey, Don

Article: “The Puritan Roots of Daniel Raymond’s Economics,” History of Political Economy.” Vol. 32, No. 3 (Fall 2000), 607-629

 

Review: Teaching Economics to Undergraduates, eds. W. Becker and M. Watts. Economics of Education Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2001), 99-100.

 

Article: “The Protestant Ethic Thesis,” in The Online Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, ed. Robert Whaples, EH.NET. Forthcoming, June 2001.

 

Hammond, Claire

“Edith Abbott,” Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists.  Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand and Evelyn Forget.  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2000. Pp 1-8.

 

”Sophonisba Breckinridge,“ Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists.  Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand and Evelyn Forget.  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2000. Pp. 81-89.

 

“Katherine Bement Davis,” Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists.  Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand and Evelyn Forget.  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2000. 131-138

 

“Hannah Robie Sewall,” Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists.  Edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand and Evelyn Forget.  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2000. Pp. 393-396.

 

Hammond, Dan

“Rose Director Friedman,” in A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists, R.W. Dimand, M.A. Dimand, E.L. Forget, eds., pp. 163-167, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2000.

 

Review of D. Laidler, Fabricating the Keynesian Revolution, EH.NET, http://eh.net/BookReview/reviews, 2000.

 

Heckelman, Jac

“Consistent Estimates of the Impact of Special Interest Groups on Economic Growth,” Public Choice 104: 319-327, 2000

 

“Which Economic Freedoms Contribute to Growth?” (with Michael D. Stroup) Kyklos 53, Fasc. 4: 527-544, 2000

 

“The Econometrics of Rational Partisan Theory,” Applied Economics 33: 417-426, 2001

“Partisan Business Cycles under Variable Election Dates,” Journal of Macroeconomics 23: 261-275, 2001

 

Moorhouse, John

“Does Information on the Internet Weaken the Case for Consumer Protection Regulation?”, Journal of Private Enterprise 16 (Spring 2001).

 

Whaples, Robert

 “Anthropometrics,” (with John Komlos) in Peter N. Stearns (editor) The Encyclopedia of European Social History, 1350 to 2000, Scribners, 2001.

 

“History of the American Workweek,” in Robert Whaples (editor), The Online Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, EH.NET.

 

Book Reviews:

Review of Gatekeepers of Growth: The International Political Economy of Central Banking in Developing Countries by Sylvia Maxwell, Business Library Review.

 

Review of An Ocean Apart: Explaining Three Decades of U.S.-Japanese Trade Frictions by Stephen Cohen, Business Library Review.

 

Review of Revolution at the Checkout Counter: The Explosion of the Bar Code by Stephen Brown, Business Library Review.

 

Review of The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism by Robert Fogel, thereviewer, Issue 1.47, June 25, 2000.

 

Review of The Oxford Book of Work edited by Keith Thomas, thereviewer, Issue 1.48, July 2, 2000.

 

Review of The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies by Robert Lane, Business Library Review.

 

Review of Education and Development: Measuring the Social Benefits by Walter W. McMahon, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 38 (3), November 2000.

 

Review of Education in a Free Society edited by Tibor Machan, thereviewer, Issue 2.08, October 1, 2000.

 

Review of Hard Work: The Making of Labor History by Melvyn Dubofsky, Business Library Review.

 

Review of From Warfare State to Welfare State: World War I, Compensatory State Building, and the Limits of the Modern Order by Marc Allen Eisner, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 38 (5), January 2001.

 

Review of Wages and Labor Markets in the US, 1820-1860 by Robert A. Margo, Southern Economic Journal.

 

Review of Hard at Work in Factories and Mines: The Economics of Child Labor during the British Industrial Revolution by Carolyn Tuttle, Business History Review.

 

Review of A Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers’ Compensation by Price Fishback and Shawn Kantor, The Independent Review.

 

Review of Constant Turmoil: The Politics of Industrial Life in Nineteenth-Century New England by Mary Blewett, History: Reviews of Recent Books.

 

Review of The Cambridge Economic History of the United States, Volume II: The Long Nineteenth Century and The Cambridge Economic History of the United States, Volume III: The Twentieth Century, edited by Stanley L. Engerman and Robert E. Gallman, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 38 (9), May 2001.

 

Review of Trust on Trial: How the Microsoft Case Is Reframing the Rules of Competition by Richard B. McKenzie, Business Library Review International.

 

Review of The Economics of Aging by James H. Schulz, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books.

 

 

Performances and Exhibitions

 

 

II.                Papers and Presentations

 

Boko, Sylvain

“Economic Freedom, Democracy and Economic Growth in Africa: An Institutional Approach”. Presented at

 

The 2001 Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association. New York, NY, February 2001

 

At the Wake Forest University Economic Department Workshop Series, March 2001.

 

Hammond, Claire

“The Development of Chicago Price Theory: Evidence from the Early Friedman-Stigler Correspondence” with Dan Hammond.  Paper for the History of Economics Society Meeting, University of British Columbia, July 2000.

 

Hammnd, Dan

(With Claire Hammond), “The Development of Chicago Price Theory: Evidence from the Early Friedman Stigler Correspondence.”  History of Economics Society annual conference, Vancouver, BC, July 2000.

 

“Columbia Roots of the Chicago School: The Case of Milton Friedman,” Allied Social Sciences Associations, New Orleans, LA, January 2001.

 

Heckelman, Jac

“Absolute and Relative Effects of Interst Groups on the Economy”         presented at Southern Economic Association meetings, Washington DC, November 2000

 

“Political Monetary Cycles: The Independent Treasury versus the Federal Reserve”

      presented at Public Choice Society, San Antonio TX, March 2001

      presented at Cliometrics Conference, Tucson AZ, May 2001

 

Lawlor, Michael

History of Economics Society Meetings, Vancouver, B.C., June, 2000: Chaired Session: “Keynes and Cambridge Economics.” Discussed two papers.

 

American Institute for Economic Research, Great Barrington, Mass., June, July, August, 2000

a.       Visiting Summer Research Fellow

b.      Paper Presented: C.S. Peirce and the Fixation of Belief

c.       Paper Presented: Peirce on Making Our Ideas Clear

d.      Paper Presented: William James and Psychological Pragmatism

e.       Paper Presented: Pragmatism and The Methodology of Economics

f.        AIER Research Report: “Rising Prescription Drug Expenditures, Prices and Advertising: Some Economic Common Sense”

g.       AIER Research Report: “Do We Pay for Our Prescription Drugs Twice?”

 

Moorhouse, John

“Information on the Internet: Implications for Consumer Protection”, International Atlantic Economic Society Conference, Charleston, SC, October 15-18, 2000.

 

Whaples, Robert

"Causeways over the Morasses of Earlier Economic History? A Reflective Evaluation" or "Reflections on Recent Trends in Economic History: An Analysis of the Contents of the Journal of Economic History." Social Science History Association meetings, Pittsburgh, October 2000.

 

Wood, John

With Jac Heckelman:  Political Monetary Cycles: The Independent Treasury vs. the Federal Reserve, at 2001 Cliometrics Conf., Tucson, AZ, May 18-20, 2001.

 

 

 

III.             Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

Editorship or Membership on Editorial Boards of Scholarly Journals

 

Lawlor, Michael

Refereeing: Cambridge Journal of Economics, Review of Social Economy, History of Political Economy, Prentice Hall.

 

Moorhouse, John

Editorial Board:  Quaterly Journal of Austrian Economics

 

Whaples, Robert

Editor, The Online Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, EH.NET (www.eh.net).  The encyclopedia debuts in June 2001 and will continue to expand.

 

Book Review Editor, EH.NET.

 

Associate Editor, Business Library Review International.

 

 

Offices Held in Major Professional and Disciplinary Societies

 

Hammond, Dan

President-elect, History of Economics Society

 

Whaples, Robert

Associate Director, EH.NET.

 

Consulting Activities

 

Frey, Don

Refereed one article for Industrial and Labor Relations Review, app. 12 hours

 

Whaples, Robert

BB&T Bank, taught one-week course for BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University (July 2000).

 

 

 

IV.              External Grants Received

 

Boko, Sylvain

$12,500:  “Decentralization and Refore in Africa”.  Agency: NSF