Department of Economics
Professional Activities Summary, 2005
Review: The Economic Institutions of Higher Education. By J. Patrick Raines and Charles E. Leathers. In Economics of Education Review Vol. 24 (2005), 114.
Book: Readings in Public Choice Economics, University of Michigan Press
Paper: “Fractionalization Effect and Government Financing” (with Hakan Berument) International Journal of Applied Economics 2: 37-49, 2005
Paper: “Winning Probabilities in a Pairwise Lottery System with Three Alternatives,” (with Fred Chen) Economic Theory 26: 607-617, 2005
“Dewey and Economic Reality.“ Elias Khalil, ed., Dewey, Pragmatism and Economic Methodology. London and New York, Routledge, 2004.
Review: Kenneth R. Hoover. Economics as Ideology: Keynes, Laski, Hayek and the Creation of Contemporary Politics. Journal of British Studies, Volume 44, Number 4, pp. 901-903, October 2005.
Paper: "An Economics Explanation of the Duel Contingent Fee", Florida State University Business Law Review 3, (July 2004): 43-56.
Book Review: Microeconomic Change in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Carol S. Leonard, at Canadian-American Slavic Studies 38 (4), Winter 2004: 486 – 487.
“Public Choice Economics: Where Is There Consensus?” (with Jac Heckelman), American Economist, Spring 2005.
“Lawrence Klein,” “Simon Kuznets,” and “United States Postal Service,” in Syed B. Hussain, editor, The Encyclopedia of Capitalism, Facts on File Inc., 2004.
“Economic Depressions,” in Alice O’Connor and Gwendolyn Mink, editor, Encyclopedia of Poverty and Social Welfare, ABC-CLIO, 2004.
“AFL-CIO,” “Embargoes,” “Great Depression,” and “Population,” in Cynthia Northrup, editor, Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present, M.E. Sharpe, 2005.
“Andrew Carnegie,” in Robert Whaples, editor, Online Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, January, 2005.
“What Does It Mean to Be Entrepreneurial in the Liberal Arts? Sam Williamson: Getting History out of the Ivory Tower,” in Tell a Story, Wake Forest University Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts.
Book Reviews written this year:
The Children of NAFTA: Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border by David Bacon, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, October 2004.
The Reluctant Economist: Perspectives on Economics, Economic History, and Demography by Richard A. Easterlin, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, November 2004.
Labor’s Time: Shorter Hours, the UAW, and the Struggle for American Unionism by Jonathan Cutler, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 42 (5), January 2005.
The Institutionalist Tradition in Labor Economics, edited by Dell P. Champlin and Janet T. Knoedler, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 42 (7), March 2005.
A Guide to What’s Wrong with Economics, edited by Edward Fullbrook, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 42 (10), June 2005.
Head Masters: Phrenology, Secular Education, and Nineteenth-Century Social Thought, by Stephen Tomlinson, History: Reviews of New Books, forthcoming.
The Development of the National Economy: The United States from the Civil War through the 1890s, edited by William J. Barber, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, forthcoming.
Unequal Chances: Family Background and Economic Success, edited by Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, and Melissa Osborne Groves, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, forthcoming.
Coal: A Human History, Barbara Fresse, Review of Political Economy, forthcoming.
Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits, Earl Grinols, Review of Political Economy, forthcoming.
Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime, edited by Alexander Tabarrok, Review of Political Economy, forthcoming.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, edited by Joel Mokyr, EH.NET, April 2005, (http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/0929.shtml)
Just around the Corner: The Paradox of the Jobless Recovery, by Stanley Aronowitz,
Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, forthcoming.
Paper: “Joint Determination of Regulations by the Regulator and the Regulated: Commercial Bank Requirements, 1875-1979,” Eastern Economics Association, March 2005
“Using EH.NET’s Encyclopedia in the Classroom,” Economic History Association, San Jose, CA, September, 2004.
Discussant, Economic and Business Historical Society meetings, High Point, NC, April 28, 2005.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Book Review Editor, EH.NET
Gordon Tullock prize for best article in Public Choice by a younger scholar
“A Spatial Model of U.S. Senate Elections,” Public Choice 118: 87-103, 2004
Semifinalist, competition for Outstanding First-Year Advocates, National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Nominated by Deborah Best and Paul Orser.