Summary of WFU Faculty Information Forms

Economics Department



I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

II. Papers and Presentations

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies


I.  Publications, Performances, Exhibits


Frey, Donald


Review: Henry George's Legacy in Economic Thought (ed. J. Laurent). In EH.NET reviews. May 2006


Review: Governing Academia (ed. R. Ehrenberg). In Economics of Education Review  (2006)



Moorhouse, John


“Does Gun Control Reduce Crime or Does Crime Increase Gun Control?”, CATO Journal of Public Policy Analysis 26, (Winter 2006): 103-124, with Brent Wanner.



Whaples, Robert


1. Editor, EH.NET’s Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History. (Contents by the end of June 2006 exceed 1700 pages.)

2. Instructor’s Manual to R. Glenn Hubbard and Anthony P. O’Brien’s Microeconomics (with Edward Scahill), Prentice-Hall, 2006.

1. “The Costs of Critical Commentary in Economics Journals,” Econ Journal Watch, 3 (2), May 2006, 275-82.

2. “Child Labor” and “Gold Rush,” in Robert Whaples, editor, Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, 2005.

3. “Andrew Carnegie,” in Bruce Frohnen, Jeremy Beer, and Jeffrey O. Nelson, editors, American Conservativism: An Encyclopedia, ISI Books, 2005.

4. “United States Trade,” in John McCusker, editor, History of World Trade since 1450, Macmillan, 2005.

5. “International Labor Organization,” in Ashish Vaidya, editor, Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor and Politics, ABC-Clio, 2005.

6. “Earned Income Tax Credit,” “Employment Policies Institute,” “Robert Heilbroner,” and “Andrew Carnegie,” in Mehmet Odekon, editor, Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Sage, 2006.


Book Reviews written this year:

1. The Economic Implications of Aging Societies: The Costs of Living Happily Ever After,
by Steven A. Nyce and Sylvester J. Schieber, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 43 (3), November 2005.

2. Social Security: History and Politics from the New Deal to the Privatization Debate, by Daniel Beland, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 43 (4), December 2005.

3. What You Need to Know about the Economics of Growing Old (but Were Afraid to Ask), edited by Teresa Ghilarducci, Review of Political Economy (forthcoming).

4. Rethinking Pension Reform, by Franco Modigliani and A. Muralidhar, Review of Political Economy (forthcoming).    

5. Social Security and the Middle-class Squeeze: Fact and Fiction about America's Entitlement Programs, by Leonard J. Santow and Mark E. Santow, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 43 (7), March 2006.

6. Reinventing the Retirement Paradigm, edited by Robert L. Clark and Olivia S. Mitchell, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 43 (8), April 2006.  

7. Roosevelt, the Great Depression and the Economics of Recovery by Elliot Rosen, Journal of Southern History, forthcoming.

8. The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli, American Economist, 50 (2), Fall 2006, forthcoming.

9. The Baby Bust: Who Will Do the Work? Who Will Pay the Taxes? edited by Fred R. Harris, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, forthcoming.

10. The Evolving Pension System: Trends, Effects, and Proposals for Reform edited by William G. Gale, John B. Shoven, and Mark I. Warshawsky, Choice: Reviews of Academic Books, forthcoming.

11. Age Discrimination: An Historical and Contemporary Analysis by John Macnicol, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, forthcoming.



II.  Papers and Presentations Presented at Professional Meetings



Whaples, Robert


1. Discussant, Economic and Business Historical Society meetings, Pittsburgh, PA,             April 2006.

2. Discussant, Conference on History, Technology, and Economy, Boone, NC, April 2006.



III.  Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies


Moorhouse, John


Editorial Board of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics Whaples, Robert


Patterson, Perry


Selection Committee, US Department of State/IREX Embassy Policy Specialist Program for Placement of Academic Specialists in US State Department Offices in Russia and Tadzhikistan, March 2006.  (10-12 hours)



Whaples, Robert


1.  Book Review Editor, EH.NET.

2.  Director, EH.NET.

3.  BB&T Bank, taught one-week course for BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest

     University (July 2005).

4.  Foundation for Teaching Economics, taught one-week course on economic history to

     high school teachers, Williamsburg, VA (July 2005).