Summary of WFU Faculty Information Forms

Department of Economics

2006-2007

 

 

I.          Publications, Performances, Exhibits

II.         Papers and Presentations

III.       Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

IV.       External Grants Received

 

 

 

I.  Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

Boko, Sylvain

 

“Impact of Regional Integration on Trade and Firm Performance in Africa: The Case of Benin” (with Toussaint Houeninvo), in Globalization, International Business and European Integration (Mina Balioumane-Lutz, Alek Nowak and Jeff Steagall, eds). Center for Europe, Warsaw University, Poland, February 2007.

 

“Technical Progress and Growth in Africa”, in Globalization, International Business and European Integration (Mina Balioumane-Lutz, Alek Nowak and Jeff Steagall, eds). Center for Europe, Warsaw University, Poland, February 2007.

 

Chen, Frederick

 

“The Impact of Microbicides and Changes in Condom Usage on HIV Prevalence in Men and Women,” AIDS 20 (2006),1551-1553.  July.

 

“A Susceptible-Infected Epidemic Model with Voluntary Vaccinations,” Journal of Mathematical Biology 53 (2006), 253, 272.  August.

 

Frey, Donald

 

Review of The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster, by L. Vale and T. Campanella. In EH.NET. November 2006.

 

Hammond, Claire

 

Making Chicago Price Theory:  Freidman-Stigler Correspondence 1945-1957.  Co-edited with J. Daniel Hammond.  Routledge Studies in the History of Economics.  Routledge:  London and New York, 2006.

 

Hammond, J. Daniel

 

Making Chicago Price Theory: Friedman-Stigler Correspondence, 1945-1957, with Claire H. Hammond, London and New York: Routledge, 2006.

 

“Friedman, Milton (1912-),” in B. Frohnen, J. Beer, and J.O. Nelson, eds., American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, pp. 329-31, Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2006

 

“Friedman, Rose Director (1911- ),” pp. 307-08, and “Friedman, Milton (1912 ),” pp. 299-307, Biographical Dictionary of American Economists, London and New York, Thoemmes Continuum, 2006.

 

“More Fiber Than Thread? Evidence on the Mirowski-Hands Yarn,” in P. Mirowski and D.W. Hands, eds., pp. 130-52. Agreement on Demand: Consumer Theory in the Twentieth Century. Annual Supplement to Volume 38, History of Political Economy. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.

 

Review of Sandra J. Peart and David M. Levy, The “Vanity of the Philosopher”: From Equality to Hierarchy in Post-Classical Economics, EH.NET, September 2006.

 

Review of Michael Szenberg, Aron Gottesman, and Lall Ramrattan, Paul Samuelson: On Being An Economist. New York: Jorge Pinto Books, 2005, EH.NET, March 2007.

 

Review of Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., Robert F. Hébert, and Robert D. Tollison, The Marketplace of Christianity. Cambridge, MA, London, UK: MIT Press, 2006, EH.NET, March 2007.

 

Heckelman, Jac

 

“Do Economists Differ from Political Scientists on Public Choice? Evidence from a Survey,” (with Robert Whaples) Korean Journal of Public Choice 1: 35-41, 2006

 

“A Pivotal Voter from a Pivotal State: Roger Sherman at the Constitutional Convention,” (with Keith Dougherty) American Political Science Review 100: 297-302, 2006

 

“Another Look at the Evidence for Rational Partisan Cycles,” Public Choice 126: 257-274, 2006 (lead article)

 

Lawlor, Michael

 

The Economics of Keynes in Historical Context: An Intellectual History of the General Theory. London: Macmillan-Palgrave, 2006.

 

Review of Joan Robinson’s Economics on EH-Net, October, 2006.

 

Whaples, Robert

 

Editor, EH.NET’s Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History. (Contents by the end of May 2007 exceed 1800 pages.)

 

“Do Economists Differ from Political Scientists on Public Choice: Evidence from a Survey” (with            Jac Heckelman), Korean Journal of Public Choice 1 (1), July 2006: 35-41.

 

“Collapse? The ‘Dismal’ Science Doesn’t Think So: Economists’ Views of the Future,” The Independent Review, 11 (2), Fall 2006.

“Do Economists Agree on Anything?” The Economists’ Voice, 3 (9), November 2006. This paper became the most downloaded article in the journal’s three-year history and was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education on January 15, 2007. .

 

“Time to Eliminate the Penny from the U.S. Coinage System: New Evidence,” Eastern Economic Journal, 33 (1), Winter 2007.  

 

Book Reviews written this year

 

Plows, Plagues and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by William F. Ruddiman, EH.NET, July 2006.

 

Individual Accounts for Social Security Reform: International Perspectives on the U.S. Debate, by John Turner, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 44 (2), October 2006.

 

Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago: The First Labor Movement, and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America by James Green, History: Reviews of New Books, forthcoming.

 

Envy of the World: A History of the U.S. Economy and Big Business by Timothy J. Botti, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 44 (4), January 2007. 

 

Economic Turbulence: Is a Volatile Economy Good for America? by Clair Brown, John Haltiwanger, and Julia Lane, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, forthcoming.

 

Depression, War, and Cold War: Studies in Political Economy, by Robert Higgs, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 44 (6), March 2007. 

 

The Marketplace of Christianity, by Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., Robert F. Hébert, and Robert D. Tollison, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, 44 (8), May 2007. 

 

The Baseball Economist: The Real Game Exposed, by J. C. Bradbury, Books and Culture, July/August 2007.

 

What Do Unions Do? A Twenty-year Perspective, edited by James T. Bennett and Bruce E. Kaufman, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books, forthcoming. 

 

Op-ed Pieces

 

“Why Keeping the Penny No Longer Makes Sense,” USA Today, July 12, 2006, A13.

 

Wall Street Journal, letter to the editor, August 1, 2007.

 

Wall Street Journal, Econoblog debate with Ray Lombra on eliminating the penny, November 17, 2006.

“Should We Eliminate the Penny?” Costco Connection, December 2006.

 

“Do Economists Agree on Climate Change? Yes,” Technology Central Station Daily, December 18, 2006.

 

“Why Economists Would Veto the Stadium Deal,” Winston-Salem Journal, December 30, 2006.

 

Wood, John

 

William McC. Martin, Jr.:  A Reevaluation, Region Focus, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Winter, 2006.

 

Independent Central Banks:  New and Old, Cato Journal, Fall 2006.

 

 

II.  Papers and Presentations Presented at Professional Meetings

 

 

Boko, Sylvain

 

Presented papers on economic development in Africa at several conferences, and universities, including the American Economic Association, the Eastern Economic Association, the International Atlantic Economic Association, the University of North Florida, North Carolina A&T University, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Chapel Hill World View Program, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), the UN African Institute of Economic Development and Planning (Dakar, Senegal). Titles available upon request.

 

Organizer and Chair of Conference on “Sector-led Growth in Africa”.   Conference funded and hosted by the United Nations Institute of Economic Development and Planning (UNIDEP), Dakar, Senegal, November 2006.

 

Lectures on “Governance and Economic Policy in Africa,” UNIDEP, Dakar, Senegal, April 2007.

 

Cottrell, Allin

 

“Socialismo del Siglo XXI:  Efficient socialist planning,” Primer Encuentro de Pueblos y Estados por a Liberación  de la Patria Grande, Sucre, Bolivia, October 2006.

 

“Demography and Marx’s Falling Rate of Profit,” Economics Department Seminar, The New School for Social  Research, New York, February, 2007.

 

Frey, Donald

 

Invited paper: " The Social Gospel Economics of Richard Ely: Prophet to the Protestant Mainline." History of Political Economy/Duke Press conference called "Keeping Faith: Economics and Religion," April 19-21, 2007.

 

Hammond, J. Daniel

 

 "Markets, Politics and Democracy at Chicago" Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economics, George Mason Univ., July 10-15, 2006.

 

Discussant, Chicago Economics in Historical and Philosophical Perspective, ASSA conference, Chicago, IL, Jan. 5-7, 2007.

 

“Transcendental Commitments of Economists: Friedman, Knight, and Nef,” Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economics, George Mason Univ., June 4-7, 2007 and History of Economics Society annual conference, July 8-11, 2007.

 

“In the Shadows of Vanity: Religion and the Debate over Hierarchy,” History of Economics Society annual conference, July 8-11, 2007.

 

Heckelman, Jac

 

“Foreign Aid and Market Reform” International Atlentic Economics Society, October 2006

 

“Voting on Voting with the Feet” International Atlentic Economics Society, October 2006

 

Lawlor, Michael

 

“Costs analysis of Diabetes Prevention Programs.” Presented to the Masters of Epidemiology class, Wake Forest School of Medicine, April, 2007.

 

Whaples, Robert

 

Discussant, Economic History Association meetings, Pittsburgh, September 2006.

 

Discussant, Southern Economic Association meetings, Charleston, SC, November 2006.

 

Discussant, Conference in World History and Economics, Boone, NC, April 2007.

 

Wood, John

 

Discussant, Southern Economics Association Meeting, November, 2006.

 

Stability of the Federal Reserve, 1914-2006, 11th International Conference on Macroecononic Analysis, Crete, May, 2007.

 

 

III.  Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

Boko, Sylvain

 

2007 - The African Finance and Economic Association – Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Hammond, J. Daniel

 

Editorial Board, Journal of the History of Economic Thought

Advisory Board, History of Economics Working Paper Series

 

Whaples, Robert

 

Book Review Editor, EH.NET

 

Director, EH.NET

 

BB&T Bank, taught one-week course for BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University (July 2006)

 

Foundation for Teaching Economics, taught one-week course on economic history to high school teachers, Charleston, SC (July 2006)

 

 

IV.  External Grants Received

 

Boko, Sylvain

 

2006-2007    ACC Faculty Development Grant. Title: Post-conflict Reconciliation and

Reconstruction in Africa (with Craig Brookins of NC State). Amount: $70,000. Funds used to lead a group of faculty and researchers from the 12 ACC universities and colleges to Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa to conduct a comparative analysis of the reconciliation and reconstruction processes in the 3 countries.

 

Lawlor, Michael

 

Topic:

“Translating Research Into the Prevention of Diabetes Trial:

Agency:

National Institutes of Health

$  Requested:

$98,369

 

$  Funded:

$98,369

(over 5 years)