DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT
JULY 1, 1999-JUNE 30, 2000
“The Impact of International Agreements on Domestic Policy: An Analysis of Tariff Policy in African Countries”, Atlantic Economic Journal, Forthcoming
“Pre-commitment Mechanism and Policy Credibility in African Trade Reform”, Review of Development Economics, Forthcoming.
A New Look at Africa’s Growth Performance and Prospects for the 21st Century. Book Chapter (Africa’s Other Story.) Greenwood-Heinemann. Forthcoming.
“Government Policy, Ethnicity and Development in Benin”. Book Chapter (Government Policies, the Constitution, and Ethnic Relations in Africa). Forthcoming in 2000.
Review of Measuring what people know: human capital accounting. OECD Report. In Economics of Education Review Vol. 18 (1999), 475-6.
"Women in the Economics Profession." In The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics, Janice Peterson and Margaret Lewis, Eds. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2000, pp. 757-763.
“Labels and Substance: Friedman’s Restatement of the Quantity Theory,” History of Political Economy 31 (Fall 1999): 449-71.
Review of Monetary Interpretations of the Great Depression, by F. G. Steindl, History of Political Economy 31 (Summer 1999): 418-19.
Public Choice Interpretations of American Economic History, Kluwer Academic Press, 1999 (co-edited with John C. Moorhouse and Robert Whaples)
“Economic Freedom and Economic Growth: A Short-run Causal Investigation,” Journal of Applied Economics 3: 71-91, 2000
"Sequential Elections and Overlapping Terms: Voting for U.S. Senate," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 42: 97-108, 2000
"Revisiting the Relationship Between Secret Ballots and Turnout: A New Test of Two Legal‑Institutional Theories," American Politics Quarterly 28: 194-215, 2000
“Adaptive Partisan Theory,” Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice 17: 11-18, 1999
"Testing Rational Partisan Theory when Elections are Endogenous Events: Some Empirical Evidence from the United Kingdom," Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics 34: 45-56, 1999
“Federal Reserve Membership and the Banking Act of 1935: An Application to the Theory of Clubs,” (with John Wood) in Jac C. Heckelman, John C. Moorhouse, and Robert Whaples (eds.) Public Choice Interpretations of American Economic History, Kluwer Academic Press, 1999
Thomas Cate, Ed., An Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics. Cheltenham, UK and Brookfield, US: Edward Elgar. Reviewed for H-Business, HES-Net and EH-Net, August, 1999.
Co-editor, with Jac C. Heckelman and Robert Whaples, of Public Choice Interpretations of American Economic History, Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.
“Is There a Consensus in the Field of Law and Economics”, American Economist 43 (Fall 1999), 81-89,
with Andrew Morriss and Robert Whaples.
Book review: Milica Uvalic and Daniel Vaughn-Whitehead, eds. Privatization Surprises in Transition Economies; and David Clapham, et al., eds. Housing Privatization in Eastern Europe; in Canadian-American Slavic Studies 33(2-4), 1999: 493-495.
Editor (with Jac Heckelman and John Moorhouse), Public Choice Interpretations of American Economic History, 2000, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishing.
"Economics and the Law: Where Is There Consensus?" with Andrew Morriss and John Moorhouse, The American Economist, Vol. 43, No. 2, Fall 1999.
"Minimum Wage" and "Discrimination (Economics)" in Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences. Jonathan Michie, editor, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000.
“Introduction,” (with Jac Heckelman, and John Moorhouse) in Jac Heckelman, John Moorhouse, and Robert Whaples (eds.) Public Choice Interpretations of American Economic History, Kluwer Academic Press, 2000.
1. Review of Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin, Business Library Review.
2. Review of A Historical Guide to World Slavery edited by Seymour Drescher and Stanley Engerman, EH.NET, September, 2000.
3. Review of The Black Worker in the 21st Century, Volume 1: Job Creation Prospects and Strategies edited by Wilhelmina Leigh and Margaret Simms, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books.
4. Review of Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture, and Politics on Long-Run Economic Performance by Deepak Lal, Business Library Review.
5. Review of Securing Prosperity: The American Labor Market: How It Has Changed and What to Do about It by Paul Osterman. Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books.
6. Review of The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990 by Dora Costa, American Studies.
7. Review of Heaven’s Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy by George Borjas, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books.
8. Review of Revolution at the Checkout Counter: The Explosion of the Bar Code by Stephen Brown, Business Library Review.
9. Review of Politics, Society, and the Klan in Alabama, 1915-1949 by Glenn Feldman, Business Library Review.
10. Review of Monopolies in America: Empire Builders and Their Enemies from Jay Gould to Bill Gates by Charles Geisst, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books.
11. Review of Who’s Who in Economics (Third Edition) edited by Mark Blaug, EH.NET, Feb. 2000.
12. Review of Regulating the National Pastime: Baseball and Antitrust by Jerold J. Duquette, Enterprise and Society.
13. Review of Why Wages Don’t Fall during a Recession by Truman Bewley, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books.
14. Review of Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Walter Johnson, Business Library Review.
15. Review of Back to Shared Prosperity: The Growing Inequality of Wealth and Income in America, edited by Ray Marshall, Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books.
1. “The State of the Economy,” Triad Area Institute of Internal Auditors, Greensboro, NC, April, 2000.
2. “Racial Discrimination and the Labor Market: A Complex Issue,” Columbia (SC) Economics Club and Piedmont Economics Club, May, 2000.
3. Discussant, ASSA meetings, Cliometric Society session, Boston, January, 2000.
DePolt, Richard A.
Economic History Association Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, October 8-10
"Behind the Scenes of Chicago Price Theory: Friedman- Stigler Correspondence, 1945-1958." With J. Daniel Hammond. Paper for the Southern Economics Association Meetings, New Orleans, November 1999.
“Behind the Scenes of Chicago Price Theory: Friedman-Stigler Correspondence, 1945-1958,” with Claire H. Hammond, Paper presented at Southern Economic Association meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 1999.
“A Spatial Model of U.S. Senate Elections,” presented at Public Choice Society meetings, Charleston, SC, March 2000
“A Tiebout Model of Federal Reserve Membership, 1879-1979,” presented at Public Choice Society meetings, Charleston, SC, March 2000
“Partisan Business Cycles under Variable Election Dates,” presented at University of Arkansas Department of Economics workshop, October 1999; presented at Stephen F. Austin University Economics Department workshop, September 1999
“Which Economic Freedoms Contribute to Growth?” presented at American Institute for Economic Research, July 1999
“Can Academic Medicine Survive the Managed Care Revolution” American Institute for Economic Research, Great Barrington Mass., August, 1999.
“Keynes on Investment Strategy and Economics” American Institute for Economics Research, Great Barrington Mass., August, 1999.
“Current Economic Issues Facing Academic Medicine” Southwestern Social Sciences Association, Galveston, Texas, March, 2000. (plus chaired a session and discussed two papers)
Paper: “Does Information of the Internet Weaken the Case for Consumer Protection Regulation?”, the Association of Private Enterprise Education, Aril 2-4, 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Participant in Socratic Dialogue on “The Structure of Liberty”, Liberty Fund Conference, November 19-20, 1999, Indianapolis, Indiana.
“The Russian Financial Crisis in Comparative Perspective,” presented at Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Wilmington NC, March 2000.
“Cointegration Analysis of GDP, Imports and Investment in a Small, Developing Country: The Case of Benin”. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, Crystal City, VA, March 2000.
“Cointegration Analysis of GDP, Imports and Investment in a Small, Developing Country: The Case of Benin”. Wake Forest University Economic Department Workshop Series. November 1999.
“Ethnic Diversity and Economic Growth: The search for Stability in Benin”. Presented at the International Conference on Government Policies, Constitutions and Ethnic Relations in Africa. February 24-26, 2000. Atlanta, Georgia.
“Ethnic Diversity and Economic Growth: The search for Stability in Benin”. Presented at the Social Science Seminar, Wake Forest University, March 2000.
Refereed one article for Policy Studies Journal (approx. 20 hours).
Refereeing: Cambridge Journal of Economics, Review of Social Economy, History of Political Economy, Prentice Hall.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Health Economics, 45 hours.
Member Editorial Board: Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Eurasia Foundation, one week, November 1999
1. Book Review Editor, EH.NET
2. Associate Editor, Business Library Review
Associate Director, EH.NET
1. BB&T Bank, taught one-week course for the BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University.