Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, 2002, University of Arizona
  • M.A. Economics, 2001, University of Arizona
  • B.A. Economics, 1998, Washington State University

Current Courses Taught

Economics Employment History

Professor, 2005 - present, Brigham Young University Idaho

Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002 - 2005, Brigham Young University Idaho

Graduate Student Research Assistant and Instructor, 1998 - 2002, University of Arizona

Teaching Experience

Econometric Analysis, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Brigham Young University-Idaho

STATA, Brigham Young University-Idaho

International Economics, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Principles of Microeconomics, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Principles of Macroeconomics, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Statistics for Economics, Brigham Young University

Intermediate Price Theory, Brigham Young University

Microeconomic Analysis and Reasoning, Brigham Young University

Labor and Public Policy, University of Arizona

Principles of Microeconomics, University of Arizona

Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions, University of Arizona

Publications and Book Reviews

"Striking at the Roots of Crime:  The Impact of Welfare Spending on Crime during the Great Depression," with Price Fishback and Shawn Kantor.  The Journal of Law and Economics, November 2010.

 

"Black Male Patterns of Employment," Encyclopedia of Black Migration. Edited by Steven A. Reich. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2006. Vol 1: A-L, 293-297.

 

"Employment Discrimination," Encyclopedia of Black Migration. Edited by Steven A. Reich. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2006. Vol 1: A-L, 297-299.

 

"Review of Keith J. Volanto, Texas, Cotton, and the New Deal." EH.Net Economic History Services, Dec 22 2006. URL: http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1157.

Working Papers

"The Impact of Industrial Segregation on Black Workers in the Northern United States, 1910-1950."

"The Impact of World War II Antidiscrimination Policy on Relative Black Employment in Pennsylvania."

"A New Deal for the Forgotten Man? The Impact of New Deal High-Wage Policies on Relative Black Employment."

"The Effect of Unions on the Employment of Black Manufacturing and Mining Workers in Pennsylvania, 1916- 1950."

Paper Presentations

"A New Deal for the Forgotten Man?  The Impact of New Deal High-Wage Policies on Relative Black Employment."

·         Economic History Association Meetings, Nashville, TN (Sept., 2003).

·         Cliometrics Conference, North Carolina State University, (May 2003).

 

"The Economic Progress of American Black Workers in a Period of Crisis and Change, 1916-1950."

·         Allan Nevins Prize Dissertation Session,  Economic History Association Meetings, Nashville, TN (Sept., 2003).

 

"The Impact of New Deal and Police Spending on Deterring Crime during the Great Depression" (Joint work with Price Fishback and Shawn Kantor).

·         University of Utah, Department of Economics, (Spring 2004).

·         American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings, Cliometrics Session. Washington, DC (January 4, 2003).

·         National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute, Cambridge, MA (July, 2002).

"The Impact of World War II Antidiscrimination Policy on Relative Black Employment in Pennsylvania."

·         University of Texas, Arlington, Department of Economics, (February 2005).

·         Simon Fraser University, Department of Economics, (February 2004).

·         Wesleyan University, Department of Economics and African American Studies Program, (February 2004).

·         American Economic Association/Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings, Cliometrics Session. Atlanta, GA (January 5, 2002).

 

"Racial Segregation across Industries during Economic Crises: The Case of Pennsylvania, 1916-1950."

·         National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute, Cambridge, MA (July, 2001).

·         Fourth World Congress of Cliometrics, Montreal, Quebec (July, 2000).

Research Grants and Funding

Arthur H. Cole Grant, 2003: "Crime and Economic Change in American Cities, 1849-1950." Funded for $1,500.

National Science Foundation, 2001: "The Economic Progress of American Black Workers in Periods of Crises and Change, 1916-1950." Funded for $10,000.

Research Funding, Brigham Young University, 2002-2005.