Journal of Economics, Race, & Policy

Very excited to be on the editorial board for the new journal Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy.

Here is more info from the recent Springer press release for the journal:

A new scholarly peer-reviewed journal which examines how economic conditions, race, ethnicity, and gender are interrelated with economic inequalities is being launched by Springer. The Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy (JERP) will be the first publication which addresses the pressing issue of economic disparity within both the developed and developing world. Submissions will be accepted from August 2017, with the first issue to be published in March 2018. Gary A. Hoover, President’s Associates Presidential Professor of Economics at The University of Oklahoma, is the editor-in-chief.

JERP will publish theoretical and empirical articles that examine the economic outcomes of both public and private sector market forces on groups distinguished by racial, tribal, ethnic, gender and linguistic differences. Submissions are encouraged from a range of disciplines including economics, sociology, political science and public policy.

“This journal can fill an important void in current scholarly endeavors by applying rigorous economic analysis to the intersection of stratification and policy analysis as applied to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, language, and more,” said Hoover.

Lilith Dorko, Behavioral Sciences Editor at Springer Nature, said: “I’m very excited to build this vital new journal with Dr. Hoover. The Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy addresses both a gap in the available academic literature and the need for a modern approach to the intersection of race and global economic issues. We invite authors from a broad range of subject areas to submit original research, reviews and short communications to JERP, and look forward to creating a forum for exchange in this important field.”

Grand Valley State University

Thanks to everyone that attended my presentation of “Conflict and the Military Expenditure-Growth Link” (coauthored with Bryan Paterson of RMC) at the economics department of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids Michigan. Very much appreciated the questions and feedback on such a beautiful Friday afternoon. Also big thanks to my coauthor Dan Giedeman for being such a great host during my research visit!!

Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise

Big congratulations to my buddy (and co-author) Jeremy Jackson on the establishment of his new centre, the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise at North Dakota State University. The centre will investigate the sources and causes of human well-being and the distinctive roles of entrepreneurship, free markets, philanthropy, private enterprise and public policy in achieving it. All the best Jeremy!!

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics

Just returning from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston. First time at the conference, and I can’t say enough about how amazing the program was there. Such a great weekend to learn about the latest in sports analytics and the business of sports from leaders in the sports industry. Must make it back there again next year!!

University of Windsor

Just recently returned from presenting my work “Conflict and the Military Expenditure-Growth Link” (coauthored with Bryan Paterson of RMC) at the economics department of the University of Windsor. Had a great day there and really appreciate my fantastic host Michael Batu, the department chair Nurlan Turdaliev, and all those that attended the seminar for their helpful feedback and warm hospitality.

New Paper Forthcoming

My work “A Note on Economic Freedom and Political Ideology” is now forthcoming at Applied Economics Letters. This is joint with Ji Gu, Gary Hoover, and Daniel Giedeman. Special thanks to Ji Gu for all his work on this paper. Ji is a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma and has managed to get a number of publications as a student, an impressive accomplishment!!

CEA and CDESG 2016

Just returned from the CEA meetings in Ottawa. Great to see everyone from the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG) as well as some old Wash U friends and some new faces as well!!

If you aren’t already part of the CDESG and you are a Canadian researcher working in areas related to development economics, I’d strongly suggest you check out the group’s website and consider joining!


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