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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, May 2005
  • M.A. in Economics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, May 2000
  • B.S. (Cum Laude) with Honors in Economics, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, May 1998 (Minors in Mathematics and Urban Planning and Development)

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Primary: Public Finance, Urban & Regional Economics
  • Secondary: Spatial Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, and Political Economy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor of Economics, Northern Illinois University, 2011-Present
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Northern Illinois University, 2005-2011
  • Research Assistant Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy, 2004-2005
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Saint Louis Community College, 2000-2004
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Missouri at Saint Louis, Summer 2004.
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Washington University, 2000-2003
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Washington University, 2000-2003

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

  • "Zoning and the Distribution of Locational Rents: An Empirical Analysis of Harris County, Texas" with Eric Helland, Land Economics, 78(1), 28-44
  • "All Together Now? An Empirical Study of Voting Behaviors of Homeowner Associations
  • Members in St. Louis County" Review of Policy Research, 23(6), 1199-1218
  • "Finding the Missing Premium: An explanation of home values within residential community associations" Land Economics, 84(2), 188-208
  • “Impact of Positive Property Tax Differentials on the Timing of Development” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 39(6), 739-748.
  • "Effectiveness of RCA Institutions to Limit Local Externalities: Using Foreclosure data to Test Covenant Effectiveness" with W. H. Rogers, Land Economics

CURRENT WORKING PAPERS

  • "A Note on Potential Competition and Public Sector Performance" 
  • "Responsiveness of Residential Capital Investment to Property Tax Differentials" Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper
  • "Impact of Controlled Choice on Housing Values: A study of school choice in Rockford, Illinois" (with T. Batson).

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Impacts of RCA Provision and Property Tax Rebates on Welfare
  • Obesity and Unemployment Duration (with V. Wilcox-Gök)

FUTURE RESEARCH INTERESTS AND WORK

  • Free-riding within RCAs
  • ‘Death Spiral’ and impact of subdivision age in RCAs
  • Fiscal Illusion and Residential Renters

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “Effectiveness of RCA Institutions to Limit Local Externalities”
Regional Science Association International, New York, NY, November, 2008
  • “Positive Tax Differentials and the Survival of Vacant Land”
Northern Illinois University, September, 2007
Regional Science Association International, Savannah, GA, November, 2007
  • “The Effects of Tax Rebates to Residential Community Associations on the Provision of Public Goods and Welfare”
Missouri Economic Conference, Columbia, MO, April 2003
Association for Public Economic Theory Conference, Durham, NC, June 2003
Regional Science Association International, Philadelphia, PA, November 2003
  • “Estimating the Direct and Spillover Effects of Residential Community Associations on Residential Home Values: An Empirical Study of Home Values in Saint Louis County, Missouri.”
Regional Science Association International, Seattle, WA, November 2004
  • “All Together Now? An Empirical Study of Voting Behaviors of Homeowner Associations Members in St. Louis County”
Illinois Economics Association, Chicago, IL, October 2005
DeVoe Moore Center's Critical Issues Symposium, Florida State University, February 2006
Midwest Economic Association, Chicago, IL, March 2006

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • “Foreclosures and their impact on the Neighborhood”
NIU College of Business Rockford Alumni Association, Business Over Easy, January, 2009.
  • “Effectiveness of RCA Institutions to Limit Local Externalities”
Loyola Univesrity, Chicago, IL, March, 2010

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Lincoln Fellowship, 2010, $30,000 Awarded
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University, 2003-2004
  • Participant in George Mason University's Public Choice Outreach Conference, 2003
  • University Fellowship, Washington University, 1998-2003
  • Honors in Writing, Ball State University, 1998
  • Undergraduate Research Grant, Ball State University, 1997-1998

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

American Economic Association; Regional Science Association International; National Tax Association; Illinois Economic Association; Midwest Economic Association; Urban Economics Association

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Referee for Land Economics, Reginal Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Education, and National Tax Journal

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

  • Undergraduate / Graduate Student Association Advisor, 2005 – Present
  • Undergraduate Committee, 2006 – Present
  • ODE / Honors Society Advisor, 2008 – Present
  • Placement Director, 2008 - Present
  • Super Executive Committee, 2011-Present
  • Chair Search Committee, 2011
  • Public Finance Job Search Committee, 2006 & 2007
  •  Library Committee, 2005 - 2007

GRADUATE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT / ADVISING

  • Tammy Batson – Dissertation Committee Co-Chair (defended)
  • Huyen Nguyen – Dissertation Committee Member
  • Shishu Zhang – Dissertation Committee Member (defeneded)
  • Debbie Hedger – Dissertation Committee Member

COURSES

  • Principles of Microeconomics (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011).
  • Intermediate Microeconomics (Spring 2007, Spring 2008)
  • Public Finance [Graduate/Undergraduate Course] (Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009)
  • Taxation [Graduate Field Course] (Fall 2005, Spring 2007, Fall 2008), Fall 2011
  • Public Finance Graduate Seminar (Spring 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2011)
  • Public Revenue Analysis and Financial Mangement [PSPA 611] (Fall 2010, Summer 2011)

DISSERTATION

"The Economic Effects of Residential Community Associations on Local Municipalities"
Committee: Dr. Paul Rothstein (chair), Dr. Marcus Berliant, Dr. Charles Moul, and Dr. Randall Calvert

last updated: May 26, 2011