Selected Faculty publications


Okunade, Albert A., with T. Getzen. "Symposium Introduction: Papers on 'Modelling National Health Expenditures," Health Economics 26 (July): 827-833.

Lopez, Jose Joaquin. "A Quantitative Theory of Tax Evasion," Journal of Macroeconomics, 23, 107-126.

Lopez, Jose Joaquin, "Financial Frictions and Productivity: Evidence from Mexico," forthcoming, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.

Kemme, D., with K. Koleyni, "Exchange rate regimes and welfare losses from foreign crises: the impact of the US financial crisis on Mexico", Review of International Economics, 25, 132-147.

Kemme, D., with B. Parikh and T. Steigner, "Tax havens, tax evasion, and tax information exchange agreements in the OECD", European Financial Management, 23, 519-542.

Speer, J. "The Gender Gap in College Major: Revising the Role of Pre-College Factors", Labour Economics 44, p. 69-88.

Speer, J. "Pre-Market Skills, Occupational Choice, and Career Progression", Journal of Human Resources 52(1), p. 187-246.

Okunade, A., with X. You, "Income and Technology as Drivers of Australian Healthcare Expenditures", Health Economics, 26, 853-862.


Okunade, A., with T. Niango, W. Chen, and D. Fofana, "Determinants of U.S. Prescription Drug Utilization Using County Level Data," Health Economics, 25, 606-619

Okunade, A., with Vasudeva N.R. Murthy "Determinants of U.S. Health Expenditure: Evidence from Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) approach to cointegration", Economic Modelling, 59, 67-73.

Lee, J., with S. Chung and T. Osang, "Did China Tire Safeguard Save U.S. Workers?"  European Economic Review, 85, p.22-38, 2016

Speer, J. with J. Altonji and L. Kahn, "Cashier or Consultant? Entry Labor Market Conditions, Field of Study, and Career Success," Journal of Labor Economics, 34(S1), p. S361-S401, 2016

Speer, J. "How Bad is Occupational Coding Error? A Task-Based Approach", Economics Letters, 141, p.166-168, 2016

Speer, J. "Wages, Hours, and the School-to-Work Transition: The Consequence of Leaving School in a Recession for Less-Educated Men", The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 16(1), p.97-124, 2016


Nocetti, D.  and W.T. Smith, "Changes in Risk and Strategic Interaction," Journal of Mathematical Economics, 56 (2015): 37-46


Eckel, C. and W.T. Smith, "The Discriminating Beta: Prices and Capacity with Correlated Demands," Southern Economic Journal, 81 (2014): 56-67

Altonji, J.G., L.B. Kahn, and J. Speer. "Trends in Earnings Differentials Across College Majors and the Changing Task Composition of Jobs," American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 104(5), p.387-393, May 2014

Astorne-Figari C. and A. Yankelevich. "Consumer Search with Asymmetric Price Sampling," Economics Letters 122 (2014), p.331-333.

Chen, W., A. Okunade, and G. Lubiani. “Quality-Quantity Decomposition of Income Elasticity of U.S. Hospital Care Expenditure Using State-level Panel Data,” Health Economics (2014).

Grove, W., and A. Hussey. "Returns to MBA Quality: Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Returns to Peers, Faculty, and Institution Quality," Labor Economics 26 (2014): p.43-54

Grove, W., and A. Hussey. “Affirmative Action in MBA Programs: Investigating the Mismatch Hypothesis for Race and Gender,” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Advances) (2014) 14(3)  613-668.

Hussey, A., Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy, A., and J. Walker, "AIDing Contraception: HIV and Recent Trends in Abortion Rates," Applied Economics 46 (2014) : 1788-1803.

Han, J., H. Lee, and J. Lee, “How and where to Offshore: a Productivity Comparison at the Firm Level,” Applied Economics 46 (2014): 1704-1715.

Lee, J. "The Transfer of Workers within Multinationals and Ownership of Foreign Affiliates," Economics Letters 125 (2014), p.149-152


Arcidiacono, P., E. Aucejo, A. Hussey, A., and K. Spenner. “Racial Segregation Patterns in Selective Universities,” Journal of Law and Economics 56.4 (2013): 1039-60.

Debaere, P., H. Lee, and J. Lee. “Language, Ethnicity, and Intra Firm Trade,” Journal of Development Economics 103 (2013): 244-253.

Dyer, J., W.T. Smith, and J. Schneider. “Saving-Based Asset Pricing,” Journal of Banking & Finance 37 (2013), 3704-3715.

Jetter, M., Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy, and W.T. Smith. “The Effects of Wage Volatility on Growth,” Journal of Macroeconomics 37 (2013): 93-109.

Lubiani, G. and A. Okunade. “Production Cost Structure in U.S. Outpatient Physical Therapy Health Care,” Health Economics 22 (2013): 212-223.


Chen, W., W. Grove and A. Hussey, A. “The Payoff to School Selectivity: An Application of Dale and Krueger’s Method to MBA Programs,” Economics Letters 116.2 (2012): 247-249.

Hussey, A. “Human Capital Augmentation versus the Signaling Value of MBA Education,” Economics of Education Review 31.4 (2012): 69-83.

Kemme, D. and S. Roy. “Did the Recent Housing Boom Signal the Global Financial Crisis?” Southern Economic Journal 78.3 (2012): 999-1018.

Kemme, D. and S. Roy. “Causes of Banking Crises:  Deregulation, credit booms, and asset bubbles, then and now,” International Review of Economics and Finance, 24: 270-294. (2012)

Echazu, L., D, Nocetti, and W.T. Smith. “A New Look at the Determinants of the Ecological Discount Rate: Disentangling Social Preferences,” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Advances (2012).


Chang, C., T.M. Waters, W.T. Cecil, P. Kasteridis, and D.M. Mirvis. “Impact of Consumer Directed Health Plans on Healthcare Utilization and Costs,” Health Services Research 46, (2011) 155-172.

Grove, W. and A. Hussey. “Returns to Field of Study versus School Quality: MBA Selection on Observed and Unobserved Heterogeneity,” Economic Inquiry 49.3 (2011): 730-749.

Grove, W., M. Jetter, and A, Hussey. “The Gender Pay Gap Beyond Human Capital: Heterogeneity in Noncognitive Skills and in Labor Market Tastes,” Journal of Human Resources, 46.4 (2011): 827-874.

Hussey, A. “The Effect of Ethics on Labor Market Success: Evidence from MBA Graduates,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 80.1 (2011): 168-180.

Hussey, A. and O. Swinton. “Estimating the Ex Ante Expected Returns to College,” American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings 101, 3 (2011): 598-602.

Kemme, D. and S. Roy. “What is Really Common in the Run-up to Banking Crises?” Economic Letters 113.3 (2011): 211-214.

Kemme, D. and G. Lyakir. “From Peg to Float:  Exchange Market Pressure and Monetary Policy in the Czech Republic,” Review of International Economics, 19(1), 93-108. (2011). 

D. Nocetti and W.T. Smith. “Price Uncertainty, Saving, and Welfare,” Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control 35 (2011): 1139-1149.

D. Nocetti and W.T. Smith. “Precautionary Saving and Endogenous Labor Supply with and without Expected Utility,” Journal of Money, Credit & Banking 43 (2011): 1475-1504.