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Department Chair

Christopher Colburn

    ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    2047 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4341
  • ccolburn@odu.edu

Selected Publications

  • Colburn, CB, "Work Requirements and Income Transfers," April 1993, Public Finance Quarterly.
  • Colburn, Hudgins, 2003 "The Intersection of Business, State Government, and Special Interests in Federal Legislation (An Examination of Congressional Votes on the Road to Interstate Branching)," Economic Inquiry, October, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 620-638.
  • Colburn, Horowitz, "Local Politics and the Demand for Public Education," 2003, Urban Studies, Vol. 40, No. 4,pp. 799-806.

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Chief Departmental Advisor

Mohamed Rahoui

    LECTURER
    2047 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3548
  • mrahoui@odu.edu

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Faculty

Vinod Agarwal


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Dr. Barbara Blake Gonzalez

    CHIEF ADMIN OFFICER,CTR ECONOM
    2104 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4834
  • bblakego@odu.edu

Selected Publications

  • Blake Gonzalez, B., Koch, J. V., and Cebula, R. (2021). The Drug Overdose Epidemic Seen through Different Lenses. Health Science Journal
  • Blake Gonzalez, B., Koch, J. V., and Cebula, R. (2020). Drug-overdose death rates: the economic misery explanation and its alternatives. Applied Economics, 53 (53(6408)), pp. 1-12.
  • Blake Gonzalez, B., and (2008). Academic Libraries Should Strategic Planning be Renewed?. Technical Services Quarterly, Taylor & Francis, 24, pp. 1-14.

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Ruth Cookson

    INTERIM DIRECTOR/INSTRUCTOR
    2105 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5570
  • rcookson@odu.edu

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James Koch

    Board of Visitors Professor of Economics Emeritus and President Emeritus
    2042 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3458
  • jkoch@odu.edu

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Timothy Komarek


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Feng Lian

    LECTURER
    2024 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3412
  • flian@odu.edu

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Robert M. Mcnab

    PROFESSOR
    2042 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3153
  • rmcnab@odu.edu

Selected Publications

Armey, L. and McNab, R.M. (2019). What goes up must come down: Military expenditure and civil wars. In Press. Defence and Peace Economics 30 (5), 570 - 591. DOI: 10.1080/10242694.2017.1405235

Azre, J., Martinez-Vazquez, J. & McNab, R.M. (2018). Decentralized governance and preferences for public goods. Public Finance Review 46 (3), 359-388. DOI: 10.1177/1091142116639127

Sullivan, R., Rohlf, C., McNab, R.M. (2015). Does the president really affect economic growth? Presidential effort and the political business cycle. Economic Inquiry, 53(1), 240-257. DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12111

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David Selover


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Christine Strong

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    2047 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4341
  • cstrong@odu.edu

Selected Publications

Do Commodity Price Shocks Affect the Probability of a Central Bank Governor's removal? Forthcoming at International Journal of Finance and Economics.

Did Mali Benefit from Joining the CFA zone? An Analysis using the Synthetic Control Method. Forthcoming at Review of Development Economics.

Political Influence, Central Bank Independence and Inflation in Africa: A Comparative Analysis. Accepted at European Journal of Political Economy.

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Wayne Talley

    PROFESSOR & EMINENT SCHOLAR
    2156 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3534
  • wktalley@odu.edu

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Jay Walker

    Assistant Professor
    2051 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3577
  • j1walker@odu.edu

Selected Publications

At what age does the anchoring heuristic emerge? Evidence from Jeopardy!," with Michael Jetter. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 179 (2020) p. 757-766.

What Happens the Morning After? Post-Baccalaureate Health, Marital, and Educational Impacts of Greek Organization Membership," with Wesley Routon. Review of Higher Education, Vol. 43 No. 1 (2019) p. 427-455.

The gender of opponents: Explaining gender dfferences in performance and risk-taking?" with Michael Jetter. European Economic Review, Vol. 109 (2018) p. 238-256.

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Haiwen Zhou

    PROFESSOR
    2031 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5785
  • hzhou@odu.edu

Selected Publications

Population Growth and Industrialization, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 47, No. 2, April 2009, 249-365

Culture, institutions, and long-run performance, Pacific Economic Review, 2020;1-20.https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0106.12351

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