Research Overview | LSU Department of Economics

Research


The Department of Economics faculty are actively involved in producing new research in the broad areas of macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. The list below provides selected publications of department faculty and gives a flavor for the types of research conducted within the department. For a more detailed list of each faculty member’s publications, please see the individual web pages of the faculty.

Selected Economics Journal Articles

  • Chanda, A., Cook, C. Justin, and Putterman, L. (2014). Persistence of fortune: Accounting for Population Movements, There was no Post-Columbian Reversal. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 6(3), 1-28.
  • Chanda, A., Alfaro, L., Kalemli-Ozcan, S., and Sayek, S. (2010). Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Markets and Economic Growth. Journal Of Development Economics.
  • Chanda, A. and Dalgaard, C. (2008). Dual Economies and International Total Factor Productivity Differences. Economica, 75, 629-661.
  • Chanda, A., Alfaro, L., Kalemli-Ozcan, S., and Sayek, S. (2004). Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth: The Role of Local Financial Markets. Journal of International Economics, 64(64), 89-112.
  • Chanda, A., Bockstette, V., and Putterman, L. (2002). States and Markets: The Advantages of an Early Start. Journal of Economic Growth.
  • Coombs, C., Newman, R. J., Cebula, R. J, and White, M. L (2015). The Bargaining Power of Health Care Unions and Union Wage Premiums for Registered Nurses. Journal of Labor Research, 36(4), 442-61.
  • Keniston, D. and Allcott, H. (2018). Dutch Disease or Agglomeration? The Local Economic Effects of Commodity Booms and Busts in Modern America. Review of Economic Studies, 85(2), 695-731.
  • Hornbeck, R. and Keniston, D. (2017). Creative Destruction: Barriers to Urban Growth and the Great Boston Fire of 1872. American Economic Review, 107(6), 1365-1398.
  • Banerjee, A., Banerji, R., Duflo, E., Glennerster, R., Keniston, D., Khemani, S., and Shotland, M. (2007). Can information campaigns raise awareness and local participation in primary education?. Economic and Political Weekly, , 1365--1372.
  • Koray, F., Arin, K., and Spagnolo, N. (2015). Fiscal Multipliers in Good Times and Bad Times. Journal of Macroeconomics, 44, 303-311.
  • Koray, F., Arin, P., Berlemann, M., and Kuhlenkasper, T. (2013). Non-Linear Growth Effects of Taxation: A Semi-Parametric Approach Using Average Marginal Tax Rates. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28(5), 883-899.
  • Koray, F. and McMillin, W. Douglas (1999). Monetary Shocks, the Exchange Rate, and the Trade Balance. Journal of International Money and Finance, , 925-940.
  • Koray, F. (1993). Inflation Variability and the Turkish Economy. Applied Economics, , 787-793.
  • Koray, F. and Lastrapes, W. D (1990). International Transmission of Aggregate Shocks under Fixed and Flexible Exchange Rate Regimes: A VAR Analysis. Journal of International Money and Finance, , 402-423.
  • Koray, F. and Lastrapes, W. D (1989). Real Exchange Rate Volatility and Bilateral Trade under Alternative Exchange Rate Regimes: A VAR Analysis. Review of Economics and Statistics, , 708-712.
  • Koray, F. (1989). Money and Functional Distribution of Income. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, , 33-48.
  • Koray, F. and Chan, P. (1988). Fiscal Policy and Stabilization of Exchange Rates under Alternative Criteria. Canadian Journal of Economics, , 97-114.
  • Koray, F. (1987). Government Debt, Economic Activity and Transmission of Economic Disturbances. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, , 361-375.
  • Ma, E.Real Wage Rigidity, Heterogeneity, and the Business Cycles. Macroeconomic Dynamics.
  • Ma, E. (2019). The Heterogeneous Responses of Consumption between Poor and Rich to Government Spending Shocks . Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 51(7).
  • Depew, B., Eren, O., and Mocan, H. Naci (2017). Judges, Juveniles, and In-Group Bias. Journal of Law and Economics, 60(2), 209-239.
  • Mocan, H. Naci, Raschke, C., and , . (2016). Economic Well-being and Anti-Semitic, Xenophobic, and Racist Attitudes in Germany. European Journal of Law and Economics, 41(1), 1-63.
  • Mocan, H. Naci and Altindag, D. (2013). Salaries and Work Effort: An Analysis of European Union Parliamentarians. Economic Journal, 123, 1130-67.
  • Mocan, H. Naci (2013). Vengeance. Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(3), 969-82.
  • Mocan, H. Naci and Bali, T. (2010). Asymmetric Crime Cycles. Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(4), 899-911.
  • Mocan, H. Naci and Tekin, E. (2010). Ugly Criminals. Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(1), 15-30.
  • Mocan, H. Naci (2008). What Determines Corruption? International Evidence from Micro Data. Economic Inquiry, 46(4), 493-510.
  • Mocan, H. Naci and Tekin, E. (2006). Guns and Juvenile Crime. Journal Of Law And Economics, , 507-31.
  • Mocan, H. Naci, Billups, S., and Overland, J. (2005). A Dynamic Model of Differential Human Capital and Criminal Activity. Economica, 72, 655-81.
  • Mocan, H. Naci and Corman, H. (2005). Carrots, Sticks and Broken Windows. Journal Of Law And Economics, 48(1), 235-66.
  • Argys, L. and Mocan, H. Naci (2004). Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? An Analysis of Prisoners on Death Row in the United States. Journal Of Legal Studies, 33(2), 255-82.
  • Mocan, H. Naci and Gittings, K. (2003). Getting Off Death Row: Commuted Sentences and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment. Journal Of Law And Economics, 46(2), 453-78.
  • Mocan, H. Naci and Tekin, E. (2003). Nonprofit Sector and Part-Time Work: An Analysis of Employer-Employee Matched Data of Child Care Workers. Review Of Economics And Statistics, 85(1), 38-50.
  • Blau, D. M and Mocan, H. Naci (2002). The Supply of Quality in Child Care Centers. Review Of Economics And Statistics, 84(3), 483-96.
  • Corman, H. and Mocan, H. Naci (2000). A Time-Series Analysis of Crime, Deterrence and Drug Abuse in New York City. American Economic Review, 90(3), 584-604.
  • Coombs, C., Newman, R. J., Cebula, R. J, and White, M. L (2015). The Bargaining Power of Health Care Unions and Union Wage Premiums for Registered Nurses. Journal of Labor Research, 36(4), 442-61.
  • Newman, R. J. and Terrell, D. (2009). A Methodological Critique of "The Louisiana supreme Court in Question: An Empirical and Statistical Study of the Effects of Campaign Money on the Judicial Function". Louisiana Law Review, 2009.
  • Newman, R. J., Moore, W. J., and Turnbull, G. (2001). Reputational Capital and Academic Pay. Economic Inquiry.
  • Newman, R. J., Moore, W. J, and Turnbull, G. (1998). Do Academic Salaries Decline with Seniority?. Journal of Labor Economics.
  • Newman, R. J. and Moore, W. (1993). Drug Formulary Restrictions as a Cost Containment Policy in Medicaid Programs. Journal Of Law And Economics, 36(1), 71-97.
  • Newman, R. J. and Moore, W. (1991). Government Wage Differentials in a Municipal Labor Market. Industrial And Labor Relations Review.
  • Farber, S. and Newman, R. J. (1989). Regional Wage Differentials and the Covergence of Worker Characteristic Prices. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J., Moore, W., and Scott, L. (1989). Welfare Expenditures and the Decline of Unions. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J. and Sullivan, D. (1988). Econometric Analysis of Business Tax Impacts on Industrial Location: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?. Journal Of Urban Economics.
  • Newman, R. J. and Farber, S. (1987). Accounting for South/non-South Real Wage Differentials and for Changes in Those Differentials Over Time. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J. (1983). Industry Migration and Growth in the South. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J. and Moore, W. (1975). On the Prospects for American Trade Union Growth: A Cross Section Analysis. Review Of Economics And Statistics.
  • Newman, R. J., Moore, W., and Thomas, R. (1974). Determinants of the Passage of Right to Work Laws: An Alternative Interpretation. Journal Of Law And Economics.
  • Terrell, D. and Craioveanu, M. (2016). The Impact of Storms on Firm Survival: a Bayesian Spatial Econometric Model for Firm Survival. 37.
  • Terrell, D. and Kleit, A. (2001). Measuring Potential Efficiency Gains from Deregulation of Electricity Generation: A Bayesian Approach. Review Of Economics And Statistics, , 523-30.
  • Terrell, D. and Bratsberg, B. (1998). Experience, Tenure, and Wage Growth of Young black and White Men. Journal Of Human Resources, , 658-682.
  • Terrell, D. and Farmer, A. (1996). Optimal Betting and Efficiency in Betting Markets with Information Costs. The Economic Journal, , 846-868.
  • Eren, O., Onda, M., and Unel, B. (2019). Effects of FDI on Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Right-to-Work and Non-Right-to-Work States. Labour Economics, 58, 98--109.
  • Beland, L. and Unel, B. (2019). Politics and Entrepreneurship in the U.S.. Canadian Journal of Economics, 57, 33-57.
  • Unel, B. (2018). Offshoring and Unemployment in a Credit-Constraint Economy. Journal of International Economics, 111, 21-33.
  • Dinopoulos, E. and Unel, B. (2015). Entrepreneurs, Jobs, and Trade. European Economic Review, 79, 93-112.
  • Dinopoulos, E. and Unel, B. (2013). A Simple Model of Quality Heterogeneity and International Trade. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37, 68--83.
  • Dinopoulos, E. and Unel, B. (2011). Quality Heterogeneity and Global Economic Growth. European Economic Review, 55, 595--612.
  • Unel, B. (2010). Firm Heterogeneity, Trade, and Wage Inequality. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34, 1369--79.
  • Page, T., Putterman, L., and Unel, B. (2005). Voluntary Association in Public Goods Experiments: Reciprocity, Mimicry, and Efficiency. Economic Journal, 115, 1032-53.
  • Borella, M., De Nardi, M., and Yang, F. (2018). The Aggregate Implications of Gender and Marriage. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 11(2018), 6-26.
  • Li, W., Liu, H., Yang, F., Yao, R., , ., and , . (2016). Housing Over Time and Over the Life Cycle: A Structural Estimation. International Economic Review, 57(4), 1237 1260.
  • Liu, X., Yang, F., and Cai, Z. (2016). Is Relative Risk Aversion Time-varying? Evidence from Households' Portfolio Choice Data. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 69, 2016229 248.
  • Jones, J. B and Yang, F. (2016). Skill-Biased Technical Change and the Cost of Higher Education. Journal of Labor Economics.
  • De Nardi, M. and Yang, F. (2016). Wealth Inequality, Family Background, and Estate Taxation. Journal of Monetary Economics, 77, 130-145.
  • De Nardi, M., Fella, G., and Yang, F. (2016). Piketty's Book and Macro Models of Wealth Inequality. Chicago Fed Letter, 352.
  • Dotsey, M., Li, W., and Yang, F. (2015). Home Production and Social Security Reform. European Economic Review, 73, 131 150.
  • De Nardi, M. and Yang, F. (2014). Bequests and Heterogeneity in Retirement Wealth. European Economic Review, 72, 182 196.
  • Dotsey, M., Li, W., and Yang, F. (2014). Consumption and Time Use over the Life Cycle. International Economic Review, 55(3), 665 692.
  • Ge, S., Yang, F., and , . (2013). Accounting for Gender Gap in College Attainment. Economic Inquiry, 51(1), 478 499.
  • Yang, F. (2013). Social Security Reform with Impure Intergenerational Altruism. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37(52-67).
  • Li, W. and Yang, F. (2010). American Dream or American Obsession? The Economic Benefits and Costs of Homeownership. Business Review, Q3, 20-30.
  • Yang, F. (2009). Consumption over the Life Cycle: How Different is Housing?. Review of Economic Dynamics, 12(3), 423-443.