Economics of law, crime, or the environment — The diminishment of fathers — Deterrent effects of crime and capital punishment — Sources of the solid waste problem — The dating process
David A. Anderson
Paul G. Blazer Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Grant-supported research on legal policy, dispute resolution, enviromental economics, and the economics of crime. See personal Web page for a list of 25 articles and books. Student-assisted research includes studies of the aggregate burden of crime, new settlement-encouraging legal rules, the sources of our solid waste problem, and innovative teaching, active learning, and evaluation systems.
Economics of sports, including baseball player salaries, stadium finance, and horse racing — Public policy — American economic history — The cigarette tax — U.S. tax code — Making complex economic principles and issues understandable
Bruce K. Johnson
James Graham Brown Professor of Economics
B.A., Transylvania University; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Regularly teaches courses in microeconomics, American economic history, econometrics. Special expertise in the economics of Thoroughbred horse breeding and racing, as well as the economics of modern-day baseball. Has published numerous opinion pieces in major daily newspapers on topics including the 1994 major league baseball strike, TV deals for Division I college athletic programs, the cigarette tax, school reform, and the U.S. tax code. Taught and directed Centre's overseas program in London, England, during 1993-94.
Ecotourism and cross-cultural tourism issues — Cross-cultural gender issues — Sustainable development — Cultural survival
W. George Matton Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Barnard College-Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
Extensive research on tourism as the basis for sustainable development for indigenous cultures. Related topics: impact of tourism on native people, the recreation of ethnicity as a marketing strategy, and the religious pilgrimage as a factor in tourism. Field work on these topics with the Maya people of Mexico and the Otavalo group in Ecuador. Has investigated Marian pilgrimage sites throughout the world. Strong advocate of research and field work for undergraduate students. Leader of overseas study programs in Ecuador.
Urban and regional economics — Public finance — International economics — Labor — Simulation software in economics
J. Steven Winrich
Professor of Economics; Director of Institutional Research
B.A., University of Louisville; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Teaching and research interests in economic theory, urban and regional economics, public finance, international economics, and labor. Interest and strong skills in the use of technology for college-level teaching. Developed software for EconoSoft Software and currently is at work on simulation software for macroeconomics and microeconomics.