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Faculty News:

Associate Professor Jane Ruseski and Benedum Professor Brad Humphreys have had their paper, “Strategic Interaction in a Repeated Game: Evidence from NCAA Football Recruiting Review of Industrial Organization,” accepted by the Review of Industrial Organization.

Associate Professors Joshua Hall and Feng Yao and WVU Economics Ph.D. Fan Zhang had their paper, “Does Economic Freedom Affect the Production Frontier? A Semiparametric Approach with Panel Data,” accepted by Economic Inquiry.

Associate Professors Joshua Hall and Jane Ruseski and Benedum Professor Brad Humphreys had their paper, "Economic Freedom and Exercise: Evidence from State Outcomes," accepted for publication by the Southern Economic Journal.

Associate professor Josh Hall (w/ James Gwartney & Robert Lawson) just published the Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report. Vancouver: Fraser Institute.

Associate professor Josh Hall (w/ Fan Zhang & Feng Yao) had a paper, “The Relative Value of AEA Economic Education Papers,” accepted by the journal of Economic Inquiry.

Associate professor Josh Hall (w/ Antonios Koumpias) had a paper, “Growth and Variability of School District Income Tax Revenues: Is Tax Base Diversification a Good Idea for School Financing,” accepted by the journal of Contemporary Economic Policy.

Associate professor Josh Hall (w/ Jennifer Mangano) had a paper, “Exitability and Economic Freedom: Evidence from the US,” accepted by the journal of International Advances in Economic Research. 

Professor Brad Humphreys was quoted extensively in a September 15, 2017 CBC Sports article, “Calgary isn’t falling for the old new-arena trick.”

Assistant Professors Bryan McCannon and Greg DeAngelo had their paper, “Judicial Compensation and Performance,” accepted for publication in the Supreme Court Economic Review.

Assistant Professor Bryan McCannon had his paper, “Leadership and Motivation for Public Goods Contributions” accepted for publication in the Scottish Journal of Political Economy.

Associate professor Josh Hall had his paper, “The Relative Value of AEA Economic Education Papers,” accepted by the Journal of Economics and Finance Education.

Assistant professors Greg DeAngelo and Adam Nowak and Imke Reimer of Northeastern University had their paper, “Examining Regulatory Capture: Evidence from the NHL,” cited and summarized in the August 4th issue of the Boston Globe. Their paper was published in Contemporary Economic Policy last month.

Assistant professors Greg DeAngelo and Bryan McCannon were awarded a research grant of $30,000 from the Koch foundation to support their research on prosecutorial misconduct.

Assistant professor Bryan McCannon’s paper, “Social Norms and Cooperation,” has been accepted by the International Journal of Economic Theory.

Assistant professor Bryan McCannon’s paper “Contracts and Trust: Substitutes or Complements?” has been accepted by the Journal of Institutional Economics.

Assistant professor Adam Nowak and professor Brad Humphreys’s paper, “Professional Sports Facilities, Teams and Property Values: Evidence from NBA Team Departures,” has been accepted by Regional Science and Urban Economics

Associate Professor Joshua Hall’s paper with WVU Economics Ph.Ds, Serkan Karadas, and Mihn Tam T. Schlosky, “Abnormal Returns from Joining U.S. Congress? Evidence from New Members” has been accepted by the Journal of Financial Economic Policy.

Assistant professor Greg DeAngelo and professor Brad Humphreys’s paper, “Are Public and Private Enforcement Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from High Frequency Data,” has been accepted by the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Visiting Assistant Professor Judge Glock had his paper, "Netting Out Taxes and Transfers" accepted and published in Tax Notes.

Visiting Assistant Professor Judge Glock's paper, "The Rise and Fall of the First Government-Sponsored Enterprise: The Federal Land Banks, 1916–1932" was accepted and is published in the Harvard Business School’s Business History Review.

Professor Roger Congleton had his paper “The Electoral Politics and Evolution of Complex Healthcare Systems” with co-authors Alberto Batinti and Rinaldo Pietrantonio (now deceased), both former Visiting faculty here in Economics at WVU, accepted by Kyklos

Associate Professor Josh Hall has been named Associate Editor of Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy. This is the journal of the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association.

Professor Brad Humphreys has been awarded the prestigious 2016-2017 WVU Benedum Distinguished Scholar award in the Behavioral & Social Sciences category. He is the first B&E recipient since the 1989-1990 award year.

Assistant Professors, Bryan McCannon and Gregory DeAngelo, received a $64,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to hold their 2nd annual Summer Empirical Workshop at WVU this July.

Student News:

Yang Zhou had his paper, “"Checks and Balances" in the Socialist Regime: the Party Chief and Mayor Template,” accepted for presentation at next February’s conference in Budapest, Hungary, to celebrate the work of Janos Kornai. 

Amir Borges Ferreira Neto co-authored a paper with associate professor Joshua Hall, “The Effect of Health Care Entrepreneurship on Local Health: The Case of MedExpress in Appalachia,” that has been accepted by the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.

Amir Borges Ferreira Neto’s working paper, “Charity and Public Libraries: Does Government Funding Crowd-out Donations?” was covered in the June 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy in its article, “Government Aid for a Cause May Make Donors Give More.”

Danko Tarabar has had his paper, "Culture, Democracy, and Market Reforms: Evidence from Transition Countries" accepted by the Journal of Comparative Economics

Josh Matti and Yang Zhou have had their paper, “The Political Economy of Brexit: Explaining the Vote,” accepted by Applied Economic Letters

Yang Zhou has had his paper, “Do ideology movements and legal intervention matter: A synthetic control analysis of the Chongqing Model,” accepted by the European Journal of Political Economy.

Chris Yencha has accepted a tenure track position at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Danko Tarabar has accepted a tenure track position at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Amir Neto and his co-author Elham Erfanian, a Ph.D. student in Natural Resource Economics, were recipients of the Best Paper Award for graduate students at the recent Academy of Economy and Finance Conference in Charleston, SC. Their paper is “Scientific Output: Labor or Capital Intensive? An Analysis of Selected Countries.”