Accomplishments: Department of Economics

July 20, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had her research on Twitter posts featured in a Las Vegas Review-Journal story and on a City Cast Las Vegas podcast episode. She collects and studies varying public responses on Twitter that occur after a mass shooting. After reviewing tweets responding…
July 4, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had part one of a two-part report published in the Brookings Institution blog, Africa in Focus. The piece, "Russia’s Narratives about its Invasion of Ukraine are Lingering in Africa," analyzes Twitter data to examine the broader Russian narratives that…
May 26, 2022
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and co-author David Wolf of Kobe University, Japan, recently published an article, "Time is Money: Water Quality's Impact on Home Liquidity and Property Values" in Ecological Economics. The paper explores home liquidity — how quickly a home sells after listing — in the context of environmental valuation, an oft-…
May 9, 2022
Vivek Sah and Shawn McCoy (both Economics), along with their co-author Luis Lopez from University of Illinois, Chicago have had their paper, "Steering Consumers to Lenders in Residential Real Estate Markets" accepted at Real Estate Economics, the top real estate journal with an impact factor of 3.41. The journal is recognized as "A-" in the Lee…
May 4, 2022
Emir Malikov (Economics), together with his former doctoral advisee, Jingfang Zhang who is currently at the University of Kentucky, co-authored an article, "Off-Balance Sheet Activities and Scope Economies in U.S. Banking," that has been accepted at the Journal of Banking & Finance, an A-level journal on the Lee Business School journal list.…
May 2, 2022
Giorgio Canarella (Economics) is co-author of a paper, "Topology Identification in Distribution System via Machine Learning Algorithms," that appears in Plos One. This paper contributes to the literature on topology identification (TI) in distribution networks and, in particular, on change detection in switching devices’ status. The lack of…
April 6, 2022
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute), Peter Grema (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute), Blanca Peña (Criminal Justice), and Nicole Thomas (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) co-wrote a recent Op-Ed titled, "Students, Taxpayers Once Again Robbed by Higher…
April 4, 2022
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller (both Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research) published "Globalization, Long Memory, and Real Interest Rate Convergence: A Historical Perspective," with Luis A. Gil-Alana (University of Navarra) and Rangan Gupta (University of Pretoria) in Empirical Economics, 2022. This paper investigates…
March 28, 2022
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller (both Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research) published "The Behavior of Real Interest Rates: New Evidence from a ‘Suprasecular’ Perspective," International Finance 2021 with co-authors, Luis A Gil-Alana, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, and Rangan Gupta, University of Pretoria in…
March 22, 2022
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen M. Miller (both Economics and Center for Business and Economic Research) published  "Firm Size, Corporate Debt, R&D Activity, and Agency Costs: Exploring Dynamic and Non-linear Effects" in the June issue of The Journal of Economic Asymmetries. This paper empirically investigates firm-specific determinants of…
February 23, 2022
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) recently was presented with the 2022 Stough-Johansson Springer Award for the best paper presented by an early-career scholar at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association.The paper was "Is it Really Bridging the Gap? Fiber Internet's Impact on Housing Values and Homebuyer Demographics" and is co-…
November 16, 2021
Emir Malikov (Economics), together with Jingfang Zhang of Auburn University, Shunan Zhao of Oakland University and Subal Kumbhakar of Binghamton University, coauthored an article, "Accounting for Cross-Location Technological Heterogeneity in the Measurement of Operations Efficiency and Productivity," that has been accepted at the Journal of…