James R. Davis

 Davis
James R. Davis, Ph. D.
Professor of Economics
Office: KH 421
Phone: (504) 280-7148
Email: jrdavis1@uno.edu

Professor
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1967
At UNO since 1989 Dr. Davis has been a faculty member at Iowa State University and the University of Florida and a business dean at three universities, Western Washington University, University of South Alabama, and the University of New Orleans. Since 1981, he has been Editor of Public Finance Quarterly (renamed Public Finance Review in 1997). He has been widely published in journals such as American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Southern Economic Journal, Economic Inquiry, Public Choice, History of Political Economy, International Trade Journal, and American Political Science Review. His research interests are public finance, history of economic theory, and managerial economics. He won the Excellence in Teaching Award by the first class (1996-1999) of the UNO Executive MBA Program.

Specialties:
Public Finance Managerial Economics History of Economic Thought

EDUCATION 1967 Ph.D. Economics, University of Virginia 1964 M.S. Economics, University of Southern Mississippi 1963 B.S. Economics, University of Southern Mississippi EXPERIENCE
1989- Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, University of New Orleans
1989-1993 Dean, College of Business Administration, University of New Orleans
1983-1989 Dean, College of Business and Management Studies, and Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, University of South Alabama
1981-1983 Dean, College of Business and Economics, and Professor, Department of Economics, Western Washington University
1974-1981 Professor of Economics, University of Florida
1972-1975 Director of Graduate Studies, University of Florida
1971-1974 Associate Professor of Economics, University of Florida
1970-1971 Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University
1968-1971 Director of Undergraduate Studies, Iowa State University
1967-1970 Assistant Professor of Economics, Iowa State University

BOOKS
1986 Test Item File, Principles of Managerial Economics (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1986), co-author Semoon Chang
1986 Instructor's Manual, Principles of Managerial Economics (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1986), co-author Semoon Chang
1986 Instructor's Manual, Principles of Managerial Economics (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1986), co-author Semoon Chang
1986 Study Guide, Principles of Managerial Economics (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1986), co-author Semoon Chang
1986 Principles of Managerial Economics (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1986), co-author Semoon Chang
1982 Principles of Public Finance (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1982), co-author Charles W. Meyer
1977 An Analysis of Market Failure: Externalities, Public Goods, and Mixed Goods (Gainesville, Florida: University Presses of Florida, 1977), co-author Joe R. Hulett
1974 Evaluating Educational Investment (Lexington, Massachusetts: D.C. Heath, 1974), co-author John F. Morrall, III
1971 The New Economics and the Old Economists (Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1971)

BOOK CHAPTERS
1974 "Economic Effects of Growth Policy on Older People," Migration, Mobility and Aging, ed. Carter C. Osterbind (Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1974), 107-114
1970 "Economic and Social Externalities of Education," Economic Factors Affecting the Financing of Education in the Decade Ahead, ed. Roe L. Johns, et al. (Gainesville, Florida: National Educational Finance Project, 1970), 59-81
1969 "Public Services," Economic Report to the Governor, State of Iowa,1969 (Des Moines, Iowa: Office for Planning and Programming, 1969), 9.1-9.20
JOURNAL ARTICLES
1997 "Cooperative Competition in Global Industries: The Strategic Dimension," International Trade Journal, forthcoming; co-authors Willem P. Burgers and Jane C. Cromartie
1992 "Henry Simons, the Radical: Some Documentary Evidence," Frank Knight (1872-1972) Henry Simons (1899-1946) Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950), ed. Mark Blaug (Brookfield, Vermont: Edward Elgar Publishing Company, 1992), pp. 15-21; reprinted from History of Political Economy (Fall 1969)
1992 "Chicago Economists, Deficit Budgets, and the Early 1930s," Frank Knight (1872-1972) Henry Simons (1899-1946) Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950), ed. Mark Blaug (Brookfield, Vermont: Edward Elgar Publishing Company, 1992), pp. 8-14; reprinted from American Economic Review (June 1968)
1992 "The Lottery as an Alternative Source of State Revenue," Atlantic Economic Journal, 20 (June 1992), 1-10; co-authors John E. Filer and Donald L. Moak
1990 "Adam Smith on the Providential Reconciliation of Individual and Social Interests: Is Man Led by an Invisible Hand or Misled by a Sleight of Hand?" History of Political Economy, 22 (Summer 1990), 341-352
1986 "Capital Subsidies, Capital Allocation, and Economic Welfare," Cato Journal, 6 (Spring/Summer 1986), 313-315
1979 "Keynes's Misquotation of Mill: Further Comment," Economic Journal, 89 (September 1979), 660-662
1979 "The Last Remake of the New Economics and the Old Economists," Southern Economic Journal, 45 (January 1979), 919-924
1977 "Externality Mix: A Case of Terminological Variability," Public Finance Quarterly, 5 (October 1977), 439-444; co-author Charles W. Needy
1977 "Keynes's Misquotation of Mill," Economic Journal, 87 (June 1977), 329-330; co-author Frank J. Casey, Jr.
1975 "The Paradox of Vote-Trading: Effects of Decision Rules and Voting Strategies on Externalities," American Political Science Review, 69 (September1975), 929-942; co-author Eric M. Uslaner
1974 "Three Days with Knight: A Personal Reminiscence," Nebraska Journal of Economics and Business, 13 (Winter 1974), 17-29
1974 "A Study in Equity: Simons's Comments on a Manuscript by Groves," Public Finance Quarterly, 2 (January 1974), 73-85; co-author Joe R. Hulett
1972 "Budget Size in Democracy," Theory of Political Choice: Political Applications of Economics, ed. James M. Buchanan and Robert D. Tollison (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press); co-author Charles W. Meyer; reprinted from Southern Economic Journal (July 1969)
1972 "Farmer Conservatism and the Incidence of Taxes," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 54 (August 1972), 485-489; co-author Charles W. Meyer
1971 "A Linear Programming Approach to the Economic Theory of Elections," Public Choice, 11 (Fall 1971), 61-72; co-author Louis H. Zincone, Jr.
1970 "The National Farmers Organization and the Prisoner's Dilemma: A Game Theory Prediction of Failure," Planned Social Intervention, ed. Louis A. Zurcher, Jr., and Charles M. Bonjean (New York: Chandler, 1970), 467-473; co-author Neil A. Palomba; reprinted from Social Science Quarterly (December 1969)
1970 "On the Incidence of Income Redistribution," Public Choice, 8 (Spring 1970), 63-74
1969 "The National Farmers Organization and the Prisoner's Dilemma: A Game Theory Prediction of Failure," Social Science Quarterly, 50 (December l969), 742-748; co-author Neil A. Palomba
1969 "Henry Simons, the Radical: Some Documentary Evidence," History of Political Economy, 1 (Fall 1969), 388-394
1969 "Budget Size in Democracy," Southern Economic Journal, 36 (July 1969), 10-17; co-author Charles W. Meyer
1968 "Chicago Economists, Deficit Budgets, and the Early 1930s," American Economic Review, 58 (June 1968), 476-482
1968 "On the Shifting of the Military Draft as a Progressive Tax-in-Kind," Western Economic Journal, 6 (March 1968), 150-153; co-author Neil A. Palomba
AWARDS AND HONORS
1998 - 1999 Teacher of the Year, UNO College of Business Administration 1997 Excellence in Teaching Award, UNO Executive MBA Class of 1997
1989 Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary International
1989 Loucretia Hollingsworth Community Service Award, Mobile, Alabama
1970 Tipton R. Snavely Prize (for the best doctoral dissertation presented to the faculty during 1966-1969), University of Virginia
1966-1967 Ford Foundation Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Virginia
1965-1966 Fellow of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Political Economy, University of Virginia
1964-1965 DuPont Fellow, University of Virginia