James R. Davis, Ph. D.

James R. Davis, Ph. D.

Professor

Contact

Office: 421 Kirschman Hall
Phone: 504-280-7148
Email: jrdavis1@uno.edu

 

Background

Education:
Ph.D. University of Virginia.
M.S. Economics, University of Southern Mississippi
B.S. Economics, University of Southern Mississippi

Research Interests:
Public Finance, History of Economic Theory, and Managerial Economics.

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

Dr. Abdel-Rahman served as a visiting Professor at the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan. He presented invited papers at several universities around the world (France, Japan, Taiwan, and U.S.A.). Dr. Abdel-Rahman has published extensively in professional periodicals such as the Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, and Regional Science and Urban Economics. His research interests is in city systems and trade, urban land use, location theory, economic growth, labor market and income disparity, and urban development, urban productivity. He was awarded the 1996 College of Business Administration Researcher of the year Award.

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