Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts
MW 10-11am and by appointment
Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts
AB, University of Missouri; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana
The study of the structure, conduct and performance of contemporary American industry. Involves the application of the tools of microeconomic analysis and empirical evidence to aid in understanding the behavior of modern industry. In addition, the course considers the historical determinants of contemporary market structure and the public policy measures designed to preserve a competitive market structure. The course concludes with an examination of alternative intellectual property rights mechanisms and how alternative mechanisms impact firm-level and economy-level innovation rates.
Microeconomics studies the workings of individual markets. That is, it examines the interaction of the demanders of goods and services with the suppliers of those goods and services. It explores how the behavior of consumers (demanders), the behavior of producers (suppliers), and the level of market competition influence market outcomes.
This course develops the tools that are commonly used to study the allocation of resources in a private enterprise economy. Topics covered include the theory of consumer behavior, cost and production, and alternate market structures.
This course examines the relationship and apparent conflict between economic growth and environmental quality, the economics of environmental issues and policy, the environment as a resource and a public good, and the ability and lack of ability of free markets and the government to deal adequately with pollution and other environmental problems.
Grzelka, Zachary and Jeffrey Wagner. "Managing Satellite Debris in Low-Earth Orbit: Incentivizing Ex Ante Satellite Quality and Ex Post Take-Back Programs." Environmental and Resource Economics 74. 1 (2019): 319-336. Print.
Hellman, Kelly, et al. "Estimating the Economic Impact of Stormwater Runoff in the Allen Creek Watershed." Ecological Economics 145. (2018): 420-429. Print.
Sprague, Christopher and Jeffrey Wagner. "Economic Motivations for Software Bug Bounties." Economics Bulletin 38. 1 (2018): 550-557. Web.
Wagner, Jeffrey. "Humanities as Technology in Teaching Economics." International Review of Economics Education 25. (2017): 35-40. Print.
Schreck, Maximilian and Jeffrey Wagner. "Incentivizing Secondary Raw Material Markets for Sustainable Waste Management." Waste Management 67. (2017): 354-359. Print.
Hebda, Cam and Jeffrey Wagner. "Nudging Healthy Food Consumption and Sustainability in Food Deserts." Letters in Spatial & Resource Sciences 9. (2016): 57-71. Print.
Stone, Jonathan and Jeffrey Wagner. "Fairness and Efficiency in US Revolutionary War Takings and Post-War Debt Redemption." Constitutional Political Economy 27. (2016): 399-417. Print.
Krystofik, Mark, Jeffrey Wagner, and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Leveraging Intellectual Property Rights to Encourage Green Product Design and Remanufacturing for Sustainable Waste Management." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling 97. (2015): 44-54. Print.
Wagner, Jeffrey. "A Framework for Undergraduate Research in Economics." Southern Economic Journal 82. 2 (2015): 668-672. Print.
Macksamie, Kevin, Jeffrey Wagner, and Juan Cockburn. "Feedback Control for Ecosystem Management: The Case of Wolf-Elk-Hunting Dynamics in the US Mountain West." Journal of Mountain Science 11. 4 (2014): 850-865. Print.
Kinler, Kyle and Jeffrey Wagner. "Greenness Versus Safety in Vehicle Footprint Selection." Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 7. 1 (2014): 35-45. Print.
Petre, Alex and Jeffrey Wagner. "Green Consumption Under Misperceived Prices: An Application to Active Transportation." Southern Economic Journal 80. 1 (2013): 187-204. Print.
Wagner, Jeffrey. "American Georgics and Globalization: Literary and Economic Co-evolution in Three Enclosure Movements." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20. 1 (2013): 71-84. Print.
Longo, Christine and Jeffrey Wagner. "Bridging Legal and Economic Perspectives on Interstate Municipal Solid Waste Disposal in the U.S." Waste Management 31. 1 (2011): 147-153. Print.
Wagner, Jeffrey. "Incentivizing Sustainable Waste Management." Ecological Economics 70. 4 (2011): 585-594. Print.
Pugliese, Tyler and Jeffrey Wagner. "Competing Impure Public Goods and the Sustainability of the Theater Arts." Economics Bulletin 31. 2 (2011): 1295-1303. Web.
Bhole, Bharat, and Jeffrey Wagner. “Punitive Damages and the Recklessness Requirement with Uninformed Injurers.” International Review of Law and Economics, 30.3 (2010): 253-268. Print. *