Office:        Department of Economics

                  University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

                  Oshkosh WI 54901

                  (920) 424-7155




Degrees:     B.A. Mathematics, Ohio Dominican College, June 1972

                  M.A. Economics, Ohio State University, December 1978

                  Ph.D. Economics, Ohio State University, September 1983



University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

                  Instructor, 1982 - 1984

                  Asst. Professor, 1984 - 1990

                  Assoc. Professor, 1990 - 1999

                  Professor, 1999 - 2012

                  Distinguished Professor, 2012 - present

                  Department Chair, 1993-1997, 2009-2011



“Testing for Competitive Balance”, with Lee Van Scyoc, Empirical Economics, forthcoming.

“Variance Distributions from Round Robin Series of Zero-Sum Competitions”, with Eric W. Kuennen, International Journal of Statistics & Economics, 15(3), 2014, 1-17.

“`The Best Defence…’  or Determining The Optimal Offence/Defence Spending Ratios in the NFL", with Nancy Burnett and Lee Van Scyoc, Applied Economics Letters, 19(8) 2012, 717-720.

“Budget Priorities and Community Perceptions of Service Quality and Importance”, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, with Karl Nollenberger, Craig Maher, and Paul Beach, 24(2) Summer 2012, 255-277.

“KLICing There and Back Again: Portfolio Selection Using the Empirical Likelihood Divergence and the Hellinger Distance”, with M. Ryan Haley, Journal of Empirical Finance, 18(2) March 2011, 341-352.

 “Twice Constrained Investment Under Uncertainty: A Mixed Time Model”, Research in Economics, 64(2) June 2010, 110-120.

"A Framework for Reconsidering the Lake Wobegon Effect” with Marianne Johnson and Ryan Haley, Journal of Economic Education 41(2) April-June 2010, 95-109.

"Internationalization of the Economics Major-A ‘How to’ with Case Studies," with Nancy Burnett, Ralph Gunderson, and M. Ryan Haley, Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research 9(2) 2008, 17-42.

"Tilting Safety First and the Sharpe Portfolio", with M. Ryan Haley, Finance Research Letters 3, Sept. 2006, 173-180.

 "International Cases in Micro and Macroeconomics", with Ralph Gunderson, presented at the Western Economics Association Annual Meetings (San Diego, CA) July 2006.

"Policy Issues Regarding User Fees", Apr. 2005. [download]

"Controlling State Spending: A Responsible Alternative to TABOR", November 2004. [download]

"Taxes", in the Encyclopedia of Capitalism, Vol. 3, edited by Syed B. Hussain,  pp. 826-828.  New York: Golson Books, Ltd., 2004.

"Spending Boom: The Origins of Wisconsin's 2003 Fiscal Crisis", Wisconsin Political Scientist 9(3), Fall 2003. [download]

"County Spending and the Subsidy to 'Urban Sprawl'", Wisconsin Political Scientist 8(2), Summer 2002. [download]

"Draining Away: Who Is Leaving the State?  Where Are They Going?" Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Report 14(5), August 2001 (with James I. Brannon) . [download]

"Capital Gains Taxation and New Firm Investment", National Tax Journal 60, December 1998, 653-673.

"An Investment Tax Credit: A Comment", NTA Forum, Spring 1991.

"The Lifetime Marginal Tax Rate", Public Finance 44(1), 1989, 51-61.

"Alternative Transitions to a Consumption Tax", National Tax Journal 42, June 1989, 155-166.

"Invariant Resource Supply and Tax Incidence in a Lifecycle Growth Model", Public Finance Quarterly 16, October 1988, 482-492.

 "The Burden of Taxation Revisited", unpublished manuscript, May 1985.



American Economic Association

National Tax Assn. - Tax Institute of America



Elected Member, Oshkosh Common Council, 1997 - 2001.