Experts Guide — Economics

Economics of law, crime, or the environment — The diminishment of fathers — Deterrent effects of crime and capital punishment — Sources of the solid waste problem — The dating process
Dave Anderson

Blazer Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Grant-supported research on legal policy, dispute resolution, enviromental economics, and the economics of crime. See personal Web page for a list of 25 articles and books. Student-assisted research includes studies of the aggregate burden of crime, new settlement-encouraging legal rules, the sources of our solid waste problem, and innovative teaching, active learning, and evaluation systems.



Economics of sports, including baseball player salaries, stadium finance, and horse racing — Public policy — American economic history — The cigarette tax — U.S. tax code — Making complex economic principles and issues understandable
Bruce Johnson

Brown Professor of Economics
B.A., Transylvania University; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Focuses on the economics of sports. His research has been published by Economic Inquiry, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Sports Economics, the Brookings Institution, Syracuse University Press, and Oxford University Press. Special emphasis on valuing civic pride and other intangible benefits due to teams, stadiums, and athletic success. Placements include two USA Today columns, Boston Globe and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columns, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan), Globe and Mail (Canada).



Ecotourism and cross-cultural tourism issues — Cross-cultural gender issues — Sustainable development — Cultural survival
Phyllis Passariello

Matton Professor of Anthropology
B.A., Barnard College-Columbia University;
M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

Extensive research on tourism as the basis for sustainable development for indigenous cultures. Related topics: impact of tourism on native people, the recreation of ethnicity as a marketing strategy, and the religious pilgrimage as a factor in tourism. Field work on these topics with the Maya people of Mexico and the Otavalo group in Ecuador. Has investigated Marian pilgrimage sites throughout the world. Strong advocate of research and field work for undergraduate students. Leader of overseas study programs in Ecuador.



Urban and regional economics — Public finance — International economics — Labor — Simulation software in economics
Steve Winrich

Professor of Economics
Director of Institutional Research
B.A., University of Louisville; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Teaching and research interests in economic theory, urban and regional economics, public finance, international economics, and labor. Interest and strong skills in the use of technology for college-level teaching. Developed software for EconoSoft Software and currently is at work on simulation software for macroeconomics and microeconomics.