Publications by the Economics Department faculty members are collected here.
Submissions from 2021
Let Them Tweet Cake: Estimating Public Dissent Using Twitter, Ben O. Smith and Ethan Spangler
On Guessing: An Alternative Adjusted Positive learning Estimator and Comparing Probability Misspecification with Monte Carlo Simulations, Ben O. Smith and Dustin R. White
Submissions from 2020
How Often Does Active Learning Actually Occur? Perception versus Reality, Brandon J. Sheridan and Ben O. Smith
Submissions from 2019
Teaching International Microenterprise Development: An Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning Approach, Catherine Y. Co and Jonna L. Holland
Subnational home market bias in Vietnam: Evidence from enterprise‐level data, Catherine Y. Co, Thu Kim Nguyen, Que Nguyet Tran, and Tung Nhu Nguyen
Chinese household saving and dependent children: Theory and evidence, Steven Lugauer, Jinlan Ni, and Zhichao Yin
Improving Student Performance Through Loss Aversion, Ben O. Smith, Rebekah Shrader, Dustin R. White, Jadrian J. Wooten, Steve Nath, Michael O'Hara, Nan Xu, and Robert Rosenman
Financial Education and Financial Literacy by Income and Education Groups, Jamie Wagner
March Madness: NCAA Tournament Participation and College Alcohol Use, Dustin R. White, Benjamin W. Cowan, and Jadrian J. Wooten
The Border Effects of Domestic Trade in Transitional China: Local Governments’ Preference and Protectionism, Yongliang Zhao and Jinlan Ni
Submissions from 2018
Estimating state-industry employment, with an application to industrial localization, Andrew J. Cassey and Ben O. Smith
The exporting and subcontracting decisions of Viet Nam's small- and medium-sized enterprises, Catherine Y. Co, Thu Kim Nguyen, Tung Nhu Nguyen, and Que Nguyet Tran
Employment-based health insurance and aggregate labor supply, Zhigang Feng and Kai Zhao
Lesson Plans for Teaching Economics with The Big Bang Theory, Wayne Geerling, G. Dirk Mateer, Ben O. Smith, James E. Tierney, and Jadrian J. Wooten
Compensation negotiation and corporate governance: the evidence from China, Xinjun Lyu, Christopher Decker, and Jinlan Ni
Nonlinear Taylor rules: evidence from a large dataset, Jun Ma, Eric Olson, and Mark E. Wohar
Multiplatform software tool to disaggregate and adjust value-added learning scores, Ben O. Smith
Adjusting for guessing and applying a statistical test to the disaggregation of value-added learning scores, Ben O. Smith and Jamie Wagner
The Effects o f Financial Education on Short-term and Long-term Financial Behaviors, Jamie Wagner and William B. Walstad
Create random assignments: A cloud-based tool to help implement alternative teaching materials, Jadrian J. Wooten and Ben O. Smith
Submissions from 2017
Keeping Our Cool: In Defense of Air Conditioning, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Review of Cord and Hammond, eds. Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Micro-Data Evidence on Family Size and Chinese Household Saving Rates, Steven Lugauer, Jinlan Ni, and Zichao Yin
Short vs. long: cognitive load, retention and changing class structures, Brandon Sheridan, Ben O. Smith, and Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles
Improved grade outcomes with an e-mailed “grade nudge”, Ben O. Smith, Dustin R. White, Patricia C. Kuzyk, and James E. Tierney
PERSPECTIVES ON EVALUATION IN FINANCIAL EDUCATION: LANDSCAPE, ISSUES, AND STUDIES, William B. Walstad, Carly Urban, Carlos J. Asarta, Elizabeth Breitbach, William Bosshardt, Julie Heath, Barbara O'Neill, Jamie Wagner, and Jing Jian Xiao
Submissions from 2016
Employment-based health insurance and misallocation: Implications for the macroeconomy, David Chivers, Zhigang Feng, and Anne Villamil
An Evaluation of Constitutional Constraints on Capital Taxation, Begoña Domínguez and Zhigang Feng
Land Acquisition, Labor Allocation, and Income Growth of Farm Households, Qingjiang Ju, Jinlan Ni, Debing Ni, and Yu Wu
Structural Breaks in Volatility: The Case of Chinese Stock Returns, Jinlan Ni, Mark E. Wohar, and Beichen Wang
Giving away the store: How the zero price constraint results in fewer add-on features, Ben O. Smith
Bazinganomics: Economics of The Big Bang Theory, James Tierney, G. Dirk Mateer, Ben O. Smith, Jadrian Wooten, and Wayne Geerling
The disaggregation of value-added test scores to assess learning outcomes in economics courses, William B. Walstad and Jamie Wagner
Submissions from 2015
A Practitioner’s Guide to Testing Regional Industrial Localization, Andrew J. Cassey and Ben O. Smith
The Time-Inconsistency Problem of Labor Taxes and Constitutional Constraints, Begoña Domínguez and Zhigang Feng
Time-consistent optimal fiscal policy over the business cycle, Zhigang Feng
Indeterminacy in Stochastic Overlapping Generations Models: Real Effects in the Long Run, Zhigang Feng and Matthew Hoelle
Revealing the Political Decision Toward Chinese Carbon Abatement: Based on Equity and Efficiency Criteria, Jinlan Ni, Chu Wei, and Limin Du
Low-cost, Transportable Hydrogen Fueling Station for Early FCEV Adoption, Ian A. Richardson, Jacob T. Fisher, Jacob W. Leachman, Patrick E. Frome, Ben O. Smith, Shaotong Guo, Sayonsom Chanda, Mikko S. McFeely, and Austin M. Miller
Social network, intra-network education spillover effect and rural–urban migrants' wages: Evidence from China, Chunchao Wang, Chenglei Zhang, and Jinlan Ni
Submissions from 2014
Simulating Confidence for the Ellison-Glaeser Index, Andrew J. Cassey and Ben O. Smith
The Creative Destruction of Labor Policy, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Numerical Simulation of Nonoptimal Dynamic Equilibrium Models, Zhigang Feng, Jianjun Miao, Adrian Peralta-Alva, and Manuel S. Santos
The Determinants of Bankruptcy for Chinese Firms, Jinlan Ni, Wikil Kwak, Xiaoyan Cheng, and Guan Gong
Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment: Evidence from China, Jinlan Ni, Guangxin Wang, and Xianguo Yao
Submissions from 2013
Pundits: The confidence trick: Better confident than right?, Ben O. Smith and Jadrian Wooten
Submissions from 2012
SELECTIVE ASYMMETRIC CAPITAL FINANCING BEHAVIOR: PREFERENCE TOWARDS EQUITY FINANCING, Donald Lien, Melody Lo, and Jinlan Ni
Long Memory Regressors and Predictive Regressions: A two-stage rebalancing approach, Alex Maynard, Aaron Smallwood, and Mark E. Wohar
Regional allocation of carbon dioxide abatement in China, Chu Wei, Jinlan Ni, and Limin Du
Submissions from 2011
China’s Energy Inefficiency: A Cross-Country Comparison, Chu Wei, Jinlan Ni, and Manhong Sheng
Submissions from 2010
Pollution across Chinese Provinces, Catherine Y. Co, Fanying Kong, and Shuanglin Lin
The Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis: Four Centuries of Evidence, David I. Harvey, Neil M. Kellard, Jakob B. Madsen, and Mark E. Wohar
Submissions from 2009
The Impact of Military Forts on Agricultural Investments on the Great Plains in 1880, Christopher Decker and David T. Flynn
Using Video Clips to Teach Creative Destruction, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
The effects of portfolio size on international equity home bias puzzle, Jinlan Ni
Empirical Analysis of Provincial Energy Efficiency in China, Chu Wei, Jinlan Ni, and Manhong Sheng
Submissions from 2008
A Long Spell of Uncertainty, John Austin, Chris Decker, Tom Doering, Ernie Goss, Bruce Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Ken Lemke, Franz Schwarz, Scott Strain, Eric Thompson, and Keith Turner
Endogenous asymmetric information and international equity home bias: The effects of portfolio size and information costs, John M. Barron and Jinlan Ni
Economics of Science, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
INSTITUTIONAL OWNERSHIP AND FIRM’S DIVIDEND POLICY, Jinlan Ni
Testing the Pecking-Order Theory: Evidence from Chinese Listed Companies, Jinlan Ni and Miaomiao Yu
Submissions from 2007
A Soft Landing and a Long Layover, John Austin, Chris Decker, Tom Doering, Ernie Goss, Philip Baker, Bruce Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Ken Lemke, Franz Schwarz, Scott Strain, and Eric Thompson
Risk and Recovery, John Austin, Chris Decker, Tom Doering, Ernie Goss, Bruce Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Ken Lemke, Franz Schwarz, Scott Strain, Eric Thompson, and Keith Turner
Thriving at Amazon: How Schumpeter Lives in Books Today, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Submissions from 2006
Manufacturing Rebounds, John Austin, Chris Decker, Tom Doering, Ernie Goss, Nick Hernandez, Bruce Johnson, Ken Lemke, Donis Petersan, Franz Schwarz, Eric Thompson, and Keith Turner
A Soft Landing, Steady Growth, and Accelerating Farm Income, John Austin, Chris Decker, Tom Doering, Ernie Goss, Nick Hernandez, Bruce Johnson, Ken Lemke, Franz Schwarz, Scott Strain, Eric Thompson, and Keith Turner
Schumpeter's Creative Destruction: A Review of the Evidence, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Pillars of Growth in Nebraska's Non-Metropolitan Economy, Eric Thompson, Ernie Goss, Chris Decker, Cheryl A. Burkhart-Kriesel, Bruce Johnson, Ben Schmitz, Julian Neira, and Pavel Jeutang
Submissions from 2005
Continued Growth in Nebraska, Saeed Ahmad, John Austin, Tom Doering, Ernie Goss, Bruce Johnson, Donis Petersan, Franz Schwarz, Eric Thomson, and Keith K. Turner
Submissions from 2004
Sustained Growth in Nebraska, Saeed Ahmad, John Austin, Tom Doering, Ernie Goss, Bruce Johnson, Mike Lundeen, Donis Petersan, Franz Schwarz, Eric Thompson, and Keith K. Turner
Submissions from 1987
The Intergenerational Invisible Hand: A Comment on Sartorius's "Government Regulation and Intergenerational Justice", Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Submissions from 1984
The State of Spencer, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Submissions from 1980
F. A. Hayek on Constructivism and Ethics, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Spencer's Tragedy, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.
Submissions from 1979
Rothbard's Intellectual Ancestry, Arthur M. Diamond Jr.