Department of Economics Research Updates for Fall 2020

November 20, 2020

BATON ROUGE- This semester, four faculty members in the Department of Economics were successful in having their research papers accepted for publication in top scholarly journals. In addition, a PhD student also had his paper accepted for publication from a scholarly journal.

          "An Absolute Test of Racial Prejudice" has been accepted at the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

          "Revenue from Matching Platforms," co-authored with James Schummer, was accepted at Theoretical Economics


           “Entrepreneurship and Income Distribution Dynamics: Why Is the Income Share of Top Income Earners Acyclical over the Business Cycle?” (with Dr. Noh-Sun Kwark), was  
            accepted for publication by International Economic Review.

          “Homeownership and Housing Transitions: Explaining the Demographic Composition” (with Sarah Zubairy), was accepted for publication at the International Economic Review.


          "Racial Bias and In-group Bias: Evidence from Virtual Reality Courtrooms," co-authored with Samantha Bielen and Wim Marneffe, was accepted for publication in The Journal of
           Law and Economics.


          “Can Superstition Create a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? School Outcomes of Dragon Children of China” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Human Capital.

          *Mocan is ranked within the top four percent amongst the 59,326 publishing economists all around the world according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). 




About the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers courses that provide it's undergraduate and graduate students an intellectual challenge and strong analytic training and the tools to understand the economic and social problems faced both domestically and internationally. The numerous awards received and peer-reviewed scholarly articles published in high-quality economic journals demonstrate the faculty’s commitment to quality teaching and research.

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Bridget Conrad
E. J. Ourso College of Business