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Department Chair

Bob M. Mcnab

    PROFESSOR & CHAIR
    2042 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3153
  • rmcnab@odu.edu

Selected Publications

  • Agarwal, V., Koch, J. V., and McNab, R. (2021). Airbnb's Success: Does It Depend on Who is Measuring?. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly
  • Agarwal, V., Koch, J. V., and McNab, R. (2019). Differing Views of Lodging Reality: Airdna, Smith Travel Research, and Airbnb. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 60 (3), pp. 193-199.
  • McNab, R., and Armey, L. (2019). Military Expenditure and Civil War: What Goes Up Must Come Down. Defence and Peace Economics, 30 (5), pp. 570-591.

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Chief Departmental Advisor

Mohamed Rahoui

    SENIOR LECTURER
    2047 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3548
  • mrahoui@odu.edu

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Faculty

Vinod Agarwal


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Dr. Barbara Blake Gonzalez

    CHIEF ADMIN OFFICER,CTR ECONOM
    2104 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4834
  • bblakego@odu.edu

Selected Publications

  • Koch, J. V., and Blake Gonzalez, B. (2022). Why Has the Median Real Income of Lawyers Been Declining?. Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Koch, J. V., and Blake Gonzalez, B. USING THE LSAT AS A LABOR MARKET THERMOMETER. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
  • Blake Gonzalez, B., and Koch, J. V. DO UNIVERSITY EXPENDITURES ON STUDENT SERVICES MAKE A DIFFERENCE? NEW PUBLIC UNIVERSITY EVIDENCE. Research in Higher Education

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James Koch

    Board of Visitors Professor of Economics Emeritus and President Emeritus
    2042 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3458
  • jkoch@odu.edu

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Timothy Komarek


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Feng Lian

    SENIOR LECTURER
    2024 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3412
  • flian@odu.edu

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Bob M. Mcnab

    PROFESSOR & CHAIR
    2042 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3153
  • rmcnab@odu.edu

Selected Publications

  • Armey, L. and McNab, R.M. (2019). What goes up must come down: Military expenditure and civil wars. In Press. Defence and Peace Economics 30 (5), 570 - 591. DOI: 10.1080/10242694.2017.1405235
  • Azre, J., Martinez-Vazquez, J. & McNab, R.M. (2018). Decentralized governance and preferences for public goods. Public Finance Review 46 (3), 359-388. DOI: 10.1177/1091142116639127
  • Sullivan, R., Rohlf, C., McNab, R.M. (2015). Does the president really affect economic growth? Presidential effort and the political business cycle. Economic Inquiry, 53(1), 240-257. DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12111

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David Duden Selover


Selected Publications

  • Shen, Jian-Cheng; Li, Chao; Yousefi, Hamed, and David D. Selover. "An Ocean Apart? The Effects of US Business Cycles on Chinese Business Cycles." International Review of Economics and Finance, accepted for publication, 2022.
  • Enderson, Mary C. and David D. Selover. "The US Failure to Adopt the Metric System: The High Cost of Teaching the English System." International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2021.
  • Shaomin Li, Seung Ho Park, and David Duden Selover. "Cultural Dividend: A Hidden Source of Economic Growth in Emerging Countries." Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 2017.

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Christine Strong

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    2047 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4341
  • cstrong@odu.edu

Selected Publications

  • Do Commodity Price Shocks Affect the Probability of a Central Bank Governor's removal? Forthcoming at International Journal of Finance and Economics.
  • Did Mali Benefit from Joining the CFA zone? An Analysis using the Synthetic Control Method. Forthcoming at Review of Development Economics.
  • Political Influence, Central Bank Independence and Inflation in Africa: A Comparative Analysis. Accepted at European Journal of Political Economy.

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Jay Walker

    Assistant Professor
    2051 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3577
  • j1walker@odu.edu

Selected Publications

  • At what age does the anchoring heuristic emerge? Evidence from Jeopardy!," with Michael Jetter. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 179 (2020) p. 757-766.
  • What Happens the Morning After? Post-Baccalaureate Health, Marital, and Educational Impacts of Greek Organization Membership," with Wesley Routon. Review of Higher Education, Vol. 43 No. 1 (2019) p. 427-455.
  • The gender of opponents: Explaining gender dfferences in performance and risk-taking?" with Michael Jetter. European Economic Review, Vol. 109 (2018) p. 238-256.

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Haiwen Zhou

    PROFESSOR
    2031 CONSTANT HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5785
  • hzhou@odu.edu

Selected Publications

  • Population Growth and Industrialization, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 47, No. 2, April 2009, 249-365
  • Culture, institutions, and long-run performance, Pacific Economic Review, 2020;1-20.https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0106.12351

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