Department: Political Science, Economics, Sociology
Professor of Economics
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4821
Office Fax: (205) 226-3080
Brief Career Background:
1985 - 1989 Assistant Professor, SUNY-Genesco
1989 - 1990 Visiting Assistant Professor, UCF, Orlando 1990 - Present BSC Assistant, Associate, Full Professor
BA Auburn University 1977
MA Auburn University 1981
Ph.D. Texas A & M University 1985
Areas of Academic Interest:
EC 201 Principles of Economics I (1)
A general introduction to economics with emphasis on macroecononomic aspects: national income determination, monetary and fiscal policy. Fall, Spring.
EC 202 Principles of Economics II (1)
A general introduction to economics with emphasis on microeconomic aspects: the economic principles underlying price, production, distribution of income, and related problems. Fall, Spring.
EC 305 Comparative Economic Systems (1)
The examination and analysis of alternative economic systems in theory and practice. Particular attention is paid to the economic structure, regulatory policies, fiscal and monetary policies of various nations which are committed to rival doctrines of economic organization. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202.
EC 308 Macroeconomics (1)
A study in depth of the aggregates of economic society: Gross National Product, national income, personal income; the balance of savings and investment; economic stability; economic growth. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202. Fall.
EC 402 Public Choice (1)
Government expenditures and revenues, the shifting and incidence of taxation, public debt, fiscal and monetary policies. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202.
EC 410 International Trade (1)
The theory of international trade, balance of payments, international financial institutions, the structure of trade, international impacts on income distribution, trade policy including protection and regulation. Prerequisites: EC 201 and 202.
EC 415 Capital Theory (1)
Examines the theories of capital and financial markets. The course considers the purpose and function of capital in the economy and examines the impact of various government policies on such markets, as well as the various theories aimed at explaining how financial markets function in practice.
EC 420 History of Economic Thought (1)
A study of the evolution of economic thought from Aristotle and Plato to New Keynesianism and Neo-classicism. Prerequisite: EC 201 or 202 or consent.