LeBow College Research News - February

Economics

Bang Jeon, Ph.D., professor of economics and international business, was recently elected president-elect (2012) and president (2013) of the Korea America Economic Association.

Jeon also had the following papers which he co-authored published: “Foreign Bank Penetration and the Lending Channel in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Bank-level Panel Data” in the October 2011 issue of the Journal of International Money and Finance (Vol. 30, Issue 6), and “The Dynamic Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on Initial Public Offerings: Evidence From Time-Series Analysis,” (coauthored by LeBow Ph.D. graduate Anh Tran) in the September 2011 issue of Applied Economics.

Jeon has also a paper he co-authored, “Has International Capital Mobility Increases in Asia? Evidence From the Post-1997 Financial Crisis Period,” accepted for publication in Contemporary Economic Policy.

Jeon was invited by the Institute of Monetary Research of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority to present a paper which he co-authored, “Multinational Banking and Financial Contagion: Evidence From Foreign Bank Subsidiaries in Emerging Economies.”  Maria Olivero, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at LeBow College, was also a co-author of this paper.

Shawkat Hammoudeh, Ph.D., professor of economics and international business, had the paper “Risk Management in Precious Metals” accepted for publication in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.

Hammoudeh and Tengdong Liu, a LeBow economics and international business Ph.D. student, had the paper “The Dynamics of BRICS’s Country Risk Ratings and Domestic Stock Markets, U.S. Stock Market and Oil Price” published in Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, and the paper “Relationships Between Financial Sectors’ CDS Spreads and Other Gauges of Risk: Did the Great Recession Change Them?” accepted for publication in The Financial Review.

Hammoudeh also chaired the session titled “Middle East Investment and Stock Market” – part of the Middle East Economic Association’s pre-sessions to the ASSA meetings that were held in Chicago. During those sessions he presented the papers: “Market Regimes and Investor Herds: Evidence From Gulf Arab Stock Markets” and “Synchronization of Economic Shocks Between the GCC and U.S., Europe, Japan and Oil Market and the Choice of a Common GCC Exchange Rate Regime.”

Hammoudeh also received a funded invitation from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development and Economic Research Form (ERF) to participate in the conference “Understanding and Avoiding the Oil Curse in the Arab World,” which he attended in Kuwait last month.

Teresa Harrison, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, recently presented “Entry Thresholds and Competitive Behavior Among Nonprofit Firms” and “Do Nonprofits Smooth Expenditures Over Time?” at the 2011 ARNOVA conference in Toronto.

Bijou Lester, Ph.D., professor of economics, had the article “An Exploratory Analysis of Composite Choices: Weighing Rationality Versus Irrationality,” published in the Journal of Socio-Economics (2011, 949-958).

Marketing

Bert Rosenbloom, Ph.D., Rauth Professor of Marketing Management, co-authored an article titled “Consumer Knowledge and External Pre-purchase Information Search: A Meta-Analysis of the Evidence” which will appear in a forthcoming edition of Research in Consumer Behavior (Vol. 13, No.1). 

Pravin Nath, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, had a research paper he co-authored, titled “Shedding Light on the CMO Revolving Door: A Study of Chief Marketing Officer Turnover in Firms’ Top Management Teams,” selected to be part of a special session on Top Managers and Marketing at the AMA Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference, to be held in St. Petersburg, Fla., later this month.  

Decision Sciences

Ben Lev, Ph.D., department head of Decision Sciences, co-authored the article “Modeling Fixed-Charge Problems With Polynomials,” which was published in OMEGA, The International Journal of Management Science (Vol. 39, Issue 6, 725-729, 2011).