John “Thad” Jackson

Arkansas State University

Department of Economics & Finance

Email: johjackson@astate.edu  
Phone: (870) 680-8316 (office)


Office: 306 Business 

Office hours: MW: 8-11; TR 1-4 (and by appointment) 

I've taught sixty-three course sections in economics & finance. I served as faculty-in-residence at University of Alabama, a door-kicker in 1/75 Ranger Regiment, and experienced great successes and failures at various stages of life in academia--failure is my favorite teacher. Feel free to download my C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, working paperspresentations, and recent student evaluations. 

DEGREES

University of Alabama, (PhD inc.); MS Finance MS
Augusta State University, BBA

COURSES
History of Economics Thought
Principles of Macroeconomics
Economic Issues and Concepts
Principles of Microeconomics
Business Finance
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Capitalism for Idealists
Personal Finance
Financial Analysis
Intro to Business

AWARDS

Dean’s Scholarship, University of Alabama
Durr-Fillauer Fellowship, University of Alabama
Comer Foundation Fellowship, University of Alabama

 

RESEARCH

"Priming Performance of Economics Students: Even More Evidence" with Ben Woodruff (2016).

"The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited," with Ben Woodruff (2016).

“An Empirical Analysis of Real Estate Lending and Bank Failures: 1863-2012,” with Ben Woodruff (2015). 

“Small-Scale Crises’ Impact on Price Discovery and Volatility Transmission Across Financial Markets: Evidence from Terror Attacks, Assassinations, North-Korean Saber-Rattling, and Natural Disasters.” 

“African Coffee Market Efficiency and International Hedging Volatility: Evidence from Uganda.” Journal of African Business. (Revise and Resubmit)

“Priming Performance in the Classroom Environment: More Evidence on Automaticity,” (2016).

“Learning Economics in the 21st Century,” with Ben Woodruff (2015).

“Flipping the Finance Course: A Case Study,” with Ben Woodruff (2015).

PRESENTATIONS

2016    “Priming Performance in the Classroom Environment,” 21st  Annual University of Kentucky Economics Teaching Workshop, April 2.

2015    “Learning Economics in the 21st Century,” 16th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 24-26.

2015    “Flipping the Finance Course: A Case Study,” 16th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 24-26.

2014    “Nick Saban Makes You Smarter: Priming Effects in the Classroom,” 15th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 18-20.