John “Thad” Jackson

Department of Economics & Finance 

Email: johjackson@astate.edu  
Phone: (870) 680-8316 (office)
Office: 306 Business
Office Hours: MWF: 7-11; TR: 1-9; Weekends: 12-9 (and by appointment)

Ten years classroom instruction/Honored for commitment to student development/University- and college-level service record/Contributions to economics, psychology, and education research conferences and institutional research/Adviser for student economics club, honor society, Great Books Reading Club/Sponsor for A-State entry to Economics Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research

Download my C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, working paperspresentations, and recent student evaluations. 

INTERESTS

  • Society of the Invisible Hand Economics Club, Arkansas State University
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society, Adviser, Arkansas State University
  • Phi Beta Lambda, Chapter Adviser, Arkansas State University
  • Great Books Reading Club, Chapter Adviser, Arkansas State University
     

COURSES

  • History of Economic Thought
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Economic Issues and Concepts
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Asset Management
  • Capitalism and Free Enterprise
  • Business Finance
  • Intermediate Corporate Finance
  • Capitalism for Idealists
  • Personal Finance
  • Financial Analysis

SERVICE/HONORS

  • Faculty Development Committee, College of Business
  • Faculty Group for Chancellor’s Commission on Completion
  • Faculty Service Award, Disability Services, Arkansas State University

EDUCATION

  • University of Alabama
  • Augusta State University
  • Georgia State University
     

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).

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

2018 "Intelligence, Hearts & Minds, and Harmony: Applying the Principles of Special Warfare in the College Classroom," National Conference on Teaching and Research on Economic Education, May 31

2017  “Introducing CORE: A New Paradigm in Economics and Instruction,” St. Louis Federal Reserve Professors Conference, November 2-3

2017 CORE USA WORKSHOP, "Macroeconomics and Finance" and "Economic History and the History of Ideas" Working Groups, August 16-19

2017 “Priming Student Performance in the Classroom: Yet More Evidence,” Southwestern Social Science Association, April 14

2017 “The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited,” Southwestern Social Science Association, April 14

2017 “Priming Student Performance in the Classroom: Yet More Evidence,” Southwestern Society of Economists, March 9

2017 “The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited,” Southwestern Society of Economists, March 9

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.