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James Saunoris

Associate Professor, Department Head (I)saunoris
703A Pray-Harrold

Office Hours
Fall (9/6/17 - 12/19/17)
TWR - 3:00pm-5:00pm
*Also by appointment

Ph.D. University of Kentucky
M.S. Illinois State University
B.S. Illinois State University

Interests and Expertise
His primary research interests are in the applied areas of public finance, macroeconomics, corruption, the shadow economy, and entrepreneurship. His research has been published/forthcoming in economic journals such as Public Choice, Public Finance Review, Applied Economics, Economic Modelling, and Contemporary Economic Policy.

Selected Publications

"Dynamics of Knowledge Spillovers from Patents to Entrepreneurship: Evidence Across Entrepreneurship Types." with Rajeev Goel, forthcoming in Contemporary Economic Policy.

"Entrepreneurship and Economic Freedom: Cross-Country Evidence from Formal and Informal Sectors." with Aishath Sajny (student), forthcoming in Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.

"The Nexus of White Collar Crimes: Shadow Economy, Corruption and Uninsured Motorists" with Rajeev Goel, forthcoming in Applied Economics.

"Spillovers from the Beer Market to U.S. Cigarette Demand" with Rajeev Goel and James Payne, Economic Modelling, 55, 2016, 292-297.

"Financial Development and the Shadow Economy: A Panel VAR Analysis" with Aziz Berdiev, Economic Modelling, 57, 2016, 197-207.

"Institutional Path Dependence and International Research Intensity" with Rajeev Goel, Economic Modelling, 52, Part B, 2016, 851-858.

"Exploring the Dynamics of the Shadow Economy Across US States'' with Aziz Berdiev and Cullen Pasquesi-Hill (Student), Applied Economics, 47(56), 2015, 6136-6147.

"Intranational and International Knowledge Flows: Effects on the Formal and Informal Sectors" with Rajeev Goel and Xingyuan Zhang, Contemporary Economic Policy, 34(2), 2016, 297-311.

"Casting a Long Shadow? Cross-border Spillovers of Shadow Economy across American States" with Rajeev Goel, forthcoming in Public Finance Review.

"The Change in Real Interest Rate Persistence in OECD Countries: Evidence from Modified Panel Ratio Tests" with N. Apergis, C. Christou and J.E. Payne, Journal of Applied Statistics, 42(1), 2015, 202-213.

"Government Decentralization and Prevalence of the Shadow Economy" with Rajeev Goel, Public Finance Review, 44(2), 2016, 263-288."

"The Dynamics of the Revenue-Expenditure Nexus in State Government Finances" Public Finance Review, 43(1), 2015, 108-134.

"Global Corruption and the Shadow Economy: Spatial Aspects" with Rajeev Goel, Public Choice, 161(1-2), 2014, 119-139.

(For other publications see Dr. Saunoris' website below)

Courses Taught
Principles of macroeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, government finance, ecomometric analysis, macroeconomic analysis (graduate), macroeconometrics and time series analysis (graduate).

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