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Dr. Erick Howenstine
Erick
Howenstine
Chair, Economics and Geography & Environmental Studies
Geography and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5647
Expertise
Higher Education Administration, Population Geography, GIS, Cartography
Courses Taught
GES 377: Computer Cartography
GES 391: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) I
Research Interests
Class Based Segregation, Higher Education, GIS, Cartography
Education

Ph.D., Geography, University of Washington

M.A., Geography, Southern Illinois University

M.A., Journalism, Southern Illinois University

B.A., Journalism, Southern Illinois University

B.A., Advertising, Southern Illinois University

 

Selected Publications

“Adrift and Focused in Academia: The Chair’s Role,” in The Department Chair 23:1 pp 8-10, Summer 2012

“Segregation by Class Within Racial/Ethnic Groups in Chicago,” Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society. Spring 2011 52:1 p 1-21

“Distribution of Multicolored Asian Ladybird Beetle Harmonia axyridis (Coccinellidae) across Illinois,” Moneen M. Jones and Erick Howenstine Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society Fall 2008 50:2 1-19

“Grassland Birds: The Cook County Nesting Season Bird Census,” Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society Sanders, Elizabeth and Erick Howenstine Fall 2003

Expectations and Reality: A Case Study of Mexican Migration to Eastern Washington. Migration World* No.1 / 2: 1996 pp 16-19.

"Measuring Demographic Change: The Split Tract Problem," The Professional Geographer November, 1993.

"Market Segmentation for Recycling", Environment and Behavior, January, 1993. 25:1, 86-102.

"20 Years of Media and Development in Latin America: Trajectories by Canonical Correlation". Gazette: International Journal of Mass Communication Studies: Amsterdam Feb. 1991.

"Applications of a Poster Assignment as a Teaching Device in Geography," Journal of Geography in Higher Education, October 1988: E. Howenstine, I. Hay, E. Delaney, J. Bell, F. Norris, A. Whelan, M. Pirani, T. Chow and A. Ross. pp 139-147

"Environmental Reporting: Shift from 1972 to 1980" Journalism Quarterly, January 1988. pp 842-845

"Suburbanization and Segregation in Chicago" Chapter, In EthniCity. (1996). C. Roseman, G. Thieme, and H. D. Laux, eds. Rowman and Littlefield p. 31-50

Using GIS to Reduce Automobile Traffic: A Case Study of University Commuters, Proceedings. Metropolitan Conference on Public Transportation Research. June 17, 1994

"Towards a Schematic Model of Communications Media and Development in Latin America" In Collapsing Space and Time: Geographic aspects of communication and information. S. Brunn and T. Leinbach, eds. London: Harper Collins 1991 pp 278-301 (chapter 13)

Misperception of Destination Encouraging Migration of Mexican Labor to Yakima Valley, Washington. Dissertation, University of Washington 11/3/89.

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Prof. Hegerty
Scott
W.
Hegerty
Economics Coordinator/Associate Professor/ Advisor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5695
Courses Taught
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
International Monetary Theory
International Trade
Research Interests
International Finance, Open-Economy Macroeconomics
Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Fall 2018: Tuesdays 12:00-1:30 p.m. & 3:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-7:00 p.m. Thursdays 12:00-1:30 p.m
El Centro
Main Campus
Christina Ciecierski
Christina
Ciecierski
Professor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5625
Expertise
Health Economics, Demography and Labor Economics
Courses Taught
Principles of Microeconomics
Health Economics
Labor Economics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Research Interests
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Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

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Office Hours
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Main Campus
Prof. Gallagher
Ryan
Gallagher
Associate Professor/Advisor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5685
Courses Taught
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Public Finance
Urban Economics
Intermediate Micro Economics
Research Interests
Urban Economics, Local Public Finance, Agglomeration Economies
Education

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Selected Publications

“The Growth of In-Kind Education Transfers: Explaining How Households without Children Have Supported Schools” (w/ H. Kurban and J. Persky) [forthcoming, Public Finance Review]

“The Fiscal Externality of Multifamily Housing and its Impact on the Property Tax: Evidence from Cities and Schools: 1980 - 2010”, Regional Science and Urban Economics.  60, 2016: 249 – 259.

“Demographic Changes and Education Expenditures: A Reinterpretation” (w/ H. Kurban & J. Persky), Economics of Education Review.  45(1), 2015: 103 – 108. 

“An Examination of Cannibalization Effects within the Riverboat Gaming Industry: The Case of Illinois-Area Casinos”, Growth and Change. 45(1), 2014: 41 – 59.

“Shipping Costs, Information Costs, and the Sources of Industrial Co-Agglomeration”, Journal of Regional Science.  53(2), 2013: 304 – 331.

Small Homes, Public Schools, and Property Tax Capitalization(w/ H. Kurban & J. Persky), Regional Science and Urban Economics.  63(2), 2013: 622 – 428.

Estimating Local Redistribution Through Property-Tax-Funded School Systems(w/ H. Kurban & J. Persky),
National Tax Journal.  65(3), 2012: 629 – 652.

“A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Small-Area Cross-Tabulations” (w/ H. Kurban, G. A. Kurban, & J. Persky), CityScape. 13(3), 2011: 225 – 235. 

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Prof. Marfatia
Hardik
A.
Marfatia
Assistant Professor/Advisor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5712
Expertise
Macroeconomics & Monetary Policy, Financial Economics, Econometrics
Courses Taught
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Money and Banking
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Financial Economics
Business & Economics Statistics I
Research Interests
Macroeconomics & Monetary Policy, Financial Economics, Econometrics.
Education

PhD. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013.

M.A. Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009.

M.A. Economics, University of Mumbai, India, 2005.

B. A.  Commerce, University of Mumbai, India, 1998.

Selected Publications

Estimating the New Keynesian Phillips Curve for the U.K.: Evidence from the Inflation-Indexed Bonds Market. The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Forthcoming.

 

A Fresh Look at Integration of Risks in the International Stock Markets: A Wavelet Approach. Review of Financial Economics, Forthcoming.

 

The Dynamic Relationship between Housing Prices and the Macroeconomy: Evidence from OECD Countries. (with N. Kundan Kishor). The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2017, Vol 54(2): 237-268.

 

The Role of Push and Pull Factors in Driving Global Capital Flows. Applied Economics Quarterly, 2016, 62(2): 117-146.

 

Monetary policy's time-varying impact on the US bond markets: Role of financial stress and risks. The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2015, 34: 103-123.

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Summer 2018: May 18 - June 28: Monday & Wednesday 3:15-4:45 pm
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Mike Wenz
Michael
G.
Wenz
Associate Professor and Advisor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5597
Expertise
Urban Economics, Regional Economics, Microeconomics, Economics of Gambling and Sports Economics
Courses Taught
Economic Development
Real Estate Economics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Mathematical Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Research Interests
Casino Gambling and Economic Development; Sports Economics, Economics of Education
Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Selected Publications

Wenz, Michael G. "Valuing Casinos as a Local Amenity." Growth and Change 14, no. 1 (2014): 136-158.

Wenz, Michael. "A Proposal for Incentive-Compatible Revenue Sharing in Major League Baseball." Journal of Sport Management 26, no. 6 (2012): 479-489.

Wenz, Michael G., and Wei-Choun Yu. "Term Time Employment and the Academic Performance of Undergraduates." Journal of Education Finance 35, no. 4 (Spring 2010): 358-373.

Wenz, Michael G. "Matching Estimation, Casino Gambling and the Quality of Life." Annals of Regional Science 42, no. 1 (2008): 235-249.

Wenz, Michael G. "The Spatial Evolution of Casino Gambling." Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research 10, no. 3 (2008): 203-228.

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Curriculum Vitae
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Bryan
J.
Curran
Instructor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5690
Expertise
Application of Business and Economics to Human Behavior
Courses Taught
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Business and Economics Statistics I
WIP Business and Economics Statistics II
Introduction to Econometrics and Forecasting
Research Interests
Health Care Policy, Energy, Communications and Transportation
Education

BS, Business Administration/Economics – Pennsylvania State University

MA, Economics – Pennsylvania State University

MPH (pending), Health Policy Analysis – University of Illinois Chicago

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Prof. Gollan
Kelly
Gollan
Instructor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4502
Courses Taught
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Business & Economics Statistics I
Economics of Transportation
Industrial Organization
Research Interests
Transportation, Urban, and Environmental Economics
Education

University of Illinois at Chicago                                   

Masters of Arts, December 2001

Major:  Economics

University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, July 2000

Major:  Economics

William Rainey Harper Community College, Palatine, IL

Associate of Arts, May 1997

Major:  Business Administration

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Irena
Ziolkowska
Instructor
Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5690
Courses Taught
Econ 215, Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 217, Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 307, Money and Banking
Research Interests
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Education

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Cindy
L.
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Administrative Assistant; Geography and Environmental Studies, Economics, Anthropology, Global Studies
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Education

University of Phoenix
Communication, B.A.

Montay College
Liberal Arts & Sciences, A.A.
 

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