Thomas R. Ireland earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and his areas of interest are public choice, public finance, law and economics, economics of organization, and forensic economics. He is author of ten books and more than 75 articles. His publications include, "Recent Legal Decisions Regarding Hedonic Damages: An Update" in the Journal of Forensic Economics, 2000, 13(2):189-204, and "Historical Comparisons Between Various Interest Rates and Growth Rates in the CPI, the MCPI, Average Weekly Earnings and Total Compensation in the Employer Cost Index" in the Journal of Legal Economics, 2000, 10(2):25-46. His most recent book is Assessing Damages in Injuries and Deaths of Minor Children (with John D. Ward), January 2002. Professor Ireland teaches courses in microeconomics, public finance, law and economics, organizational theory, and forensic economics. He is the director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Forensic Economics.
Susan K. Feigenbaum (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980) is Professor and Chair of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has published extensively in the areas of health care economics, the nonprofit sector, the economics of science and public policy. As an applied econometrician, Dr. Feigenbaum has held both academic and government positions, serving as Chief of Methodology for the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission prior to joining the UM-St. Louis faculty in 1988. In 2000, Dr. Feigenbaum was appointed by then-Governor Mel Carnahan as a Trustee of the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan, the state commission charged with providing health care benefits for Missouri state and municipal employees. Dr. Feigenbaum has been the recipient of both the Chancellor's and Governor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching and has received several grants from the National Science Foundation to support her research and curriculum innovation projects.
Sharon G. Levin is Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She received her doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan in 1973 and permanently joined the department in 1974. From 1987-98, she served as department chairperson and from 2000-2002 as co-chair of the department. Her primary research area is applied microeconomics, especially the economics of science. In recent years her work has focused on issues concerning the quality and composition of the scientific labor force in the United States, including the impacts of immigrant scientists and engineers. This body of research has been supported with grants from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She is also a member of the research network on the Scientific Workforce funded by the Sloan Foundation. Among her publications are: "Who Makes Exceptional Contributions to Science and Engineering in the United States," Population Research & Policy Review, 2001; "Are the Foreign Born a Source of Strength for U.S. Science," Science, 1999; "Property Rights and Entrepreneurship in Science, Small Business Economics, 1996; Striking the Mother Lode in Science, Oxford University Press, 1992; and Research Productivity over the Life Cycle: Evidence for Academic Scientists," American Economic Review, 1991. She has also been involved in numerous studies focusing on women in science including serving as a consultant to the National Research Council. She was the 1993 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and Creativity at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Donald Phares received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1970. His research primarily has dealt with housing and neighborhood change, state and local finance, governmental structure, and urban economic development. He is the author of Who Pays State and Local Taxes? and State-Local Tax Equity: An Empirical Analysis of the Fifty States; co-author of Municipal Output and Performance in New York City; and editor of A Decent Home and Environment: Housing Urban America and Metropolitan Governance without Metropolitan Government? In addition has published more than seventy articles and book chapters and several score technical and government reports. He has consulted for and done research with numerous governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local level; research organizations; businesses; foundations; and universities. Phares also has served as an expert witness in legal cases pertaining to state and local taxation; the projection of future income; and the analysis of social, demographic, fiscal, and economic trends. He has also done numerous economic and fiscal impact studies for both public and private organization and businesses.
Robert Sorensen was trained at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. His primary fields of interest are industrial organization and forensic economics. He is the author of over 30 publications including “Using Input Output to Identify Growth Stocks” in the Review of the Academy of Finance, 2001 and “Are Net Discount Rates Stationary? Implications for Present Value Calculations” in the Journal of Risk and Insurance. 1994. He has also published articles in the Southern Economic Journal, Economic Inquiry, International Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, and the European Economic Review. Professor Sorensen serves as an Associate Editor for the Earnings Analyst, and as a consulting editor for a variety of economics journals. In 1990 he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Sorensen teaches industrial organization, economics of sports, quantitative methods, and macroeconomics.
Anne Winkler received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with fields in labor economics and public sector microeconomics. Professor Winkler's areas of research are the economics of the family, the economics of gender, and welfare and poverty. She is co-author (with Francine D. Blau and Marianne A. Ferber) of the third and fourth editions of The Economics of Women, Men and Work, published by Prentice Hall. Her journal publications include: “Measuring Time Use in Multiple-Person Households: How Should the U.S. Proceed?” Monthly Labor Review (forthcoming); “Career Hierarchy in Dual-Earner Families" (with David Rose), Research in Labor Economics, 2000; “Relative Earnings of Husbands and Wives in Dual-Earner Families," Monthly Labor Review, 1998; "Beyond Single Mothers: Cohabitation and Marriage in the AFDC Program" (with Robert Moffitt and Robert Reville), Demography, 1998; "Does AFDC-UP Encourage Two-Parent Families?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1995; "The Impact of Housing Costs on the Living Arrangements of Single Mothers," Journal of Urban Economics, 1992; and "The Incentive Effects of Medicaid on Women's Labor Supply," Journal of Human Resources, 1991. She teaches undergraduate and graduate labor economics courses, as well as introductory econometrics, public sector microeconomics, and principles of microeconomics.
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