Southeastern economics faculty listed as third most prolific in Southern Region

Thursday, September 1, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – The economics faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University has been ranked the third most prolific in research in the U.S. Southern Region, according to a study published in the journal “Economics Bulletin.”
     The study, titled “Out of Big Brother’s Shadow: Ranking Economics Faculties at Regional Universities in the U.S. South,” evaluated research productivity from more than 200 colleges and universities in the South that are classified as regional universities. Southeastern was ranked tops among four Louisiana institutions in the listing.
     “Our economics faculty publish quality applied and scholarly research, in line with the college’s mission,” said Antoinette Philips, interim dean of the College of Business. “They reflect their research in their teaching, which leads to an enriched learning experience for our students.”
     Southeastern’s economics program is based in the Department of Management and Business Administration. Faculty in the program have been published in the “Journal of Urban Economics,” “Economics of Education Review,” “Journal of Macroeconomics,” and “Applied Economics,” all of which are ranked among the top 100 economics journals.    
     The study was written by economists Frank Mixon of Columbus State University and Kamal Upadhyaya of the University of New Haven and can be found on line at
     The authors note that approximately 200 regional universities are located in states that comprise the U.S. South, and no study to date focused solely on the research endeavors of economics faculties affiliated with these universities.

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