John C. Navin, professor of economics and finance and chair of that department specializes in public finance and labor economics. Prior to joining the SIUE faculty, Navin was an analyst for both the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency and the Michigan Department of Treasury in the Office of Taxation and Economic Policy. He earned his BS in business administration from Bowling Green State University and his MA and Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University. Navin has published in Public Finance Quarterly, Growth and Change, Health Economics, Journal of Economics, Public Budgeting and Finance, International Review of Economics and Business and the Proceedings of the National Tax Association Annual Conference on Taxation. His current research interests include the role of excise taxes in state budget variability and the relationship between pollution and employment.
John B. Meisel, professor of economics and finance, joined the SIUE faculty in 1977. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Boston College and his undergraduate degree in economics from St. Lawrence University in 1973. Meisel spent a sabbatical year working in the Office of Plans and Policy in the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. in 1989-1990. He has recently published several research articles examining the role of the Internet in transforming various communications and entertainment industries. In addition, Meisel has published numerous journal articles involving current issues in the areas of antitrust, law and economics, and telecommunications. He has also consulted with industry and federal and state governments on antitrust and telecommunications issues.
Timothy S. Sullivan is an instructor in the SIUE Department of Economics and Finance, where he has been employed since 1995. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland in 1995. Sullivan has performed numerous economic impact studies for universities, sports facilities, public infrastructure projects, hospitals, industrial facilities and retail developments. His other areas of expertise include local economic development, statistical methods and business forecasting.
Warren D. Richards is an instructor in the SIUE Department of Economics and Finance, where is has been employed since 2000. He has coauthored multiple economic impact studies for public infrastructure projects. His areas of expertise include economic analysis and marketing research.
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