Mark F. Owens

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Department of Economics and Finance
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
Tel. (615) 898- 5617
E-mail: mark.owens@mtsu.edu

Associate Professor of Economics



 

Major Fields of Interest

  • Experimental and Behavioral Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Industrial Organization

Personal Information

 

Publications

                       

                        Provision and Price of Child Care Services: For-Profits and Nonprofits, (with Adam Rennhoff), Journal of Urban Economics, 84, 40-51, 2014.

 

            Competition and the Strategic Choices of Churches (with Adam Rennhoff), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 4(3), 152-170, 2012.

 

                        Responsibility-Alleviation and Other-Regarding Preferences with Peer Workers in Labor Markets: An Experimental Investigation, Journal of Labor Research, 33, 353-369, 2012. Peer Experimental Materials

 

            State Minimum Wage Differences: Cost of Living or Political Inclinations? (with William F. Ford and Travis Minor), Business Economics, 47(1), 57-67, 2012.

           

            The Effects of Welfare Vehicle Asset Rules on Vehicle Assets (with Charles Baum), Applied Economics, 44(13), 1603-1619, 2012.

 

            The Effects of Information and Competition on Racial Discrimination: Evidence from a Field Experiment (with John Nunley, and R. Stephen Howard), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 80(3), 670-679, 2011.

 

            Do Other-Regarding Preferences Change with Age? Evidence from a Gift Exchange Experiment, Journal of Socio-Economics, 40(6), 868-878, 2011. Experimental Materials

           

            Salary Caps and Competitive Balance in Professional Sports Leagues, (undergraduate research with Evan S. Totty), Journal for Economic Educators, 11(2), 46-56, 2011.

 

            Minimum Wage Restrictions and Employee Effort in Incomplete Labor Markets: An Experimental Investigation (with John Kagel), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 73(3), 317-326, 2010. Statistical Appendix

 

            The Effects of Federal Housing Assistance on Exiting Welfare and Becoming Employed for Welfare Recipients, (with Charles Baum), Journal of Poverty, 13(2), 130-151, 2009.

                       

                        The Search for an Economics Job with a Teaching Focus, Journal for Economic Educators, 8(2), 7-27, Fall 2008.

                                    http://frank.mtsu.edu/~jee/fall2008/2-MS108-SearchforanEconomicsjob.pdf

                       

 

Working Papers

                       

            “The Motivations for Charitable Purchases: Evidence from Girl Scout Cookie Sales” (with Adam Rennhoff and Charles Baum), July 2014.

           

            “Economic Conditions and Vaccination Rates” (with Robb Garman and Karen Mulligan), July 2014.

 

            “Non-Cognitive Factors and Economic Decisions” (with Robert Girtz and Joshua Hill), February 2014

           

Teaching

Graduate courses

 

Undergraduate courses

 

 

Links

 

Middle Tennessee State University- Department of Economics and Finance

 

The Ohio State University- Department of Economics

 

Saint Vincent College

 

Economic Science Association