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Andrew Economopoulos

Dr. Economopoulos was the operations manager of the family business before returning to academia. In the classroom he integrates real-world decision making with economic concepts taken from his own experiences and from the organizations for which he consults. He consults with nonprofit organizations in the area of financial planning, portfolio management, and gambling policy. Outside of the classroom Dr. Economopoulos advises Enactus, a student club that helps new and old community organizations to improve. He has supervised over 25 honors students and has published several articles with students. His current research effort is in the area of gambling policy in the United States, and he has supervised numerous student independent research projects on technical indicators.

Title

Professor of Business and Economics

Department

Business and Economics

Degrees

  • B.A., SUNY Fredonia
  • M.A., Virginia Tech
  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Teaching

Contemporary Economic Issues
Principles of Macroeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Econometrics
Development Economics
Introduction to Finance
Corporate Finance
Advanced Finance

Research Interests

  • Free Banking
  • Financial Market Efficiency
  • Analysis of the Gambling Market

Recent Work

Working Papers

Bankers, Wildcat Bankers, and Private Bankers: An Examination of the Illinois Free Banking Market. 

 Recent Publications

Caught in the Headlights: Revising  the Road Kill Hypothesis of Illinois Free Bank Failures. Essays in Economic and Business History, Spring 2017 (with Scott Clayman and Scott Deacle)

 

Did Casinos Cannibalize of Lottery Revenues in PA? Pennsylvania Economic Review, Spring 2012  (with student co-author William Stolle)


Mid-Atlantic Competition of Casino Revenues: A Spatial AnalysisUNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal.  Spring, 2015
 
Revisiting the Impact of Casinos on Economic Development: A Spatial Analysis of the Counties in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Journal of Gambling Business and Economics. Spring 2015

Opposing the Lottery:  Forces Behind Individual Attitudes towards Legalization in 1975. International Gambling Studies, 2006 

Free Banking Publications

Political Barriers and Transmission of Monetary Policy During the Free Banking EraPennsylvania Economic Review, Fall 2003

Bank Entry During the Antebellum Period, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 1995

A Discriminating Taste for Money: An Examination of the New York Antebellum Banking Market, in Money: Lure, Lore, and Literature, Greenwood Press, 1994

Free Bank Failures in New York and Wisconsin: A Portfolio Analysis.  Explorations in Economic History, July 1990

Illinois Free Banking Experience, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 1988 

The Free Banking Era: A Period of Deregulation or Re-regulationNew York Economic Review, Spring, 1987

Reserve Requirements and the Free Banking ExperienceAtlantic Economic Journal, December, 1986

Finance Publications

The Impact of SPDR’s on the S&P Cash and Futures Markets.  Investment Management and Financial Innovation, May 2005

In Search for Bubbles: An Examination of the NYSE IndexPennslyania Economic Review, Spring 2001, Co-Authored with Avinash Shetty (Class of 2001)