John “Thad” Jackson
Department of Economics & Finance
Phone: (770) 280-7952
Office: 306 Business
Office Hours: MWF: 7-11; TR: 1-9; Weekends: 12-9 (and by appointment)
Four years experience in United States Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC); Ten years classroom instruction of finance and economics/Honored for commitment to student development/University- and college-level service record/Contributions to economics, psychology, and education research conferences and institutional research/Adviser and founder for student economics club and honor society, A-State's Great Books Reading Club/Sponsor for A-State entry to Economics Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research
- Society of the Invisible Hand Economics Club, Arkansas State University
- Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society, Adviser, Arkansas State University
- Phi Beta Lambda, Chapter Adviser, Arkansas State University
- Great Books Reading Club, Chapter Adviser, Arkansas State University
- Research aimed solely at improving teaching methods and student excellence and retention. I focus on incorporating research of my current & former students' characteristics and outcomes into current teaching approaches and methods. (Example: see this abstract.)
- Developing undergraduate research projects and mentoring student development outside the classroom. "We are what they grow beyond."
- History of Economic Thought
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Economic Issues and Concepts
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Asset Management
- Capitalism and Free Enterprise
- Business Finance
- Intermediate Corporate Finance
- Capitalism for Idealists
- Personal Finance
- Financial Analysis
- Faculty Development Committee, College of Business
- Faculty Group for Chancellor’s Commission on Completion
- Faculty Service Award, Disability Services, Arkansas State University
- University of Alabama
- Augusta State University
- Georgia State University
RESEARCH (Abstracts available at SSRN)
"Incentive-Enhancing Preferences in Higher Education: Motivation, Personality, and Learning" (2018).
"Priming Performance of Economics Students: Even More Evidence" (2016).
"The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited," (2016).
“Small-Scale Crises’ Impact on Price Discovery and Volatility Transmission Across Financial Markets: Evidence from Terror Attacks, Assassinations, North-Korean Saber-Rattling, and Natural Disasters,” (2016).
“An Empirical Analysis of Real Estate Lending and Bank Failures: 1863-2012,” with Ben Woodruff (2015).
“African Coffee Market Efficiency and International Hedging Viability: Evidence from Uganda," with Ben Woodruff (2015).
“Priming Performance in the Classroom: Thinking of Nick Saban Can Make Students Smarter" (2013).
PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
- 2018 "Intelligence, Hearts & Minds, and Harmony: Applying the Principles of Special Warfare in the College Classroom," National Conference on Teaching and Research on Economic Education, May 31
- 2017 “Introducing CORE: A New Paradigm in Economics and Instruction,” St. Louis Federal Reserve Professors Conference, November 2-3
- 2017 CORE USA WORKSHOP, "Macroeconomics and Finance" and "Economic History and the History of Ideas" Working Groups, August 16-19
- 2017 “Priming Student Performance in the Classroom: Yet More Evidence,” Southwestern Social Science Association, April 14
- 2017 “The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited,” Southwestern Social Science Association, April 14
- 2017 “Priming Student Performance in the Classroom: Yet More Evidence,” Southwestern Society of Economists, March
- 2017 “The Effect of the Minimum Wage on Shareholder Wealth Revisited,” Southwestern Society of Economists, March 9
- 2016 “Priming Performance in the Classroom Environment,” 21st Annual University of Kentucky Economics Teaching Workshop, April 2.
- 2015 “Learning Economics in the 21st Century,” 16th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 24-26.
- 2015 “Flipping the Finance Course: A Case Study,” 16th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 24-26.
- 2014 “Nick Saban Makes You Smarter: Priming Effects in the Classroom,” 15th Annual Conference of the Academy of Business Education, September 18-20.