John “Thad” Jackson

Business Department
University of Minnesota Crookston
120 Dowell Hall and Annex
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN, 56716 

  • Office: 110-J Sahlstrom Conference Center
  • Email: jjthad@gmail.com
  • Email: jtjackso@crk.umn.edu
  • Phone: (770) 280-7952 or (218) 281-8172

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.

Download my C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, working paperspresentations, and recent student evaluations. 

INTERESTS

COURSES

  • 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

SERVICE/HONORS

  • Faculty Development Committee, College of Business
  • Faculty Group for Chancellor’s Commission on Completion
  • Faculty Service Award, Disability Services, Arkansas State University

EDUCATION

  • 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.