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Dr. Richard Cebula

Dr. Richard Cebula

Professor of Finance; BJ Walker/Wells Fargo Endowed Chair of Finance

Davis College of Business

Email address  rcebula@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7904
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Richard J. Cebula joined Jacksonville University in 2010 and is the author of 15 scholarly books and the author of nearly 600 scholarly articles in refereed scholarly journals in Finance, Economics, General Business, Management, and Statistics. His research has appeared in such venues as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Financial Services Research, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Kyklos, Journal of Legal Studies, Southern Economic Journal, Public Choice, Land Economics, Industrial Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Housing Research, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Property Research, Metroeconomica, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Journal of Economics and Finance, and the Journal of Economics.

He is included in The Who's Who in Economics, a book listing the 1,500 major economists over the last three centuries; In 2014, he was unanimously voted "Fellow of the Academy of Economics and Finance; In 2014; he became President of the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association In 2013; he was selected by the Graduate School of the University of Georgia as the "Alumnus of Distinction" (the first year in which this was awarded) for his contributions to his profession and society.

Dr. Cebula has a distinguished teaching record. He was recognized for his teaching excellence by the Economics profession's highest award when in 2007 he was the sole recipient of the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award (awarded annually by the Southern Economic Association in a global competition). He also received three "Teacher of the Year" and "Most Articulate Professor" awards at Emory and in 2009 was recognized as the "NROTC Professor of the Year" for his teaching and devotion to student success. He also received Jacksonville University's Excellence Award in Scholarship and Professional Activities, 2017-2018.

Rich is Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy and Senior Editor of the Journal of Economics and Finance Education, which he co-founded in 2002. He also serves as Advisory Editor or Associate Editor to: The Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Global Business and Economics Review, Public Finance, Annals of Regional Science, and International Migration Review. He serves, as well, on the Editorial Boards of a dozen other scholarly journals. Finally, he served as President of the Academy of Economics and Finance and currently serves in several other professional capacities including serving as the President of the Southern Regional Science Association (2017-2018) and the Academy of Economics and Finance.

Topping his academic career off, in the 2009 "Age 55 and over Olympic Games" held in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Rich won three Gold Medals in the shot put, discus, and basketball.

Courses

This is not a comprehensive list.

  • PPOL 501: Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • PPOL 502: Public Finance

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, Georgia State University
  • M.A., Economics, University of Georgia
  • A.B., Economics, Fordham College

Academic Experience

  • Shirley and Philip Solomons Eminent Scholar, Department of Economics - Armstrong Atlantic State University, 1999-2010.
  • Professor of Economics - Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992-99.
  • Professor of Economics and Distinguished Professor of Economics - Florida Atlantic University, 1990 - 92.
  • Undergraduate Economics Program Director - Emory University, 1983 - 85.
  • Acting Chair, Department of Economics - Emory University, 1981 – 83.
  • Senior Member of the Law and Economics Center Academic Staff; Center for Regional Analysis Staff - Emory University, 1981 - 84.

Recent Research

“Debt and Investment: Firm-Level Evidence,” JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL FINANCE, co-authors F. Peng, M. Foley, X. Hu, and Z. Zhang, 2018, Vol. 8, pp. 119-126.

“Does Weak Macroeconomic Performance Affect Voter Turnout? An Analysis Accounting for the ‘Joshua Generation Effect’,” ECONOMIC INTERNAZIONALE, co-authors M. Foley and S.
Ghosh, 2018, No. 1, pp. 9-28.

“Female Representation in the Boardroom and Firm Debt: Empirical
Evidence from Italy,” JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, co-authors
F. Rossi and J.R. Barth, 2018, Vol42, pp. 315-338.

“Female Labor Force Participation and Voter Turnout: Evidence
from the American Presidential Elections,” REVIEW OF ECONOMICS
AND INSTITUTIONS, co-author G. Alexander, Fall, 2017, pp. 49-77.
“Unemployment and Voter Turnout Revisited,” ELECTORAL STUDIES,
August, 2017, P. 248-252.

“Fixed-effects and Dynamic Panel Data Estimates of the Impact of
Larger State Size/Land Area and Other Factors on the Voter
Participation Rate of Registered Voters in the U.S.,” APPLIED
ECONOMICS QUARTERLY, 2017, Vol. 63, pp. 319-340.

“Unemployment and Voter Turnout Revisited,” ELECTORAL STUDIES,
August, 2017, P. 248-252.

“Fixed-effects and Dynamic Panel Data Estimates of the Impact of
Larger State Size/Land Area and Other Factors on the Voter
Participation Rate of Registered Voters in the U.S.,” APPLIED
ECONOMICS QUARTERLY, 2017, Vol. 63, pp. 319-340.

Publications