Dr. William M. Van Lear

 Professor of Economics

williamvanlear@bac.edu

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  • B.A., Gettysburg College
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  •  intro
  • interim
  • micro and macro
  • political economy
  • banking
  • economic thought
  • economic history
  • international economics
Book Publications:

  • (1) “Populist Challenge to Corporate Capitalism” World Scientific Publishing Co. New Jersey,
    2002, 981-02-4828-8
  • (2) “The Next American Century.” University Press of America. Lanham, MD. 2008. 978-0-7618-3906-4.
  • (3) “The Social Effects of Economic Thinking” published by Palgrave Pivot, November 2014. 978-1-137-49788-8.

Article Publications:

  • (1) “An Oil Price Model” Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Economic Association,
    May 1988, p310-318
  • (2) “The Restructuring of the Oil Industry” Journal of Economic Issues March 1989
  • (3) “Wage Levels and Their Effects” International Social Science Journal, Autumn 1990
  • (4) “Business Cycles and Income Distribution” Review of Social Economy Fall 1992
  • (5) “The Stages of Capitalism” Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Economic Association,
    June 1-3, 1995, p450-457
  • (6) “Efficiency and Service in the Group Home Industry” Journal of Economic Issues
    Dec. 1997, 1039-1050.
  • (7) “Reflections on the Minimum Wage” Journal of Economic Issues March 1997, 263-265.
  • (8) “Using Business Cycles to forecast the Stock Market” Financial Forum February 1997, p.3
  • (9) “Policy Reform, Rules, and Discretion” Proceedings of the PA. Economic Association June 1997.
  • (10) “Profitability as a Cycle Indicator” Review of Radical Political Economics Spring 1999, p.46-60.
  • (11) “Profits, Investment, Institutional Change, and Macro Performance,” Southwestern
    Journal of Economics Fall 1998.
  • (12) “Fiscal and Monetary Policy Rules Revisited” (with Mike Tager) Social Science Journal
    38, no. 1, June 2001, p.69-83.
  • (13) “The Vertical Aggregate Demand Curve and its Implications” unpublished working paper,
    Belmont Abbey College, 1999.
  • (14) “A Review of the Rules Versus Discretion Debate in Monetary Policy.” Eastern Economic
    Journal vol 26 Winter 2000, 9-28.
  • (15) “The State of the Economy in Late 2000.” A paper submitted to Mr. Phillip Maisano, CEO of Evaluation
    Associates, Norwalk, CT, December 2000.
  • (30) “Do Presidential Elections affect Financial Markets?” A report written for the money management company Fross
    and Fross, The Villages, Florida, July, 2012.
  • (31) “Thinking about Stagnation within the Steindlian Understanding of Oligopoly,” A working paper, 2014.
  • (32) “The Economic Stagnation Thesis: A Literature Review and an Assessment,” A chapter in the book Progress in Economic Research, published by Nova Science Publishers, forthcoming 2015.
  • (33) “The Capital to Income Ratio: Thoughts Engendered by the Work of Piketty and Saez” Journal of Economic Issues, winter 2016.
  • (34) “Copernicus and the Quantity Theory of Money” with Gerald Malsbary. History of Economic Thought and Policy. Fall 2015, p. 5-20.
  • Specializations:
  • (1) Macroeconomics (Business Cycles, Stages of Capitalism, Fiscal and Monetary Policy,
    Financial Crises)
  • (2) Political Economy (Role of the State; Income Distribution; Budget, Tax, Interest Rate Policy)
  • (3) Corporate Governance, Behavior, and Finance
  • (4) Economic Thought and Economic History
  • (5) International Economics and Globalization