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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Faculty

Raymond G. Batina

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EDUCATION

  • 1985 PhD, Economics, Minnesota (2/1985)
  • 1980 MA, Economics, Minnesota
  • 1978 BS, Economics (magna cum laude), Purdue

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Public Economics
    (open economy tax theory, public capital, social security)
  • Applied Macroeconomics

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2002-2004 Consultant Kansai Institute for Social and Economic Research, Osaka, Japan on fiscal policy issues.
  • 2000 Full Professor, WSU
  • 1991 Associate Professor, WSU
  • 1991 Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue
  • 1987 Consultant to the Institute for Public Policy at Evergreen College, Olympia for a project entitled “The stability of state tax revenues in the State of Washington.”
  • 1985 Assistant Professor, WSU

TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS

  • Econs 583 Graduate Public Economics
  • Econs 420 Monetary Economics
  • Econs 322 Public Economics
  • Econs 320, Money and Banking
  • Econs 305 Intermediate Microeconomics (w/o calculus)(See Blackboard for specific information for these classes, e.g., syllabus.)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Is Policy Coordination a Good Idea? Public Inputs and Policy Harmonization with Skilled and Unskilled Workers,” Public Finance Review, in press.
  2. “The Spillover Effects of Good Governance in a Tax Competition Framework with a Negative Environmental Externality,” with Gregmar Galinato, Environmental and Resource Economics, in press.
  3. “Capital Tax Competition and Social Security,” International Tax and Public Finance, 2012, 19, 819-843
  4. “Local Capital Tax Competition and Coordinated Tax Reform in an Overlapping Generations Economy,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2009, 35, 626-642.
  5. “The Empirical Impact of Public Infrastructure on the Japanese Economy,” with C. Annala, and J. Feehan, Japanese Economic Review, 2008, 39, 472-478.
  6. “Labor and Capital Taxation with Public Inputs as Common Property,” with C. Annala and J. Feehan, Public Finance Review, 2007, 35:626-642.
  7. Public Goods: Theories and Evidence, with Toshihiro Ihori, 2005, Springer-Verlag: Germany.
  8. “A Summary of Empirical Work on the Public Capital Hypothesis,” with James Feehan and Christopher Annala, 2004, Economic and Social Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, 20:35:44 (http://www.esri.go.jp/jp/prj-rc/macro/macro14/09batina_t2.pdf)
  9. “Public Inputs and the Private Economy: Some Conceptual and Policy-Theoretic Issues,” with James Feehan and Christopher Annala, 2004, presented at the International Forum for Macroeconomic Issues held at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.esri.go.jp/en/archive/menu-e.html
  10. “Public Capital and the Private Economy: A Study of Japan,” with Christopher Annala, 2004, presented at the International Forum for Macroeconomic Issues held at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.esri.go.jp/en/archive/menu-e.html
  11. “Public Infrastructure Support for Industry: Common Property versus Collective Property ,” with James Feehan, 2003, presented at the International Forum for Macroeconomic Issues held at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.esri.go.jp/en/archive/menu-e.html
  12. “The Impact of Public Inputs on the Private Economy: An empirical analysis of public capital, unemployment, and employment by sector ,” with Christopher Annala, 2003, presented at the International Forum for Macroeconomic Issues held at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.esri.go.jp/en/archive/menu-e.html
  13. “Public Infrastructure Support for Industry: Common Property versus Collective Property ,” with James Feehan, 2002, presented at the International Forum for Macroeconomic Issues held at the Brookings Institution, Washington D. C.
  14. “The Impact of Public Inputs on the Private Economy: An empirical analysis of public capital, unemployment, and employment by sector ,” with Christopher Annala, 2002, presented at the International Forum for Macroeconomic Issues held at the Brookings Institution, Washington D. C.

HONORS

  • 1997 Summer Research Grant, College of Business and Economics, WSU
  • 1993 Seafirst Distinguished Faculty Award, CBE, WSU
  • 1992 Shell Instructional Excellence Award, CBE, WSU
  • 1978 Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1975 Freshmen Men’s Honor Society

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Contact Info

E-mail address:
rgb@wsu.edu
Office Location:
Hulbert 203J
Office Phone:
(509) 335-8057
(Email is preferred)