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Robert N. Horn

Bob Horn

Professor of Economics 

Started at JMU: 1978

Office: 443 Zane Showker Hall 
Phone: 540-568-3219
Fax: 540-567-3010
Email: hornrn@jmu.edu
Mailing address: JMU, College of Business, MSC 0204, Harrisonburg, Va. 22807



Ph.D. Economics, 1978                    
   M.A.  Economics, 1975
   Whittemore School of Business and Economics
   University of New Hampshire
   B.S. magna cum laud, 1974
Hofstra Universit

Ph.D. Economics, 1978                       
M.A.  Economics, 1975   
Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire   
B.S. magna cum laud, 1974, Hofstra University

Professional Interests:

Managerial Economics (MBA),
Labor Economics
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Principles of Economics: Micro and Macro
Contemporary Economic Issues
Survey of Economics
International Economics

Key Publications: 

"Labor Market Segmentation in New England:  Empirical and Case Studies," (abstract) Industrial Relations Research Association Dissertation Round table, August, 1978.

"Segmentation in New England Labor Markets:  An Empirical Study," New England Journal of Business and Economics, vol. 6, no. 1, Fall 1979.

"A Case Study of the Dual Labor Market Hypothesis," Journal of Economic Issues, vol. XIV, 1980.

"An Empirical Model of Strike Activity by Teachers in New England," (with W. McGuire and J. Tomkiewicz)  New England Journal of Business and Economics, vol. 8, no.2, Spring 1982.

"Job Expectations of Blacks and the Segmented Labor Market," (with O. Brenner and Tomkiewicz)  American Institute of Decision Sciences, Proceedings of the Southwest Regional Meetings, March 1982.

"An Empirical Model of Strike Activity by Teachers," (with McGuire and Tomkiewicz)  Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, vol. 11, no. 2, 1982.

"Blacks and the Dual Labor Market: Expectations and Realities," (with Brenner and Tomkiewicz)   Mississippi Business Review, November, 1982.

"Work Stoppages by Teachers:  An Empirical Analysis," (with      McGuire and Tomkiewicz) Journal of Labor Research, vol. III, no. 2, 1982.

"A Case Study of Labor Law in the Public Sector," (withTomkiewicz) Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, vol. 11, no. 4, 1982.

"Determinants of Secondary School Teacher Salaries in a Large Urban School District," (with McGuire) SouthernEconomic Journal, vol 51, no. 2, October, 1984.

"Labor and Money:  The National Labor Union and Monetary Policy," (with B. Hetherington) Virginia Social Science Journal, Winter 1986.

"State Strategies of Control in the Public Sector," (with Tomkiewicz) Economic Processes and Political Conflicts: Contributions to Modern Political Economy, Editor: Richard England, Praeger Publishing Co., 1986.

"Gosgame:  A Simulation of the Soviet Planning Process," (with R. Jerome) Comparative Economic Studies, March,1988.

"An Age Adjusted Unemployment Rate," comment, Challenge: the Magazine of Economic Affairs, July/August 1988.

"The Unemployment Rate and the Age Structure of the Labor Force," Congressional Record of the United States, E3324 [70C].

"Exchange Rates and Consumer Choice:  Compensating Government Workers for Declines in the Dollar," (with Jerome) Journal of Applied Business Research, Winter, 1988-89.

"Age Adjusted Unemployment Rates: An International Comparison" (abstract) Proceedings of the Atlantic Economic Association, 1991

"When Corporate Restructuring Meets Higher Education" (with Jerome) ACADEME Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors. May/June 1996 (book review) The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relationsin a Global Economy by Sanford M. Jacoby. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations. Volume 30, No. 3, September 1996; 419-421.

"The Age-Adjusted Unemployment Rate: An Alternative  Measure" (with Heap) Challenge. vol. 42, no. 1 January-February 1999.

 "The Effects of Labor Markets and Income Inequality on Crime:Evidence from Panel Data" (with Doyle and Ahmed) Southern Economic Journal 1999, 65(4).

 “Making Purchases Within and Outside of Embedded Markets: High Lifetime Value Customers in the Parisian Marketplace” (with Wright and Larsen)  Journal Of Consumer Satisfaction, Disatisfaction and Complaining Behavior Volume 12, 1999.

“The Age Adjusted Unemployment Rate: An Alternative Measure”. (with Heap) reprinted in Annual Editions Macroeconomics 00/01 and 01/02. Dushkin-McGraw Hill, 2000, 2001

  “Keynesian Comparative Economics: The Iconoclastic  Revisionism Of Lynn Turgeon.” Forthcoming (with Canova, Holt, Rosser and Rosser) Journal of Economics and Sociology


Positions Held: 


Director, Semester in Paris Program, 1997-2001

College of Business PAC Review Committee

James Madison University Faculty Senate

Reconciliation Committee

American Association of University Professors

Executive Committee and Treasurer

Studies Abroad, Faculty Member in Residence 

     Selection Committee

International Internship Program, Selection 

     and Interview Committee

International Business Program Review 

Assessment Committee

Student Awards     

Committee and Advisory Committee

MBA Program Review Committee

Personal Advisory Committee, Chair

Media Board, WXJM Advisory Board

Department Honors Awards Committee, Chair

Faculty Advisor, Economics and International

Business Student Clubs

Economics Program Student Awards