Associate Professor, Economics

Year Started at JMU: 2009

neveuax@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D., City University of New York-Graduate Center (Economics)
  • B.A., University of Rochester (Economics; Environmental Studies)
Professional Interests
  • Heterogeneous agent-based models of the macroeconomy and economic business cycles
  • Tax policy
  • Exchange rate forecasts
  • Income dynamics
  • Local earned income tax credits
  • Inefficiencies in the living wage
  • Macroeconomic impacts of early childhood education
Personal Interests
  • Watching baseball/hockey
  • Yoga
  • Crossfit
  • Spending time with family
Current Courses Taught
  • ECON 200 – Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ECON 430 – Monetary Theory
  • ECON 484 – Mathematical Economics
  • ECON 332 – Intermediate Macroeconomics
Positions Held
  • Prior to joining the faculty at James Madison University, Dr. Neveu taught courses in economics at Skidmore College, Brooklyn College, Baruch College, and the City College of New York.
  • 2015-Present, Associate Professor, James Madison University
  • 2009-2014, Assistant Professor, James Madison University
  • 2007-2009, Visiting Instructor, Skidmore College
  • 2006-2007, Substitute Instructor, Brooklyn College
  • 2005-2006, Adjunct Lecturer, Baruch College
  • 2004-2006, Adjunct Lecturer, The City College of New York
  • 1999-2003, Employment Policies Institute, Research Director and Senior Staff Economist
  • 1998-1999, Nathan Associates, Research Assistant
Key Publications

“The Predictive Power of Survey-Based Exchange Rate Forecasts: Is There a Role for Dispersion?” with Nevin Cavusoglu. Journal of Forecasting, 2015 Vol. 34(5), 337-353.

“A Multifactor Residual Model Examining Macroeconomic Factors and Earnings Volatility,” Atlantic Economic Journal, 2015, Vol. 43(2), 229-245.

“Tax Credits for Residential Energy Efficiency: An Evaluation Using Individual Taxpayer Data,” with Molly F. Sherlock. Eastern Economic Journal, 2015 (Forthcoming).

“Fiscal Policy and Business Cycle Characteristics in a Heterogeneous Agent Macro Model,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013, Vol. 92: 224-240.

“The ‘Poverty Trap’ and Living Wage Laws,” with Richard Toikka and Aaron Yelowitz. Economic Development Quarterly, Feb 2005, Vol. 19: 62‐79.

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