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Research Associate, Center for Economic Education
Contact Info

Teaching and Research Interests
  • Industrial organization
  • Public choice
  • Behavioral finance
  • Economic education
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1980
  • B.A., highest honors, Auburn University, 1974  
Positions Held
  • 1989-2022, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Economic Education, James Madison University
  • Staff writer, The Associated Press 
Select Publications

Wood, W. C., Schug, M. C., Niederjohn, M.S., Ferrarini, T.H. (2019). Economic Episodes in American History, Second Edition. Morristown, NJ: Wohl Publishing.

Wood, W. C. (2002). Getting a Grip on Your Money. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Wood, W. C., O'Roark, J. B., DeLaCruz, L. M. (2013). A Threat-Response Model of Counter-Terrorism: Implications for Information Security. International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management, 2(4), 39-49.

O'Roark, J. B., Wood, W. C. (2011). Determinants of Congressional Minimum Wage Support:  The Role of Background and Education. Public Choice, 147(1-2), 209-225.

Wood, W. C. (2008). Subprime Lending and Social Justice: A Biblical Perspective. Journal of Markets and Morality, 11(2), 189-204.

Awards and Recognitions
  • Henry H. Villard Research Award, National Association of Economic Educators, 2016
  • The Princeton Review's Best 300 Professors, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, James Madison University College of Business, 2010-2011.
  • Distinguished Leadership Award for support of literacy in the central Shenandoah Valley, Skyline Literacy Coalition, 2007.
  • Best Paper Award, Journal of Private Enterprise. (2001).
  • Madison Scholar, James Madison University. (1997).
  • National Winner, Essay Competition in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Association of Private Enterprise Education and National Federation of Independent Business. (1994).
  • Clifford D. Spangler Award, Alpha Kappa Psi and the American Risk and Insurance Association. (1991).

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