In addition to basic courses in economic theory, Jim's teaching interests include the topics of Globalization, International Economics, Development Economics, and Institutional Economics.
Jim's research interests include immigration, institutional economics, economic growth, discrimination, and armed conflict. He is currently engaged in research projects linking the quality and stability of a country's financial and political institutions with the rate of emigration of skilled labor and remittances. Other projects investigate the links between security, conflict, state failure and the rate of economic growth within a country.
MS, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, BS, Truman State University
ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 331 - International Economics
ECON 399 - Economic Analysis of Institutions
ECON 447 - Econometrics
Mitra, A., Bang, J.T., & Wunnava, P.V. (2014). "Financial Liberalization and the Selection of Emigrants: A Cross-national Analysis" Emperical Economics, 47(1), 199-226.
Bang, James T. and Bharati Basu (2013). Insurance and Remittances: New Evidence from Latin American Immigrants to the US. Migration Letters. Vol. 10(3), p. 383-398.
Bang, James T. and Mitra, A. (2013). Civil War, Ethnicity, and the Migration of Skilled Labor. Eastern Economic Journal, 39, 387-401.
American Economic Association
International Studies Association
Midwestern Economic Association
Public Choice Society
Southern Economic Association
Western Economic Association International
SAU Faculty Development Committee
SAU MBA Marketing Committee
SAU American Business Experience
SAU Economics Major Revision Committee
SAU Master of Finance Curriculum Committee
SAU Master of Finance Assessment Team
SAU Disc Golf Club, Advisor
Applied Economic Letters
Applied Financial Economics
Journal of Education for Business
Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics
Middle East Development Journal
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