James Bang

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    Associate Professor

    Department Chairperson

    Main Campus
    Ambrose Hall, 306
    518 W. Locust St.
    Davenport, IA 52803


    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.


    Education and Training

    MS, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    BA, BS, Truman State University

    Areas of Professional Interest

    • Immigration
    • Institutional Economics
    • Economics of Conflict
    • Development Economics


    Courses Taught

    ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
    ECON 331 - International Economics
    ECON 399 - Economic Analysis of Institutions
    ECON 447 - Econometrics


    Recent or Noteworthy Publications

    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.


    Professional Memberships

    American Economic Association
    International Studies Association
    Midwestern Economic Association
    Public Choice Society
    Southern Economic Association
    Western Economic Association International

    University, College and Departmental Service

    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

    Referee Service

    Applied Economics
    Applied Economic Letters
    Applied Financial Economics
    Economic Inquiry
    Economic Systems
    Journal of Education for Business
    Journal of Institutional & Theoretical Economics
    Middle East Development Journal
    Migration Letters


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