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Dr. Linda S Ghent

Dr. Linda S Ghent

Professor, Department of Economics

Office: 2605 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-2719
Email: lsghent@eiu.edu
Website: http://ux1.eiu.edu/~lsghent/

Linda Ghent's Vita

Frequently Taught Courses

ECN 2800G:  Economics of Social Issues

ECN 3875:  Health Economics

ECN 4802: Intermediate Microecoomic Theory

EIU 4115G: Pop Culture Economics

Education

B.S. Economics and Finance (double major), Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Ph.D. Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Professional Organizations

National Economics Teaching Association (President 2010-2013)

Missouri Valley Economics Association (President 2012-2013)

American Economics Association

Research

Economics of Lotteries

Voter Choices on Referenda

Teaching Methods

Retirement Decisions

Selected Publications

Ghent, Linda S. and Alan P. Grant. (Forthcoming). “Concealed Carry in the Show-Me State: Do Voters Who Favor Right-to-Carry Legislation End Up Packing Heat?” Social Science Quarterly.
 
Ghent, Linda S. and Alan P. Grant. (2011). “Estimating the Extent of Cross-Border Lottery Shopping: Evidence from South Carolina,” Applied Economics Letters, 19(15), 1477-81.
 
Ghent, Linda S., Alan Grant, and George Lesica. (2011). “The Economics of Seinfeld,” Journal of Economic Education, 42(3), 317-18.
 
Mateer, G. Dirk, Linda S. Ghent, and Misty Stone. (2011). “TV for Economics,” Journal of Economic Education, 42(2), 207.
 
Ghent, Linda S. and Alan P. Grant, (2010). “The Demand for Lottery Products and Their Distributional Consequences,” National Tax Journal, 63(2), 253-268.
 
Ghent, Linda S. (2010). “Worker Payments and Incentives: A Classroom Experiment,” Journal for Economic Educators, 10(1), 14-20.
 
Clark, Robert L. and Linda S. Ghent. (2010). “Strategic HR Management with An Aging Workforce: Using Demographic Models to Determine Optimal Employment Policies,” Population Research and Public Policy Review 29, 65-80.

Ghent, Linda S. and Marie Truesdell. (2009). “Student Response to Attendance Policies in Principles Courses: The Carrot and the Stick.” In Frankin Mixon, Jr. and Richard J. Cebula (Eds.), Expanding Teaching and Learning Horizons in Economic Education.(New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 113-125.
 
Clark, Robert L. and Linda S. Ghent. (2008). “Changes in Faculty Retirement Rates Following the End of Mandatory Retirement,” Industrial Relations 47(1), 153-163.
 
Ghent, Linda S. and Alan P. Grant. (2007)  “Are Voting and Buying Behavior Consistent?  An Examination of the South Carolina Education Lottery,” Public Finance Review 35(6), 669-688.
 
Clark, Robert L., Linda S. Ghent, and Ann A. McDermed. (2006). “Pension Plan Choice Among University Faculty,” Southern Economic Journal 72(3), 560-577.
 
Allen, Steven, Robert L. Clark, and Linda S. Ghent. (2006). “Phased Retirement Programs: Administrative Objectives, Faculty Preferences and Changes in Retirement Behavior,” in D.W. Leslie & V.M. Conley (eds.), New ways to phase into retirement: Options for faculty and institutions.  New Directions for Higher Education 132.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 47-60.
 
Allen, Steven, Robert L. Clark, and Linda S. Ghent. (2004). "Phasing into Retirement," Industrial & Labor Relations Review 58(1), 112-127.
 
Ghent, Linda S.  "Medication Costs and Reimbursements." (2002). In David Ekerdt, Robert Applebaum, Karen Holden, Stephen Post, Kenneth Rockwood, Richard Schultz, Richard Sprott, and Peter Uhlenberg (eds.), Encyclopedia on Aging, New York: Macmillan Reference USA.
 
Ghent, Linda S., Steven G. Allen, and Robert L. Clark. 2001. "The Impact of a New Phased Retirement Option on Faculty Retirement Decisions." Research on Aging 23(6), 671-693.
 
Clark, Robert L., Linda S. Ghent, and Juanita Kreps. (2001).  “Faculty Retirement at Three North Carolina Universities” in Robert L. Clark and P. Brett Hammond (eds.), To Retire or Not: Examining Life After the End of Mandatory Retirement, University of Pennsylvania Press.
 
Clark, Robert L., Linda Shumaker Ghent, and Alvin E. Headen, Jr. (1993). "Retiree Health Insurance and Pension Coverage:  Variation By Firm Characteristics."  Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 48, S53-S61.
 
Clark, Robert L., Linda Shumaker Ghent, and Alvin E. Headen, Jr. (1993). "Influence of Employer-Provided Retiree Health Insurance on Retirement Decisions."  Research Dialogues, TIAA-CREF.
 
Shumaker, Linda D. and Robert L. Clark. (1992.) "Dependency Rates and Savings Rates:  Stability of Estimates."  Economic Development and Cultural Change 40(2), 319-332. 

Selected Conference Presentations

“Teaching Intermediate Microeconomics in the Inside-Out Classroom,” presented at the 2013 American Economic Association meetings, January.
 
“Using Collective Action Experiments to Teach the Economics of Social Issues,” presented at the 2012 American Economics Association meetings, January.
 
“Are Voting Behavior and Demand Consistent? An Examination of the Missouri Right-to-Carry Referendum,” presented at the 2011 Missouri Valley Economics Association meetings, October.
 
“Teaching with Media,” 2011 Conference on Teaching Economics and Research in Economic Education, June.
 
“Determining the Extent of Cross-Border Lottery Shopping: Evidence from South Carolina,” presented at the 2010 Missouri Valley Economics Association meetings, October.
 
“Yada, Yada, Yada: The Economics of Seinfeld,” presented at the Sixth Annual Economics Teaching Conference (2010), October.
 
“TV for Economics,” presented at the 2010 American Economics Association meetings, January.
 
“Pop Culture Economics: Teaching Non-Economists to Discover Economics in the World Around Them,” presented at the Fifth Annual Economics Teaching Conference (2009), October.
 
“A Funny Thing Happened in My Economics Course,” presented at the 2008 American Economic Association meetings, January.
 
“Estimating the Determinants of Lottery Demand Using Disaggregated Data,” presented at the 2007 Southern Economics Association meetings, November.
 
“The Demand for Lottery Products and Their Distributional Consequences,” presented at the 2007 Western Economics Association International meetings, June.
 
“Worker Payments and Incentives: A Classroom Experiment,” presented at the 2007 Western Economics Association International meetings, June.
 
 “The Demand for Lottery Products and Their Distributional Consequences,” presented at the 2006 Southern Economics Association meetings, November.
 
“The Use of Financial Education and Advice in Retirement Planning,” presented at the 2006 Midwest Economic Association meetings, March.

 “Planning for Retirement by College Faculty,” presented at the 2005 Southern Economics Association meetings, November.
 
“Planning for Retirement by College Faculty,” presented at the 2005 Missouri Valley Economics Association meetings, October.
 
“Phased Retirement Behavior,” presented at the 2005 Midwest Economics Association meetings, March.
 
“Phased Retirement at the University of North Carolina,” presented at the 2004 Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education, October.
 
 “Are Voting and Buying Behavior Consistent?  An Examination of the South Carolina Education Lottery,” presented at the 2003 Southern Economics Association meetings, November.
 
 “Methods to Encourage Attendance in Principles Courses: The Carrot or the Stick?” presented at the 2003 Southern Economic Association meetings, November.
 
 “Voter Behavior and the Redistributive Effects of the South Carolina Lottery” presented at the 2003 Missouri Valley Economic Association meetings, February.
 
“Methods to Encourage Attendance in Principles Courses: The Carrot or the Stick?” presented at the 2003 Allied Social Sciences Association meetings, January. 
 
“The Relationship between Type of Pension and Years of Service for Faculty in the University of North Carolina System,” presented at the 2002 Southern Economic Association meetings, November.
 
"Ending Mandatory Retirement: Its Impact on Retirement Rates and Faculty Aging," presented at the 2001 Southern Economic Association meetings, November.
 
"Pension Choice and Faculty Mobility," presented at the 2001 Midwest Economic Association meetings, March.
 
"The Impact of a New Phased Retirement Option on Faculty Retirement Decisions," presented at the 2000 Southern Economic Association meetings, November.
 
"The Impact of a New Phased Retirement Option on Faculty Retirement Decisions," presented at the 2000 Gerontological Society of America meetings, November.
 
 “Faculty Retirement and the Impact of the Elimination of Mandatory Retirement at Three North Carolina Universities,” presented at a TIAA-CREF conference on "Examining Life After the End of Mandatory Retirement", May 1998.

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