John Garen

Gatton Endowed Professor of Economics
   


             
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Address: Department of Economics                                        
Gatton College of Business and Economics                            
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0034
Office: 335AZ Business and Economics Building
Phone: (859) 257-3581
Fax: (859) 323-1920
e-mail: jgaren@uky.edu

Vita

Vita supplement


ECO 601, Advanced Microeconomic Theory (graduate), Fall 2013
ECO 610, Managerial Economics (MBA), Fall 2013. Syllabus.  Detailed outline, pt. 1.

Learning About Economic Freedom

Non-Technical Writing

Summer Reading/Discussion Program, 2013

Some Recent Research Papers

Trust and the Growth of Government
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see the related op-ed here (that appeared in the Orange County Register, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Lexington Herald-Leader, and the Buffalo News).

On Fairness and Needs in a Free Enterprise Economy (and the powerpoint presentation here.)

(also at  http://kentuckyeconomicassociation.org/jaep/issues/JAEPVol29(1)2010.pdf)

Using Local Knowledge in Setting Teacher Compensation: Competition, Discretion, and Incentives in the Public and Private Sectors

Incentives and Decision Rights for Teachers


Pareto Optimality, Morality, and Markets


Undergraduate Activities

BB&T Learning Laboratory on Capitalism, Spring 2013.  Book/event/discussion group.
BB&T Learning Laboratory on Capitalism, Fall 2012.  Book/event/discussing group.

BB&T Learning Laboratory on Capitalism, Spring 2012.  Book/event/discussion group.
BB&T Learning Laboratory on Capitalism, Fall 2011.  Book/event/discussing group.

Learning Economics from Youtube


Other Courses Taught

ECO 410, Capitalism and Other Social Systems:  Syllabus

ECO 479, Public Economics:  Syllabus

ECO 732, Labor Economics (graduate, 2nd course):  Syllabus

ECO 401,  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory:  Syllabus

ECO 477, Labor Economics (undergraduate): Syllabus

ECO 499, Law and Economics (undergraduate):  Syllabus 

ECO 411, Business Economics (undergraduate):  Syllabus

ECO 710, Economics of Organizations (graduate):  Syllabus


Some Non-Technical Writing  

Financial Markets                                
Macroeconomic Topics (with micro thinking)
Financial Mkts. Meltdown                     Economics and Politics of the Stimulus
Fannie and Freddie                             
Stimulus Spending                                  
Financial Mkts. and Capitalism          
Economic Recovery      
                                                              
 The Auto Bailout
                                                                The Summer 2008 Economy                    
             

Education                                                                                  
The Environment & Energy
School Choice (lengthy report)                                                $ for the Environment
    (or see http://bipps.org/pubs/2009/012209.pdf.)               Global Warming    
School Reform                                                                           Energy and Food Prices        
Higher Education                                                                       Energy Independence
                                                                                                     Water 
   
Labor Economics                        Political Economy                        
Regulation           
Minimum Wage                           Boondoggle Spending                  
Health Care 
Labor Market Mandates             Wal-Mart                                        
Smart Growth    
Outsourcing                                  Nov. 2006 Election                        Affordable Housing                   
Globalization & Jobs                                                                            Price Regulation
                                                         

Some Adventures

Colorado, 2007                             The Northwest, 2006                      Taiwan, 2006