Books & Publications


Business Macroeconomics: A Guide for Managers, Investors and Traders, 2013.

Business Information: Finding and Using Data In the Digital Age, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2003.

Editor of The National Longitudinal Surveys NLSY79 Users’ Guide, Ohio State University, 1997.

Coeditor of The National Longitudinal Surveys NLSY79 Users’ Guide, Ohio State University, 1999 & 1998.

Published Papers:

“Do People Save or Spend Their Inheritances? Understanding What Happens to Inherited Wealth” Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2012

“The Freshman 15: A Critical Time for Obesity Intervention or Media Myth?” Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 92, No. 5, Dec. 2011 (Joint with Patricia K. Smith)

“Does the U.S. Food Stamp Program Contribute to Adult Weight Gain?” Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 7, No. 2 2009 (Joint with Patricia K. Smith)

“How Do On-the-Job Injuries and Illnesses Impact Wealth?” Labour Economics, Jan., 2009. (Joint with Monica Galizzi).

“The Effects of Promised Monetary Incentives on Attrition in a Long-Term Panel Survey” Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 72, No. 3, 2008 (Joint with Patricia Rhoton)

“A Study of Consumers’ Post-Discharge Finances: Struggle, Stasis, or Fresh-Start?” ABI Law Review, Spring 2008 (Joint with Lois Lupica)

“Do You Have to be Smart to be Rich? The Impact of IQ on Wealth, Income and Financial Distress” Intelligence, Vol. 35, No. 5, 2007.

“Native American’s Wealth” Chapter 5 in Wealth Accumulation in Communities of Color in the United States, Univ. Michigan Press, 2006.

“Measuring Poverty Using Both Income and Wealth” Journal of Income Distribution, Vol. 13, No. 4, Winter 2005.

“The Effect of Marriage and Divorce on Wealth” Journal of Sociology, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2005.

“How Families Really Manage Their Wealth” The Journal of Wealth Management, Winter 2005.

“Health and Wealth the Late-20th Century Obesity Epidemic in the U.S.” Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2005.

“The Wealth Effects of Smoking” Tobacco Control, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004.

“Does Smoking Harm Wealth As Much As Health?” Consumer Interests Annual, Vol. 50, 2004.

“Is Obesity As Dangerous To Your Wealth As To Your Health?” Research on Aging, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2004.

“Husbands’ and Wives’ View of the Family Finances” Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 32, No. 2, May 2003, Pages 127-146

“Does Growing Up With A Parent Absent Really Hurt?” Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 36, No. 2, Spring 2001 (Joint with Kevin Lang).

“Do Individuals Know How Much They Are Worth?” Financial Counseling and Planning, Vol. 10, No. 1. Fall 2000.

“Young Baby Boomers’ Wealth,” Review of Income and Wealth Series 45, No. 2, June 1999.

“Health and The Working Poor,” Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, Spring 1999.

“U.S. Job Vacancy Rates: 1923 To 1994,” Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 80, No. 2, May 1998.

“What Have Researchers Learned From The National Longitudinal Surveys,” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 25, No. 1, 1998 (Joint with Rosella Gardecki).

“Why Were Canadian Unemployment Rates Lower Than The U.S. During the Great Depression?” Economics Letters, Vol. 61, No. 1, October 1998.

“Why is U.S. and Canadian Unemployment So Highly Correlated?” Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 24, Supplement 1 February 1998, (Joint with Kevin Lang).

“Why Are Some Countries More Productive Than Others,” Economic Growth and Employment Conference Proceedings, Statistics Canada, 1997.

“E-Mail, Computer Usage and College Students: A Case Study,” Education, Vol. 118, No. 1, Fall 1997.

“The Effect of Definitional Differences on U.S. and Canadian Unemployment Rates,” Canadian Business Economics, Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter 1996.

“Stock Market Data, Vacancies and Sectoral Dispersion,” Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1994.

“Job Vacancies in the United States and Canada,” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1993.

“Understanding the Economic Factors Affecting Help-Wanted Advertising,” Journal of Advertising, Vol. 22, No. 3, Sept. 1993.

“Is Youth Unemployment Really A Problem?” Challenge, Sept./Oct. 1993.

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