Evan W. Osborne, PHD

Department:
Economics
Title:
Professor, Economics
Address:
Rike Hall 260N, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-4599
Curriculum Vitae: 
vita.2013.pdf 144.31 KB
Education History: 

Ph.D., economics, UCLA, 1993

BS, economics, University of Texas-Austin, 1985

Academics

Favorite course: principles of economics for non-business students (EC 2000), Economics of State and Soicety (EC 2100)

Distinctive courses I have designed: Economics of State and Society;   Marxism: Theory and Practice;   Adam Smith;   Economics of Diversity;   Financial and Economic Instability;   The Great Depression;   Globalization;   Business and Society.

Other courses I teach: law and economics;   sports economics;   microeconomic principles

Professional

Publications: 

Osborne, Evan.  “The State of Creativity in Contemporary China.”  Contemporary Finance, 2014 (1), January 2014, 11-18.  (欧思博,“当代中国真正创造力的程度与形成。” 当代财经, 2014 年1 期,11-18 页) (In Chinese)

Osborne, Evan.  “Art as a Capital Asset.”  Cultura 10 (2), December 2013, 23-39.

Osborne, Evan.  “Upsets.”   Journal of Sports Economics, 13 (3), June 2012, 314-320.

Osborne, Evan.  “China’s First Liberal.” The Independent Review, 16 (4), Spring 2012, 533-551.

Osborne, Evan.  “Economic Freedom, Ethnic Separatism and Ethnic Conflict.” Journal of Developing Areas 44 (1), Fall 2010, 367-381. (3 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  “Why Do (Some Kinds of) Stars Get the Calls?” Journal of Sports Economics 11 (2), April 2010, 203-213.

Osborne, Evan and Schiller, Shu.  “Order and Creativity in Virtual Worlds.”  Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 2 (3), 2009, http://jvwresearch.org/index.php?_cms=1256156644 (6 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  “Commerce is Beautiful.”  Independent Review, 13 (1), Summer 2008, 41-56.

Archontakis, Fragiskos, and Osborne, Evan.  “Playing it Safe? A Fibonacci Strategy for Soccer Betting.”  Journal of Sports Economics 8 (3), June 2007, 295-308 (6 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  “Corruption and Technological Progress: A Takeoff Theory of Good Governance.” Atlantic Economic Journal 34 (3), September 2006, 289-302. (1 citation by others)

Osborne, Evan.  “The Sources of Growth at Different Stages of Development.” Contemporary Economic Policy 24 (4), October 2006, 536-547. (21 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  “Baseball’s International Division of Labor.” Journal of Sports Economics 7 (2), May 2006, 150-167. (10 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  “Education Reform as Economic Reform.”  Cato Journal 25 (2), Spring/Summer 2005, 297-317. (4 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  “Measuring Bad Governance.”  Cato Journal, 23 (3), Winter 2004, 403-422.  (27 citations by others + 2 self-citations)

Osborne, Evan.  “Rethinking Foreign Aid.”  Cato Journal, 22 (2), Fall 2002, 297-316.  (19 citations by others + 1 self-citation)

Osborne, Evan. "What's Yours is Mine: A Rent-Seeking Theory of the Common Law."  Public Choice, 111 (3-4), June 2002, 399-415. (17 citations by others + 1 self-citation)

Hirshleifer, Jack, and Osborne, Evan. "Truth, Effort and the Legal Battle."  Public Choice, 108 (1-2), July 2001, 169-195.  (72 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan. "Financial Crashes in the Globalization Era."  The Independent Review, 6 (2), Fall 2001, 165-184.  (4 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan. "Culture, Development, and Government: Reservations in India."Economic Development and Cultural Change, 49 (3), April 2001, 659-685.  (40 citations by others + 2 self-citations)

Osborne, Evan. "Efficient Markets? Don't Bet on It." Journal of Sports Economics, 2 (1), February 2001, 50-61.  (25 citations by others + 1 self-citation)

Osborne, Evan. "Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Ethnic Conflict: A Rent-Seeking Perspective."  Kyklos, 53 (4), 2000, 509-526.  (18 citations by others + 2 self-citations)

Osborne, Evan. "Labor Surplus in Korea: A Reassessment." International Economic Journal, 14 (4), Winter 2000, 125-141. (3 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  "Who Should be Worried About Asymmetric Information in Litigation?"  International Review of Law and Economics, 19 (3), September 1999, 399-409.  (37 citations by others)          

Osborne, Evan.  "The Deceptively Simple Economics of Workplace Diversity." Journal of Labor Research, 21 (3), Summer 2000, 463-475. (22 citations by others)

Hirsch, Werner Z. and Evan Osborne.  "The Privatization of Government Services: Pressure-Group Resistance and Service Transparency."  Journal of Labor Research, 21 (2), Spring 2000, 315-326.  (28 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  "Is the Exclusionary Rule Worthwhile?"  Contemporary Economic Policy, 17 (3), July 1999, 381-389.  (9 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  "Courts as Casinos?  An Empirical Investigation of Randomness and Efficiency in Civil Litigation."  Journal of Legal Studies, 28 (1), Jan. 1999, 187-203.  (22 citations by others)

Osborne, Evan.  "A Theory of Gridlock: Strategic Behavior in Legislative Deliberations."  Atlantic Economic Journal, 26 (3), Sept. 1998, 238-251. (3 citations by others)

Hirsch, Werner Z. and Osborne, Evan.  "The Funding of Government Mandates." Kyklos, 47 (2), 1994, 427-436.  (6 citations by others)

Non-Refereed Articles

Hirsch, Werner Z. and Osborne, Evan.  "Law and Economics: Valuable Yet Controversial." Law and Social Inquiry, 17 (3), Summer 1992, 521-537.  (5 citations by others)

Book chapters

Osborne, Evan.  “International Labor Mobility and the National Basketball Association.”  In Leo Kahane and Steven Shmanske (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics Volume I: The Economics of Sports. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, 137-155.

Osborne, Evan.  “Motivating College Athletics.” In John Fizel and Rodney Fort (eds.), Economics of Collegiate Sports. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004. (6 citations by others)

Books

Osborne, Evan.  Reasonably Simple Econmics: Why the World Works the Way it Does (New York: Apress, 2013).

Osborne, Evan.  The Rise of the Anti-Corporate Movement: Corporations and the People Who Hate Them (Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood, 2007; issued as paperback by Stanford University Press in March, 2009) (12 citations by others)

Professional Affiliations/Memberships: 

American Economic Association

Western Economic Association

North American Association of Sports Economists

Awards/Recognition: 

Teaching

Raj Soin College of Business outstanding graduate teacher, 2005-6

Dept. of Economics outstanding teacher, 2011-12, 2012-13

Fulbright teaching grant, 2008-9 (Soochow University, Taipei, ROC)

Scholarship

Raj Soin College of Business outstanding scholarship award, 1998-9, 2000-1, 2001-2

Duncan Black prize, outstanding paper, Public Choice, 2002

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