PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
DEAN OF THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
OFFICE: SSC 174
Cliff Nowell is a professor of economics and dean of the Office of International Programs at Weber State University. He is also a visiting scholar at Shanghai Normal University in Shanghai, China.
He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a PhD in economics, specializing in applied microeconomics. His research interests include the economics of education and resource economics.
Ph.D., Economics with a specialty in microeconomics - University of Wyoming, 1988
MA, University of Wyoming, 1979
BA, University of Wyoming, 1978
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
GOOGLE SCHOLAR LISTINGS
- The Influence of motivational orientation on the satisfaction of university students, Teaching in Higher Education, Forthcoming, 2017.
- Non-response Bias in Teaching Evaluations, with L. Gale and J. Kerkvliet, International Review of Economics Education, September, 2014.
- What Interests Environmental and Resource Economists? A Comparison of Research Output in Agricultural Economics versus Environmental Economics, with T. Grijalva, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, August, 2014.
- The Role of Confidence in the Truthful Revelation of Private Values, with G. Parkhurst, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, August, 2014.
- Public Subsidies, Tuition, and Public Universities’ Choices of Undergraduate Acceptance and Retention Rates in the USA, with J. Kerkvliet, Education Economics, December, 2014.
- Trends in Co-authorship in Economics since 1985, with T. Grijalva, Applied Economics, Spring 2011.
- Ranking Economics Departments in a Contested Discipline: A Bibliometric Approach to Quality Equality
- Among Theoretically Distinct Sub-Disciplines, with F. Lee and T. Grijalva, American Journal of Economics and
- Sociology. Forthcoming, November 2010.
- Assessing Faculty Performance Using Student Evaluations of Teaching in an Uncontrolled Setting, with L. Gale
- and B. Handley, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. July, 2010.
- The Influence or Relative and Absolute Grade Expectations on Student Evaluations of Teaching, International
- Review of Economic Education, Winter, 2008.
- A Guide to Economics Graduate Programs: Ranking Departments is Areas of Expertise, with T. Grijalva, Southern
- Economic Journal, April, 2008.
- I Thought I Got an A! Overconfidence Across the Economics Curriculum, with Richard Alston. Journal of Economic Education, Spring, 2007.
- Academic Dishonesty and Online Courses, with Therese Grijalva and Joe Kerkvliet. College Student Journal,
- March, 2006.
- Does One Size Fit All? Encouraging Retention Across Colleges and Universities, Economics of Education Review,
- Summer, 2004.
- Economics and Ecology: A Comparison of Experimental Methodologies and Philosophies, with J. Shogren.
- Reprinted in Experiments in Environmental Economics, Ashgate Publishing 2003.
- The Economic Value of the Greater Yellowstone’s Blue-Ribbon Fishery, with J. Kerkvliet. North American Journal
- of Fisheries Management, Fall, 2002.
- Political Realities of the Endangered Species Act: Comments, Protecting Endangered Species in the United States,
- Cambridge University Press, J.Shogren and J.Tschirhart Eds., 2001.
- The Economic Value of the Henry’s Fork Fishery, with J. Kerkvliet. Intermountain Journal of Science, December, 2000.
- Tools for Recreational Management in Parks: The Case of the Greater Yellowstone’s Blue-Ribbon Fishery,
- with J. Kerkvliet. Ecological Economics, Spring, 2000.
- Heterogeneous Visitors and the On-Site Travel Cost Model, with J. Kerkvliet. Journal of Leisure Research, December 1999.
- An Experimental Analysis of Subgame Perfect Play: The Entry Deterrence Game, with C. Mason. Journal of
- Economic Behavior and Organization, September, 1999.
- Undergraduate Student Cheating in the Fields of Business and Economics, with Doug Laufer. Journal of Economic
- Education, January 1997.
- Implementing the Voluntary Contribution Game: A Field Experiment, with R Alston. Journal of Economic Behavior
- and Organization, December 1996.
- Economics and Ecology: A Comparison of Experimental Methodologies, with Jay Shogren, in A Survey of Ecological Economics, Island Press, 1995.
- The Effect of Gender on the Provision of a Public Good, with Sarah Tinkler. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, September 1994.
- Some Determinants of Regulatory Lag: A Time to Failure Analysis, with S. Atkinson. The Southern Economic Journal, April 1994.
- Noncompliance and Enforcement of Illegal Waste Disposal, with J. Shogren. Journal of Regulatory Economics, December, 1993.
- Testing Theories of Regulatory Behavior, with J. Tschirhart. The Review of Industrial Organization, September 1993.
- Asymmetric Duopoly Markets: An Experimental Examination, with C. Mason and O. Phillips. The Review of Economics and Statistics, December, 1992.
- Entry, Collusion, and Capacity Constraints, with C. Mason. The Southern Economic Journal, April 1992.
- Environmental Economics and Wilderness Values: What's in it for the Individual, with R. Alston, in The Wilderness: An Interdisciplinary View, University of Nevada Press, S. Zeveloff Editor, 1992.
- Length-Biased Sampling in Mall Intercept Surveys, with L. Stanley. The Journal of Marketing Research, November 1991.
- Economics and Ecology: a Comparison of Experimental Methodologies, with J. Shogren. Ecological Economics, 1991
- The Timing of a Rate Request by a regulated Firm, with J. Shogren. The Southern Economic Journal, April 1991.
- The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act and Regulatory Behavior, with J. Tschirhart. Journal of Regulatory Economics, March 1989.
- Length Biased Sampling in Contingent Valuation Studies, with M. Evans and L. McDonald. Land Economics, November 1988.
- "Testing the Economic Theory of Regulation: Evidence from PURPA," presented at the Southern Economic Association meetings, November 1987.
- "Theories of Regulatory Behavior," presented at the American Economic Association meetings, December 1989.
- "Entry, Deterrence, and Capacity Constraints," presented at the American Economic Association Meetings, December 1992.
- The Methodology of Ecological Economics, presented at the annual meetings of the International Society of Ecological Economics, 1992.
- The influence of Gender on the Provision of Public Goods, presented at the Western Economic Association meetings, June 1994.
- Recreation as Economic Development, presented at the Western Forest Economist Meetings, May 1995.
- Heterogeneous Visitors and the Travel-Cost Methodology, presented at the Western Economic Association meetings, July 1996.
- Factors Affecting Student Retention, Idaho State University Teaching Workshop, April 1999.
- A Theoretical Model of Retention and Acceptance Rates, presented at the Economics and the Classroom Experience Conference, Idaho State University, October 2002.
- Cheating in Online Classes, presented at the Western Cooperative Educational Technology Meetings, November, 2003.
- State Subsidies, Tuition, and Public Universities’ Choices of Acceptance and Retention Rates, presented at the Annual Public Choice Meetings, March 2006.
- The Lowdown on Mudbugs, presented at the Southern Economic Association Meetings, November, 2009
- Tell me What you Really Think: Online vs. In-Class Student Evaluations of Teaching, presented at the Western Economic Association meetings, July 2010.