Jonathan Leightner

Professor

Jonathan Leightner

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

James M. Hull College of Business

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

I am an Asian specialist who has publications on technology transfer to Japan, income distribution to South Korea, and pollution abatement in Thailand. My most recent research focuses on the causes and consequences of financial crisis. My current project utilizes a new technique which eliminates the influence of unknown, unmeasurable, and omitted variables to estimate the effectiveness of monetary policy under fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes.

Education

  • Ph.D., Econ, General University of North Carolina -, 1989

  • MA, Philosophy Baylor University Main Campus, 1982

  • BA, Philosophy Baylor University Main Campus, 1980

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • ECON 3105

    Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2105

    Macroeconomics
  • ECON 4820

    International Econ & Finance

Teaching Interests

Asian Economics Economic Development Comparative Economic Systems

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Ethics, Efficiency, and Macroeconomics in China from Mao to Xi, 2017
    Book, Scholarly-New
  • "Tax Policy, Social Inequality, and Growth", 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Limits of Monetary, Fiscal, and Trade Policies: International Comparisons and a Solution, 2015
    Book, Scholarly-New
  • "Political Instability and the Effectiveness of Economic Policies: The Case of Thailand from 1993 to 2013", 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • "The Diminishing Returns to Accumulating Foreign Reserves: implications for China, the USA, and the World", 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

The Omitted Variables Problem with Regressions Asian Economics Economic Development Applied Macro and Micro Economics

Department Service

  • Hull College Promotion and Tenure Committee 2010 - 2010

    Role: Committee Member
  • Post Tenure Review Committee 2007 - 2007

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Hull College of Business Promotion and Tenure 2005 - 2005

    Role: Committee Member
  • Advisor for Phi Beta Lambda 1999 - 2004

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Economics/Finance Search Committee 2003 - 2004

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Physical Facilities and Safety 2010 - 2012

    Role: Committee Member
  • Honors Program Committee 1998 - 2011

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Consortium Committee 1995 - 2011

    Role: Committee Member
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee for HCB 2010 - 2010

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Policies 2005 - 2008

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • ASU's representative on the BOR's Asia council 2007 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • BOR faculty and curriculum committee 2007 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Honors program committee 2007 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Intellectual properties committee 2007 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • McAdam's honors thesis committee 2007 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Economic Association 2007 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Association for Evolutionary Economics 2007 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Association of Christian Economists 2007 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Chinese Economics Association of North America 2007 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi 2007 - Present

    Role: Member

Public Service

  • Lay reader at local church 2007 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Augusta Chronicle 2005 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Channel 6 2005 - Present

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Channel 26 2001 - 2006

    Role: Guest Speaker