James Murdoch

University Retirees - Academic Affairs And Provost
james.murdoch@utdallas.edu
972-883-4989
GR2810

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Economics
The University of Wyoming - 1982
B.S. - Economics
Grand Valley State College - 1978

Research Areas

Research Interests
Urban economics, environmental economics, spatial econometrics, program evaluation.

Publications

Systematic neighborhood observations at high spatial resolution: Methodology and assessment of potential benefits (with Tammy Leonard and Judy Mays), PLoS ONE, forthcoming. forthcoming - Publication
An Analysis of the Neighborhood Impacts of Mortgage Assistance Program in Dallas (with Wenhua Di and Jielai Ma), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29, Fall 2010, 682-697 2010 - Publication
"The Neighborhood Effects of Foreclosure" (with Tammy Leonard). Journal of Geographcal Systems, 11, Nov 2009, 317-332. 2009 - Publication
The voluntary provision of a pure public good and the Montreal Protocol: behavioral and data concerns (with Todd Sandler), Oxford Economic Papers, 61, Jan 2009, 197-200. 2009 - Publication
Access to Grocery Stores in Dallas (with Nathan Berg), Int. J. Behavioural and Healthcare Research, Vol. 1, May 2008, pp. 22-37. 2008 - Publication
The Impact of the Mortgage Assistance Program in Dallas, Texas (with Wehhua Di and Jielai Ma), Williams Review, 2 (2007) 59-90. 2007 - Publication
Framing the Economic Potential of the Dallas Area, Williams Review, 1 (2006) 2-32. 2006 - Publication
"The Effect of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Units on Residential Property Values in Dallas County" (with Roxanne Ezzet-Lofstrom), Williams Review, 1 (2006) 107-124. 2006 - Publication
Framing the Economic Potential of the Dallas Area, Williams Review, Vol. 1, October 2006, 2-32. 2006 - Publication
Hedonic Price Functions and Spatial Dependence: Implications for the Demand for Urban Air Quality (with Kurt Beron, Yaw Hanson, and Mark Thayer), in New Advances in Spatial Econometrics. Edited by R. Florax and L. Anselin, Springer-Verlag, 2005. 2005 - Publication

Appointments

Director
The J.McDonald Williams Institute [2007–Present]
Program Head
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2008]
Senior Fellow
The J.McDonald Williams Institute [2006–2006]
Dean
University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2005]
Director
University of Texas at Dallas [1999–2001]
Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1996–Present]
Assocate Dean
University of Texas at Dallas [1996–1999]
Senior Fellow
University of Texas at Dallas [1995–1995]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1990–1996]
Director
Auburn University at Montgomery [1988–1990]

Projects

Participation Decision Versus Level of Participation in an Environmental Treaty: A Spatial Probit Analysis
2018–2018 Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Workshop, University of Michigan, June 25, 2009

Additional Information

Professional recognitions, memberships, and honors
  • Member, American Economics Association, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Regional Science Association, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, American Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Faculty Advisor, 1990 - 1999, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Psi Chapter, University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Student's Choice Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, School of Social Sciences, 1991, University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Editorial Board, 1990 - 2003, Defence and Peace Economics, Harwood Academic Publishers.
  • Editorial Council, 1988 - 1992, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Academic Press.
  • Editorial Board, 1988-1993, The Southern Business and Economic Journal, Auburn University at Montgomery.
  • John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Teaching Award, 1981, University of Wyoming.
  • Best Economics Ph.D. Student Award, 1981, University of Wyoming.

Honors and other Recognitions
  • Student's Choice Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, School of Social Sciences, 1991, University of Texas at Dallas.
  • John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Teaching Award, 1981, University of Wyoming.
  • Best Economics Ph.D. Student Award, 1981, University of Wyoming.
  • Bugas Fellowship in Economics, 1979-80, University of Wyoming.
Awards and Fellowships
  • Visiting Scholar, Sep. 2009 - Aug. 2010, Federal Reseve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX.
  • Senior Fellow, Jan. 1995 - May 1995, Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society, University of Texas at Dallas, School of Social Sciences, Richardson, TX.
  • Student's Choice Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, School of Social Sciences, 1991, University of Texas at Dallas.
  • John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Teaching Award, 1981, University of Wyoming.
  • Best Economics Ph.D. Student Award, 1981, University of Wyoming.
  • Bugas Fellowship in Economics, 1979-80, University of Wyoming.

Activities

Professional Memberships
Member, American Economics Association, Regional Science Association

Funding

Risk and Protective Factors Contributing to Violence among Urban Dallas Youth
$1 million - Centers for Disease Control [2010–2013]
RAPID: The Impact of Stimulus Spending on Energy Efficiency In a Low-Income Dallas Neighborhood: Implications for Science Policy
$198,000 - National Science Foundation [2009]
AOC: Publicly Driven Investment, Neighborhood Change and Household Behavior
$1.01 million - National Science Foundation [2008]
Evaluation of Education Is Freedom
$156,000 - Education Is Freedom [2008–2010]
The Effects of Off-Campus Health Occupations Enrichment and Information Programs on the Selection of College Major in a Sample of College Bound Students from Three High Schools in the Dallas Independent School District
$265,000 - Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board [2007]