John McCollough

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Dr. John McCollough
Associate Professor of Economics and Finance

Phone: (409) 880-8651
Email: jmccollough@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 224

Ph.D.   Temple University
M.B.A.   Widener University
B.S.   Penn State University

Courses Taught

MBA:  

Foundations of Economics 
Microeconomic Principles 

Bachelors:

Macro Economics 
Principles (Macro) 
Principles (Micro) 
Principles and Policies 

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

* Economics 102 - Microeconomics - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley, St. Joseph's University, Temple University, and Drexel University
* Economics 104 - Macroeconomics - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh valley, St. Joseph's University, Temple University, and Drexel University
* Economics 601 - Managerial Economics - taught at Drexel University
* Accounting 211 - Introductory Financial and Managerial Accounting - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley
* Finance 301 - Corporate Finance - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley
* BA 421 - Project Management - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley
* Stat 200 - Business Statistics - taught at Penn State University - Lehigh Valley

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Assistant Professor of Economics, Lamar University (August, 2012 - Present), Beaumont, Texas. Teaching within the Economics Department as well as research and scholarly activities within the department.

Assistant Professor of Business Studies and Economics, Penn State University - Lehigh Valley (September, 2005 - June, 2012), Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Courses taught: Econ 102, Econ 104, Acct 211, Corp. Fin. 301, Stat 200, Project Management 421 Committees served: Faculty Invitational Lecture Series (chair 2008 - 2009), Research and Scholarship Committee (chair 2009 - 2010), Committee Chair and organizer of the 1st Annual Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium, Academic Affairs Committee (2010 2011), Curriculum Change Committee for BA 421 (2009), Curriculum Change Committee for Finance 301 (2010-2011, Search Committee for Staff Recruitment

Adjunct Professor (part-time evenings), Temple University/Drexel University/St. Joseph's University (January, 2000 - May, 2005), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. taught introductory micro, macroeconomics, as well as managerial economics at the M.B.A. level.

Non-Academic Experience 

Senior Financial Corporate Accountant, Arkema Inc. (formerly Atofina, Inc.) (September, 1992 - August, 2005), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. * Senior Financial Accountant: (March, 2002 - August, 2005) - Duties varied * Applications Analyst - SAP: (August, 1995 - February, 2002) - Duties varied * General Ledger Interface Specialist: (September, 1992 - August, 1995) - Duties varied 

Service

Professional Service 

2017:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, San Deigo, California.  Paper Discussant at session within the conference
2016:  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.  Presented research at conference
2014:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.  Paper Discussant for 'Migration and Beliefs; Evidence from a NaturalExperiment'
2013:  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Paper Discussant - EDeterminants of Economic Growth in ECOWAS Countries
2013:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.  Paper Discussant - Environmental Regulation: Supported by Polluting Firms, but Opposed by Green Firms?
2013:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.  Paper Discussant - Efficacy of a Bidder Training Program: Lessons from L.I.N.C.
2011:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, San Deigo, California.  Paper Discussant - Capacity Choice in the Theory of the Mine
2011:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, San Deigo, California.  Conference Session Chair - Energy Policy and Efficiency
2010:  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Grove City, Pennsylvania.  Paper Discussant - Trading on Education: How Economics Education Motivates Votes on Free Trade in Congress
2010:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.  Conference Session Chair - Topics in Agricultural Economics; Forestry
2010:  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.  Paper Discussant - Household Forestry Contracting and Household Labor Allocation in Rural China" 

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2017:  Land Economics.  reviewed article entitled 'Trade Openness and the Illegal Ivory Trade'
2016:  Journal of Economic Issues, Beaumont, Texas (International).  reviewed manuscript entitled "Consumer Boycott: How Trust in Law-Making and Law-Enforcing Institutions Matters"
2015:  Land Economics (International).  reviewed article entitled 'Nature Preserves, Industrial Sites, and the Value of Residential Properties'
2014:  Land Economics (International).  Reviewed 'Spatial Cost of Living Indices and the Distribution of Public Goods' for Land Economics
2011:  Journal of Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology, Kutztown, Pennsylvania (Regional).  
Reviewed manuscript entitled “A Current View of the Role of Middle Management in the Implementation of Strategic Change”  for the Journal of Northeastern Association of Business  Economics, and Technology, January 2011.
2011:  Land Economics, Madison, Wisconsin (International).  
Reviewed manuscript entitled “Water Quality, Risk Perceptions and Averting Behavior: Evidence from Leon, Nicaragua” for Land Economics, August 2011.
2011:  Pennsylvania Economic Review, Edinboro, Pennsylvania (State).  Reviewed manuscript entitled The Impact of Ethanol Production on Food: Food vs. Fuel” for the  Pennsylvania Economic Review, August 2011.
2008:  Land Economics, Madison, Wisconsin.  Reviewed manuscript entitled “Immigration and Environmental Degradation” for Land Economics,August 2008.  
2007:  Journal of Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology, Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  

Institutional Service 

College Assignments

Chair:
2015-2016 – 2017-2018:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee  
2015-2016 – 2017-2018:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee  
2013-2014 – 2014-2015:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee Lamar University  

Faculty Advisor:
2017-2018:  Beta Gamma Sigma Society
2017-2018:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee   
2016-2017:  Beta Gamma Sigma Society  

Member:
2017-2018:  University Merit Award Committee  
2014-2015:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee  
2014-2015:  Advisory Review Committee for Distinguished Faculty Fellowship  
2012-2013:  Multicultural Enhancement Committee Lamar University
2010-2011:  Academic Affairs Committee  
2009-2010:  Faculty Invitational Lecture Series Committee  
2008-2009 – 2009-2010:  Research and Scholarship Committee
2007-2008 – 2008-2009:  Faculty Invitational Lecture Series  
2006-2007:  Search Committee for Staff Recruitment

University Assignments
2017-2018:  UUCC - University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 
2016-2017:  UCCC - UndergraduateCurriculum Committee  
2014-2015:  Advisory Review Committee for Distinguished Faculty Fellowship  
2010-2011:  Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee
2009-2010 – 2010-2011:  Curriculum Change Committee      

Community Service 

Other Community Service Activities
2016:  Supervised Undergraduate Research Assistant, I supervised an undergraduate research assistant as she volunteered to help with my current research. Her name was Marisa Klenke. Whe graduated this past August. She helped me develop my survey, then she entered the survey into survey monkey. Finally, she had oversight of the survey collection from Mexico.
2016:  Supervised 2 visiting professors from Turkey, Supervised 2 visiting professors from Turkey. They were a husband and wife team. The husband was a PhD in Finance and the wife was a PhD in Economics. Both are from Bulent Ecevit University in Turkey. Their names are Dr. Mehmet Bayramoglu and Dr. Arzu Bayraamoglu, respectively.
2015:  Supervised 2 visiting professors from China
2014:  Instrumental in developing departmental assessment questions based on departmental learning outcomes
2014:  Academic Enhancement Workshop[ - Present research to the campus community - 10/01/2013, Presentation of published research to students sponsored by the 'Cardinal Learning and Development' (Lead). Program is called Academic Enhancement Workshop. Presentation 10/01/2013. Presentation entitled " Credence Goods and State Mandated Vehicle Safety Inspections: How Non-Profit Inspection Services Can Correct for Market Failure.".
2014:  Academic Enhancement Workshop[ - Present research to the campus community - 02/28/2013, Presentation of published research to students sponsored by the 'Cardinal Learning and Development' (Lead). Program is called Academic Enhancement Workshop. Presentation 10/01/2013. Presentation entitled " The Baleen Whale's Saving Grace: The Introduction of Petroleum Based Products ion the Market and its Impact on the Whaling Industry.".

Speech / Presentation at a Community Meeting
2016:  Faculty presentation to the university community, Presented for the division of Undergraduate Research department my latest research entitled 'Pollution Haven Hypothesis and their relationship to the Environmental Kuznets Curve.

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • McCollough, J. (in press, 2018).  The Role That Trust Has On Economic Development: A Micro Economic Analysis.   Pennsylvania Economic Review, 25 (1), 16-30.
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  • McCollough, J., Bayramoglu, M. F., & He, M. (2017).  Transitioning into a Throwaway Planet.   International Journal of Consumer Studies, 42 (1), 131-140, doi: 10.1111.
  • McCollough, J., He, M., & Bayramoglu, A. T. (2016, July).POLLUTION HAVENS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE: THE CASE OF THE US TYRE INDUSTRY.  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • McCollough, J., He, M., & Bayramoglu, A. (2016).  Pollution Havens and Their Relationship to the Environmental Kuznets Curve: The Case of the US Tyre Industry.   Economic Affairs, 36 (3), 258-272.
  • McCollough, J., Karani, K., & Galose, W. (in press, 2016).  Factors Influencing A Consumers Propensity to Engage in a Contract.  Southwest Business and Economics Journal, 23, 10.
  • McCollough, J. (in press, 2014).  How Non Profit Inspection Services Can Correct for Credence Good Type Market Failures.   Southwestern Economic Review.
  • McCollough, J. (2014, July). How Trust and Risk Aversion Affect the Propensity of Consumers to Enter Into a Level Billing Utility Contract. Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • McCollough, J. (2013, July). Credence Goods and State Mandated Vehicle Safety Inspections: How Non-Profit Inspection Stations Can Correct for Market Failure.  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
  • McCollough, J. & Karani, K. (in press, 2013).  The Media's Role in Influencing Perceptions of Housing Values and the Resulting Impact on the Macroeconomy.   Economic Affairs, 34 (1), 68-77, doi: 10.1111/ecaf.12047.
  • McCollough, J. (2013).  The Underlying Cause of the Disappearing Repair Trades; The Case of the TV Repair Trade Industry in the U..S.   The International Journal of Economic Issues.
  • McCollough, J. (2012).  Determinants of a Throwaway Society - A Sustainable Consumption Issue.   Journal of Socio-Economics, 41 (1), 110-117.
  • McCollough, J. (2011, June). Factors Impacting the Demand for Repair Services of Household Products: The Disappearing Repair Trades and the Throwaway Society.  Western Economic Association International 86th Annual Conference, San Diego, California.
  • McCollough, J. (2010, June). Household Economic Variables Responsible fro Generating Municipal Solid Waste and a Throwaway Society.  Western Economic Association International 85th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • McCollough, J. (2010).  Consumer Discount Rates and the Decision to Repair or Replace a Durable Product: A Sustainable Consumption Issue.   Journal of Economic Issues, 44 (1), 183-204, doi: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624440109.
  • McCollough, J., & Check, H. (2010).  The Baleen Whales Saving Grace: The Introduction of Oil in the Markets and its Impact on the Whaling Industry During the 1800s.   Sustainability, 2 (10), 15, doi: 10.3990/su 2103142.
  • McCollough, J. (2009, June). The Baleen Whales' Saving Grace: The Introduction of Petroleum Based Products in the Market and its Impact on the Whaling Industry.  Western Economic Association International 84th Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia.
  • McCollough, J. (2009).  Factors Impacting the Demand for Repair Services of Household Products: The Disappearing Repair Trades and the Throwaway Society.   International Journal of Consumer Studies, 33 (6), 619-626, doi: 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2009.00793.
  • McCollough, J. (2009).  The Impact of Affiliated Repair Facilities on Claims Buildup in the Automobile Insurance Industry.   Journal of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology, 67-75.
  • McCollough, J. (2008, March). The Role of Income Growth on Residential Municipal Solid Waste: Evolving Towards a Throwaway Society.  Atlantic International Economic AssociationBi-Annual Conference, Warsaw, Poland.
  • McCollough, J. (2007, July). Examining the Role of Lagged Dependent Variables in Explaining Household Curbside Recycling Rates via an AutoRegressive Model.  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
  • McCollough, J. (2007).  The Effect of Income Growth on the Mix Between Disposable and Reusable Goods.   International Journal of Consumer Studies, 31 (3), 213-219, doi: 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2006.00504.
  • McCollough, J., & Roesch, M. (2005).  The Learning Curve's Role in Explaining Household Recycling Rates.   Journal of Environmental Systems, 31 (4), 333-347.

Non-Refereed Proceedings 

  • McCollough, J. (2011).  The Baleen Whales' Saving Grace: The Introduction of the Petroleum Based Products in the Market and its Impact on the Whaling Industry.  In Dr. Oran Kara (Ed.)   Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Edinboro, PA: Pennsylvania Economics Association, 152-161.
  • McCollough, J. (2010).  Factors Impacting the Throwaway Society.  In Dr. James Jozefowicz (Ed.)   Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Edinboro, PA: Pennsylvania Economics Association, 86-91.

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • McCollough, J., Bayramoglu, M., & He, M. (2017, July).Transitioning into a Throwaway Planet.  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, San Deigo, California.
  • McCollough, J., He, M., & Bayramoglu, A. T. (2016, July).POLLUTION HAVENS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE: THE CASE OF THE US TYRE INDUSTRY.  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • McCollough, J. (2014, July). How Trust and Risk Aversion Affect the Propensity of Consumers to Enter Into a Level Billing Utility Contract.   Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • McCollough, J. (2013, July). Credence Goods and State Mandated Vehicle Safety Inspections: How Non-Profit Inspection Stations Can Correct for Market Failure.   Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
  • McCollough, J. (2013, June). Credence Goods and State Mandated Vehicle Safety Inspections: How Non-Profit Inspection Stations Can Correct for Market Failure.   Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2011, June). Factors Impacting the Demand for Repair Services of Household Products: The Disappearing Repair Trades and the Throwaway Society.   Western Economic Association International 86th Annual Conference, San Diego, California.
  • McCollough, J. (2011, June). Factors Impacting the Demand for Repair Services of Household Products: The Disappearing Repair Trades and the Throwaway Society.   Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Carisle, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2010, June). Household Economic Variables Responsible fro Generating Municipal Solid Waste and a Throwaway Society.  Western Economic Association International 85th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • McCollough, J. (2009, June). The Baleen Whales' Saving Grace: The Introduction of Petroleum Based Products in the Market and its Impact on the Whaling Industry.  Western Economic Association International 84th Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia.
  • McCollough, J. (2008, March). The Role of Income Growth on Residential Municipal Solid Waste: Evolving Towards a Throwaway Society.  Atlantic International Economic AssociationBi-Annual Conference, Warsaw, Poland.
  • McCollough, J. (2007, July). Examining the Role of Lagged Dependent Variables in Explaining Household Curbside Recycling Rates via an AutoRegressive Model.  Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.

Regional

  • McCollough, J., Bayramoglu, M., & He, M. (2017, June).Transitioning into a Throwaway Planet.  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Reading, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J., He, M., & Bayramoglu, A. T. (2016, June).POLLUTION HAVENS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE: THE CASE OF THE US TYRE INDUSTRY.  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2013, June). Credence Goods and State Mandated Vehicle Safety Inspections: How Non-Profit Inspection Stations Can Correct for Market Failure.  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2011, June). Factors Impacting the Demand for Repair Services of Household Products: The Disappearing Repair Trades and the Throwaway Society.  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Carisle, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2010, June). The Baleen Whales' Saving Grace: The Introduction of Petroleum Based Products in the Market and its Impact on the Whaling Industry.  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Grove City, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2009, June). Factors Impacting the Throwaway Society: A Sustainable Consumption Issue.  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2008, October). Consumer Discount Rates and the Decision to Repair or Replace a Durable Product: A Sustainable Consumption Issue.  New York State Economics Association Annual Conference, Ithaca, New York.
  • McCollough, J. (2008, June). Factors Impacting the Demand for Repair Services of Household Products: The Disappearing Repair Trades and the Throwaway Society.  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
  • McCollough, J. (2006, June). Further Evidence of Claims Buildup in the Automobile Insurance Industry.  Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • McCollough, J. (2018, June). As Nations Develop Then Which Consumers will be the First to Become Throwaway Consumers First. Western Economic International Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia.
  • McCollough, J. & He, M. (2015, March). Evidence of an Environmental Kuznets Curve; A Case Study of Automobile Tire Consumption in the USA.   Southwestern Economics Association, Denver, Colorado.
  • McCollough, J., Karani, K., & Galose, B. (2014, April). How Trust and Risk Aversion Affect the Propensity of Consumers to Enter Into a Level Billing Utility Contract.   Southwestern Economics Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Papers Under Review 

  • McCollough, J., Bayramoglu, M., & He, M. (2017). "Transitioning into a Throwaway Planet," under review at International Journal of Consumer Studies.
  • McCollough, J. & He, M. (2016). "Pollution Havens and their Relationship to the Environmental Kuznets Curve," Initial submission to Environmental Resource Economics.
  • McCollough, J., Karani, K., & Galose, B. (2015). "Factors Influencing A Consumer's Propensity To Engage In A Contract," Revised and resubmitted to Southwestern Economic Review.
  • McCollough, J., Karani, K., & Galose, B. (2015). "How Trust and Risk Aversion Affect the Propensity of Consumers to Enter Into a Level Billing Utility Contract," Initial submission to Economic Affairs.
  • McCollough, J. & He, M. (2015). "Pollution Havens and their Relationship to the Environmental Kuznets Curve," Initial submission to Environmental Resource Economics

Working Papers

  • McCollough, J. (2017). "The Role that Trust has on Economic Development; A Micro Economic Analysis," targeted for Pennsylvania Economic Review.
  • McCollough, J., Bayramoglu, M., & he, M. (2017). "Transitioning into a Throwaway Planet," targeted for International Journal of Consumer Studies.