J. J. Arias, Professor of Economics
B.S. Penn State University; Ph.D. Texas A&M University

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"There is nothing which requires more to be illustrated by philosophy than trade does."  ~  Samuel Johnson

"It is impossible to give the state the power to help without also giving it the power to harm"

"It is through exchange that difference becomes a blessing, not a curse." ~ Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain

"The Democratic tendency to make gods of successful politicians makes it all the more necessary to oppose them vigorously" ~ H.L. Mencken (1956)

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 – 3:15 and by appointment

421 Atkinson Hall
Phone: 478.445.2085
Fax: 478.445.1535
E-mail: jj.arias@gcsu.edu

Classes—fall 2017

      Principles of Macroeconomics

      Intermediate Macroeconomics


    Marginal Revolution

    Mankiw's blog

    Library of Economics and Liberty

    Cafe Hayek

    Economists Do It With Models

    The Money Illusion

    Keith Hennessey

    Big Three Auto Ad


    Another way GDP statistics underestimate improvements in the standard of living

    Drew Carey and Middle Class


   The Case Against Paterno

Teaching Interests:  Macroeconomics, Senior Seminar, Industrial Organization, Comparative Economic Systems

Research Interests:  Applied Game Theory, Monetary Economics, Teaching Economics



“The Economists Strike Back: Keeping Economics in the Core Curriculum.” with L. Brooke Conaway and Christopher Clark, Perspectives on Economic Education Research, forthcoming.

“The Effect of Supplemental Instruction on Student Performance in Principles of Economics Classes,” with Jessie Folk, 2014, Academy of Economics and Finance Journal, 5: 1-5.

“Mutual Fund Flows and Window-dressing.” with Leng Ling, 2013, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 53 (4): 440-449.

“The Decreasing Excludability of Digital Music: Implications for Copyright Law.” with Cameron Ellis, 2013. The American Economist, 58 (2): 124-133.

“When Does Teacher Licensure Make Sense?” with Ben Scafidi, 2009. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 9 (1): Advances, Article 4.

 "Presenting Unemployment in Principles Classes: Micro and Macro Perspectives." 2008. Journal for Economic Educators, 8 (2): 1-6.
"Search and Leisure with Idiosyncratic Shocks in a Random-Matching Model." 2005. Journal of Macroeconomics, 27 (3): 385-402.
"Additional Evidence on the Relationship between Class Size and Student Performance." with Douglas M. Walker, 2004. Journal of
       Economic Education
, 35: 311-329.
"A Note on the Effects of Elections Subject to Judicial Review." 2003. Atlantic Economic Journal, 31 (4): 376-383.
"Interest Rate Sensitivities of the NASDAQ and Dow Jones." 2001. Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, 9: 1-7.