Jannett Highfill

Professor

Baker Hall 210
(309) 677-2304
highfill@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Economics, University of Kansas
M.A., Economics, University of Kansas
M.F.A., Poetry, Warren Wilson College
B.B.A., Economics, Wichita State University

Biography

Professor Highfill has been at Bradley University since 1985.  Her primary professional aspiration is to achieve balance between teaching and research; she’s taught 21 difference courses at Bradley and publishes a couple of articles a year.

Professional Experience

Editor, Global Economy Journal
President, Missouri Valley Economics Association

Teaching

I have taught many classes at Bradley University, from the very technical, Mathematical Economics, to the literary, Economics in Literature.  My primary interest is, however, in Global Economics.  I am also devoted to Principles of Macroeconomics, perhaps the most challenging course I teach.

Courses Currently Teaching

  • ECO 391 International Trade
  • ECO 418 Mathematical Economics
  • ECO 498 Senior Seminar Economics I
  • ECO 499 Senior Seminar Economics II
  • I B 391 International Trade

Scholarship

My original field is applied optimal control theory as applied to economic problems, particularly, the optimal paths of intra-industry R&D subsidy games, firm-level research and development, and municipal recycling.  Other research interests at present include municipal spending and diversity and empirical investigations of eBay auction outcomes.

International Atlantic Economic Society August, 2014 Member of the Month

Peer-Reviewed Journals

(Cabell's) Highfill, J. K., Wojcikewych, R. (2015). Teaching Foreign Exchange Markets: When Quantities Matter. The Journal of Economics, XL(2), 65-81. [Accepted: May 2014, Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015]

(Cabell's) Highfill, J. K., O'Brien, K. M. (2012). Presidential Memorabilia on eBay:  Value, Minimum Bid, and Popularity. The Journal of Economics, XXXVII(2), 1-22. [Published: December 2012]

(Cabell's) Gretz, R. T., Highfill, J. K., Scott, R. (2012). R&D Subsidy Games:  A Cost Sharing Approach vs. Reward for Performance. Journal of Technology Transfer, 37(4), 385 – 403. www.springer.com/business+%26+management/journal/10961 [Published: August 2012]

(Cabell's) Highfill, J. K., Wojcikewych, R. (2012). A Note on Teaching the Yuan-Dollar Market vis-a-vis China's Dollar Holdings. Global Economy Journal, 12(1), 9. www.degruyter.com/view/j/gej.2012.12.issue-1/1524-5861.1863/1524-5861.1863.xml?format=INT [Published: March 2012]

(Cabell's) Highfill, J. K., Wojcikewych, R. (2011). The U.S.-China Exchange Rate Debate:  Using Currency Offer Curves. International Advances in Economic Research, 17(4), 386-396. www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11294-011-9325-0 [Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011]

(Cabell's) Clark, D. P., Highfill, J. K., Campino, J. d. O., Rehman, S. S. (2011). FDI, Technology Spillovers, Growth, and Income Inequality:  A Selective Survey. Global Economy Journal, 11(2), 44. www.bepress.com/gej/vol11/iss2/1 [Published: June 2011]

Highfill, J. K., Wojcikewych, R. (2011). Exchange Rate Offer Curves: Two Examples from the Headlines. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 11(3), 1-13. [Published: June 2011, Submitted: June 2010]

(Cabell's) Highfill, J. K. (2010). The Technology of Recycling Scrap Metal: An Advanced Technology Program Case Study. National Social Science Journal, 34(2), 61-66. [Published: December 2010]

Academic/Professional Meeting Proceedings

Highfill, J. K., O'Brien, K. M. (2014). The Election Prediction Market Effect on eBay Bids and Prices: Presidential Memorabilia (vol. 53, pp. 35-46). National Social Science Proceedings. [Published: 2014]

Highfill, J. K., Wojcikewych, R. (2011). The U.S.-China Exchange Rate Debate: Using Currency Offer Curves. AEA 2011 Annual Meeting Papers. www.aeaweb.org/aea/2011conference/program/retrieve.php?pdfid=160 [Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2011, Submitted: April 2010]

Scholarly Book

Highfill, J. K., Webber, P. (2015). A Tempered and Humane Economy: Markets, Families, and Behavioral Economics (pp. 183). Lexington Books. [Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015]

Presentations

Highfill, J. K., O'Brien, K. M., Missouri Valley Economic Association, "The Effect of Ethnic Polarization on Municipal Spending", Missouri Valley Economic Association, St Louis MO. (October, 2014).

Highfill, J. K., McAsey, M., Western Economic Association International, "Best Response Functions in an Intra-Industry R&D Subsidy Game", Denver CO. (June, 2014).

Highfill, J. K., O'Brien, K. M., International Atlantic Economic Society, "The Effect of Ethnic Diversity on Municipal Spending", Madrid Spain. (April, 2014).

Highfill, J. K., O'Brien, K. M., Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, "Obama and McCain Presidential Election Memorabilia on eBay", Pacific Sociological Association, Portland Oregon. (March, 2014).

Highfill, J. K., O'Brien, K. M., Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Meeting, "The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Diversity on Municipal Spending", Kansas City, MO. (October, 2013).

Highfill, J. K., Wojcikewych, R., Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Meeting, "Why Market Quantities Matter When Teaching Foreign Exchange Rates". (October, 2013).

Highfill, J. K., O'Brien, K. M., National Social Science Association, "The Election Prediction Market Effect on eBay Bids and Prices: Presidential Memorabilia", San Francisco CA. (August, 2013).

Highfill, J. K., Wojcikewych, R., Cambridge Business & Economics Conference, "Teaching Fixed Exchange Rates and Stockpiled Reserves to Undergraduates: Updating Demand and Supply", Cambridge England. (July, 2013).

O'Brien, K. M. (Presenter & Author), Highfill, J. K. (Author Only), Midwest Economics Association Meetings, "The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Diversity on Municipal Spending", Midwest Economics Association, Columbus, Ohio. (March, 2013).

Highfill, J. K., McAsey, M., Business and Leadership Symposium, "Firm R&D Games with Differing Manufacturing Costs", Fort Hays State University. (September, 2012).

O'Brien, K. M. (Presenter & Author), Highfill, J. K. (Presenter & Author), Missouri Valley Economics association, "Presidential Memorabilia on eBay: Collecting Vis-a-Vis Investing", Kansas City, Missouri. (October, 2011).

Gretz, R. T. (Presenter & Author), Highfill, J. K. (Author Only), Illinois State University Seminar Series in Economics, "Software Quality, Killer Applications, and Network Effects:  The Case of the U.S. Home Video Game Industry", Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL. (September, 2011).

Highfill, J. K., McAsey, M., "Trade Deficits and R&D Games: A Dynamic 2 X 2 Intra-Industry Trade Model", International Trade and Finance Association, Eilat Israel. (May, 2011).

Highfill, J. K., O'Brien, K. M., "Presidential Memorabilia on eBay:  Do Customers Care About Good Governance?", National Social Science Association, Las Vegas NV. (April, 2011).

Highfill, J. K., Wojcikewych, R., Allied Social Sciences Association, "The U.S.-China Exchange Rate Debate:  Using Currency Offer Curves", American Economic Association, Denver, CO. (January, 2011). 

Editorships

  • Editor, Journal Editor, Global Economy Journal, International Trade and Finance Association, 2007 - 2011

Leadership in Academic Societies

  • Immediate Past President, Nominating Committee, Missouri Valley Economic Association, 2010 - 2011
  • Officer, President/President Elect, Missouri Valley Economics Association, 2009 - 2010

Practice in Field

  • Editor, Global Economy Journal, 2007 - , International Trade and Finance Association. (1991 - Present).
  • President Elect, 2008-2009, Missouri Valley Economic Association. (1989 - Present).
  • Vice President, 2004-2005, Missouri Valley Economic Association. (1989 - Present). 
  • Graduate Student Paper Contest Coordinator and Judge, 2003-2004, Missouri Valley Economic Association. (1989 - Present).

Conferences

  • Conference Attendance, Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting, 2014

Honors

  • Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award, Bradley University
  • Midwest Grain Products, Inc. Teaching Award, Foster College of Business
  • Graduate Honors Fellow, University of Kansas
  • William A. Swett Prize, University Co-Valedictorian, Wichita State University

 Poetry Chapbooks

  •  A Constitution of Silence, 2013, Green Fuse Poetic Arts.
  • Light Blessings Drifting Together, 2012, Finishing Line Press.