Allen Webster

Professor

Baker Hall 223
(309) 677-2312
alw@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Economics, Florida State University
M.S., Economics, Fort Hays State University
B.S., Economics, Fort Hays State University

Teaching

  • Q M 260 Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Q M 262 Quant Analysis I
  • Q M 263 Quant Analysis II
  • Q M 502 Quant Analysis II
  • Q M 658 Statistical Analysis Methods

Scholarship

Published Refereed Journal Articles

“A Granger Causality Test of the Hayek-Friedman Hypothesis: Must Political Freedom and Economic Freedom Coexist?  Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Spring, 2013, pp 25- 37. 

“Is There Feedback between Economic Freedom And Economic Growth?  A Comparative Granger Causality Test Based On Quintiles."  Applied Econometrics and International Development, January 2013, vol 13-1 pp 23-42.

“Intergenerational Economic Mobility And the Role Played by Economic Freedom," Journal of Business and Leadership, November 2012, pp 37-49. 

"Levels of Economic Freedom And Their Impact on Rates of Economic Growth: Using Panel Data,
2000 – 2009."  Economics and Finance Review, v. 2 no. 1, Summer 2012, pp 10-22.

"Measuring Predictors of Student Retention Rates" American Journal of Economics and Business Administration; 3(2), 296-306, 2011.https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif 

“A Rawlsian Evaluation of Tax Fairness.”  Journal of Business, Industry and Economics; April 2009,
pp 35-48 .

“An Examination of the Fair Tax:  An Evaluation Based On John Rawls’ Theory of Justice,” Journal of Applied Business Research; November 2008, pp. 15-27. 

“How Would John Rawls Perceive the Fair Tax?”  Journal of Applied Business Research. Fall 2008, pp. 47-59.  

“An Examination of Forces Impacting Enrollment Levels in the U.S.” Journal of Business and Leadership; November 2007, 25-38.

“Causes of Debt Accumulation Among American Households,” Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Fall 2006, pp. 104-117. 


Books and Manuals

Introductory Regression Analysis: With Computer Applications for Business and Economics; Routledge Press: Taylor & Francis; London, England (2013).

Probability and Statistics, 4th edition, , Richard D. Irwin/McGraw-Hill: Burr Ridge, IL, 2010. 

Business Statistics Instructor's Manual; John Wiley & Sons: 2009.

Applied Statistics, IDG Books, Inc. Chicago, IL; 2002

Statistics For Dummies, Hungry Minds, Inc: Indianapolis, IN; 2001

Applied Statistics For Business and Economics: An Essentials Version, Richard D. Irwin/McGraw-Hill: Burr Ridge, IL; Third Edition; 1997

Presentations Given (partial citations)

“New Evidence on the Relationship between Democracy and Economic Growth," National Business and Economic Society, 2013.

“The Relationship Between Economic Freedom and Income Equality in the United States," International Business and Economics Conference, 2012. 

“The Impact of Economic Freedom on Socioeconomic Mobility,” Business and Leadership Symposium, October 2012.

“Is Socio-Economic Mobility A Dead Issue In The United States?,” International Business and Economic Society; March 2011.

“A Rawlsian View of the U.S. Tax Structure,” Society for Business, Industry and Economics; April 2009.

“Is the Fair Tax Fair?,’ International Business and Research Conference; February 2008

“How Would John Rawls Perceive the Fair Tax?”  Clute Institute of Academic Affairs, Summer 2008.

"An Examination of Forces Impacting Enrollment Levels in U.S. Colleges and Universities," Conference For Business and Leadership , October 2007.

"Trends in Education in U.S. Institution of Higher Education," International Business Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2006. 

·         Applied Regression Analysis Using Excel and Minitab. First Edition; 2011: Routledge Press

·         “Measuring Predictors of Student Retention Rates,” American Journal of Economics and Business Administration. Spring 2011

·         Business Statistics Instructor's Manual: Business Statistics: Contemporary Decision Making. John Wiley & Sons; 2010

·         “A Rawlsian Evaluation of Tax Fairness,” Journal of Business, Industry, and Economics. April 2009

  • “An Examination of the Fair Tax:  An Evaluation Based On John Rawls’ Theory of Justice,” Journal of Applied Business Research. November 2008
  • “How Would John Rawls Perceive the Fair Tax?”  Journal of Applied Business Research. Fall 2008  (Sole authored)

·         “An Examination of Forces Impacting Enrollment Levels in U.S.,” Journal of Business and Leadership. November 2007

·         “Causes of Debt Accumulation Among American Households,” Journal of Economic Perspectives. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2006

  • “Causes of Debt Accumulation Among American Households,” Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Fall 2003 (sole authored)
  • “Examining Success Factors in Managing Consumer Debt,” Journal of Applied Business Research, Summer 2003 (sole authored)

·         “Using Formal Reports to Convey Statistical Information,” American Business Review. August 2002

  • “The Impact of Income Inequality on Economic Well-Being,” Journal of European Applied Business Research, Spring 2002 (sole authored).
  • “An Examination of Bank Risk Levels: A Box-Jenkins Approach,” Journal of Applied Business Research. April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 4th

Service

College

  • Faculty Mentor.
  •  Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee.

Department

  • Editor, Journal Editor, Journal of Financial and Economic Practice.

 Professional

  • Academy of Applied Business Research
  • American Economics Association
  • Southern Economics Association
  • Mid-South Academy of Economics and Finance
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honorary
  • Delta Mu Delta National Business Honorary
  • Mid-West Economic Association.
  • Missouri Valley Economic Association.