Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D. University of Alabama, Economics, 2014

M.A. University of Alabama, Economics, 2010

B.S. Florida A&M University, Economics, 2007

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

University of Southern California Visiting Scholar (Fall ’21 – Spring ’22)

 

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Morehouse College (AACSB), (Fall ‘19 – Spring ‘21)

 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Morehouse College (AACSB), (2014-2019)

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Guest Editor for a special issue in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (2020- Present)

 

Research Associate with The Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute at the University of New Orleans (2019- Present)

 

DISSERTATION

            “Essays on Public Investment, Private Investment and Foreign Investments.” Committee: James Cover (Chair), Paul Pecorino, June Ma, Shane Underwood, and Emmett Lordee.

 

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

 

Hoover, G and M.J. Williams, "Historical Racial Exclusion from Board Membership at SEA, WEAI, MEA and EEA and their Affiliated Journals" Southern Economic Journal (forthcoming)

 

Elu, J., Price, G.N. & Williams, M.J. (2020). "Novel Virus Pandemics and U.S. Economic Growth: Implication for COVID-19" Empirical Economic Letters

 

Irankunda, A., Price, G.N., Uzamere, N.E., & Williams, M.J. (2019). Ex-Incarceree/Convict Status: Beneficial for Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship? The American Economist.

 

Elu, J., Price, G.N. & Williams, M.J. (2019). Gender and Micro-Credit: The Case of Mozambican Households. Enterprise Development and Microfinance. 30(2), p. 1-12

 

Ume, E.S., & Williams, M.J. (2018). The Differential Impact of Monetary Policy on Blacks and Whites since the Great Recession. Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, p. 1-13.

 

 Williams, M.J. (2017). Discounted Agricultural Growth in South Africa. The Review of Black Political Economy, p.1-10.

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Williams, M.J. (2019). Book Chapter on Limited Liquidity: A Test of the Taylor Rule with Ghanaian Data. The Dynamics of Economic Development in Africa: Essays in Honour of Professor Akpan H. Ekpo (pp. 577-594). University of Lagos Press and Bookshop Ltd.

 

WORKING PAPERS

M.J. Williams. “What is the Impact of High Teaching Loads on Research Productivity and How can it be Managed at HBCU’s? An Empirical, Anecdotal and Descriptive Analysis of and within Morehouse College

Elu, J. and M.J. Williams. “Cryptocurrency Investment in COVID-19 and Wealth Disparities.”

 

Williams, M.J. “How do Economic Advantages per Federal Investment Dollar Spent Impact Returns to Secondary Education?”

 

Elu, J. and M.J. Williams. “Development Funding in Africa: The Case of West Africa.”

 

Elu, J. and M.J. Williams. “The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Way Forward for Nigeria”

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2022: Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting

          

2021:   Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting

            A.P. Sloan Summer Program Guest Speaker at Spelman College

National HBCU Blockchain and Fintech Conference (Sponsored by The Blockchain Association)

                        Southern Economics Association (SEA) Annual Meeting

 

2020:   Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting

 

2019:   Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting.

            Tenth Annual Conference on Regional Integration on Africa (ACRIA 10)

 

            2018:   Ninth Annual Conference on Regional Integration on Africa (ACRIA 9)

 

            2016:   Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting

                        Southern Economics Association (SEA) Annual Meeting

 

            2015:   Southern Economics Association (SEA) Annual Meeting

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Morehouse College – Economics Undergraduate (Fall 2014 – Present):

Principles of Macroeconomics                       

Principles of Microeconomics                                                                        

Intermediate Microeconomics

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Mathematical Economics

Business Statistics

Econometrics Lab      

 

Spelman College (Adjunct) – Economics Undergraduate:

Microeconomic Theory

Econometrics 

Econometrics Lab

 

SERVICE

Morehouse College:

            Morehouse Online Degree Course Developer and Launch Team

            Provost search interview team

Budget committee member

            Education abroad faculty committee member

            Faculty admissions committee member and secretary

            Faculty council committee

            Economics club advisor

 

Economics Profession:

            National Economics Association Organization Committee Member

            African Political Economics Association Secretary

                       

AWARDS, GRANTS, and CERTIFICATIONS

2021:   The Blockchain Association and Morgan State University HBCU BlockChain and Fintech Conference Sponsorship

A.P. Sloan Summer Program Speaker, Spelman College

Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association-NIFA grant for Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Special Issue Submission Support

Morehouse College Carnegie Mellon Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow

2020:   Blackboard Certificates (full series) and Certified Blackboard Trainer

            Academic Program Director for 17th Best Economics Program in the Nation (Study.com)

2018:   Morehouse College Teaching Excellence Award

2017:   Student Learning Koch Foundation Research Grant

2016:   Title III Teaching Initiative Grant

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