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Darren Grant

providing mundane answers to
basic economic questions
since 1995



If you look for it, you'll probably find it.
Professional stuff above, personal stuff below.

Here is a PICTURE OF ME WITH A GOAT. (The goat is on the right.) And here is a PICTURE OF ME CONCENTRATING REAL HARD. Also: UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE.

Here's a vita.

GET THE BOOK. No, really: get the book! And welcome to my world.

A suite of written and video materials on How to Give a Good Research Presentation, RIGHT HERE. Helpful for economists and non-economists!

ALL THE EARNINGS OF ALL THE GRADUATES OF SHSU'S COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, more or less, since 2002, by major, over the first ten years of their career. Tasty!

A suite of research on traffic safety. Drunk driving: THE OTHER GREAT MODERATION, THE ROLE OF POLICY ANALYSIS (working paper), and THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE RAISED DRINKING AGE (working paper). A STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. The effect of traffic safety laws for youth: ZERO TOLERANCE and BICYCLE HELMETS.

A suite of research on orderings and their effects. Ballot order effects in PRIMARY and GENERAL (working paper) elections, Testing for bias in order determination using TARGETED and UNTARGETED tests. Altogether, these papers feature data from Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Want my ballot order data? Ask me!

A suite of research on the cesarean section in the U.S. The effect of: THE QUIET REVOLUTION, FINANCIAL INCENTIVES, SOURCE OF PAYMENT, INFORMATION, MALPRACTICE, and RACE.

A suite of research on the dynamics of wages, prices, and public opinion about the economy. The effect of UNIONS and IMPLICIT CONTRACTS on wages over the business cycle. Pricing in MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL and THE ALUMINUM MARKET. Macroeconomic perceptions in the U.S. UP TO THE GREAT RECESSION and DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (working paper).

A suite of research on the effects of threshold incentives, among VOTERS, ULTRAMARATHONERS, COLLEGE STUDENTS, DRINKING DRIVERS, and VOTERS AGAIN.

And that's not all! My SSRN page. It has working papers and some published articles. Links to all published articles can be found RIGHT HERE (click on pubs by faculty and then my name if it doesn't automatically go there). Both of these links have a few articles not included in the suites listed above.

Macro Principles: SYLLABUS and HOMEWORKS.

Micro Principles: SYLLABUS, CLASS EXERCISES , HOMEWORKS.

Introductory Economics: SYLLABUS, HOMEWORKS, and ALL OF THE CONGRESSES OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.

Undergraduate Health Economics: SYLLABUS , ASSIGNMENTS , PRACTICE TEST 1, PRACTICE TEST 2, PRACTICE TEST 3, Outline of My Lectures, the Wal-Mart Brief, and the Diabetes Article.

Introduction to Econometrics: SYLLABUS and ASSIGNMENT 1, ASSIGNMENT 2, and ASSIGNMENT 3, along with the teachers data , the wages data, the grades data, and the house time series data!

Economics of Public Policy: SYLLABUS.

Intermediate Micro: SYLLABUS and Homework.

Math Econ: SYLLABUS and plentiful HOMEWORKSES.

Business Statistics: SYLLABUS and PRESENTATION ASSIGNMENT.

Undergraduate Labor Economics: SYLLABUS, ASSIGNMENTS, HOMEWORKS, and TRADE ARTICLES.

Graduate Labor Economics: SYLLABUS, HOMEWORKS, and ASSIGNMENTS!

Graduate Managerial Economics (MBA version): SYLLABUS and LOTS OF HOMEWORKS

Graduate Managerial Economics (Health Admin. version): SYLLABUS, ASSIGNMENTS, HOMEWORKS, and POWERPOINTS for Unit 1 and for Unit 2 and for Unit 3.

Graduate Health Economics SYLLABUS and HOMEWORKS and PowerPoints Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, Number 4.

Graduate Statistical Analysis SYLLABUS and HOMEWORKS and Presentation Assignment.

Hey, here's something cool: my teaching evaluations! Here they are for Georgia Southern University, for UTA, and for SHSU. And an examination of whether my UTA evals achieve stochastic dominance: the answer is NO.

I am the advisor for Women's Ultimate Frisbee and the Chess Team, both club sports, the SHSU Wesley Foundation, and former president, again, of the Seven Hills Running Club. Also co-originator and music director for Sundown at Sam's outdoor live music series.

Here are my newspaper columns for the Savannah Morning News 1999-2001 and in Metroplex newspapers, HERE. Most of my running columns for the Huntsville Item are archived here. Throughout the pandemic I wrote Covid columns for the Walker County Press, here.

I've known rivers.

Here is a whole bunch of stuff about my bicycle touring: a Full List of My Tours with brief narratives about each, Basic Facts about bicycle touring, a Day by Day Itinerary for my Alaska Trip, and a Q & A about my Alaska trip.

Here is the entire route of my first trip, from Louisiana to South Dakota: Click here and wait for it to load! And the route of my trip in 2012 from Boise to Boulder. My most recent trip was from Louisville to Pittsburgh in July and August, 2021.

Some Favorites: movie, book, economics book, song (not pc or suitable for work), album, band, city. Three favorite paintings, and why.

My teaching philosophy is exemplified in Kaa's Hunting, from the first Jungle Book.

My office is 237H Smith-Hudson, SHSU.  My Spring '24 office hours are 9-9:30 am and 10:45 am - noon on T/Th, or try calling and seeing if I am in. My office phone is (936) 294-4324 and my e-mail address is dgrant.at.shsu.edu.

That's All Folks!!