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Hal W. Snarr, Ph.D.

Economics

Gore 105

801-832-2634

hsnarr@westminstercollege.edu

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. – Yoda, Jedi Master

 

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really
know about what they imagine they can design
. – F.A. Hayek

 

Anybody who is easily converted is not worth converting. – Milton Friedman

 

 

 

Currently Teaching: 

·         Money and Banking

·         Business Quantitative Methods

 

Previous Courses Taught:

·         Mathematical Economics, 2007 AEASP, Duke University (Final Exam Key)

·         Microeconomic Theory, 2006 AEASP, Duke University (Microeconomics in a Nutshell)

·         Principles of Macroeconomics

·         Labor Economics

·         Economics of Race and Gender

·         Elementary Statistics

·         Advanced Statistics

·         Intermediate Microeconomics

·         Principles of Microeconomics

·         Sports Economics

·         Intermediate Microeconomics

·         Econometrics

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

 

·         Hal W. Snarr (November 2014) Learning Macroeconomic Principles Using Maple Business Expert Press, LLC

 

 

 

·         Hal W. Snarr (October 2014) Learning Basic Macroeconomic: A Policy Perspective from Different Schools of Thought Business Expert Press, LLC

 

 

 

·         Hal W. Snarr and Alfredo Romero (2014) Does the minimum wage make young adult labor more attractive to firms? A panel data analysis that controls for spatial heterogeneity International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 5(1): pp. 111-37

·         Hal Snarr (2013) Exploring the Simultaneity in Public Assistance and Abortion

Modern Economy, 4(9): pp. 600-4

·         Hal W. Snarr (2013) Was it the economy or reform that precipitated the steep decline in the welfare caseload? Applied Economics 45(4): 525-40

·         Hal W. Snarr, Daniel Underwood, Daniel Friesner (2012) Evaluating Evolutionary Changes in State TANF Policies Applied Economics Letters (19)17: pp. 1753-8

·         Hal W. Snarr, Dan Friesner and Mark L. Burkey (2011) Unintended migration consequences of US welfare reform Economic Analysis and Policy 41(3): 233-51

·         Dan Axelsen, Hal Snarr and Dan Friesner (2010) Teaching consumer theory to business students: An integrative approach Perspectives on Economic Education Research 6(1): 15-47

·         Hal Snarr and Jeffrey A. Edwards (2009) Does income support increase abortions? Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 33(4), pages 575-99

·         Hal Snarr and Dan Axelsen (2008) Are welfare eligible households forward-looking? Economics Bulletin, 9(8): 1-9

·         Dan Axelsen, Dan Friesner, Robert Rosenman, and Hal Snarr (2007) Welfare recipient work choice and in-kind benefits in Washington state Applied Economics, 39(8): 1021-36

·         Hal Snarr and Dan Axelsen (2007) Accounting for peak shifting in traditional cost-benefit analysis Journal of Economic Development and Business Policy 1(1): 1-23.

·         Hal Snarr and Mark Burkey (2006) A preliminary investigation of welfare migration induced by time limits Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, 36(2): 124-39.

·         Hal Snarr and Steven Gold (2006): The design and use of macroeconomics simulation using maple software: A pilot study Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, 33: 253-62.

·         Dan Axelsen and Hal Snarr (2004): Analyzing Washington State's welfare program design, WorkFirst Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics, v5.

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS: 

·         Why the Mainstream Fails to Understand Recessions, Mises Daily, 7/2/14

·         The Problem with Progressives is They Sweep Aside the Constitution, Forgetting Why It's There, PolicyMic, 2/6/2013

·         Why James Eagan Holmes Should Not Be Executed, PolicyMic, 1/6/2013

·         Assault Weapons Ban Will Only Spark More Shootings, PolicyMic, 12/21/2012

·         An Austrian School Solution to the Problem of Fractional Reserve Banking, PolicyMic, 11/23/2012

·         Too Big to Fail: How the Federal Reserve Encourages Reckless Behavior, PolicyMic, 11/23/2012

·         Fractional Reserve Banking: How the Federal Reserve Strips Away Your Property Rights, PolicyMic, 11/23/2012

·         A Romney victory today means Democrats will be partying in 2014 and 2016, OpEdNews, 11/6/2012

·         The October (Jobs report) Surprise. If it looks like a lie, and quacks like a lie, it must be a lie, OpEdNews, 10/6/2012

·         Causes of and solutions for one heck of a financial Molotov cocktail, OpEdNews, 10/14/2008

 

 

Presentations: 

·         Does the minimum wage make young adult labor more attractive to firms? A panel data analysis that controls for spatial heterogeneity

·         Minimum wage hikes and their deleterious effect on youth employment (with Alfredo A. Romero) University of North Carolina Greensboro Lecture Series

·         Workplace Privacy? A Debate on Privacy in the Facebook Era (with Matt Brophy), BB&T Program on Capitalism, Markets, and Morality Speaker Series at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

·         Obstacles and Catalysts of Productive Mobility in the United States. 2012 Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee (with Alfredo Romero)

·         The minimum wage: good intentions, job killer, or political football? 2012 Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee (with Alfredo Romero and Dan Friesner)

·         Minimum Wage Hikes and their Deleterious Effect on Youth Employment, 2012 Southern Regional Science Association Meetings, Charlotte, NC (with Alfredo Romero)

·         The Spatial and Temporal Dynamics U.S. State Unemployment, 2011 Missouri Valley Economic Association (with Alfredo Romero)

·         Cluster Analysis: Towards Instrumental Liberation of the Institutionalist Empirical Toolbox 2011 meeting of the Association for Institutional Thought, Salt Lake City, Utah (with Dan Friesner and Dan Underwood)

·         Who’s your daddy? Have aspects of welfare reform replaced the father with the State? (with Melanie Guldi) 2010 Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, St Louis, Missouri

  • A simultaneous-equation analysis of welfare reform's impact on abortion and fertility (with Melanie Guldi) 2010 Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, St Louis, Missouri
  • A new approach to teaching principles of macroeconomics 2010 Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, St Louis, Missouri
  • A simultaneous-equation analysis of welfare reform’s impact on abortion and fertility 2010 National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy (with Melanie Guldi)
  • Welfare reform’s impact on the welfare caseload, work, marriage, poverty, abortion, and fertility 2009 Missouri Valley Economics Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Preliminary Results: Welfare reform’s impact on the welfare caseload, work, marriage, poverty, abortion, and fertility, The Cato Institute, May 2008
  • Do Low Income Families Act on the Migration Incentives Created by the Devolution in U.S. Welfare Policy? 2009 Southern Regional Science Association Meetings, San Antonio, TX
  • Welfare reform’s impact on the welfare caseload, work, marriage, poverty, abortion, and fertility, 2009 NC A&T Faculty Brown Bag Seminar Series
  • Do First Trimester Diversion Payments Increase Abortions? Theory and Evidence of an Unintended Consequence of Welfare Reform 2008 NC A&T Faculty Brown Bag Seminar Series
  • 2007 Economics Nobel Prize Presentation, NC A&T, Aggie Economic Association Student Club meeting 2006 Economics Nobel Prize Presentation, NC A&T Faculty Brown Bag Seminar Series
  • Lump-sum TANF diversion, TANF eligibility of childless pregnant women, and changes in abortions (title was updated after program was printed) 2007 Southern Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans
  • Welfare Reform and Migration between Draconian and Samaritan States 2007 Western Economic Association International meetings, Seattle, WA
  • 2006 Economics Nobel Prize Presentation, NC A&T Faculty Brown Bag Seminar Series
  • Theoretical Implications of Welfare Reform on Interstate Migration 2006 Missouri Valley Economic Association, Minneapolis, MN
  • Welfare Dynamics: A Counter Argument to the Forward-Looking Conjecture 2006 Western Economic Association International meetings, San Diego, CA
  • A Preliminary Investigation of Welfare Migration Induced by Time Limits 2006 Southern Regional Science Association meetings, St. Augustine, FL
  • The Design and Use of a Macroeconomics Simulation Using Maple Software: A Pilot Study 2006 Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Incorporating Mathematics Software in the Economics Classroom: An Alternative Approach to Teaching the IS-LM Model, 2005 UNC TLT Conference, Raleigh, NC
  • Incorporating Mathematics and Maple in the Macroeconomics Principles Classroom 2005 Eastern Economic Association Conference, New York, NY