SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY
ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
Thayer Watkins
San Jose, California
95192-0114

Academic Appointments
  • San Jose State University 1974-Present
  • The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1983
  • The University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii, 1981
  • State University of New York-Plattsburg 1970-71
  • Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee 1966-1969
Education
  • Massachusetts
    Institute of
    Technology
    1956-1958
  • University of Colorado
    1959-1961
    B.S. (Applied Mathematics) 1961
  • University of Colorado
    1961-1965
    Ph.D. (Economics) 1965
  • Yale University
    1965-1966
    Post Doctoral Research
  • San Jose State University
    1986-2000
    • M.S. (Mathematics) 1988
    • M.S. (Physics) 1989
    • M.S. (Computer Science) 1995
    • M.S. (Computational Physics) 1996

Economic Consulting Experience
  • Recht-Hausrath Associates, Oakland, CA
                Regional Economics, Statistical Methodology
  • Mundie and Associates, San Francisco, CA
                Regional Economics, Input Output Analysis
  • Gruen, Gruen + Associates, San Francisco, CA
                Economic Impact Studies
                Sample Survey Design and Analysis
  • General Telephone Electronics, Los Gatos, CA
                Regional Economic Forecasts
  • Arthur D. Little, San Francisco, CA
                Transportation Economics
  • The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
                Economics of Hospitals
  • Bureau of the Budget, Washington, DC
                Econometric Studies of Health Economics
  • Bureau of Economic Research, Boulder, CO
                Economics of Water Use, Economic Forecasting

Courses Taught at San Jose State University:
  • Economic Analysis for Decision Making (Econ 205A)
    Fiscal Impact Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Workshop in Policy Analysis (Econ 205B)
  • Derivative Securities (formerly Speculative Markets) (Econ 237)
  • Computational Economics (Econ 220)
  • Macroeconomic Analysis (Econ 202)
  • Microeconomic Analysis (Econ 201)
  • Seminar in Economic Development (Econ 212)
  • Seminar in Mathematical Economics (Econ 204)
  • Computer Applications in Economics (Econ 196E)
  • Institutional Economics (Econ 193)
  • Urban Economics (Econ 166)
  • Regional Economics (Econ 165)
  • Law and Economics (Econ 140)
  • Business and Economic Forecasting (Econ 138)
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (Econ 137A)
  • Topics in Corporate Finance (Econ 137B)
  • Money and Banking (Econ 135)
  • Public Finance (Econ 132)
  • Industrial Organization (Econ 121)
  • National Economies: Policies and Performance (Econ 117)
  • Economic Development (Econ 112)
  • Economic History of Europe (Econ 110)
  • Mathematical Methods for Economics (Econ 104)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (Econ 103B)
  • Economic Statistics (Econ 103A)
  • Macroeconomic Analysis (Econ 102)
  • Microeconomic Analysis (Econ 101)
  • Writing Workshop: Economic Reports (Econ 100W)
  • Priniciples of Economics (Macro) (Econ 1A)
  • Priniciples of Economics (Micro) (Econ 1B)

Publications in Refereed Journals
  • "In Multi-Plant Industries the Efficiency-Relevant Marginal Cost is the Minimum Average Cost of the Marginal Plant," Southern Economic Journal vol. 48, no. 1 (July 1981), pp. .
  • "On the Reformulation of Optimization Problems in Which the Action Variables are not the Objective Function Arguments," Southern Economic Journal vol. 45, no. 4 (April 1979), pp. 1151-1159.
  • "On an Extension of a Theorem on Price Changes as Weighted Averages," Southern Economic Journal vol. 45, no. 2 (October 1978), pp. .
  • "Public Good Games," Southern Economic Journal vol. 45, no. 2 (October 1978), pp. 598-606.
  • "The Economics of Remote Sensing," The Journal of the American Society of Photogrammetry vol. 44 no. 9 (September 1978), pp. 1167-1172.
  • "A Property of Optimal Consumption Policies," Southern Economic Journal vol. 44, no. 4 (April 1978), pp. 752-761.
  • "Marginal Price Changes are Weighted Averages of Marginal Shifts in Inverse Demand Functions and Marginal Cost Functions in Oligopolistic Markets," Southern Economic Journal vol. 44, no. 2 (October 1977), pp. 201-207.
  • "Borrowing-Lending Interest Rate Differentials and the Time Allocation of Consumption," Southern Economic Journal vol. 43, no. 3 (January 1977), pp. 1233-1242.
  • "The Time Allocation of Consumption Under Debt Limitations," Southern Economic Journal vol. 41, no. 1 (July 1975), pp. 61-68.
  • Disguised Unemployment and In-Kind Wage Payments," Indian Economic Journal, vol. 21 no. 4-5 (April-June 1974.

Books
  • Co-author of The State of California's Office of Planning and Research Economic Practices Manual (Revised Edition) (Sacramento 1985)
  • Co-editor of the Proceedings of the First Conference on the Economics of Remote Sensing Information Systems, San Jose State University, 1977
  • Co-editor of the Proceedings of the Second Conference on the Economics of Remote Sensing Information Systems, San Jose State University, 1978

Notable Honors
  • National Merit Scholarship 1956
  • National Defense Fellowship 1961
  • Member of the Board Editors of The Southern Economics Journal 1981-1984