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Paul Nelson
Professor
School of Acctg, Finan, & Info Serv
HMPH 139
318-342-1159
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Paul S Nelson, PhD
Professor, Economics

Education

Ph D

1985, Economics
Texas A&M University

BS

1981, Economics
University of Texas at Arlington

Biographical Sketch

Paul Nelson is a Professor of Economics.  He has been at ULM since 1989.  Previously, he was on the faculty at Western Illinois University for 4 years after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics in 1985. 

Professor Nelson is married and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  His hobbies include running, hiking, travel, snow skiing and reading. 

Research Interests

Local and area economic development.  Economic impact analysis of private and public projects and entities.

Recent Publications

Nelson, P. S. (1988). Rational Expectations in Experimental Duopoly Markets (pp. 195-206). Journal of Behavioral Economics.
Nelson, P. S., Grimes, P. W. (1991). Using Markets Created in the Classroom for Teaching Demand and Supply Analysis (pp. 370-373). Journal of Education for Business.
Nelson, P. S., Holcomb, J. H. (1991). Cartel Failure: A Mistake or Do They Do It to Each Other on Purpose? (pp. 235-249). The Journal of Socio-Economics.
Nelson, P. S., Scott, J. L. (1992). Trend Analysis Using Spreadsheet Software (pp. 15-20). Delta Business Review.
Nelson, P. S., Holcomb, J. H. (1992). Another Experimental Look at Individual Time Preference (pp. 199-220). Rationality and Society.
Nelson, P. S., Scott, J. L. (1992). Terrorism and the Media: An Empirical Analysis (pp. 329-339). Defense Economics.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (1993). The Good Government's Guide to Funding Higher Education: The Case of Four Southern States (pp. 5-10). Delta Business Review.
Nelson, P. S. (1996). Economic Impact of a Proposed Equine Area in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (1996). A Study of Intra-Regional Migration in Ouachita Parish. For the City of West Monroe.
Nelson, P. S., Holcomb, J. H. (1997). The Role of Monitoring in Duopoly Market Outcomes (pp. 79-93). Journal of Socio-Economics.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (1997). Update of A Study of Intra-Regional Migration in Ouachita Parish. For the City of West Monroe.
Nelson, P. S., Grimes, P. W. (1998). The Social Issues Pedagogy vs. The Traditional Principles of Economics: An Empirical Examination (pp. 56-64). New York, New York: The American Economist.
Nelson, P. S. (1998). Update of A Study of Intra-Regional Migration in Ouachita Parish. For the City of West Monroe.
Nelson, P. S. The Economic Impact and Viability of a Proposed African-American Museum for Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (2000). The Economic Impact of a Plant Expansion by Vulcan Chemicals. For Vulcan Chemicals.
Nelson, P. S. The Economic Impact of a River Port for Caldwell Parish, Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S. The Economic Impact of a Equine Exhibition Area for El Dorado, Arkansas.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2001). The Economic Impact of a Chemical Plant Expansion in Ascension Parish. For Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc..
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (2002). Update of A Study of Intra-Regional Migration in Ouachita Parish. For the City of West Monroe.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2002). An Estimated Pattern of Income Migration for Ouachita Parish, Louisiana: 2001 Update. West Monroe, LA: For the Mayor's Office.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (2003). The Economic Impact of Proposed Plum Creek Reservoir.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2003). The Economic Impact of a Proposed Lake Project in Morehouse Parish. Bastrop, LA: For the Morehouse Economic Development Company.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2003). The Economic Impact of a Proposed Lake Project in Franklin Parish. For McManus Engineering, Inc..
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (2003). The Economic Impact of a Proposed Expansion of Turkey Creek Reservoir.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S., Parker, T. A. (2004). Critical Success Factors for Inner City Businesses (pp. 16-25). Coastal Business Journal.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (2004). A Forecast of Sales Tax Revenues and Minimum Foundation Funding for the Monroe City School Systems. For the Monroe City School System.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2004). A Forecast of Revenues and Expenditures for the Monroe City School System: 2005-2010. For the Monroe City Schools and the Monroe City School Board.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (2005). The Impact of Sales Taxes on Retail Employment, Earnings and Sales (pp. 136-143). Review of Business Research.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2005). An Analysis of the Economic Impact on Northeast Louisiana and the State of Louisiana of Riverwood International Corporation and it's Subsidiaries in Ouachita Parish. For Graphic Packaging International, Inc..
Nelson, P. S., Parker, T. A. (2006). Status of Economic Literacy among College Students (pp. 160-165). Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2006). An Analysis of Declines in Revenues in Monroe City Courts.
Nelson, P. S., Scott, J. L. (2007). Voting with a Hand on the Bible and Not on the Wallet: The 1996 Video Poker Referendum in Louisiana (pp. 107-127). American Journal of Economics and Sociology.
Berry, C., Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (2007). Insurance Premium Tax Credits and Economic Development in Louisiana (pp. 18). Kansas City, MO: The Journal of Insurance Regulation.
Parker, T. A., Nelson, P. S. (2007). What Do Successful Students Have in Common (pp. 196-210). Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives.
Nelson, P. S. (2008). Research Reports (pp. 67-68). Great Barrington, MA: American Institute for Economic Research.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2008). A Forecast of Facilities Use by Monroe City Schools.
Parker, T. A., Nelson, P. S. (2009). A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Face to Face, Online and Hybrid Formats in a Principles of Macroeconomics Course (pp. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1412388). Social Science Research Network: Economic Research Network Educator.
Nelson, P. S., Parker, T. A. (2011). A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Face to Face, Online and Hybrid Formats in a Principles of Macroeconomics Course (pp. 75-80). Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives.
Nelson, P. S. (2013). Economic Impact of Vantage Health Plan, Inc. for the Northeast Louisiana Region.
Kogut, C. A., Nelson, P. S. (2013). Is Baseball Recession Proof? (pp. 11). Jacksonville, FL: Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
Eisenstadt, R., Nelson, P. (2013). Economic Impact of St. Francis Medical Corporation on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. C. (2013). Economic Impact of Pool Corporation on Louisiana.
Nelson, P. (2014). Economic Impact of the Blackenship Baseball Tournament on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S. (2014). Economic Impact of the Future Famers of America Convention on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S. (2014). Economic Impact of the Cottonland Cluster Dog Show on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S. (2014). Economic Impact of the Miss Louisiana Pagent on Northeast Louisiana.
Eisenstadt, R. C., Nelson, P. S. (2014). Economic Impact to Ouachita Parish of the Krewe of Janus Mardis Gras Parade.
Nelson, P. S. (2014). Economic Impact of the Trey Altick Baseball Tournament on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S. (2014). Economic Impact of the USA BMX Cajun Nationals on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S. (2014). Economic Impact of the Ms Armour Neal Reunion on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. (2014). Economic Impact of the Cotton Stakes Classic on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. (2015). Economic Impact of the Robert Charles Brown Futurity on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P., Scott, J., Ryan, M., Flowers, M. J. Student Response to Extra Credit Opportunities. Morgantown, WV: Journal of Economic and Finance Education.
NELSON, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. (2018). Economic Impact of the Louisiana Operations of Pool Corporation.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. (2019). Economic Impact of Drax Corporation on Louisiana and Mississippi.
Nelson, P., Eisenstadt, R. (2019). Economic Impact of St. Francis Medical Center on Northeast Louisiana.
Nelson, P. S., Eisenstadt, R. (2020). Economic Impact of North Delta Human Services Authority.

Research Grants

Eisenstadt, R. C. (Co-Principal), "Economic Impact of the Ouachita River" (Funded), Sponsored By North Louisiana Business Alliance, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $30000. (February 2017 - October 2017).

Courses Taught

AGRB 2001INTRODUCTORY, 2 course(s)

BMBA 5011ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT, 4 course(s)

BUSN 5010RESEARCH PRES SKILLS, 1 course(s)

BUSN 5011BUSINESS AND ITS ENVIRONMENT, 6 course(s)

BUSN 5091DIRECTED STUDY, 1 course(s)

ECON 1003Contemp Eco Issues, 5 course(s)

ECON 2001MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES, 27 course(s)

ECON 2002MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES, 44 course(s)

ECON 3011INTERMD MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS, 3 course(s)

ECON 3012Intermed Macroeco An, 2 course(s)

ECON 3021Managerial Economics, 1 course(s)

ECON 4004Economics of Information, 1 course(s)

ECON 5002SURVEY AND ANALYSIS, 1 course(s)