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Robert Sexton

Distinguished Professor
Social Science Division
Seaver College
School of Public Policy
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Biography

Robert L. Sexton is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Seaver College, Pepperdine University. He also teaches at Pepperdine's School of Public Policy. Sexton has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Anderson Graduate School of Management and in the Department of Economics.

Sexton's research ranges across many fields of economics: labor economics, environmental economics, law and economics, economic education, and economic history. He has written over 20 books and has published a number of articles that have appeared in journals such as: The American Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Economics Letters, Journal of Urban Economics, and The Journal of Economic Education. Sexton has also written more than 100 other articles that have appeared in books, magazines, and newspapers.

Sexton received the Pepperdine Professor of the Year Award in 1991 and 1997 and was named a Harriet and Charles Luckman Teaching Fellow in 1994. In 1999, he became a Distinguished Professor at Seaver College.

Education

  • PhD, University of Colorado
  • MA., University of Colorado
  • BA, California Lutheran University

Selected Works


  • Exploring Economics, Seventh Edition, South- Western, Cengage Learning, 2016
  • Exploring Microeconomics, Seventh Edition, South- Western, Cengage Learning, 2016
  • Exploring Macroeconomics, Seventh Edition, South- Western, Cengage Learning, 2016

Publications

Books

1. Exploring Microeconomics, Fifth Canadian Edition, 2019, Nelson Education Ltd. (with Peter Fortura and Colin Kovacs).

2. Exploring Macroeconomics, Fifth Canadian Edition, 2019, Nelson Education Ltd. (with Peter Fortura and Colin Kovacs)

3. Exploring Microeconomics, Eighth Edition, SAGE Publishing, forthcoming 2019.

4. Exploring Macroeconomics, Eighth Edition, SAGE Publishing, forthcoming 2019.

5. Survey of ECON, Third Edition, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2016.

6. Exploring Microeconomics, Fourth Canadian Edition, 2016, Nelson Education Ltd. (with Peter Fortura and Colin Kovacs).

7. Exploring Macroeconomics, Fourth Canadian Edition, 2016, Nelson Education Ltd. (with Peter Fortura and Colin Kovacs)

8. Exploring Microeconomics, Seventh Edition, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2016 (published January 2015).

9. Exploring Macroeconomics, Seventh Edition, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2016 (published January 2015)

10. Exploring Microeconomics, Third Canadian Edition, 2013, Nelson Education Ltd. (with Peter Fortura and Colin Kovacs).

11. Exploring Macroeconomics, Third Canadian Edition, 2013, Nelson Education Ltd. (with Peter Fortura and Colin Kovacs)

12. Survey of ECON, Second Edition, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2013.

13. Exploring Microeconomics, Sixth Edition, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2013 (published January 2012).

14. Exploring Macroeconomics, Sixth Edition, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2013 (published January 2012)

15. Survey of ECON, First Edition, 2011, South-Western, Cengage Learning (published October 2010).

16. Exploring Microeconomics, Fifth Edition, 2011 (published January 2010), South-Western, Cengage Learning.

17. Exploring Macroeconomics, Fifth Edition, 2011 (published January 2010), South-Western, Cengage Learning.

18. Exploring Microeconomics, Second Canadian Edition, 2010, Nelson Education Ltd. (with Peter Fortura and Colin Kovacs).

19. Exploring Macroeconomics, Second Canadian Edition, 2010, Nelson Education Ltd. (with Peter Fortura and Colin Kovacs).

20. Exploring Microeconomics, Fourth Edition, 2008 (published 2007), Thomson South-Western Publishers.

21. Exploring Macroeconomics, Fourth Edition, 2008 (published 2007), Thomson South-Western Publishers.

22. Essentials of Economics, Fourth Edition, 2007, Thomson South-Western Publishers.

23. Exploring Economics, First Canadian Edition, 2006, Thomson Nelson Publishing Company (with Peter Fortura).

24. Essentials of Economics, Second Edition, 2006, South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning.

25. Exploring Microeconomics, Third Edition, 2005, South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning.

26. Exploring Macroeconomics, Third Edition, 2005, South-Western, a division of Thomson Learning.

27. Issues in American Economic History, 2004, Thomson Learning (with Roger LeRoy Miller)

28. Essentials of Economics, 2003, South-Western, Thomson Learning.

29. Exploring Microeconomics, Second Edition, 2002, South-Western, Thomson Learning.

30. Exploring Macroeconomics, Second Edition, 2002, South-Western, Thomson Learning.

31. Exploring Microeconomics: A Pathway to Problem Solving, 1999, The Dryden Press, Harcourt College Publishers.

32. Exploring Macroeconomics: A Pathway to Problem Solving, 1999, The Dryden Press, Harcourt College Publishers.

33. Microeconomics, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, January 1995.

34. The Economics of American Historical Issues, Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, September 1991 (with Roger LeRoy Miller).

35. Intermediate Microeconomics, San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, January 1988 (with Robert W. Clower and Philip E. Graves).

36. Economic Issues and the American Past, New York, NY: Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., January 1985 (with Gary M. Walton and Roger LeRoy Miller).

Refereed Journal Articles

1. "Leisure and the Production Possibility Frontier: A Two-Step Pedagogy," forthcoming, American Economist (with Gary Galles and Philip Graves).

2. "Optimal Public Policy Against Identity Theft," Vol, 62, Issue 2, 2017 American Economist (with Philip Graves).

3. "Shifts in Supply and Demand and the Corresponding Changes in Equilibrium Price and Quantity: Explaining the Process" Volume 16, Number 1 Winter 2017, Journal of Economics and Finance Education (with Gary Galles).

4. "Using Student Produced Videos in Class," Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Volume 15, Number 1, Winter 2016.

5. "A Note on Monitoring Costs and Voter Fraud," The American Economist Volume LIX, Number 2, Fall 2014 (with Philip Graves and Gary Galles).

6. "Productive Complements: Too often Neglected in the Principles Courses" Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Volume 13, Number 2 Winter 2014 (with Gary Galles and Philip Graves)

7. "The Educational Choice Anomaly for Principles Students: Using Ordinary Supply and Demand Rather than Indifference Curves." Journal of Economic Education Volume 42, Number 3, July-September 2011 (with P. Graves and L. Calimeris)

8. "Cross Price Elasticity and Income Elasticity of Demand: Are Your Students Confused?" Fall 2009, The American Economist (with Philip Graves).

9. "Using Short Movie and Television Clips in the Economics Principles Class" Winter 2007, Journal of Economic Education.

10. "Demand and Supply Curves: Rotations versus Shifts," Atlantic Economic Journal, September 2006 (with Philip Graves).

11. "New Entry and the Rate of Return to Education: The Case of Registered Nurses," Atlantic Economic Journal, September 2005 (with Philip Graves and Surrey Walton).

12. "Monitoring Costs and Tougher Sanctions: The Case of Classroom Cheating," The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Volume 62, no. 4, October 2003 (with Gary Galles, Philip Graves and Surrey Walton).

13. "Hedonic Wage Equations for Economics Faculty," Volume 21, no. 5, October 2002 Economics of Education Review (with Philip Graves and James Marchand

14. "Computing the Extent of Circumvention of Proposition 13--A Response," The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Volume 59, Number 1, January 2000 (with Gary Galles).

15. "Amenities and the Labor Earnings Function," Journal of Labor Research, Volume XX, Number 3, Summer 1999 (with Philip Graves and Michelle Arthur).

16. "Amenities and Fringe Benefits: Omitted Variable Bias," The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Volume 58, Number 3, July 1999 (with Philip Graves and Michelle Arthur).

17. "An Alternative Tale of Two Tax Jurisdiction-Response," The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Volume 58, Number 3, July 1999 (with Gary Galles)

18. "In the Aftermath of California's Proposition 13 and Massachusetts' Proposition 2 1/2: Taxes and Expenditures at the State and Local Level," April 1998, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology (with Gary Galles).

19. "Political Power and Curbing the Growth in Government Spending," The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Volume 21, Number 4, Winter 1996 (with Dwight Lee).

20. "Tackling Juvenile Crime," The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Volume 21, Number 2, Summer, 1996.

21. "Slope Versus Elasticity and the Burden of Taxation," The Journal of Economic Education, Volume 27, Summer, 1996 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

22. "Rational Ignorance, Deceptive Advertising, and the Size of Government" The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Volume 20, Winter 1995 (with Gary Galles).

23. "Union Myopia and the Taxation of Capital," The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Volume 20, Fall1995 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

24. "Diseconomies of School District Size," The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Volume 20, Summer1995 (with Gary Galles).

25. "The Impact of Proposition 13: California Tax and Expenditure Trends," The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Volume 20, Spring1995 (with Gary Galles and James Long).

26. "Alternative Fishery Management Policies: Monitoring Costs versus Catch Limits," Environmental and Resource Economics, Number 4, Winter1994(with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

27. Speed Variance, Enforcement and the Optimal Speed Limit," Economics Letters, Volume 42, December "1993 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

28. "The Short and Long Run Marginal Cost Curve: A Pedagogical Note," The Journal of Economic Education, Volume 24, Number 1, Winter1993 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

29. "Lowering the Age Requirement on Adult Courts: An Analytical Framework," Atlantic Economic Journal, December 1993 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

30. "Lowering Blood Alcohol on Our Waterways: Means and Costs," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Volume 52, Number 1, January 1993 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

31. "Incorporating Inventories into Supply and Demand Analysis," Atlantic Economic Journal, Volume 20, No. 4, December 1992 (with Robert Clower, Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

32. "Intertemporal Choice, Hostile Takeovers, and the Principal-Agent Problem," The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Volume 17, Number 2, Summer 1992 (with Dwight Lee).

33. "Controlling the Abandonment of Automobiles: Mandatory Deposits Versus Fines," Journal of Urban Economics, Volume 31, No. 1, January 1992 (with Dwight Lee and Philip Graves).

34. "Alcohol in The Workplace: A Research Note," Journal of Labor Research, Volume XII, No. 1, Winter1991 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

35. "Demand Induced Price Changes--Substitutes and Complements: A Cautionary Comment," Atlantic Economic Journal, Volume XIX, No. 2, June 1991.

36. "Monopoly Supply," Atlantic Economic Journal, Volume XVIII, No. 4, December 1990 (with George K. Kripalani, George S. Tolley, and Philip Graves).

37. "A Note on Drinking, Driving and Enforcement Costs," Southern Economic Journal, Volume 56, Number 3, January 1990 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

38. "Statutes Versus Enforcement: The Case of the Optimal Speed Limit," The American Economic Review, Volume 79, Number 4, September 1989 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

39. "On Mandatory Deposits, Fines, and The Control of Litter," Natural Resources Journal, Volume 28, Number 4, Winter 1988 (with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

40. "A Pollution Control Approach to analysis of The Balanced Budget Amendment," The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Volume 47, Number 4, October 1988(with Dwight Lee).

41. "A Note on Interfirm Implications of Wages and Status," Journal of Labor Research, Volume 8, Number 2, Spring 1987(with Philip Graves and Dwight Lee).

42. "An Organizational Alternative for Academics: A Sporting Proposal," Atlantic Economic Journal, Volume XV, March 1987 (with Mark Schmitz, Philip Graves, and Dwight Lee).

43. "Regional Choice and Economic History," Economic Forum, Volume XVI, Number 1, Winter,1987.

44. "Demonstrating their Freedom: The Post-Emancipation Migration of Black Americans," Research in Economic History, Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, Volume 10, January 1986 (with Richard Vedder, Lowell Gallaway, and Philip Graves).

45. "Development, Mobility and Slavery: Real Income and Spatial Equilibration in the Postbellum South," The American Economist, Spring1986 (with Philip Graves).

46. "A Multidisciplinary Interpretation of Migration: Amenity Capitalization in Both Land and Labor Markets," Annals of Regional Science, July 1984 (with Philip Graves).

47. Slavery, Amenities and Factor Price Equalization: A Note on Migration and Freedom," Explorations in Economic History, Volume 20, April 1983 (with Philip Graves and Richard Vedder).

48. "The Effect of The Alternative Regional Delineations on Historical Interpretation: U.S. Manufacturing in The Mid-Nineteenth Century," Economic Forum, Volume XII, Number 2, Winter 1981-82.

49. "Overurbanization and Its Relation to Economic Growth for Less Developed Countries," Economic Forum, Volume X, Number 1, Summer 1979(with Philip Graves).

Topics

  • American Economic History
  • Economic Education
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Choice
  • Regional Economics

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