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Robert H Scott III, Ph.D.


Bey Hall, 235

Robert H. Scott III is professor of economics and finance in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Real Estate. He teaches Business Statistics; Money, Credit, and Financial Institutions; Macroeconomics and Financial Analysis using Bloomberg. He has published articles in the Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Social Economy, Challenge, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Focus, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Financial Education, and others. His research interests include credit cards, consumer debt, financial literacy, small business financing, financial markets and Kenneth Boulding. He is the author of Kenneth Boulding: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (2015) published by Palgrave Macmillan and included in their Great Thinkers in Economics book series.

Scholarly Articles

The Higher Earning in America: Are 529 Plans a Good Way to Save for College?, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 51(2), June 2017 (with Steven Pressman): 375-382.

House Arrest: The Effects of Underwater and Low-Equity Mortgages on Small Business Failures and Mobility, Review of Social Economy, Vol. 75(2), June 2017 (with Steven Pressman): 231-249.

Old Malbec in New Bottles: The Return of Neoliberalism in Argentina, Monthly Review, Vol. 69(2), June 2017 (with Kenneth Mitchell): 43-50.

Thomas Piketty, Growth, Distribution and the Environment. In Peter Victor and Brett Dolter (Eds.), Handbook on Growth and Sustainability. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, (with Steven Pressman), 2017: pp: 356-371.

Rethinking the Environment. In Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi (Eds.), Rethinking Economics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017: pp: 319-336.

Inadequate Household Deleveraging: Income, Debt, and Social Provisioning, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 49(2), June 2015 (with Steven Pressman): 483-492.

Financial Literacy. In Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio Rossi (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Central Banking, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2015: 199-201.

Don’t Cry for Argentina—It Is Not 2001 Again, Challenge, Vol. 57(6), 2014 (with Kenneth Mitchell).Children Need Paid Parental Leave Most, Challenge, Vol. 57(5), 2014 (with Steven Pressman): 65-80.

Debt-Poor Kids, Journal of Poverty, Vol. 17(3), Fall 2013 (with Steven Pressman): 356-373.

Household Debt and Income Distribution, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 47(2), June 2013 (with Steven Pressman): 323-331.

A Double Squeeze on the Middle Class, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 45(2), June 2011 (with Steven Pressman): 333-342.

Tableau Économique: Teaching Economics with a Tablet Computer, Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 42(2), June 2011: 175-180.

Bloomberg 101, Journal of Financial Education, Vol. 36(1/2), Spring/Summer 2010: 80-88.

Consumer Debt and Poverty Measurement, Focus, Vol. 27(1), Summer 2010 (with Steven Pressman): 9-12.Credit Card Ownership Among American High School Seniors: 1997-2008, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 31(2), June 2010: 151-160.

Climate Change in Spaceship Earth: An Integral Ecological Economics Perspective, Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, Vol. 4(4), December 2009: 89-102.

Consumer Debt and the Measurement of Poverty and Inequality in the U.S., Review of Social Economy, Vol. 67(2), June 2009 (lead article with Steven Pressman): 128-146.

Who are the Debt Poor?, Journal of Economics Issues, Vol. 43(2), June 2009 (with Steven Pressman): 423-432.

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: How the Credit Card Industry’s Perseverance Paid Off, Journal of Economics Issues, Vol. 41(4), December 2007: 943-960.

Fill ‘er Up: A Study of Statewide Self-Service Gasoline Station Bans, Challenge, Vol. 50(5), 2007: 103-114.

Three Million Americans Are Debt Poor, Dollars and Sense, Number 271, July/August 2007 (with Steven Pressman):10-11, 13.

Credit Card Use and Abuse: A Veblenian Analysis, Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 41(2), June 2007: 567-574.

Optimum Initial Billing Period, Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Vol. 7(1), March 2007 (with Donald Smith): 51-55.