Research

Publications
 

"A Note on the Impossibility of Voluntary Speed Reductions Decreasing Gasoline Consumption," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, 15, No. 3, (Autumn, 1975), p. 95-97.

 

"Effects of Union Activity on Teachers' Earnings," Industrial Relations, 15, No. 3, (October, 1976), p. 328-332.

 

"A Re-examination of the Energy-GNP Hypothesis," Proceedings, Third Annual University of Missouri-Rolla-Missouri Energy Council Conference, (October, 1976), p. 539-543.

 

"Structural Stability of International Capital Mobility:  An Analysis of Short-Term U.S. - Canadian Bank Claims," (with J. Hodgson), Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. LIX, No. 4, (November, 1977), p. 465-473.

 

"An Estimate of the Cost of Petroleum Productions in the Anadarko Hugoton-Panhandle and Frio Basis," (with D. Murry), Proceedings of 8th Symposium on Energy Economics and Evaluation, Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, (February, 1978).

 

"An Analysis of the Presumptions of Circuit Breaker Statutes," (with Thomas J. Parliment), The Appraisal Journal, Vol. XLVI, No.4, (October 1978), p. 499-508.

 

"Union Activity and Teacher Salary Structure," Industrial Relations, 18, No. 1, (February, 1979), p. 79-85.

 

"Interest Rates and Inflationary Expectations:  Tests for Structural Change 1952-1976," (with M. Kwast), Journal of Finance, (June, 1979).

 

"The Effectiveness of No Strike Laws for Public School Teachers," (with G.A. Balfour), Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, Vol. 10, No. 2, (1980).

 

"Causality in the Phillips Curve Relationship:  A Test for a Period when the Curve Appeared to Exist," (with J. Kirker Stephens and Pamela Mack), Journal of Economics, 1983.

 

"The Impact of a Depletable Resource on a Rural Area," (with M. Mueller and M. Motavasseli), Regional Science Perspectives, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1982, p. 19-31.

 

"The Land Commission" and "Property Tax Equalization" in State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma:  1982, Oklahoma 2000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1983.

 

"Oklahoma State Expenditures in Brief, Fiscal 1973-1982, Education Section, Kerr Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1983.

 

"Who Sets the School Budget," Journal of Thought, special issue, Perspectives on Oklahoma Education, (1983), p. 101-106.

 

"Oklahoma Enterprise Zone Act:  An Empty Shell" and "The Creation of  New Industry:  Pari-mutuel Betting," in State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma:  1983, Oklahoma 2000,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February, 1984.

 

"Oklahoma's Constitution and Economic Development Policies:  Are They Compatible?" and "Renewed Local Tax Effort and the Continuing Property Tax Controversy" in State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma:  1984, a report for Oklahoma 2000, Inc., December, 1984.

 

"New Tax Initiatives for Economic Development" and "Education and Economic Development in Oklahoma:  Recent Initiatives," in State Policy and Economics in Oklahoma:  1985, a report for Oklahoma 2000, Inc., December, 1985.

 

"The Oklahoma Ethics Commission:  Toward Greater Confidence in the Public Sector," and "Tort Reform and Insurance Rates," State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma:  1986, Oklahoma 2000, Inc., December, 1986.

 

"The Oklahoma Motor Fuel Taxes:  An Interstate Comparison," Oklahoma Academy for State Goals - Oklahoma's Tax System, Research Report Volume I, Oklahoma Revenues:  Sources and Uses - 1985 Conference.

 

"Oklahoma's Property Taxes:  Problems and Solutions," Oklahoma Academy for State Goals - Oklahoma's Tax System, Research Report Volume I, Oklahoma Revenues:  Sources and Uses - 1985 Conference.

 

"Elementary and Secondary Education Expenditures in Oklahoma," Oklahoma Academy for State Goals - Oklahoma's Expenditure System - Research Report Volume II, Oklahoma Revenues:  Sources and Uses - 1985 Conference.

 

"Tax Exempt Bond Financing - A New Era for Oklahoma Trust Authorities," State Policy & Economic Development in Oklahoma:  1988, Oklahoma 2000, Inc.

    

"Property Tax Reform:  Fair at Last?" State Policy & Economic Development in Oklahoma:  1989, Oklahoma 2000, Inc.

 

"State Debt Management and Budgeting for Capital Needs in Oklahoma," State Policy & Economic Development in Oklahoma:  1989, Oklahoma 2000, Inc.

 

"Oklahoma's Changing Tax Structure," for the Sixth Annual Conference of The Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, November 8, 1990.

 

"Changes in Oklahoma's Tax Base in the 1980's:  Implication for Economic Development," Oklahoma 2000, Inc., December 10, 1990.

 

"Oklahoma Tax Expenditures for Economic Development:  Post HB 1444" State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma: 1992, Oklahoma 2000, Inc.

 

"State Government Finance in Oklahoma After SQ-640", State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma: 1994, with Donald Murry, Kent Olson, and Larkin Warner, Oklahoma 2000, Inc.

 

Emerging Issues in Public Service Property Taxation in Oklahoma, Special Report to Oklahoma 2000, Inc., with Donald Murry, Kent Olson, and Larkin Warner, October, 1996.

 

"State Licensing of Professionals: In Who Benefit?  Implications of Southwestern Bell v. Oklahoma Corporation Commission", State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma: 1996, Oklahoma 2000, Inc.

 

Ethics in Higher Education: Case Studies for Regents, University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

 

The Search for Limited Government: Lessons from Oklahoma Public Finance, with Donald Murry, Kent Olson, and Larkin Warner, Oklahoma 2000, Inc., 1997.

 

"Oklahoma's Per Capita Personal Income: A Comparative Analysis", with Gerald Lage, Donald Murry, Kent Olson, in State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma: 1997, for Oklahoma 2000, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK., January 1997.

 

Raising Oklahoma's Personal Income: Lessons From the Fastest Growing States, Chapter 2, Oklahoma 2000, Inc., 1998.

 

“Determinants of School Outcomes: A Production Function Approach” in State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma: 1999, Oklahoma 2000, Inc.

 

“The Oklahoma Constitution in 2000: A Continuing Memorial to Its Cultural Traditions” in State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma: 2000, Oklahoma 2000, Inc.

 

“Effects of Proposed Electric Energy Deregulation on State & Local Finance in Oklahoma 21st Century,” State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma 2001.

 

“Revenue-Neutral Tax Reform for Oklahoma: Issues and Options” in State Tax Notes, Volume 21, No. 5, July 30, 2001, p. 341-378 with Robert Danffenbach, Kent Olson, David Penn and Larkin Warner.

 

“Economic Development Incentives in Competing State” in Oklahoma 21st Century, State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma 2002.

 

“Contingent Liabilities and the State Budget: The Case of Teacher’s Retirement” in Oklahoma 21st Century, State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma 2003.

 

“The Role of Private Prisons in Oklahoma: A Financial     Practices Analysis” in Rational Justice Policy, A Report to the Oklahoma State Senate, p. B1-B20, February 24, 2003

 

“A Lottery for Oklahoma?” in Oklahoma 21st Century, State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma 2004.

 

“Equity and Adequacy in Educational Finance Litigation”, in Oklahoma 21st Century,  State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma 2005.

 

“A Tax Payer Bill of Rights and the Debate Over the Size of Government”, in Oklahoma 21st Century, State Policy and Economic Development in Oklahoma 2006.

 

Consulting and Contract Research Projects

 

"Energy Production in the Anadarko, Hugoton-Panhandle and Frio Basins," (with D. Murry), for Federal Energy Administration, (Contract #CO-08-50221-00), 1976.

 

"Lines of Credits and Capital Markets" for Cities Service Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 1982.

 

"An Analysis of the Net Benefits of New Development in Oklahoma City," Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Association, 1984.

 

"Economic Development Issues for the Negotiated Investment Strategy of Adair, Cherokee and Sequoyah Counties and the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma." A Report to Eastern Oklahoma Development District, Muskogee, Oklahoma (with Larkin Warner and Jean Warner), 1984.

 

Oklahoma State and Local Taxes:  Structure, Issues, and Reforms, (with Kent Olson and Ansel Sharp), A Report to the Kerr Foundation, Inc., November, 1984.

 

"Planning Oklahoma's Future: A Synthesis of Reform Proposals," for the House Special Committee on Long-Range Planning and Reform, Oklahoma House of Representatives, February, 1985.

 

Consultant to Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, 1984-1986.

 

Consultant for School Land Commission for State Auditor and Inspector, 1984-1985.

 

Governor's Commission on Ethics in State Government, Editor-in-Chief, 1985.

 

Oklahoma Council on Science and Technology, Final Report, Staff and author, "Education and Training," 1985.

 

"The Impact on Property Tax Revenues from Deregulation of Oklahoma's Electric Power Industry" for the Oklahoma Tax Commission, 1998.

 

“Benefit Cost Analysis of Bridge Deicing Technology” for U.S. Department of Transportation.

 

“The Impact of Electric Deregulation on Oklahoma School Finance” for Oklahoma State Department of Education, April 2000.

 

“Electric Deregulation in Oklahoma and State and Local Finance: for Oklahoma Gas and Electric and AEP/Public Service Company, December, 2000.

 

“The Effect of Indian Gaming on the Oklahoma Race Horse and Race Track Industries” for Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association, Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association and American Quarter Horse Association, February 2001.

 

“A Review of Appraisal Guidelines for Public Service Property” for the Oklahoma State Board of Equalization, 2004