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Tina Das

Professor of Economics
Koury Business Center 132
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
dastina@elon.edu (336) 278-5941

Professional Expertise

International Economics and Development

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Cincinnati,1993

 Dissertation:  Reconsideration of Optimal Export Policy: Role of Imperfect Information

M.A., Economics, University of Cincinnati,1990

M.A., Economics, University of Calcutta, India,1987

B.Sc., Economics, Presidency College, India,1984

Employment History

Professor, Elon University                                                               2008 to date

Director of the Business Fellows program, Elon University      2011 to date

Associate Professor, Elon University                                              2004-2008

Assistant Professor, Elon University                                               1996-2003

Visiting Assistant Professor,  Kenyon College                               1995-1996

Visiting Assistant Professor, Marquette University                        1993 – 1994

 Adjunct Faculty, University of Cincinnati                                            1991-1992

Courses Taught

MBA Summer Study abroad – 2010-13

GST  213 – Turkey and Greece 2011, 2012

MBA 515/521 - Managerial and International Economics

GST 352 – Semester in London

GST 214 – London Study Abroad

GST 327 - Women, Culture and Development

Eco 301 - Business Economics

Eco 314 - International Trade and Finance

Eco 317 - The Economics of Gender

Eco 201 - Principles of Economics

Eco 348 - Mathematical Economics

Eco 391 -  Independent Study

Eco 372 – Senior Research Methods

Eco 499 - Senior Thesis

Leadership Positions

Business Fellows Director - Elon University (2010 Spring - till date)

http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/business/fellows/default.xhtml

Research

Current Submissions::

Das, Jayoti and Cassandra E. DiRienzo. “Anti-Human Trafficking Policies: A Look at Three Policy Dimensions”, submitted to Journal of International Development, March 2013.

Das, Jayoti and Cassandra E. DiRienzo. “Conflict and Freedom of the Press” to Journal of Economic and Social Studies, December, 2012.

Das, Jayoti and Cassandra E. DiRienzo. “Global Innovation and Development: Role of Corruption and Diversity” Submitted to the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management.  (submitted December 2011)

Das, Jayoti and Cassandra E. DiRienzo. “International Property Rights: Role of Diversity”, Submitted to The Journal of Developing Areas (submitted December, 2011).

Ongoing Research/Working Papers:

“Environment Sustainability and Global Peace: An Empirical Study”,

“Is Corruption Contagious: A cross country study”

"Anti Human Trafficking and Freedom of the Press"

 

Grants Awarded

$50,000 External grant with The Clearing House; Co Investigator “The Clearing House Data as an Indicator of Broad Financial and Economic Trends: An Exploratory Analysis,” with DiRienzo, Gupta, and Kitts. (Summer 2009)

Love School of Business Summer Research Grant, 2007

Elon University Sabbatical Grant Spring 2006

Love School of Business Summer research Grant, 2005

Love School of Business Summer research Grant 2004

Summer Undergraduate research grant, 2001 (with Conley and Deloach)

Love School of Business Summer research Grant 2003

Love School of Business Summer research Grant 2002

Business and International Education Program, US Department of Education

Grant, 2000-2001 (with Cort, Burbridge and Roselle)

Love School of Business Summer research Grant 1999

Elon College Program Initiative Grant, 1998.

International Grant – Development In Sub Saharan Africa (with Brian Digre), 1996

Publications

 


“Diversity and the Economy: A Cross-country comprehensive study” (Das and DiRienzo) Forthcoming 2013 in Ethnic and Racial Studies

 

“Spatial Decay of Corruption in Africa and Middle East” (Das and DiRienzo) Economic  Papers 31(4): 2013, pp 508 - 514

 

“Global peace and Repression: A cross country analysis” (Das and DiRienzo) Global Change, Peace and Security Vol. 24, No. 2, June 2012, pp 271–287

 

“Tourism Competitiveness and Role of Fractionalization” (Das and DiRienzo) International Journal of Tourism Research (2012) 14(3): pp 285-295

 

“Terrorist Risk and income Revisited” (Das and DiRienzo) Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression (2012) 4(3); pp 175-194

 

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Effect of time spent Grooming Wages” (Das and DeLoach)” Journal of Socio-Economics (2011) Vol 40, pp 26-34.

 

“Quality of Political Management and the Role of Corruption: A Cross Country Analysis.” (Das and DiRienzo) International Journal of Public Administration (2010) 33(14), pp 832-842.

 

 “Tourism Competitiveness and the Role of Corruption: A Cross Country Analysis” (Das and DiRienzio) Tourism Economics (2010), 16(3), pp 477-492.

 

“Assessing Terrorist Risk and FDI Using Relative Information Measures.” (Mancuso, DiRienzo and Das) Applied Economic Letters (2010) 17(8), pp 787 – 790.

 

“Is Ethnic Diversity Good for the Environment: A cross country analysis” (Das and DiRienzo) The Journal of Environment & Development (2010) 19 (1), pp 91-113.

 

“The Relationship between MBTI and Academic Performance: A Study across Academic Disciplines.” (DiRienzo, Das, Synn, Kitts, and McGrath) The Journal of Psychological Type (2010), 70(5): pp 53-67.

 

 “The Nonlinear Impact of Globalization on Corruption.” (Das and DiRienzo)  The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, (2009) 3(2), pp 33 – 46.

 

“Global Tourism Competitiveness and Freedom of the Press: A Nonlinear Relationship” (Das and Dirienzo) , Journal of Travel Research (2009) 47(4), pp 470-479.

 

“Global E government and the Role of Trust: A Cross Country analysis”(Das, DiRienzo and Burbridge), International Journal of E-government Research (2009) 5(1); pp. 1-18.

 

 “A Global Tolerance Index: Role of Talent and Competitiveness” (Das, Dirienzo and Tiemann) Competitiveness Review, (2009) 18(3), pp. 192-205.

 

“Resolving the Paradox of Social Standards and Export Competitiveness” Das and DeLoach) Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, (2008) 17(4), 467-83.

 

 “Strategic environmental policy and technology licensing” (Das and Deloach)

International Trade Journal, (2007) 21(4).

 

“Does Diversity Impact Competitiveness? A Cross Country Analysis” (Dirienzo, Das and Burbridge) (2007) Competitiveness Review, 17(3), pp 135-152.

 

“Terrorism and Corruption: Business Implications of a Nonlinear Relationship” (Das, Dirienzo and Burbridge) Journal of Applied Business and Economics (2007)7(1), pp. 9-26.

 

“Corruption and the role of information” (Dirienzo, Das, Cort and Burbridge) Journal of International Business Studies, (2007) 38(2), pp. 320-332.

 

“A Note on an Ethnic Homogeneity Kuznets Curve” (Tiemann, Das and  Dirienzo) Challenge, (2006) 9(2), pp. 112-120.

 

“A Composite-Model for E-commerce Diffusion: Integrating Cultural and Socio- Economic Dimensions to the Dynamics of Diffusion” (Yap, Das, Burbridge and Cort), Journal of Global Information Management, (2006) 14(3), pp. 17-38.

 

“Power Politics and International Labor Standards” (DeLoach, Das and Conley), International Advances in Economic Research, (2006)12(1), pp. 51-66.

 

“Cross-functional Globalization Modules: A Learning Experience,” (Cort, Das and Synn), The Journal of Teaching in International Business, (2004)15(3), pp. 77-97.

 

“Strategic Trade Policy in the Presence of Reputational Spillovers,” (Das and DeLoach) Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, (2003) 12(2), pp. 1-16.

 

“Internationalizing a Business School Program: A Descriptive Study of A Strategic Implementation Process of Internationalization” (Cort, Das and Synn), Journal of Business and Economics Research, (2003) 1(5), pp. 29-40.

 

“Corruption and Nascent Entrepreneurs: A Multi-country Analysis,” (Cort and Das) Journal of Global Business, (2003) 14(27), pp. 19-30.

 

“Global Piracy in Decline: The Role of Economic and Cultural Changes,” (Das and DeLoach) Journal of Contemporary Business Issues,(2001) 9(2), pp. 14-23,

 

“Tourism Competitiveness and  Corruption: A Cross Country Analysis” Tourism Economics 16(3) September 477-92 [16] – Reprint of Article to be included in Economics and Management of Tourism Series in the Competiveness and Tourism Collection, editors Geoffrey I. Crouch and J, R. Brent Ritchie Forthcoming in 2013

 

Burbridge, J., Das, J., and DiRienzo, C., “The Role of Trust in the Global Acceptance of E-Government,” Chapter 9 in Information Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere: Impacts of Network Structures on Civil Society, Robert Crof and Scott Krummenacher (eds.), 2011  pages 173 – 194.

 

“A Composite-Model for E-Commerce Diffusion: Revisited” (Yap, Das and Burbridge) (Chapter 1), Handbook of Research on Information Management and the Global Landscape.  M. Gordon Hunter and Felix B. Tan (Editors), IGI Global Publishing. Pages 1-23 (Ch 1) 2009, ISBN: 9-781605-661384.

 

International WSEAS conference (Corfu 2010 June) “Tourism Competitiveness and the Role of Diversity: A cross country analysis.” Conference 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Cultural Heritage and Tourism (CUHT 2010), Corfu Island, Greece July 22-24, 2010.

 

Measuring creativity: Proceedings for the conference, “Can creativity be measured?” (Tiemann, DiRienzo and Das) (2009). E. Villalba (ed.). Brussels, May 28-29, 2009. Luxembourg: OPOCE  pp 185-189

 

“In search of the 75 cents-on-the-dollar woman” (with Valle and Studley), November 2004, Proceedings of the International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, Baltimore, Maryland

 

“Internationalizing a Business School Program: A Descriptive Study of A Strategic Implementation Process of Internationalization” (with Cort and Synn), Proceedings October 2002, Proceedings of the 2002 International Business and Economic Research Conference

 

“Global Entrepreneurship: Why do some countries do better?” (with Cort) September 2002, Global Transformations: Proceedings of the 2002 Academy of International Business-Northeast Conference.

 

“Global Piracy in Decline: The Role of Economic and Cultural Changes,” (with DeLoach) November 2001, Proceedings from the 2001 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology.

 

Presentations

Diversity and  Economic, Financial and Social indicators: An association analysis”, International Atlantic Economic Conference, Montreal, Canada, Oct 4-7, 2012

“Tourism Competitiveness and the Role of Diversity: A cross country analysis.” 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Cultural Heritage and Tourism (CUHT 2010), Corfu Island, Greece July 22-24, 2010

Measuring creativity:, “Can creativity be measured?” (Tiemann, DiRienzo and Das) Brussels, May 28-29, 2009. Luxembourg: OPOCE.

International Atlantic Economic Conference, Warsaw, 2007.  “Drivers of Regional and National Competitiveness: The Past and the Future”.

Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA., Nov 2007, “Mirror mirror on the wall: Does time spent grooming even matter at all?”.

Eastern Economic Association, New York, NY, Feb 2007, “Terrorist Risk and FDI: What Deters Investment?”

Eastern Economics Association, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 2006, “Red Cities, Blue Cities: Creativity, Politics and Growth”.

Western Economic Association, San Francisco, CA, July 2005, “Strategic Environmental Policy with Technology Licensing”.

Western Economic Association, Vancouver, Canada, July 2004, “Trade, Social Policy and competitiveness in a model of incomplete information”.

Society for Advancement in Management International Business, Baltimore, Maryland, Mar 2004, “In search of the 75 cents-on-the-dollar woman.” 

Annual Association for Global Business Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2003, “Corruption and Nascent Entrepreneurs”.

Western Economic Association, Denver, CO, July 2003, “Political Power and International Labor Standards”.

International Business and Economics Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 2002, “Internationalizing a Business School Program”.

International Atlantic Economics Society, Washington, D.C., October 2002, “International Labor Standards: Rational Ratification or Power Politics?”.

Academy of International Business-Northeast Conference, Salisbury, MD, September 2002, “Global Entrepreneurship: Why do some countries do better?”.

Western Economic Association, Seattle, WA, June 2002, “Export Promotion in the Presence of Reputational Externalities”.

Eastern Economic Association, Boston, MA, Mar, 2002, “Export Promotion in the Presence of Reputational Externalities”.

Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, SC, Nov 2001 “Global Piracy in Decline: The Role of Economic and Cultural Changes”.

International Atlantic Economics Society, Philadelphia, PA, Sept 2001, “The War on Software Piracy: How Economic Policy is Turning the Tide”.

Eastern Economic Association, Boston, MA, March 1998, “Optimal Export Policy Reconsidered: Role of Reputational Externalities.

Professional Activities

‘Leading an Entrepreneurial Life’ Sophomore workshop, Winter 2009

‘Leading an Entrepreneurial Life’ Sophomore workshop Facilitator, Fall 2008

Freshman Seminar on ‘Engaged Learning’, Aug 2007

Love School of Business Seminar Series, Sept 2004, “The other truth about social standards and trade”.

Fellows and Scholarship Weekend Student Seminar, Spring 2004, ‘The Ethics of Software Piracy”.

Fellows and Scholarship Weekend Student Seminar, Spring 2003, “Buy or Steal: The Ethics of Software Piracy”.

Love School of Business Workshop Series on Ethics and Leadership, Winter 2003, ‘Ethics and Corporate Governance’, Panel Chair.

Parents Weekend, Spring 2002, “Global Piracy: Impact on US Corporations’, Discussion on Engaged Learning: An Example”.

MBA Theme Week on Cultural Dynamics in a Global Economy, Spring 2002, “Status of Women: An International Perspective”.

Love School of Business Seminar Series, Sept 2001, “Buy or Steal”.

Love School of Business Seminar Series, May 2001, “Traditional vs. Dot com Divas”.

Business and International Education Program, US Department of Education Grant,  2000-2001  Co Chair of the ‘Curriculum Committee’

Love School of Business Seminar Series, Sept 2000, “Intellectual property Rights: Trade and Development Issues”.

Legends of Business, April 1999, ‘William Howard’, Interviewed followed by Q&A Session.

Elon College’s Workshop Fall 1997, “Economic and Trade Issues with South Africa: Post Apartheid,” Panel Discussant.

WACRA Case Writing Annual Meetings, Scotland, UK, Summer 1997, Participated in the “Workshop on Case Writing and Teaching”.

Kenyon College, Ohio, Economic Seminar Series, Fall 1995 “Trade and Asymmetric Information”.

Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics National Honors Society

Elected Vice President and Member of the Board of Trustees 2010 – 2013

Session Chair, Western Economic Assoc. International Annual Meetings, 2003.

Panel Discussant, Western Economic Association Meetings, 2003-05.

Session Chair, International Atlantic Economic Assoc. Annual Meetings, 2001.

Panel Discussant, Eastern Economics Assoc. Meetings, 1999, 2000-03.

Program Committee, Eastern Economics Assoc. Annual Meetings, 1998 to present.

Referee: Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Review of International Economics, International Economic Journal, Applied Economics, International Conference on Information Systems 2004.

Reviewed books/manuscripts:

‘Managerial Economics’ by Brickley, Zimmerman and Smith McGraw Hill)

‘Foundation in Managerial Economics’ by R. Vohra (McGraw Hill)

‘Managerial Economics’ by L. Froeb (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)

‘Economics for Management’ by R. J. Michaels (SouthWestern)

‘Managerial Economics in a Global Economy’ by D. Salvatore (SouthWestern)

‘Global Economic Issues and Policy’ by J.P. Daniels and D.D. VanHoose (SouthWestern)

 

 

Service Activities

Elon University

Faculty Research and Development Committee  2011-2013

Long Range Planning Committee 2010-2013

Diversity Council 2010-2012

Elon University Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee 2009

Promotion and Tenure Elected member 2009-2011

Calendar Committee Faculty Member 2009-to date

Served on Daniel- Danieley’s Teaching award committee 2009

Academic Council Elected Member 2006- 2009

Isabella Cannon Center Advisory Committee 2007-2009

Institutional Review Board 2004-2007

Graduate Council, 2002-2004

Library Committee, 2000-2002

General Studies Committee, 1997-2000

International Studies Advisory Committee, 1996-05

Women and Gender Advisory Committee, 1996-05

Faculty Advisor

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Elon Microfinance Club

International Rotaract Club

Love School of Business

LSB Dean Search Committee 2011-2012

LSB Re-accreditation Steering Committee, 2008-09

LSB Scholarship and Awards Committee, Co-Chair 1998 to date

MBA Advisory Committee,1999 to date

Faculty Advisor, Alpha Kappa Psi, (Business Honors Society) 2005-06

AACSB sub committees:

       Curriculum Committee 1997-98, 2002-04,

       Intellectual Contribution Committee, 2001-02

       AACSB Tenure and Promotion Committee (LSB), 2002-04

Senior Review Committee for LSB, 2004 to date

Internationalizing the Business School Program (Curriculum Committee), 2000-0   

LSB Search Committee for International Business, 2001-02

Department of Economics

Faculty Co-advisor to IPE (Issues in political Economy) and Co-Organizer (Eastern Economic Association Conference - student sessions), 1998 to date

Faculty Advisor, Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Economics Honors Society, 1998 to date

Lead Curriculum coordinator for Core Eco 301 (Business Economics) 1998 to date

Department of Economics Search Committee (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Organization:

Elon College Case Writing and Teaching Workshop, Fall 1998

Hosting LSB workshops – to internationalize the curriculum  (2000-02)

Economics Department Seminar Series (2006, 2007)

Other Service

Fund Raising for University of Cincinnati Enhancement Scholarship Fund 2010

Engaged Learning Freshman Seminar, 2007

Fellows and Parents Day Teaching Seminars, 2001,2002,2004,2005

Faculty mentor 2001,2002,2005

Seminar Series (Department of Economics) 2007

SURF Faculty mentor and reviewer 1999-2004

Ad Hoc Institutional Service Committee, 2003-04

Ad Hoc NCAA Self Study Sub-Committee, 2000-01

Fund Raising Campaign for United Way, 2000              

Reference Librarian Search Committee, 1999

Elon 101 - 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003

Awards

Dean's Award for Excellence in Service, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, 2013

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, 2008.

“Does diversity impact competitiveness? A cross country analysis”  published in Competitiveness Review has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, 2005.

Best Paper Award: International Business and Economics Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 2002, “Internationalizing a Business School Program”.

William Howard Taft Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 1991-1993.