Steve DeLoach

Professor of Economics
Koury Business Center 136
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5943


Ph.D., Economics, Michigan State University, 1993

M.A., Economics, Michigan State University, 1990

B.S., Business Administration (concentration: economics), University of Nebraska, 1986

Employment History

  • Chair of Economics, Elon University, July 2005 to July 2009
  • Associate Professor, Elon University, August 2003-2008
  • Assistant Professor, Elon University, August 1996-2003
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh (USA) September 1995 - June 1996.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine) September 1994 - June 1995.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Windsor (Canada) September 1993 - June 1994

Courses Taught

  • Econometrics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Money & Banking
  • International Trade & Finance
  • Business and Economics Statistics
  • Priniples of Economics


My four areas of research include:

  1. the impact of macroeconomics on the behavior of individuals
  2. international trade theory
  3. international macroeconomics
  4. the scholarship of teaching and learning

Current Projects

 “Reconsidering the tradeoff between work and study time” (with Stephanie Franz**and Jennifer Platania), under review

"Microcredit and investment in social capital", under review

"On the job search and the business cycle" (with Mark Kurt)



Research on behavior (time use) and macroeconomics

“Discouraging workers: Estimating Impacts of Macroeconomic Shocks on Search Intensity of Unemployed” (with Mark Kurt) forthcoming Journal of labor Research, 2013.

“Not driving alone? American Commuting in the Twenty-first Century” (with Thomas Tiemann), Transportation, 39:3, 521-537, 2012.

“Measuring the impact of microfinance on child health outcomes in Indonesia” (with Erika Lamanna**), World Development, 39:10, 1808-19, 2011.

“Mirror, mirror on the wall: The effect of time spent grooming on wages” (with Jayoti Das), Journal of Socio-economics, 40:1, 26-34, 2011.

“Russia's Second Shift: Is Housework Hurting Women’s Wages?” (with Annie Hoffman** ), Atlantic Economic Journal, 30:4 (December), pp. 422-432, 2002.

Research on International Trade & Macroeconomics

“Macroeconomic consequences of financing health insurance” (with Jennifer Platania) International Advances in Economic Research, 19:2, pp. 107-29, 2013.

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

“Strategic environmental policy and technology licensing” (with Jayoti Das), International Trade Journal, 21:4, pp. 331-358, 2007.

"Power Politics and International Labor Standards," (with Jayoti Das and Lindsey Conley** ) International Advances in Economic Research, 12: 1 (February) pp. 51-66, 2006.

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

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

“More Evidence in Support of the Balassa-Samuelson Hypothesis,” Review of International Economics, 9:2 (May) pp. 336-342, 2001, reprinted in Paul Samuelson: Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists, Second Series, J.C. Wood and R.N. Woods, eds., Routledge 2004.

“Stochastic Trends and Economic Fluctuations in a Large Open Economy,” (with Robert H. Rasche) Journal of International Money and Finance, 17:4 (August), pp. 565-596, 1998.

“Do Relative Prices of Traded to Non-Traded Goods Determine Long-Run Real Exchange Rates?” Canadian Journal of Economics, 30:4 (November), pp. 891-909, 1997.

Research on Teaching and Learning

“Creating Quality Undergraduate Research Programs in Economics: How, when, where (and why)” (with Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore and Mary Borg) The American Economist, 57:1, 96-110, 2012.

"Promoting undergraduate research through sessions at the Eastern Economics Association’s Annual Conference,"(with Steven A. Greenlaw) CUR Quarterly, Summer 2012.

 "What Every Economist Should Know about the Evaluation of Teaching: A Review of the Literature," in McGoldrick, KimMarie and Gail Hoyt Eds. The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Press, 2011, pp. 363-370.


“Effectively moderating electronic discussions,” (with Steven Greenlaw), Journal of Economics Education, 38:4, 419-434, 2007.


“Does Student Interaction Stimulate Critical Thinking Spillovers:  Evidence from Electronic Discussions” (with Steven Greenlaw), Contemporary Economic Policy, 23:1 (January), pp. 149-63, 2005.


“Developing a Global Mindset through Study Abroad: A Group Experiential Learning Model,” (with Thomas Tiemann, Victoria Smith** and Leila Saliba**) Journal of Teaching in International Business, 15:1, pp. 37-59, 2003. 

“Teaching Critical Thinking with Electronic Discussion,” (with Steven Greenlaw) Journal of Economic Education, 34:1 (Winter), pp. 36-52, 2003.

 ** denotes co-authors who were undergraduate students

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