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Douglas W. McNiel
Professor of Economics

Ph.D. in Economics, Oklahoma State University.

Fields of Specialization:
Public Finance, Industrial Organization and Regulated Industries, Managerial Economics, Applied Microeconomic Theory.

Economic Development Experience:
Author of economic development consulting reports for the Port of Lake Charles, Chennault Industrial Airpark, Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning and Development Commission, and Southwest Louisiana Regional Economic Development Alliance.

Editor of the "Southwest Louisiana Economic Indicators" - A monthly summary of data on economic conditions in Southwest Louisiana published in cooperation with the Chamber/Southwest Louisiana and the Southwest Louisiana Community Development Foundation (1987-94).

Editor of the "Southwest Louisiana Business Reports" - A quarterly review and analysis of economic conditions in Southwest Louisiana (1988-94).

Academic Publications - Author of articles published in the:
  • Journal of Economics and Finance
  • American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Journal of the International Society for Technology Assessment
  • Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Atlantic Economic Journal
  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
  • Southern Economic Journal
  • Review of Regional Studies
  • Journal of Business Strategies
  • Population Research and Policy Review
  • Applied Economics
  • Business Insights
  • Midwestern Business and Economic Review
  • Southwest Journal of Business and Economics
  • Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives
  • Journal of Financial and Strategic Decision Making
  • Oil and Gas Tax Quarterly
  • American Business Review.

Awards & Honors:
McNeese State University Distinguished Faculty Award, Faculty Excellence Awards in Business, Phi Kappa Phi, Blue Key, Economic Development Endowed Professorship, Shearman Research Awards.

Community Interests:
Calcasieu Parish Workforce Investment Board Labor Market Analysis Committee, Calcasieu Preservation Society Board of Directors, Heritage Society Board of Directors.




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