David Hakes

Professor of Economics




Education

Ph.D. (Economics -- Monetary and International) Iowa State University; B.S.  (Economics and Industrial Administration) Iowa State University.


Teaching Interests

Principles and Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, History of Economic Thought.


Research Interests

Monetary Policy, Central Banking, Financial Markets, Macroeconomics.


Responsibilities

Editor, Journal of Economics.


Professional Accomplishments

David's macroeconomic and monetary policy research has been published in a variety of academic journals, such as the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Southern Economic Journal, Public Choice, Journal of Macroeconomics, Eastern Economic Journal, and History of Political Economy. He also writes the study guides that accompany the most popular principles of economics and money and banking textbooks. He is well respected as an outstanding teacher, and was recognized with the 2003 UNIBusiness Faculty Teaching Award. David also earned the UNIBusiness Scholarly Achievement Award in 1995, the UNIBusiness Service Award in 2000, and the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence in 2000.


Latest News & Views


Empty shelves covid19
Aspiring entrepreneur hopes to make killing, gets shamed

You may recall a recent news story and photo of a young, enterprising man with a garage full of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, and other merchandise. This was early in March, and he decided to invest money in items that might escalate in value. Although there was a “run” on toilet paper, the young man certainly did not “corner the market” on these commodities. He broke no laws or used any inside political advantage. Other people were free to stuff their garages with toilet paper and hand sanitizers.

1 month 3 weeks ago
Jepson Symposium Speaker
Jepson Forum shares a global vision with a local focus

Lawrence Jepson understood the importance of global economics long before many of his peers in the 1970s. A Wall Street businessman, Jepson used to say if a Zurich banker sneezed, someone in the United States caught a cold. Jepson came to the United States as an immigrant from Denmark.

2 months 1 week ago
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UNIBusiness alumna tackles sustainability issues on national scale

With a UNIBusiness education as a base, Becca Flynn Kettman (Marketing ’14) has been serving a larger purpose in her career track — working to improve and preserve our planet. Kettman is a fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2 months 3 weeks ago
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Did You Know you Can Create Polls in Zoom?

If you’re prepared for each meeting with an agenda and/or classroom instruction and you’d like to take a poll, simply set one up prior to the meeting directly in Zoom. It’s easy to do and you’re able to share the results with participants during the meeting and download the results.

3 months 2 weeks ago
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How to Look Like a Rockstar in Zoom

Zoom has become the virtual meeting platform of choice for thousands of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to Zoom, or virtual meetings in general, the idea of online meetings can be overwhelming for us who’ve never worked or taken classes from home.

3 months 2 weeks ago
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How to Successfully Lead an Effective Team of Newly Remote Workers

COVID-19 is forcing us to make organizational adjustments that are outside of the comfort zone for some. Although it’s been reported that 43 percent of employees work remotely with some frequency, leading a team of employees from afar can feel daunting, especially if those employees are new to working from home. 

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