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Tara C Brown

[Tara Colleen Brown]

Other Faculty, Economics
Last Updated: February 12, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Public Economics and Policy

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Undergraduate: Decision and Strategy: Game Theory Intermediate Microeconomics Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Graduate: MBA courses in Economics Economic Analysis Decision and Strategy

Biography

Biography

Dr. Tara Brown is an Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She received her Ph.D degree in economics from The University of Texas at Dallas, in 2010 and joined UTA the same year. Dr. Brown’s research focuses on Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Public Economics and Policy. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics, Judgement and Decision Making. At UTA, Dr. Brown primarily teaches economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Education

Education

    • 2010 PhD in Economics
      Univ Texas Dallas, 2010
    • 2010 PhD in Economics
      University of Texas at Dallas, 2010
    • 2009 MS in Applied Economics
      Univ Texas Dallas, 2009
    • 2009 MS in Applied Economics
      University of Texas at Dallas, 2009
    • 2005 MA in Economics
      Emory University, 2005
    • 2005 MA in Economics
      Emory University, 2005
    • 2001 BA in Economics
      Austin College, 2001
    • 2001 BA in Economics
      Austin College, Sherman, TX, 2001

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2012 to Present Clinical Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2010 to 2012 Visiting Assistant Faculty
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2007 to 2010 Teaching and Research Assistant
      University of Texas at Dallas
    • 2005 to 2006 Economic Litigation Consultant
      Research and Planning Consultants
    • 2001 to 2005 Teaching and Research Assistant
      Emory University

Memberships

    • Apr 2015 to Present DFW Association of Business Economics
      member
      DABE is a chapter of NABE (National Association of Business Economics).

Publications

Presentations

    • March  2019
      Brown, TaraColleen, Spivey, Christy, Courtney, MaureenR, "Using Behavioral Economics to Promote Advanced Directives for End of Life Care: a National Study on Message Framing", Baylor University, Waco, Texas. (March 23, 2019).
    • March  2017
      Brown, TaraColleen, "An Introduction to Behavioral Economics : how my actions effect you”", DFW Area Business Economists, Dallas, Texas. (March 27, 2017).
    •  2015
      Brown, TaraColleen, "Innovative Tracks for Action and Engagement Innovative Approach to Empower Older Adults with Multimorbidity", Villanova University. ( , 2015).
    • May  2015
      Yang, Zhiyong (Author & Presenter), Morin, Courtney (Author & Presenter), Spivey, Christy (Author & Presenter), Brown, Tara (Author & Presenter), Daniel, Kathryn M. (Author & Presenter), "Health and Multimorbidity", Villanova, PA. (May 31, 2015).
    •  2010
      Brown, TaraColleen, "Strategic Ignorance & Natural Disaster Preparedness, Insurance & Evacuation Decisions: A Field Study". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Brown, TaraColleen, "Strategic Ignorance & Natural Disaster Preparedness, Insurance & Evacuation Decisions: A Field Study". ( , 2010).
    •  2009
      Brown, TaraColleen, "Strategic Ignorance: Is it a Self- Disciplining Device?". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Brown, TaraColleen, "Strategic Ignorance: Is it a Self- Disciplining Device?". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Brown, TaraColleen, "Strategic Ignorance: Is it a Self- Disciplining Device?". ( , 2009).

Courses

      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-011 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - 2020
      • ECON 5311-501 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4320-001 GAMES AND DECISION MAKING
        (Course Id: 112934)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-020 DECISIONS AND STRATEGY
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Fall - Five Week - First - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-006 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-007 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-006 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-501 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Summer - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-006 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-007 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-501 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4320-001 GAMES AND DECISION MAKING
        (Course Id: 112934)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 5311-11
        Fall - 2018
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-011 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-501 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4391-001 STUDIES IN ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100589)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ECON 3310-1
        Summer - 2018
      • ECON 4393-1
        Summer - 2018
      • ECON 5311-6
        Summer - 2018
      • ECON 5311-006 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-006 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4320-001 GAMES AND DECISION MAKING
        (Course Id: 112934)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5399-001 GRADUATE ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109915)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-001 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5399-001 GRADUATE ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109915)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • ECON 5313-001 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5399-001 GRADUATE ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 109915)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 4393-001 ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 110001)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-001 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5313-001 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100604)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2305-009 PRIN MACRO ECO
        (Course Id: 100553)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-001 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-001 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-004 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-005 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2305-006 PRIN MACRO ECO
        (Course Id: 100553)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-001 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-001 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-003 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5311-001 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
        (Course Id: 100602)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-002 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3310-001 MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100562)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-001 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-001 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-002 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-003 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-001 PRIN MICRO ECO
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-002 PRIN MICRO ECO
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 2306-003 PRIN MICRO ECO
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • Mar 2017 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Economics Scholars Program
      Attended the Economic Scholars Program (the largest undergraduate research conference in the country) with students. This is held at the Dallas FED every year. This year (March 2017) we had approximately 10 students participate, 5 of which served as session chairs and 1 served as a presenter.
    • Mar 2016 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Economic Scholars Program Ambassador
      Attended the Economic Scholars Program (the largest undergraduate research conference in the country) with students. This is held at the Dallas FED every year. This year (March 2016) we had approximately 10 students participate, 5 of which served as session chairs and 1 served as a discussant.
    • Jan 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Economic Undergraduate Major Committee
      We reviewed and revised requirements for the economics major at UTA to make sure economics majors have the skills sought by employers.
    • June 2015 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Internship Advisor
      Organized, promoted and approved internships for economics and international finance majors.
    • Sept 2011 to  Present Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
      National Association of Business Economics (NABE)
      Organized student group's monthly meetings. Focused on introducing students to how they can use economics on a daily basis. I bring in guests each month from organizations in the community who are searching for interns and employees to speak with the students. Examples of organizations/companies/firms who have come in the past year are: GM Financial, Fidelity, Buxton, Geneva Financial, Dallas Chamber, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Dallas Federal Reserve.

Service to the Profession

    • Sept 2015 to  Present
      Program Coordinator
      Internship
      I set up meetings with Fidelity, Southwest Airlines, Dallas Chamber, and more to present internship/job possibilities to interested students. Previous semesters efforts have proven successful with these partnerships. Many students obtained internships and job offers.
    • Apr 2015 to  Present
      Member (Dallas, Texas, USA)
      DFW Association of Business Economics
      Attended and participated in monthly meetings representing UTA and making contacts for internship and presentation opportunities for students.
    • Apr 2016 to  Apr 2016
      Committee Member (Dallas, Texas, USA)
      DABE economics scholarship judge
      Served as one of 3 judges for the Arthur A Miller Scholarship awarded by DABE each year to economics undergraduates. Duties included reading, judging, and commenting on submitted essays.