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Dr William J Crowder

Professor, Economics
Last Updated: February 12, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Finance, Time Series Econometrics

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Finance, Time Series Econometrics

Biography

Biography

Bill Crowder earned his PhD in Economics from Arizona State University in 1992 where he received the William H. Barchilon Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student in Economics. He joined the faculty in Economics at UTA in September 1992, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998 and Full Professor in 2008. Professor Crowder has published numerous articles in academic journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Economic Inquiry, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Finance and others. His areas of expertise lie in Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Finance and Time Series Econometrics. Professor Crowder was awarded the Distinguished Research Publication Award for the College of Business at UTA in 1997 and 2000. Professor Crowder teaches courses in International Finance, Time Series Econometrics and Money and Banking at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 1996 Professor Crowder received the ODE Outstanding Graduate Professor Award and in 2006 he was awarded the COBA Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.

Education

Education

    • 1992 PhD in Economics
      Arizona State University, 1992
    • 1992 PhD in Economics
      Arizona State University, 1992
    • 1987 BS in Economics
      Arizona State University, 1987
    • 1987 BS in Economics
      Arizona State University, 1987

Memberships

    • Sept 2017 to Present Western Economic Association
      None
      Founded in 1922, WEAI is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to encouraging and communicating economic research and analysis. The Association's principal activities include publishing two refereed quarterly journals -- Economic Inquiry and Contemporary Economic Policy -- and staging scholarly conferences that are forums for current economic research.
    • Sept 1992 to Present Econometric Society
      None
      The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics.

News Articles

News Articles

    • July 2015 KDFW/Fox 4
      KDFW/Fox 4 interviewed William Crowder, a UT Arlington professor of economics, about an announcement expected today about a $1 billion expansion at the GM SUV Assembly Plant in Arlington. He said the $30 million tax break that Arlington gave GM is looking like a great investment and a long-term one.
      (Type: Television)
    • Apr 2015 Shorthorn
      Professor: Lawful marijuana use unlikely
      (Type: Newspaper)
    • Mar 2015 CBSDFW.com
      CBSDFW.com cited analysis by Bill Crowder, UT Arlington economics professor, in a story about negotiations between the city of Arlington and MGM Grand Resorts that would bring a high profile hotel to Arlington’s entertainment district. Crowder thinks the hotel would draw in outside tourism money and be a better deal than a stadium, which normally competes for local entertainment dollars already in the area.
      (Type: Internet)
    • Mar 2014 KDAF CW33
      KDAF CW33 interviewed William Crowder, UT Arlington economics professor in the College of Business, about Radio Shack's decision to close more than 1,000 stores recently. Crowder said Radio Shack's Super Bowl ad may have given people the wrong impression that business was good. He said markets change, though, and closing stores is one of the responses to those conditions.
      (Type: Television)
    • Dec 2012 WFAA/ABC 8
      WFAA/ABC 8 interviewed Bill Crowder, a UT Arlington associate economics professor, about fiscal cliff fears facing uncertain investors. “I view it more as a fiscal speed bump really than a fiscal cliff,” Crowder said. “In my mind, and I know other economists might disagree with me, but I don’t think this will be the dramatic event everybody is portending. It will be much like Y2K. Remember the excitement about that? When it happened, nothing really changed and we all went on with our lives. I think that’s how this will work out.” The story also appeared on WFAA.com.
      (Type: Television)
    • Apr 2012 KDFW/FOX 4
      William Crowder, UT Arlington associate professor of economics, was featured in a KDFW/FOX 4 story about the future of American Airlines and contract negotiations between the company and its pilots. Crowder said if pilots reject the unfavorable terms of a new contract they may find themselves “hoping for a white knight to come in and buy the company up and bring their contracts back up to industry standards.”
      (Type: Television)
    • Feb 2012 Dallas Morning News
      The North Texas economy is set to take a wallop as a AMR Corp. announced plans to cut thousands of jobs, The Dallas Morning News reported. On a macro level, though, the North Texas economy will probably absorb the hit, said Bill Crowder, a UT Arlington economics professor. “I don’t think this is going to have a huge impact. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has got a very diverse economy. As large and important as American Airlines is, it’s not that big a piece of the whole."
      (Type: Television)
    • Dec 2011 KTVT/CBS 11
      KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed UT Arlington economics professor Bill Crowder on Tuesday about the impact of American Airlines' Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Crowder said the action was long overdue, particularly because other competing airlines previously have used the tactic to shed debt burden. Crowder added: "For passengers, I don't think this really means anything. I don't think you're going to notice any difference in service."
      (Type: Television)
    • Sept 2011 KTVT/CBS 11
      KTVT/CBS 11 interviewed Bill Crowder, professor of economics at UT Arlington, about announced layoffs at Lockheed Martin and the financial impact on the local economy
      (Type: Television)
    • Aug 2011 KTVT/CBS 11
      William Crowder, associate professor of economics was interviewed by KTVT/CBS 11 about the Stock Market meltdown August 8, 2011 and its impact on potential homebuyers. For those with long-term plans, they may not need to panic. There have been no significant changes in the overall economy since last week. "Obviously, it had a big impact on the stock market, but that might also be a recognition that the economy's much weaker than we thought it was and therefore the stock markets are reacting to that as much as anything," Crowder said.
      (Type: Television)
    • Oct 2010 KXAS/NBC 5
      UT Arlington Economics Professor Bill Crowder estimates that each of the three World Series games scheduled at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington beginning Saturday has an economic impact of $7 million on the North Texas region, Crowder told NBC 5/KXAS-TV. Crowder called spending generated by the San Francisco Giants "gravy," and compared it to "a pebble being thrown in the pond—the ripples sort of spread out, and that's exactly how the economic impact does work."
      (Type: Television)

Publications

Presentations

    • November  2018
      Crowder, WilliamJ, "Modelling and forecasting price volatility in crypto-currency markets: An application to bitcoin", Atlantic Economic Association, New York, NY. (November 15, 2018).
    • July  2018
      Crowder, WilliamJ, "Estimates of the Equilibrium Real Interest Rate in the U.S.", Western Economic Association, Vancouver, BC. (July , 2018).
    • November  2017
      Crowder, WilliamJ (Author), "CAY: A specification analysis", Southern Economic Association, Tampa, FL. (November 23, 2017).
    • November  2015
      Crowder, WilliamJ, "The Neo-Fisher Hypothesis", New Orleans, LA. (November 23, 2015).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Ismael Guzman-Diaz, Independent work on the Honors College senior project. As described in the research proposal, it is an empirical investigation into unproductive firms and their interaction with interest rates in the United States. The tangible, final product will be a detailed report of the findings. All in accordance with the framework and standards of academic research. (Economics)
    • Aug 2019
      Umer Khalid,
    • June 2018
      Naseeb Zada, (Other)
      Economywide Impact of Pakistan’s Trade Policy Reforms: A Gloabal CGE Approach
    • June 2016
      Sergiy Saydometov, (Finance and Real Estate)
      Fear and the housing market
    • May 2016
      Olufunke Atinuke Ogunjobi, (Economics)
      Depreciation of Naira against Dollar

Courses

      • EMBA 5302-001 BUSINESS ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 110756)
        Spring - 2020
      • ECON 3312-002 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ECON 3303-005 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ECON 3303-007 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Spring - 2020
      • ECON 5341-001 ADV BUS & ECON DATA ANALYTICS
        (Course Id: 111582)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BHNR 4394-018 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT
        (Course Id: 101012)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 3303-007 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019
      • ECON 3303-007 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • ECON 3312-002 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3303-005 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5341-001 ADV BUS & ECON DATA ANALYTICS
        (Course Id: 111582)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3303-007 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3303-007 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3312-002 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3303-005 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5341-001 ADV BUS & ECON DATA ANALYTICS
        (Course Id: 111582)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3303-007 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3303-001 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3312-002 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3303-004 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5341-001 ADV BUS & ECON DATA ANALYTICS
        (Course Id: 111582)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3303-001 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2016
      • ECON 2306-001 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100554)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • BHNR 4394-004 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT
        (Course Id: 101012)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ECON 3312-002 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ECON 5341-001 ADV BUS & ECON DATA ANALYTICS
        (Course Id: 111582)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2015
      • ECON 3303-001 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2015
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ECON 3312-002 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 5329-001 RESEARCH METHOD APP ECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100617)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2014
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ECON 3303-008 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • FINA 5331-071 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
        (Course Id: 100718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ECON 5329-001 RESRCH METHODS IN APPLIED ECON
        (Course Id: 100617)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2013
      • ECON 3303-001 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2013
      • FINA 5331-003 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
        (Course Id: 100718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ECON 3303-008 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • FINA 5331-003 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
        (Course Id: 100718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECON 3306-001 SPORTS ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
        (Course Id: 100561)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECON 5382-005 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN ECON
        (Course Id: 100631)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECON 5382-006 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN ECON
        (Course Id: 100631)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECON 3312-002 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECON 5319-001 THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 100610)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ECON 5319-001 THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 100610)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ECON 5382-001 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN ECON
        (Course Id: 100631)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • ECON 5329-001 RESRCH METHODS IN APPLIED ECON
        (Course Id: 100617)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ECON 5319-001 THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 100610)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • FINA 5331-002 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
        (Course Id: 100718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECON 5319-001 THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
        (Course Id: 100610)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • ECON 3303-001 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • ECON 3312-001 MACROECONOMICS
        (Course Id: 100563)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • FINA 5331-002 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
        (Course Id: 100718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ECON 5338-001 MODERN APPLIED TIME SERIES
        (Course Id: 100626)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ECON 3303-008 MONEY & BANKING
        (Course Id: 100558)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Aug 2019 to  Present Chairperson
      Recruiting Committee
    • May 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • Dec 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Faculty Senate Budget Task Force
    • Nov 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Faculty Development Leave Committee
    • Feb 2017 to  Present Chairperson
      Teaching Awards Committee
    • Apr 2016 to  Present Committee Chair
      Ad Hoc Committee - MS program
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Chair
      Operating Procedures Committee
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      Faculty Senate
      Represent the Economics department faculty in faculty governance
    • Aug 2011 to  Present University Senate Service
      Faculty Senate
    • Aug 2010 to  Present Committee Member
      Teaching Awards Committee
    • Aug 2009 to  Present Committee Member
      PhD Coordinators
    • Oct 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      Endowed Chair Review Committee - Depak Datta
    • Feb 2019 to  Mar 2019 Chairperson
      University FDL Committee
    • Jan 2019 to  Feb 2019 Committee Member
      Endowed Chair Recruiting Committee
    • Jan 2015 to  Dec 2015 Committee Chair
      Finance P&T Committee

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2019 to  Mar 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Computational Economics
    • Dec 2018 to  Feb 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Regional Science Review
    • Past to  Sept 2018
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      University of Oklahoma
      Review the promotion dossier of Ben Keen.
    • Past to  Aug 2018
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      by Quaid-i-Azam University
      Review the promotion dossier of Atta Ullah Khan.
    • Past to  Feb 2018
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship)
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Applied Economics

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Jan 2019 to  Jan 2019
      Guest Speaker
      Arlington Chamber of Commerce