David W. Findlay (Dave)

Pugh Family Professor of Economics

Office: Diamond 345 [ campus map ]
Box 5233

Phone: 207-859-5233
Fax: 207-859-5229
Mailing Address:
5233 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8852

Areas of Expertise

  • Maine economic conditions
  • Federal Reserve policy
  • Political influence on economic policy
  • Monetary policy and financial markets, specifically interest rates

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
EC134 CPrinciples of Macroeconomics
EC224 AMacroeconomic Theory
EC252 APresidential Economics
EC338 AMoney, Banking, and Monetary Policy

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
EC134Macroeconomic Principles

Current Research

Appied Macroeconomics
Political Business Cycles and Monetary Policy
Economics of Discrimination
Macroeconomic Effects of Indexation

Current Projects

"Unemployment, Relative Price Dispersion and the Implicit Contract Model."

"The Federal Reserve's Preferences for Inflation and Unemployment: An Analysis of Fed Chairmen."

"Do Presidential Administrations Have Preferred Rates of Unemployment?"

"The Baseball Writer and The National Baseball Hall of Fame: Are Election Outcomes Affected by Race or Ethnicity?," (with Cliff Reid).

"Race, Ethnicity and The National Baseball Hall of Fame: Is There Discrimination in the Nomination Process?," (with Cliff Reid and John Santos).

"Discrimination, Voting Behavior and the National Baseball Hall of Fame: The Case of Pitchers," (with Cliff Reid).

"A Comparison of Two Models to Forecast Voting for Membership into the National Baseball Hall of Fame," (with Cliff Reid).

"Jackie Robinson and The National Baseball Hall of Fame," (with Cliff Reid).

"Race, Ethnicity and the Market(s) for Baseball Cards," (with Jim Meehan and Cliff Reid).

"Further Analysis of the Determinants of Sovereign Credit Ratings," (with Shannon Landauer, '99).

"An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between the Yield Spread and the Probability of Recessions," (with Sunil Thakor, '99).


Ph.D., Purdue University (Economics) 1986
M.S., Purdue University (Economics) 1984
B.A., Acadia University, Canada (Economics) 1981


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