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Seidman College of BusinessDepartment of Economics

LAUDO M. OGURA

Associate Professor of Economics - Grand Valley State University (GVSU)

Ph.D. in Economics - University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (UIUC), 2005

 

 

Contact Information:

Office Address: 50 Front Ave. SW, 3052 LW Seidman Center, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

Office Phone #: (616)331-7234

Department web page: http://www.gvsu.edu/economics

 

Academic Fields

Research: Urban Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Teaching: Urban and Real Estate Economics, Microeconomics

 

Courses taught:

Undergraduate level (at GVSU):

·    Introductory Microeconomics, since 2005

·    Intermediate Microeconomics, since 2006

·    Urban Economics/Real Estate Economics, since 2005

MBA level (at GVSU):

·    Introductory Economics, since 2010

·    Managerial Economics (Strategy), since 2014

 

Publications

See updated publication page at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laudo_Ogura

 

Working Projects

. NPOs

. Informality

. Housing regulations

. Regional growth

. Fiscal competition

. Urban crime

. Drug war

. Housing Economics

 

Other Research Works

·    Three Essays in Urban and Public Economics.

Ph.d. Dissertation. Champaign, IL, USA: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2005.

·    Ciclos Eleitorais: Uma Aplicação Para a Economia Brasileira (Electoral Cycles in the Brazilian Economy).

Master Dissertation. Brasilia, DF, Brazil: University of Brasilia, 2000.

·    An empirical evaluation of the political business cycles models for the Brazilian economy – 1980~1999

ABSTRACT:  This paper tests the "opportunistic" political business cycle models against a broad range of stylised facts for the Brazilian economy. I study the period spaning from 1980 to 1999, which encompasses the recent return to a democratic regime. The results show evidence in favour of the models in several aspects.

This article was presented in the Brazilian Annual Economic Meeting (ANPEC), Brazil, 12/1999 and was published in the meeting’s Proceedings [conference version in Portuguese]. The article is a preliminary version of the empirical work of the author’s Master degree dissertation, 6/2000. Further work is needed for reliable results (there are more recent works on the same subject by other authors). A draft English version (2000) can be found here (but it is not well translated).

 

 

For new econ Ph.D.s:

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