Kim Sosin

Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska Omaha / Print Version


Positions:

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1981-2006, (retired / Emeritus since 2006)

Department Chair, Economics, University of Nebraska at Omaha,, 1986-2006

Center Co-Director (1986-2006), Associate (2006-present) University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education

Associate Editor, Online Section, (retired 2008) Journal of Economic Education

Creator / Webmaster, EcEdWeb 1995-present

Research Interests

Economic Education and Educational Technology; Structural Change and Technological Change; Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and Economic Growth.

Teaching Interests

Econometrics, Macroeconomic Theory, and Monetary Economics.

Education

Ph.D. Economics, University of Nebraska, 1970, with one year of the program at London School of Economics.
Dissertation: Technological Aspects of Economic Growth: Demand Induced Technical Change.
M. A. Economics, University of Nebraska, 1965.
B. A. Mathematics, University of Nebraska, 1963.

Teaching Experience

Noddle Distinguished Professor of Economics, 2004- retirement in 2006
Lucas Distinguished Professor of Economics, 2000-2004
1981-2006: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Department Chair 1986-2006.
1986-2006: Co-Director, UNO Center for Economic Education
1971-1981: Visiting Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Selected Publications

Bun Song Lee, Kim Sosin, and Sung Hyo Hong, "Sectoral Manufacturing Productivity Growth in Korean Regions," Urban Studies, June, 2005, 1201-1219. Reprinted in Essays on Urbanization and Urban Productivity in Korea, edited Bun Song Lee, 2006, 3-22.

William Goffe and Kim Sosin, "Teaching with Technology: May you Live in Interesting Times" invited paper, Journal of Economic Education, 36(3), Summer, 2005, 278-291.

Kim Sosin, Betty Blecha, Rajshree Agarwal, Robin Bartlett, and Joseph Daniel, "Efficiency in the Use of Technology in Economic Education: Some Preliminary Results," American Economic Review, May, 2004, 253-258.

Kim Sosin and William Goffe, "Using the Internet and Computer Technology to Teach Economics," new (completely rewritten) in Teaching Economics to Undergraduates, 2/e, ed. William Becker and Mike Watts, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, forthcoming.

Janet Rives and Kim Sosin, "Occupations and the Cyclical Behavior of Gender Unemployment Rates," Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 31, no 3, 2002, 287-299

Shuanglin Lin and Kim Sosin, "Foreign Debt and Economic Growth," The Economics of Transition, Nov., 2001, Volume 9, Issue 3, 635 - 655.

Salemi, Michael, John J. Siegfried, Kim Sosin, William B. Walstad, and Michael Watts, "Research in Economic Education: Five New Initiatives," American Economic Review, May, 2001, 440-445.

Kim Sosin and William E. Becker, "Online Teaching Resources: A New Journal Section," Journal of Economic Education, 31(1) Winter 2000, 3-8.

Kim Sosin and Janet Rives, "Unemployment/Underemployment," invited paper for The Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics, ed. Meg Lewis and Janice Peterson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2000, 710-718.

Kim Sosin, "Comment on 'Promoting Active-Student Learning Using the World Wide Web in Economics Courses,'" Journal of Economic Education, Summer, 1999, 287-289.

Kim Sosin, "How Might On-line Networks Change Teaching?" (and guest editor of exploration section: "Using the Web for Teaching)." Feminist Economics, March, 1999, 79-82.

Kim Sosin, "Beyond Chalk: Using the Internet and Computer Technology to Teach Economics" invited chapter in Teaching Economics to Undergraduates: Alternatives to Chalk and Talk, edited by Bill Becker and Michael Watts, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, 1998, 119-140.

Kim Sosin, Janet Rives, and Janet West, "Unions and Gender Pay Equity in Academe: A Study of U.S. Institutions" Feminist Economics, 4(2) 1998, 24-45.

Kim Sosin, James Dick, and Mary Lynn Reiser, "Determinants of Achievement of Economics Concepts by Elementary Students," Journal of Economic Education, Spring, 1997, 100-121.

Kim Sosin and Frank Zahn, "Federal Government Deficits, Interest Rates, and Moderating Linkages," Economia Internazionale, Vol. XLVIII, 1995 245-263.

Kim Sosin and Mary Lynn Reiser, "Teaching Economics on the World Wide Web," Review: Ohio Council for the Social Studies, Summer, 1995, 22-35.

Seungmook Choi and Kim Sosin, "Structural Change in Money Demand," Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, May, 1992, 226-238.

Seungmook Choi and Kim Sosin, "Testing for Structural Change: The Demand for Beef," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, February, 1990, 227-36.

Kim Sosin and Keith Turner, "Monetary Policy Uncertainty, Money Elasticities, and Interest Rates," Akron Business and Economics Review, Summer, 1990, 78-93.

L. Fairchild and Kim Sosin, "Technological Activity Comparisons Across Foreign Equity Levels: Manufacturing Firms in Mexico," original chapter in U.S.-Mexican Economic Relations: Prospects and Problems, ed. Khosrow Fatemi, New York: Praeger, 1988.

L. Fairchild and Kim Sosin, "Manufacturing Firms in Mexico's Financial Crisis: Determinants of Severity and Response," Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. III, No. 1, 1987, 127-150.

Kim Sosin and L. Fairchild, "Capital Intensity and Export Propensity in Less-developed Countries," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, May 1987, 191-209.

L. Fairchild and Kim Sosin, "Evaluating Differences in Technological Activity Between Transnational and Domestic Firms in Latin America," Journal of Development Studies, July 1986, 697-708. (Also reprinted as a chapter in The New World Order: Volume 10 on Joint Ventures, eds. H. S. Singer, N. Hatti, R. Tandon, 1991.)

L. Fairchild and Kim Sosin, “Industrial Averages of Financial Ratios for Manufacturing Firms in Monterrey, Mexico, 1979-1984,” Research Paper Series, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Institute of Technology), 1986 (English and Spanish).

Kim Sosin and Frank Zahn, "Monetary Policy, Credit, and Money Targets," Akron Review of Economics and Business, Fall 1986, 85-95.

Kim Sosin and L. Fairchild, "Nonhomotheticity and Technological Bias in Production," Review of Economics and Statistics, February 1984.

Campbell R. McConnell and Kim Sosin, "Some Determinants of Student Attitudes Toward Large Classes," Journal of Economic Education, Spring 1984.

Kim Sosin and C. R. McConnell, “The Impact of Introductory Economics on Student Perceptions of Income Distribution,” Journal of Economic Education, Fall 1979, 13-19.

Kim Sosin, “Joan Robinson’s Theory of Distribution,” Nebraska Journal of Economics and Business, Spring 1967, 30-45.

Selected Presented Papers and Book Reviews

Invited Panel Participant, "Using Technology to Teach Economics" for the Federal Reserve System Economic Education Specialists Meeting, October 8, 2009, Federal Reserve System Board Room, Washington DC.

Kim Sosin, Mary Lynn Reiser, "Hosting a Teacher Workshop about EconEdReviews," Conference of Council for Economic Education / National Association of Economic Educators, October, 2009, Washington, DC.

Kim Sosin, Mary Lynn Reiser, and Kevin Smith, "EconEdReviews: Teachers Helping Teachers Find Outstanding Economics Materials on the Web," Council for Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators, Biloxi, Oct. 2008.

Kim Sosin and Mary Lynn Reiser, "How do Teachers Find Online Information," Council for Economic Education/National Association of Economic Educators, Denver, Oct. 2007.

Kim Sosin, Betty Blecha, Rajshree Agarwal, Robin Bartlett, and Joseph Daniel, "Efficiency in the Use of Technology in Economic Education: Some Preliminary Results," presented by Sosin at Allied Social Sciences Association/American Economics Association session Jan. 2004.

Shuanglin Lin and Kim Sosin, "Foreign Debt and Economic Growth," International Conference on Developing through Economic Globalization: China's Opportunities Challenges in the New Century, Shanghai, China, July 5-7, 2000

Michael Salemi, John Siegfried, Kim Sosin, William Walstad, Michael Watts, "Research in Economic Education: Five New Initiatives," Allied Social Science Association (AEA), January, 2001.

James Dick, Kim Sosin, Mary Lynn Reiser, "Teachers' Concerns about the Adoption of Curriculum Innovations", presented at the International Conference on Economics and Business Education, Glasgow, Scotland, April 1999.

Kim Sosin, Review of Women, Work, and Gender Relations in Developing Countries: A Global Perspective, by Parvin Ghorayshi and Claire Belanger, Feminist Economics. March, 1999, 134-136.

Janet Rives, Janet West, and Kim Sosin, "Women's Leadership, Faculty Unions, and Salary Differentials," Western Social Sciences Association, April, 1997.

Kim Sosin, Invited presentation: "Using the Web to Teach Economics," Midwest Economics Association, March, 1997.

Kim Sosin, Invited paper presentation: "The Impact of the World Wide Web on Economics Pedagogy," Allied Social Sciences Association/American Economics Association, January, 1997, available at WebTeach.pdf.

Kim Sosin, Janet Rives, and Janet West, "Unions and Gender Pay Equity in Academe," International Association of Feminist Economists, Tours, France, July, 1995.

Kim Sosin, James Dick, and Mary Lynn Rieser, "Determinants of Achievement of Economics Concepts by Elementary Students," Western Economics Association, July, 1994.

Kim Sosin, "The What, Why, and How of Using TEX/LATEX in Economics," Missouri Valley Economics Association, March, 1994.

Kim Sosin and Frank Zahn, "The Equilibrium Effect of the Federal Deficit on Interest Rates," Western Economics Association, July, 1991.

S. Choi and Kim Sosin, "Structural Change in the Demand for Money," Western Economics Association, July, 1989.

S. Choi and Kim Sosin, "A New Approach to Testing for Structural Change: Application to the Demand for Beef," Atlantic Economic Association, Fall 1987.

Kim Sosin and L. Fairchild, "Differences in Technological Activity Between Transnational and Domestic Firms in Mexico" Latin America Conference, Laredo, TX, Summer, 1987.

Kim Sosin, "Monetary Policy Uncertainty, Money Demand, and Interest Rates," Western Economics Association, June 1985.

Kim Sosin, "Federal Deficits: Three Theories and the Evidence," Invited Presentation at the Nebraska Economics and Business Association, Fall 1983.

C.R. McConnell and Kim Sosin, "Some Determinants of Student Attitudes Toward Large Classes," Invited Paper at the Midwest Economics Association Meeting, Spring 1982.

Kim Sosin and C. R. McConnell, "The Impact of Introductory Economics on Student Perceptions of Income Distribution," Invited Paper at the American Economics Association Annual Meetings, Winter 1979-80.

Fellowships, Awards, Recent Grants

Participant (website creator) in Economic Education Grant to UNO Center for Economic Education from CEE, "Creating a Website to Help Teachers Include Economics in Fourth Grade Nebraska History," Fall 2009 - May 2010. Result is Teach History and Economics of Nebraska.

Grant Received and Consultant, Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, 2006-2010 to create EconEdReviews (http://www.econedreviews.org).

Grant Recieved, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation CEUTT Program, multiyear multiuniversity grant recieved to investigate cost and outcomes of using technology in the classroom, 2001-2004.

Outstanding Graduate Economics Teacher, 2006

Henry Villard National Research Award for Economic Education Research, 2002

Bessie Moore National Award for Service to Economic Education, 1999

Summer Fellowship - University Committee on Research, 1998 (Competitive)
Summer Fellowship - University Committee on Teaching, 1996 (Competitive)
Summer Fellowship - University Committee on Research, 1994 (Competitive)
Summer Fellowship - CBA Committee on Research, 1992 (Competitive)
Summer Fellowship - University Committee on Research, 1991 (Competitive)
Summer Fellowship - CBA Committee on Research, 1990 (Competitive)

Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching and Research: College of Business, 1987

Summer Fellowship - University Committee on Research, 1987 (Competitive)

Research Released Time Fellowship–University Committee on Research, 1986 (Competitive)
Summer Fellowship - University Committee on Research, 1985 (Competitive)

Selected Professional Service Activities

Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Education, 1999-2008

Cooperative Learning 2009. Project participant in Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics| A Source for Pedagogical Resources. Supported by NSF Award DUE #0817382. September 2008-August 2011. PIs: Mark Maier, Cathy Manduca, KimMarie McGoldrick and Scott Simkins.

Vice President/President-Elect and President Nebraska Economics and Business Association, 2005-2007

Second Vice President, Midwest Economics Association, 2001-2002

Executive Committee Member, National Association of Economic Educators, 1999-2002.

National Board of Directors, Council for Economic Education, 2000-2002. Chair, Technology in Economic Education Committee, National Association of Economic Educators, 1995-97.

Organizer, Panel on Technology in Economic Development in Nebraska, Nebraska Economics and Business Association, 1995.

Presenter in sessions on using the Internet in education, National Association of Economic Education meetings, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997.

Board of Directors, Missouri Valley Economics Association, 1996-97.

Executive Board, Nebraska Economics and Business Association, 1996-97.

Executive Committee of the Nebraska Board of Trustees for Economic Education, 1994-97

Member, Nebraska Committee for K-12 Social Studies Framework, 1995.

Member, Nebraska Committee for Writing Social Studies Framework, 1995.

Panelist on current monetary policy, Monetary Policy Roundtable, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, April, 1993.

NAFTA in Nebraska, monograph by research group, organized and published by UNL-Bureau of Business Research and NE Department of Economic Development, 1993.

Assistant Editor, The Journal of Economics, 1989-1992.

Omaha Association of Business Economists: President, 1985, Vice President, 1984.

National Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, Midwest, 1980-82.

Nebraska Economics and Business Association: President, 1979-80 and 1980-81.

Chaired research sessions and discussed papers at meetings of the American Economics Association, Midwest Economics Association, Western Economics Association, National Committee on Economic Education/NAEE, and other national, regional, and local association meetings.

Refereed papers for Journal of Money, Banking, and Credit, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Economic Education, Feminist Economics and other journals and foundations.

Selected University Service Activities

UN System Fringe Benefits Committee, 2004-2006

UN System Gender Equity Committee, 2001-2003

UNO Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 1998-04

UNO-CBA Technology and Educational Resources Council, 1998-, Chair, 2004-05

UNO-CBA Strategic Planning Committee, 1998-05

UNO Computer Usage Committee, 1998-2000

Search Committee for Chancellor, 1997.

Educational Technology Faculty, 1996.

College of Business Administration Executive Council, 1993-present.

UN System Executive Graduate Council, 1990-1993 and 1995-96.

UNO Graduate Council, 1995-97.

Creator and maintainer of WEB site for Economics Department and Economic Education, 1995- University Educational Policy Advisory Committee, 1993-95.

MBA Revision Task Force, 1994-95.

Search Committee, University System Vice President for Business and Finance, 1993.

Chair, Social Sciences Competencies Committee, 1993.

UNO Graduate Education Task Force, 1993

Chancellor's Ad Hoc Affirmative Action/EEOC Review Committee, 1993.

Chair, Executive Committee of EGC: Executive (University of Nebraska Systemwide) Graduate Council, 1992

President, University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Senate, 1989-90

Commission for the 5-Year Review of the Chancellor, Vice Chair, 1992

UNO Graduate Council, 1989-1992, Committee for Policy and Procedures

UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women,

Vice President and Treasurer, 1989-90

Economics Graduate Committee Chair and Graduate Advisor, 1986-1993;

Graduate Program Committee, 1993–present

UNO-AAUP Committee A (Academic Freedom and Tenure), 1990-present

UNO Graduate Council, Committee B, 1986-88

CBA Council of Chairs and Directors, 1986-present

UNO Committee on Honors and Awards, Chair, 1987-88

College of Business MBA Graduate Program Committee, 1985-88,

MBA Graduate Chair 1987-88

College of Business Curriculum Committee, 1985-86

College of Business Faculty Advisory Review (Personnel) Committee, 1984-86

Memberships

Honorary Organizations:

Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honorary
Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honorary
Pi Gamma Mu International, Honor Society in Social Sciences
Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honorary

Professional Organizations:

American Economics Association
Midwest Economics Association
Western Economics Association
National Association of Economic Educators
Missouri Valley Economics Association
Nebraska Economics and Business Association