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Dr. James Dow received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1987 and joined the Finance Department at CSUN in 2002. Before coming to CSUN, he worked as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. His research interests are in household financial management and the institutional economics of financial structure. His teaching interests include investments, general finance and the management of financial institutions.
Research on Financial Structure Mortgage originations during 2002-2007 as an example of an evolutionary market Journal of Evolutionary Economics (forthcoming)
Age, Investing Horizon and Asset Allocation, Journal of Economics and Finance 33, 422-436 (2009).
The Determination of Individual Financial Planning Horizons, Southwestern Economic Review, (2013), with Yanbo Jin.
Demographic factors affecting macroeconomic expectations, Southwestern Economic Review, (forthcoming)
Attitudes Towards Credit After the Great Recession (coming soon)
Research on Household Financial Decision Making
Research on Zombies and Vampires (link to Amazon)