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Cecil E. Bohanon
Ball State University
24Publications
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#1Dwight R. Lee (BSU: Ball State University)
#2Cecil E. Bohanon (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 6
This paper considers differences in how economists and novelists view the importance of good and evil in determining social outcomes. As opposed to novelists, economists see the possibility of achieving desirable outcomes through the pursuit of self-interest in markets with good and evil having little influence on that achievement. However, the paper also considers problems with relying on self-interest alone to generate publicly desirable outcomes through markets and points out limits to self-i...
1 Introduction: Why Jane Austen and Adam Smith? 2 A General Introduction to Smith's Moral Theory 3 Virtues and Vices in Smith 4 Self-Command in Sense and Sensibility 5 Prudence, Benevolence, and Justice in Mansfield Park 6 Vanity in Persuasion 7 Pride in Pride and Prejudice 8 Greed and Promises in Northanger Abbey 9 Man of System and Impartial Spectator in Emma 10 Land Rents, Income, and Entails 11 Representation of Business in Smith and Austen: Adopting the Bourgeois Virtues 12 Social Rank in S...
#1Cecil E. BohanonH-Index: 6
#2John B. HorowitzH-Index: 7
Last.James E. McClureH-Index: 7
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Taxation has several significant excess burdens, including enforcement costs, compliance costs, and deadweight losses. Most estimates find that raising a dollar of tax revenue costs much more than a dollar. Unfortunately, commonly used public finance textbooks do not integrate these costs into discussions of public goods or cost-benefit analyses. Not including these costs means that the optimal levels of public goods will be overestimated. Textbooks say too little, too late about the excess burd...
McCloskey (1998) and Ziliak (2009) have argued for bridging the intellectual and pedagogical divide between 'poets and positivists'. And Ziliak (2002, 2009, 2011) introduced a new bridge, 'haiku economics'. An introductory economics class at a large US university required students to use a work of visual art from the university's art museum and write a haiku poem that illustrated the artwork and an economic concept. The format of the assignment, samples of the students' work as well as student f...
#1Michelle Albert Vachris (CNU: Christopher Newport University)H-Index: 4
#2Cecil E. Bohanon (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 6
This article illustrates how literature can bring models to life in undergraduate courses on labor market economics. The authors argue that economics instructors and students can benefit from even small doses of literature. The authors examine excerpts from five American novels: Sister Carrie by Theodore Drieser (1900/2005); The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (1939/1967); McTeague: A Story of San Francisco by Frank Norris (1899/2006); Moby Dick by Herman Melville (1852/2003); and Seraph on th...
In this article, the author examines a number of issues in colleges of commerce in their formative period from 1900 to 1930. He discusses 4 areas: content of business curriculum, professional nature of business and business schools, social responsibility of corporate managers, and integration of the business curriculum. Many of the topics are still important today and can arguably be considered persistent themes in colleges of business.
A high voltage magnetic relay is enclosed by an insulating housing containing a gas such as sulfur hexafluoride under pressure. The switch terminals removably extend through a wall of the housing and are sealed. The magnet structure is removably connected to the housing by a sealed joint. A fill valve removably extends through a wall of the housing and is sealed thereto. The armature shifts a pivotal arm in the housing between open and closed contact positions.
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