Oklahoma Baptist University

Dr. Craig Walker

Wheeler Professor of Economics

Bailey Business Center 221
405.585.4411

OBU Box 61737
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804

Biography

Dr. Craig Walker enjoys teaching students how they can use their business skills and their knowledge about our economic system to create opportunities for others. He has published and presented papers, leading to discussions on topics such as "Why Did Johnny Drop Out? An Economic Model of College Student Retention," "Education Demand: Do Homeowners Think There is a Difference Between Expenditures and Outcomes?" and "Do Title I Grants Really Help Poor Children?" Walker has served as the president of the Southwestern Economics Association and is currently the treasurer of the Southwestern Social Science Association. He is a faculty sponsor for the Students in Free Enterprise team at OBU. He is also involved in the Shawnee Habitat for Humanity, where he has served as a construction volunteer, president, board member, volunteer coordinator, and committee chair. He is a member of University Baptist Church where he is a deacon and currently serves on the finance committee.

Dr. Walker's Course Materials

Education

B.B.A., Baylor University
M.B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Southern Methodist University
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Courses Taught

ECON 1203: Introduction to Economics
ECON 2013: Principles of Macro Economics
ECON 2023: Principles of Micro Economics
ECON 3453: Money and Banking
ECON 3553: International Economics
ECON 5303: Competitive Analysis
MGMT 4703: Business Ethics

Selected Publications

"Elementary School Districts in Oklahoma: Do They Obtain Tiebout Efficiency or Do They Create Inefficiency?" presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Economics Association, April 17-19, 2003, San Antonio, Texas

"Why Did Johnny Drop Out? An Economic Model of College Student Retention," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Economics Association, March 27-30, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana

"Do Title I Grants Really Help Poor Children?" (with Charles Wagoner) presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Economics Association, March 15-18, 2001, Fort Worth, Texas

"Race, Gender and Multiple Choice Test Questions in Economics," (with Charles Wagoner) presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Economics Association, March 15-18, 2001, Fort Worth, Texas

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