azariWelcome to my webpage!

I am currently the Chair of the Economics Department at SUNY  New Paltz. My research and teaching interests are in labor economics, macroeconomics, and monetary economics. My research has focused on public policy and labor market regulations in the construction industry. I have recently been writing about Economics education in the United States. My course materials are available via Blackboard.

Honors and Awards

  •  State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.
  • Fulbright Scholar.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, The International Honor Society for Economics.
  • Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society.

Selected Publications

Book

  •   Azari-Rad H., Philips P., and Prus M. J. eds. (2005). The Economics of Prevailing Wage Laws. Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate.

Refereed Articles

  •   Azari-Rad H. (2010) “Institutional and Ideological Determinants of Economics Education in U.S. Colleges and Universities,” in Stephen J. Rosow and Thomas Kriger (eds.) Transforming Higher Education: Economy, Democracy and the University. Lanham, Maryland Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 107-126.
  • Azari-Rad H., Philips P., and Prus M. J. (2005). “Prevailing Wage Regulations and Public Policy in the Construction Industry,” in Hamid Azari-Rad, Peter Philips, and Mark J. Prus (eds.) The Economics of Prevailing Wage Laws. Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate, pp. 3-27.
  • Azari-Rad H., and Philips P. (2005). “Thoughtless Think Tanks: Sound Bite Thinking About the History and Intent of Prevailing Wage Laws,” in Hamid Azari-Rad, Peter Philips, and Mark J. Prus (eds.) The Economics of Prevailing Wage Laws. Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate, pp. 64-100.
  • Azari-Rad H. (2005). “Prevailing Wage Laws and Injury Rates in Construction,” in Hamid Azari-Rad, Peter Philips, and Mark J. Prus (eds.) The Economics of Prevailing Wage Laws. Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate, pp. 169-187.
  • Azari-Rad H (2004). “Inventory Dynamics Time-Lags and Efficiency Measures,” International Journal of Production Economics. 87:1, pp. 17-24.
  • Azari-Rad H., Philips P., and Prus M. J. (2003). “State Prevailing Wage Laws and School Construction Costs,” Industrial Relations. 42:3, pp. 445-457.
  • Azari-Rad H., Philips P. and Thompson W. D. (2003). “Subcontracting and Injury Rates in Construction,” Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Industrial Relations Research Association, Champaign, Illinois, pp.240-247.
  • Azari-Rad H. and Philips P. (2003). “Race and Prevailing Wage Laws in the Construction Industry Comment on Thieblot,” Journal of Labor Research. 24:1, pp. 161-168.
  • Azari-Rad H. and Philips P. (2002). “Origin of the Factoid-Prevailing Wage Laws are Remnant Jim Crow Laws,” Review of Radical Political Economics. 34:3, pp. 275-284.
  • Azari-Rad H., Philips P., and Prus M. J. (2002). “Making Hay When it Rains: The Effect Prevailing Wage Regulations, Scale Economies, Seasonal, Cyclical, and Local Business Patterns Have on School Construction Costs,” Journal of Education Finance. 27:4, pp. 997-1012.
  • Azari-Rad H. (2000). “Turnover Times of Productive Capital in U.S. Manufacturing (1976-1994),” in Proceedings of International Workshop on Production Planning and Control, Mons, Belgium: FUCAM October 2-4, pp 82-89.
  • Azari-Rad H., Yeagle A., and Philips P. (1994). “The Effect of the Repeal of Utah’s Prevailing Wage Law on the Labor Market in Construction,” in Sheldon Friedman, Richard W. Hurd, Ronald L. Seeber, and Rudolph A. Oswald, eds. Restoring the Promise of American Labor Law, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University ILR Press, pp. 207-21.
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