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Kevin Currier Professor Department of Economics and Legal Studies in Business 433A Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8658 (Phone) 405-744-5180 (Fax)

Kevin Currier’s primary research interest is in the area of Regulatory Economics. His specific areas of interest include: price and service quality regulation in the utilities industries; optimal pricing for utilities, airports and postal services; emissions trading; and renewable energy support systems such as feed-in tariffs and green certificate systems. His research has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economics Letters, the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Education, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, Telecommunications Policy, Energy Policy and Environmental and Resource Economics, among others. In addition, he is author of the graduate level textbook entitled Comparative Statics Analysis in Economics.

Education

Ph D, State University of New York at Albany,Economics1985
MA, State University of New York at AlbanyMathematics1982
BS, State University of New York at AlbanyEconomics/Mathematics1979

Publications

Kevin Currier & Susanne Rassouli-Currier. (2016). "The Impact of Energy Market Mergers on “Green” Producers’ Cost Efficiency Incentives: Some Preliminary Results ". Economics Bulletin. 36

Kevin Currier. (2016). "“Cost Reduction Incentives in Electricity Markets with Overlapping Regulations”". The Electricity Journal. 29 (2)

Kevin Currier. (2015). "Incentives for cost reduction and cost padding in electricity markets with overlapping "green" regulations". Utilities Policy. 38, 72-75.

Kevin Currier & Yaming Sun. (2014). "Market Power and Welfare in Electricity Markets Employing Tradable Green Certificate Systems". International Advances in Economic Research. (20)

Kevin Currier. (2014). "Some Implications of Design Element Choice when Combining a Green Quota with a System of Fedd-In Tariffs". Edonomics Bulletin. (34)

Kevin Currier. (2014). "Some implications of Investment Cost Reduction Policies in Energy Markets Employing Green Certificate Systems". Environmental and Resource Economics. (60)

Kevin Currier. (2013). "A Regulatory Adjustment Process for the Determination of the Optimal Percentage Requirement in an Electricity market with Tradable Green Certificates". Energy Policy. 62 (November)

Kevin Currier. (2012). "Optimal pricing of postal services under endogenously determined entry". Economics Bulletin. 32 (4), 3503-3511.

Kevin Currier & Susanne Rassouli Currier. (2012). "A Preliminary Investigation of the Optimal Percentage Requirement in an Electricity Market with Tradable Green Certificated". Theoretical Economics Letters. 2 (2), 216-220.

Kevin Currier. (2011). "Optimal Pricing and Entry Rules When a Regulated Dominant Firm Faces a Competitive Fringe". International Advances in Economic Research. 17 (4)

Kevin Currier. (2009). "Price Cap Regulation of a Dominant Firm Facing Competition". Journal of Economics (Zeitschrift fur Nationalokonomie). 98 (3), 221.

S. Rassouli-Currier & Kevin Currier. (2008). "Inefficiency in Higher Education: An Empirical Application to Peer Regional Universities". Southwestern Economic Review: Research Notes.

Kevin Currier. (2008). "Price Cap Regulation of Airports: A New Approach". Economics Bulletin. 12 (8)

Kevin Currier & B. Jackson. (2008). "A Pedagogical Note on the Superiority of Price Caps to Rate of Return Regulation". Journal of Economic Education.

Kevin Currier. (2007). "Quality-Corrected Price Caps". Bulletin of Economic Research. 59 (3)

Kevin Currier. (2007). "A Practical Approach to Quality-Adjusted Price Cap Regulation". Journal of Telecommunications Policy. 31 (8-9)

Kevin Currier. (2006). "Quality Adjusted Laspeyres Price Caps: A Graphical Analysis". Atlantic Economics Journal. 34

Kevin Currier. (2005). "Combining Pricing Bands With Price Cap Regulation". Economics Bulletin. 12 (8)

Kevin Currier. (2005). "Strategic Firm Behavior Under Average-Revenue-Lagged Regulation". Journal of Regulatory Economics. 27 (1)

Kevin Currier. (2004). "Natural Monopoly Regulation in the Presence of Cost Misreporting". Atlantic Economic Journal. 32

F. Richter, E. Pebe Diaz, B.W. Brorsen & Kevin Currier. (2003). "Using Both Sociological and Economic Incentives to Reduce Moral Hazard". Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics. 28 (2)

Kevin Currier. (2003). "Natural Monopoly Regulation in the Presence of Cost Misreporting". Economic Research Network Educator .

Kevin Currier. (2002). "Long-Run Equilibrium in a Monopolistically Competitive Industry". Journal of Economic Research. 7 (1)

Awards and Honors

Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching (2005)
Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching (2004)
Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching (2003)
Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching (2003)
Top Ten Downloads, "Natural Monopoly Regulation in the Presence of Cost Misreporting," (2003)
Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Teaching (2001)
AMOCO Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee (1997)
Greiner Teaching Award Nominee (1996)

Editorial and Review Activities

Journal of Economics (Zietschrift fur Nationalokonomie)
2016

Journal of Regulatory Economics
2011

European Journal of Operations Research
Invited Manuscript Reviewer
2003

Journal of Economics and Finance
Invited Manuscript Reviewer
2002

Economic Inquiry
Invited Manuscript Reviewer

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

Oklahoma State University, Professor of Economics, July 2006
Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor of Economics, July 1989 - June 2006
Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor of Economics, August 1984 - June 1989

Courses Taught

ECON 5223 (12 Semesters)
ECON 6023 (2 Semesters)
ECON 3113 (19 Semesters)
ECON 6133 (10 Semesters)
ECON 5003 (2 Semesters)
ECON 5123 (2 Semesters)

Full Course List

SemesterCourseSectionCourse Title
Fall 2016ECON 522361281Mathematical Economics I
Fall 2016ECON 602361411Microeconomic Theory II
Spring 2016ECON 31132INTERMED MICROECON
Spring 2016ECON 31133INTERMED MICROECON
Fall 2015ECON 52231MATHEMATICAL ECON I
Fall 2015ECON 60231MICROECONOMIC THEORY II
Spring 2015ECON 31132INTERMED MICROECON
Fall 2014ECON 52231MATHEMATICAL ECON I
Fall 2014ECON 61331MICROECONOMIC THRY II
Spring 2014ECON 31131INTERMED MICROECON
Spring 2014ECON 31132INTERMED MICROECON
Fall 2013ECON 52231MATHEMATICAL ECON I
Fall 2013ECON 61331MICROECONOMIC THRY II
Spring 2013ECON 31131INTERMED MICROECON
Spring 2013ECON 31132INTERMED MICROECON
Fall 2012ECON 52231MATHEMATICAL ECON I
Fall 2012ECON 61331MICROECONOMIC THRY II
Spring 2012ECON 31131Intermediate Microeconomics
Spring 2012ECON 31132Intermediate Microeconomics
Fall 2011ECON 52231Mathematical Economics I
Fall 2011ECON 61331Microeconomic Theory II
Spring 2011ECON 31131Intermediate Microeconomics
Spring 2011ECON 31132Intermediate Microeconomics
Fall 2010ECON 52231Mathematical Economics I
Fall 2010ECON 61331Microeconomic Theory II
Spring 2010ECON 31131Intermediate Microeconomics
Spring 2010ECON 31132Intermediate Microeconomics
Fall 2009ECON 52231Mathematical Economics I
Fall 2009ECON 61331Microeconomic Theory II
Spring 2009ECON 31131Intermediate Microeconomics
Spring 2009ECON 31132Intermediate Microeconomics
Spring 2009ECON 5003354Research Report
Fall 2008ECON 52231Mathematical Economics I
Fall 2008ECON 61331Microeconomic Theory II
Spring 2008ECON 3113002Intermediate Microeconomics
Spring 2008ECON 5003354Research Report
Spring 2008ECON 5123001Microeconomic Theory I
Fall 2007ECON 5223001Mathematical Economics I
Fall 2007ECON 6133001 Microeconomic Theory II
Spring 2007ECON 3113001Intermediate Microeconomics
Spring 2007ECON 5123001Microeconomic Theory I
Fall 2006ECON 5223001Mathematical EconomicsI
Fall 2006ECON 6133001Microeconomic Theory II
Spring 2006ECON 3113002Intermediate Microeconomics
Spring 2006ECON 31131Intermediate Microeconomics
Fall 2005ECON 52231MATHEMATICAL ECON I
Fall 2005ECON 61331MICROECONOMIC THRY II