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David O. Cushman


Economics and Business

(724) 946-7169

Campus Location:
   Old Main
Mailbox: 141

Office 724-946-7169

Spring 2015 Office Hours:                                                                                                                                        MW                                                                                                                                                                            4:15 - 5:00pm                                                                                                                                                                 T R                                                                                                                                                                            2:00 - 3:00pm                                                                                                                                                          (Other times by appointment)

Spring 2015 Class Schedule:
M W F                                                                                                                                                        12:50pm          BA 320 - OM 314
3:10 pm           BA/Eco 220 02 - OM 314                                                                                                                        T R
11:00am          Eco 150 - OM 314

David O. Cushman

About Me

I have been at Westminster since 2005. I was chair of the Department of Economics and Business 2005-2013. I previously held regular positions at the Univ. of Saskatchewan (1992-2005), Univ. of South Florida (1987-1992), and Univ. of New Orleans (1978-1985), and visiting postions at the Univ. of North Carolina (1985), Vanderbilt (1986-1987), and Oxford Brookes University, UK (nonresident, 2010-2013).
Positions at Westminster College:

Professor of Economics
Captain William McKee Chair of Economics and Business
Other current positions:
Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Ph.D. (Economics), Vanderbilt University, 1980
M.A. (Economics), Vanderbilt University, 1977
B.A. (Economics), Stetson University, 1973
Teaching fields:
Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
International Trade and Finance

Research areas:
Exchange rates and macroeconomics

Recent publications:

  • "Paul Krugman Denies Having Concurred With an Administration Forecast: A Note," Econ Journal Watch 10 (January 2013), 108-115. link
  •  “Mankiw vs. DeLong and Krugman on the CEA’s Real GDP Forecasts in Early 2009: What Might a Time Series Econometrician Have Said?” Econ Journal Watch 9 (September 2012), 309-349. link
  • “Exchange Rate Regimes and FDI Flows to Developing Countries” (with Andrew Abbott and Glauco De Vita), Review of International Economics 20 (February 2012), 95-107. link
  • “Nonlinear Trends in Real Exchange Rates: A Panel Unit Root Test Approach” (with Nils Michael), Journal of International Money and Finance 30 (December 2011), 1619-1637. link

Personal interests:
oboe (I own a Rigoutat and a Loree), old British cars (my wife and I own a 1962 MGB and a 1960 Morris Minor)