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Paul W. Grimes

Professor and Head, Finance and Economics

E-mail address: Pwg1@Ra.Msstate.Edu
Website: http://www.cbi.msstate.edu/faculty/grimes/grimes.html


Dr. Paul W. Grimes is a Professor of Economics in the College of Business and Industry at Mississippi State University. Prior to joining the faculty of Mississippi State in 1987, he taught for three years at Western Illinois University.

A native of Missouri, Dr. Grimes earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in economics from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. In 1984 he received his Ph.D. in economics from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Grimes specializes in the areas of labor economics and the economics of public policy. During the past ten years, Dr. Grimes has also been heavily involved in the field of economic education. He has served as a project consultant and program evaluator for the National Council on Economic Education, and conducted the effectiveness review for The Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting's national telecourse, Economics U$A. Closer to home, Dr. Grimes has worked with the Mississippi Department of Education to train public school teachers across the state how to utilize new multimedia resources to integrate economics into the K-12 curriculum. To date, this work has resulted in the distribution of more than one million dollars worth of curriculum materials to the public schools of our state.

Dr. Grimes has authored more than fifty scholarly research articles, notes, and book reviews. He has been recognized for his work by being named a Visiting Fellow by Princeton University and a Senior Evaluation Scholar by the National Council on Economic Education. Furthermore, Dr. Grimes received the Outstanding Young Business Alumni award presented by the Gladys A. Kelce School of Business and Economics at Pittsburg State University and is listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry.


Economics of Social Issues

Grimes, Paul W.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
19th Edition,2010
Collaborators: Ansel M. Sharp and Charles A. Register

Sharp, Register, and Grimes' Economics of Social Issues originated the social issues approach to teaching basic economic principles. This edition reflects the important societal trends and public debates current at the time. Currency and relevance are the motivations behind the major changes that previous users will quickly find in this edition. Each chapter presents economic concepts then places them within the context of very current issues facing society.

Economics of Social Issues has garnered a loyal user following for its timely and impartial handling of current social issues that dominate the news. As the major social issues facing our society change, so does this textbook. While the issues are contemporary and the supporting information updated, the authors remain objective.



Economics of Social Issues

Grimes, Paul W.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
18th Edition,2008
ISBN: 007340280X
Collaborators: Ansel M. Sharp and Charles A. Register

Sharp/Register/Grimes' Economics of Social Issues originated the Social Issues approach to teaching basic economic principles. Designed as an introduction to general economics for non-majors, it presents economic concepts as useful tools to analyze contemporary social issues. Each chapter presents economic concepts then places them within the context of very current issues facing society. The book may also be used to supplement principles courses with lively social issues to add relevance to the economic principles being taught.

Economics of Social Issues has garnered a loyal user following for its timely and impartial handling of current social issues that dominate newspapers and television news. As the major social issues facing our society change, so does this textbook. While the issues are contemporary and the supporting information updated, the authors remain objective.

Editorial Review listed on Amazon.com



Economics of Social Issues

Grimes, Paul W.
Publisher: Irwin/McGraw-Hill Publishing
17th Edition,2006
ISBN: 0-07-298435-X
Collaborators: Ansel M. Sharp, Charles A. Register

Economics of Social Issues is an introductory college economics textbook. Instead of the traditional approach of teaching economic theories and models first and then applying them to specific topics, the pedagogy of Economics of Social Issues is to begin with important social issues (e.g. crime, pollution, health care, etc.) and through their exploration develop basic economic concepts and tools. Hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States have adopted and used this text in a wide variety of courses. In the fall of 1997, the publisher introduced a Canadian version of the text and in 2002, it was translated into, and published in, Chinese.




Grimes, Paul W., Kevin E. Rogers,and Rebecca Campbell Smith. "High School Economic Education and Access to Financial Services" Journal of Consumer Affairs 44.2 (2010): 317-335.
Grimes, Paul W., Meghan J., Millea, and Randall C. Campbell. "The Transition to Market-Based Economic Education: Evaluating Program Effectiveness in Kazakhstan" Perspectives on Economic Education Research 5.1 (2009): 39-59.
Grimes, Marybeth F., and Paul W. Grimes. "The Academic Librarian Labor Market and the Role of the Master of Library Science Degree: 1975 Through 2005" Journal of Academic Librarianship 34.4 (2008): 3332-339.
Grimes, Paul W., Meghan J. Millea, and M. Kathleen Thomas. "District Level Mandates and High School Students' Understanding of Economics" Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research 9.2 (2008): 3-16.
Moore, Robert S., Melissa Moore, Paul W. Grimes, Meghan J. Millea, Mark Lehman, Allison Pearson, Pearson Liddell, and M. Kathleen Thomas. "Developing an Intervention Bridging Program for At-Risk Students Before the Traditional Pre-Freshman Summer Program" College Student Journal 41.1 (2007): 151-159.
Lopus, Jane S., Paul W. Grimes, William E. Becker, and Rodney A. Pearson. "Effects of Human Subjects Requirements on Classroom Research: Multidisciiplinary Evidence" Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 2.3 (2007): 69-78.
Lopus, Jane S., Paul W. Grimes, William E. Becker, and Rodney A. Pearson. "Human Subjects Requirements and Economic Education Researchers" American Economist 51.2 (2007): 49-60.
Lee, Deborah O. Lee, Kevin E. Rogers and Paul W. Grimes. "The Union Relative Wage Effect for Academic Librarians" Industrial Relations 45.3 (2006): 478-484.
Grimes, Pal W. and Jon P. Rezek. "The Determinants of Cheating by High School Economics Students: A Comparative Study of Academic Dishonesty in the Transitional Economies" International Review of Economics Education 4.2 (2005): 23-45.
Grimes, Paul W. , Kevin E. Rogers and Angela A. Robertson. "Estimating the Benefits of Alternative Treatments for Juvenile Offenders in Mississippi" Business and Economic Review 17.1 (2004): 27-46.
Grimes, Paul W. "Dishonesty in Academics and Business: A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of Student Attitudes" Journal of Business Ethics 49.3 (2004): 273-290.
Grimes, Paul W. , Meghan J. Millea and Thomas W. Woodruff. "Grades - Who's to Blame? Student Evaluation of Teaching and Locus of Control" Journal of Economic Education 35.2 (2004): 129-147.
Grimes, Paul W. , Meghan J. Millea and Kevin E. Rogers. "The Regional Mobility of Economists: An Extension" Journal of Labor Research 25.1 (2004): 127-138.
Grimes, Paul W. and Meghan J. Millea. "Economic Education as Public Policy: The Determinants of State-Level Mandates" Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research 4.2 (2003): 3-18.
Grimes, Paul W. and Meghan J. Millea. "Grade Expectations and Student Evaluation of Teaching" College Student Journal 36.4 (2002): 582-590.
Grimes, Paul W. "The Overconfident Principles of Economics Student: An Examination of a Metacognitive Skill" Journal of Economic Education 33.1 (2002): 15-30.
Robertson, Angela A. , Paul W. Grimes, and Kevin E. Rogers. "A Short-Run Cost-Benefit Analysis of Community-Based Interventions for Juvenile Offenders" Crime & Delinquency 47.2 (2001): 265-283.
Register, Charles A. , Donald R. Williams, and Paul W. Grimes. "Adolescent Drug Use and Educational Attainment" Education Economics 9.1 (2001): 1-18.
Grimes, Paul W. and Marybeth F. Charters. "Library Use and the Undergraduate Economics Student" College Student Journal 34.4 (2000): 557-571.
Grimes, Paul W. Deborah O. Lee. "Economic Education and Economic Growth" Atlantic Economic Journal 28.4 (2000): 490.
Grimes, Paul W. and Kevin E. Rogers. "Truth-in-Sentencing, Law Enforcement, and Inmate Population Growth" Journal of Socio-Economics 28.6 (1999): 745-757.
Grimes, Paul W. and Paul S. Nelson. "The Social Issues Pedagogy vs. the Traditional Principles of Economics: An Empirical Examination" American Economist 42.1 (1998): 56-64.
Grimes, Paul W. Charles A. Register. "Career Publications and Academic Job Rank: Evidence From the Class of 1968" Journal of Economic Education 28.1 (1997): 82-92.
Grimes, Paul W. and Emmanuel Tsiritakis. "Teaching Loads and the Production of Economic Research Publications" Atlantic Economic Journal 25.4 (1997): 427.
Grimes, Paul W. , Patricia L. Sanderson and Geok H. Ching. "Student Study Choices in the Principles of Economics: A Case Study of Computer Usage" Journal of Educational Computing Research 16.1 (1997): 65-81.
Charters, Marybeth F. and Paul W. Grimes. "Technology and Librarianship: A Test of the Human Capital Model of Occupational Segregation" Applied Economics Letters 4.7 (1997): 403-406.
Grimes, Paul W. "Economic Education for At-Risk Students: An Evaluation of Choices & Changes" American Economist 39.1 (1995): 71-83.
Grimes, Paul W. "The Decline of Strike Activity and the Post-PATCO Era" Atlantic Economic Journal 23.2 (1995): 155.
Grimes, Paul W. and Margaret A. Ray. "Career Winnings and Gender in Thoroughbred Racing" Sociology of Sport Journal 12.1 (1995): 96-104.
Grimes, Paul W. "Public versus Private Secondary Schools and the Production of Economic Education" Journal of Economic Education 25.1 (1994): 17-30.
Grimes, Paul W. and George A. "Alumni Contributions to Academics: The Role of Intercollegiate Sports and NCAA Sanctions" American Journal of Economics and Sociology 53.1 (1994): 27-40.
Grimes, Paul W. and Margaret A. Ray. "Economics: Microcomputers in the College Classroom - A Review of the Academic Literature" Social Science Computer Review 11.4 (1993): 38-49.
Grimes, Paul W. and George A . "Intercollegiate Sports Success and First-Year Student Enrollment Demand" Sociology of Sport Journal 10.3 (1993): 286-300.
Grimes, Paul W. and Margaret A. Ray. "Jockeying for Position: Winnings and Gender Discrimination on the Thoroughbred Racetrack" Social Science Quarterly 74.1 (1993): 46-61.
Grimes, Paul W. and Margaret A. Ray. "Performance and Attitudinal Effects of a Computer Laboratory in the Principles of Economics Course" Social Science Computer Review 10.1 (1992): 42-58.
Grimes, Paul W. and Paul S. Nelson. "Supply and Demand Analysis: Using Markets Created in the Classroom" Journal of Education for Business 66.6 (1991): 370-373.
Chressanthis, Gearge A. , Kathie S. Gilbert, and Paul W. Grimes. "Ideology, Constituent Interests, and Senatorial Voting: The Case of Abortion" Social Science Quarterly 72.3 (1991): 588-600.
Ray, Margaret A. Ray,and Paul W. Grimes. "The Determinants of Breeding Regulation in the Horse Industry: An Empirical Analysis" Journal of Socio-Economics 20.2 (1991): 169-180.
Grimes, Paul W. and James F. Niss. "Economic Understanding and Student Success in a Business Curriculum" Journal of Education for Business 66.5 (1991): 309-313.
Grimes, Paul W. and Charles A. Register. "Teacher Unions and Black Students' Scores on College Entrance Exams" Industrial Relations 30.3 (1991): 492-500.
Grimes, Paul W. and Charles A. Register. "Collective Bargaining, Teachers, and Student Achievement" Journal of Labor Research 12.2 (1991): 99-110.
Chressanthis, George A. and Paul W. Grimes . "Criminal Behaviour and Youth in the Labour Market: The Case of the Pernicious Minimum Wage" Applied Economics 22.11 (1990): 1495.
Grimes, Paul W. , Margaret A. Ray and Paul S. Nelson. "Artificial Insemination Technology in the Equine Industry" Journal of Economics and Finance 14.2 (1990): 537-548.
Grimes, Paul W. and Thomas E. Willey. "The Effectiveness of Microcomputer Simulations in the Principles of Economics Course" Computers and Education 14.1 (1990): 81-86.
Grimes, Paul W. and Charles A. Register. "Teachers' Unions and Student Achievement in High School Economics" Journal of Economic Education 21.3 (1990): 297-306.
Grimes, Paul W. and Margaret A. Ray. "Breeding Technology and Horse Industry Economics in the 1990's" Horse Digest - Journal of the U.S. Horse Industry 8.8 (1989): 13-16.
Grimes, Paul W. , Timothy L. Krehbiel, Joyce E. Nielsen, and James F. Niss. "The Effectiveness of Economics U$A on Learning and Attitudes" Journal of Economic Education 20.2 (1989): 139-152.
Grimes, Paul W. and James F. Niss. "Concentrated Study Time and Improved Learning Efficiency: An Experiment Using Economics U$A" Journal of Economic Education 20.2 (1989): 133-138.
Grimes, Paul W. and Charles A. Campbell. "The Minimum Wage Debate" University of Baltimore Business Review 9.4 (1989): 6-8.
Grimes, Paul W. and Robert C. Dauffenbach. "Self-Selection and Occupational Mobility" International Journal of Manpower 10.3 (1989): 11-19.
Grimes, Paul W. , Timothy L. Krehbiel and Margaret A. Ray. "Microcomputer Tutorials and Student Learning in the Principles of Economics Course: An Empirical Experiment" Collegiate Microcomputer 6.3 (1988): 247-252.
Grimes, Paul W. and Margaret A. Ray. "Right to Work Legislation and Employment Growth in the 1980's: A Shift-Share Analysis" Regional Science Perspectives 18.2 (1988): 78-93.
Grimes, Paul W. , Joyce E. Nielson and James F. Niss. "The Performance of Nonresident Students in the Economics U$A Telecourse" American Journal of Distance Education 2.2 (1988): 36-43.
Grimes, Paul W. "Occupational Mobility in a Dynamic Economy" Studies in Economic Analysis 11.4 (1987): 30-36.
Grimes, Paul W. and Charles A. Register. "The Employment Impact of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act" Journal of the Southwestern Society of Economists 14.1 (1987): 9-18.
Grimes, Paul W., James Marlin, and James F. Niss. "Student Learning and Computer Managed Instruction in the Principles of Economics Course" Midsouth Journal of Economics and Finance 10.4 (1987): 323-324.

Grimes, Paul W. "Reflections on Introductory Course Structures." Educating Economists: The Teagle Discussion on Re-Evaluating the Undergraduate Economics Major. Ed. David Colander and KimMarie McGoldrick. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar International Publishing, 2009. 95-99.
Grimes, Paul W. "Institutional Review Boards." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences: 2nd Edition. Ed. William A. Darity. Florence, KY: Cengage Learning Incorporated, 2008.
Grimes, Paul W. "Experiments, Human." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences: 2nd Edition. Ed. William A. Darity. Florence, KY: Cengage Learning Incorporated, 2008.
Grimes, Paul W., and Meghan J. Millea. "Student Evaluation of Teaching Scores in Economics: The Role of Student Metacognition." Shaping the Learning Curve: Essays in Economic Education. Ed. Frank G. Mixon. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Incorporated, 2005. 3-14.
Campbell, Charles A., Kathie S. Gilbert, and Paul W. Grimes. "Human Capital: Characteristics of the Labor Force." A Social and Economic Portrait of the Mississippi Delta. Ed. Arthur G. Cosby, Mitchell W. Bracklin, T. David Mason, and Eunice R. McCulloch. [Mississippi, MS]: Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Social Science Research Center, 1992. 125-148.
Grimes, Paul W., Joyce E. Nielsen, and James F. Niss. "The Performance of Nonresident Students in the Economics U$A Telecourse." Readings in Distance Learning and Instruction. Ed. Michael G. Moore and G. Christopher Clark. University Park, PA: American Center for the Study of Distance Education, 1989. 79-87.

Grimes, Paul W., Joyce E. Nielsen, and James F. Niss. "Learning Economics Through Televised Instruction: An Empirical Analysis of the Economics U$A Project." Developing Distance Education, Proceedings of the 14th World Conference of the International Council for Distance Education, Olso, Norway, August 1988. 1988. 225-230.
Grimes, Paul W., Joyce E. Nielsen, and James F. Niss. "Individual Characteristics and the Probability of Telecourse Enrollment: An Examination of Student Choice." Shaping a Cohesive Agenda: Next Steps, Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Adult and External Degree Programs, Memphis, TN, October 7-10. 1987. 1987. 35-44. [ED 321 625].