Hilde E. Patron Boenheim
Associate Professor
Director of the Center for Business and Economics Research (CBER)
Department of Economics
The University of West Georgia
Business Building 1303
Phone: (678)-839-5041
Email: hpatron@westga.edu


EDUCATION

PhD, Michigan State University, 2001.
Emphasis/major: Economics

MA, Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia), 1995.
Emphasis/major: Economics

BA, Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia), 1993.
Emphasis/major: Economics

WORK EXPERIENCE

Academic

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Business and Economics Research (CBER), University of West Georgia. (July 1, 2014 - Present).

Associate Professor and Director of SAS Program, University of West Georgia. (August 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014).

Associate Professor, University of West Georgia. (August 1, 2010 - June 2013).

Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia. (August 6, 2007 – June 30, 2010).

Visiting Assistant Professor, Emory University. (September 1, 2006 - August 30, 2007).

Assistant Professor and Burton Risinger Endowed Professor, Louisiana Tech University. (June 1, 2006 - May 31, 2007).

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University. (September 1, 2002 - May 31, 2006).

Visiting Faculty, Emory University. (September 1, 2000 - August 30, 2002).

Professional

Junior Researcher, Central Bank of Colombia (Banco de la Republica). (1994 - 1996).

Research Assistant, Foundation for Advanced Education and Development (FEDESARROLLO), Bogota, Colombia. (August 1992 - December 1992).

Teaching Experience (Courses Taught)

Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Business Statistics
Money and Banking
Managerial Economics
International Economics
Graduate Microeconomics

Consulting

Economic Impact, Dalton gas pipeline project by Williams. (July 1, 2014-Present).

On Demand Video Analysis, Ubiquitous Innovation, Atlanta, GA. (June 1, 2012 - February 1, 2013).

Economic Impact, The Southern Company. (August 1, 2011 - November 15, 2011).

 
Economic Impact, Georgia Power. (April 1, 2011 - November 1, 2011).
 
Economic Impact, Georgia Power. (September 1, 2010 - November 1, 2010).

Loyalty Cash Program Impact on Car Dealerships' Revenue and Profits, Summit Resources, Alpharetta, GA. (September 1, 2010 - November 1, 2010).

Economic Impact, Seymour Construction and Development, Coweta County. (February 1, 2010 - May 1, 2010).

RESEARCH

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Patron, H., Smith, W. J. Forthcoming. Mark to Market and its Impact on Community-Based Banking. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

Patron, H., Smith, W. J. (2013). The Effect of Fiscal and Monetary Policies on Economic Outcomes: A Classroom Activity that Uses Mankiw's Presidential Game. Journal for Economic Educators, 13(1), 39-43. 

 
Lopez, S., Patron, H. (2012). Multiple Intelligences in Online, Hybrid, and Traditional Business Statistics Courses. Journal of Educators Online, 9(2).

Boldt, D., Patron H., Smith, W.J. (2011). Payment Methods and Practices Among College Students: A Classroom Discussion Tool.  Journal for Economic Educators, 11 (2), 25-33.

Gomez, L., Patron, H., Smith, W. J. (2011). A Microsoft Excel® template for bank run xxperiments. Mountain Plains Journal of Economics and Finance. Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics. Pedagogy, 12, 95-115.

Lopez, S., Patron, H. (2011). Student effort, consistency and online performance. Journal of Educators Online, 8(2), 1-11.

Patron, H., Smith, W. J. (2011). Implications of fail-forward in an online environment under alternative grading schemes. Journal of Educators Online, 8(1), 1-13

Bisping, T., Patron, H. (2011). Age, gender, and unemployment in Australia: a labor queue analysis of employer preferences. Southwestern Economic Review. Spring 2011.

Patron, H., Lopez, S. (2010). Teaching basic regression analysis at the undergraduate level: a method to assess understanding. Global Education Journal, 2010(1). 

Patron, H. (2010). On the advice of real estate agents: an empirical study. Journal of Business, Industry and Economics, 14, 43-47.

Bisping, T., Patron, H. (2009). A labor queue analysis of worker age, gender and labor force status. The Empirical Economics Letters, 8(5), 415-422.

Patron, H., Smith, W. J., Boldt, D. (2009). Demonstrating the Central Limit Theorem in the classroom. Journal for Economic Educators, 9(1), 1-15.

Patron, H., Smith, W. J. (2009). Improving student performance in business statistics courses with online assessments. Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 8(2), 39-49.

Patron, H., Bisping, T. (2008). Why students misbehave in class: an empirical analysis of classroom incivilities. Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics, 9(2), 60-73. 

Patron, H., Roskelley, K. (2008). Information manipulation and entry deterrence. The Journal of Economics, XXXIV(1). 

Patron, H., Roskelley, K. (2008). The effect of reputation, and competition on the advice of real estate agents. The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 37(4), 387-399. 

Bisping, T., Patron, H. (2008). Personality type as a determinant of student success in introductory general business courses. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 12(1), 35-50. 

Bisping, T., Patron, H. (2008). Residential investment and business cycles in an open economy: a generalized impulse response approach. The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 37(1), 33-49. 

Bisping. T., Patron, H., Roskelley, K. (2008). Modeling academic dishonesty: the role of student perception and misconduct type. Journal of Economic Education, 39(1/Winter 2008), 4-21. 

Patron, H. (2007). The value of information about central bankers’ preferences. International Review of Economics and Finance, 16(1), 139-148. 

Bisping, T., Patron, H. (2006). The relationship between attendance and student performance in an introduction to business course. Journal of the Academy Business Education(Spring), 28-32. 

Patron, H. (2005). Optimal inflation targets and the informativeness of the inflation rate. Journal of Economic Research, 10(Fall), 49-71. 

Patron, H., Roskelley, K. (2005). The Ability of bivariate mixture models to explain volume, volatility and conditional heteroskedasticity in emerging market stock returns. Journal of Current Research in Global Business, 7(11), 64-72. 

Patron, H. (2005). The value of information about childcare quality. Southwestern Economic Review, 32(1/Spring), 25-33. 

Patron, H. (2005). Temporary acceleration of inflation: What can a central bank learn from it? Southern Economic Journal, 71(4), 737-751. 

Bisping, T., Patron, H. (2005). Output shocks and unemployment: new evidence on regional disparities. International Journal of Applied Economics, 2(1), 79-89. 

Patron, H. (2004). Academic risk aversion: an experiment to introduce business students to the concepts of risk and uncertainty. Journal of Business Administration Online, 3(2). 

Book Chapters

Carrasquilla, A., Galindo, A., Patron, H. (1999). Devaluación nominal, tasa de cambio real e inflación: un enfoque estructural ( Nominal devaluation, the real exchange rate and inflation: a structural approach). in A. Carrasquilla, "Estabilidad y gradualismo. Ensayos sobre economía Colombiana". Bogota, Colombia/ TM Editors. 

Carrasquilla, A., Galindo, A., Patron, H. (1999). Endeudamiento e inflación de activos en Colombia ( Debt and asset price inflation in Colombia). in A. Carrasquilla, "Estabilidad y gradualismo. Ensayos sobre economía Colombiana". Bogota, Colombia/ TM Editors. 

Carrasquilla, A., Galindo, A., Patron, H. (1999). Sobre los costos en bienestar de la inflación (On the welfare costs of inflation). in A. Carrasquilla, "Estabilidad y gradualismo. Ensayos sobre economía Colombiana". Bogota, Colombia/ TM Editors.

Conference Proceedings


Carrasquilla, A., Galindo, A., Patron, H. (1995). Devaluación nominal, tasa de cambio real e inflación: un enfoque estructural (Nominal devaluation, the real exchange rate and inflation: a structural spproach). Mercado de Capitales – XIV Simposium. 

Carrasquilla, A., Galindo, A., Patron, H. (1995). Endeudamiento e inflación de activos en Colombia (Debt and asset price inflation in Colombia). Mercado de Capitales – XIV Simposium. 

Papers under Submission


Software-assisted movie making project: a hands-on online learning tool.

Sustainable technology adoption: a Prisoner’s Dilemma.

Papers Presented

Payments methods survey, AEF, Jacksonville, FL. (February 10, 2011).

Implications of fail-forward in an online environment under alternative grading schemes, Academy of Economics and Finance, Houston, TX. (February 11, 2010).

Improving student performance in business statistics using online assessments, Pensacola, FL. (February 12, 2009).

On the advice of real estate agents: an empirical study, Academy of Economics and Finance, Nashville. (February 2008).

Using Excel and VBA for teaching statistical concepts in business statistics, Academy of Economics and Finance, Nashville, TN. (February 15, 2008).

The role of economics on a liberal arts education, Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA. (February 2007).

Modeling academic dishonesty: the role of student perception and misconduct type, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA. (January 2007).

Modeling academic dishonesty: the role of student perception and misconduct type, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA. (January 2006).

The effect of reputation, and competition on the advice of real estate agents, INFORMS, San Francisco, CA. (November 2005).

An index of central bank transparency, Canadian Economic Association, Toronto, Canada. (June 2004).

Central banker's contracts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. (2002).

Hyperinflations: what can a government learn from them? Drake University, University of Southern Indiana, Louisiana Tech University, Butler University, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Birmingham Southern College, California State University at Los Angeles, Emory University. (2001).

Uncertainty, learning, and seignorage maximizing governments, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. (2001).

Uncertainty and learning by seignorage maximizing governments, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St Paul, Minneapolis-St Paul, MN. (October 2000).

Information manipulation by Stackelberg duopolies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (1999).

Information manipulation and entry deterrence: limit pricing through learning, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (October 1999).

Hyperinflations: what can a government learn from them?, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (1998).

Editorial Activities

Reviewer,  Journal of Educators Online. (January 2011 - Present).

Invited Reviewer, The Practice of Statistics for Business and Economics, 3rd edition, by David Moore, George McCabe, Layth Alwan, Bruce Craig, and William Duckworth.

Invited Reviewer, Money, Banking, and Financial Markets Online Homework System by Lawrence Ball.

Invited Reviewer, Mankiw's Macroeconomics 7th Edition. 

Invited Reviewer, Papers, Journal of Economics and Finance Education. 

Invited Reviewer, Surveys, Prentice Hall, Trends in business statistics courses. 

Invited Reviewer, Books, Money, the Financial System, and the Economy, 6th Edition, by R. Glenn Hubbard and Tony O’Brien. 

Invited Reviewer, Papers, Real Estate Economics. 

Invited Reviewer, Papers, Mountain Plains Journal of Business and Economics. 

Invited Reviewer, Books, Money, Banking & Financial Markets by Stephen Cecchetti.

Invited Reviewer, Papers, Journal of the Academy of Business Education. 

Invited Reviewer, Papers, Southwestern Economic Journal. 

Invited Reviewer, Books, Macroeconomics by F. Larrain and J. Sachs. (2002).

Invited Reviewer, Papers, Annals of Operations Research. (2001).

Projects under way

Sustainable banking practices.

Sustainable investment practices and GDP growth.

Value added of direct faculty instruction in online courses.

SERVICE

The University of West Georgia

Institutional Review Board. (December 2012 - Present).

Learning Resources Committee. (August 2008 - August 2010).

Workshop Co-Presenter, Wow then with Wimba with Christy Talley, Distance Learning. (February 29, 2008).

Presenter, Graduate School Luncheon, “Why students misbehave in class?” (September 2007).

The University of West Georgia, Richards College of Business

Chair, Undergraduate Programs Committee. (2012 - Present).

Member, Undergraduate Programs Committee. (2009 - 2012).

Member, Sustainability Program Task Force. (September 2012 - December 2012).

Committee Member, SPC International Programs committee. (November 2011 - December 2012).

Committee Member, Scholarship Subcommitte. (2009 - 2012).

Tenure and Promotion Committee. (2010 - 2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014).
 
The University of West Georgia, Department of Economics

Program Organizer, International Economics Study Abroad Program. (June 2008 - Present).

Committee Member, Merit Evaluation Committee. (August 13, 2008 - August 2011).

Committee Chair, Curriculum Committee. (August 13, 2008 - August 12, 2009).

Committee Member, Curriculum/Recruiting Majors Committee. (August 2007 - July 1, 2008).

Faculty Advisor, Tania Celis for RCOB Big Night and 23rd Annual Conference of Undergraduate Research. (2008 - 2009).

Recruiting Activities during Preview Day. (April 2008-2011).

Visits with the London-Study Abroad Program of the departments of Economics and Finance.

Emory University

Committee Chair, Department of Economics, Honors Thesis Chair (1). (August 2006 - May 2007).

Committee Member, Department of Economics, Directed Readings (4). (August 2001 - May 2007).

Committee Member, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Honors Thesis Member (1). (2002).

Committee Member, Department of Economics, Honors Thesis Member (2). (2001 - 2002).

Louisiana Tech University

Committee Member, International Education Committee. (2004 - 2006).

Committee Member, College of Administration and Business, Department of Economics and Finance, Department Head Search Committee. (2005).

Committee Member, Final Examinations Policy University Committee. (2005).

Committee Member, Diversity Requirement Committee. (2003 - 2004).

Committee Member, College of Administration and Business, Department of Economics, Undergraduate Assessment Committee. (2005 - 2006).

Committee Member, College of Administration and Business, Strategic Planning Committee. (2005 - 2006).

Committee Member, College of Administration and Business, Scholarship Committee. (2002 - 2006).

Professional Conference

Discussant, Association of Economics and Finance. (2008, 2011).

Committee Chair, INFORMS Workbook and Website. (November 2005).

Session Chair, Midwest Economic Theory Meetings. (1998).

Honors and Awards

Research Scholars Program Grant, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2013).
 
Service Award, Richards College of Business. (August 2013).
 
Faculty Development Award, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2012).
 
Research Scholars Program Grant, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2012).
 
Student Research Award, Richards College of Business. (August 2012).

Research Scholars Grant, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2011).

Research Award, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2011).

Service Award, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2010).

Student Research Award, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2009).

Teaching Award, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2009).

Research Award, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia. (August 2008).

Honors Faculty, 2003-2006, Louisiana Tech University. (September 1, 2003).

PhD Study Abroad Fellowship, Central Bank of Colombia. (August 1, 1996).

Grants

 
Main Street Solutions (2012).

Teaching Consultation Pairs Grant, Emory University’s The Center for Teaching and Curriculum. (September 2007).

Grant, The Center for Real Estate Studies at Louisiana Tech University and the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. (July 2005).

Grant, The Center for Real Estate Studies at Louisiana Tech University and the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. (December 2004).

Grant, The Louisiana Tech University Center for Economic Education. (June 2004).