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Alexander P Brumlik

Title:

Assistant Professor of Economics

School:

School of Business and Economics

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Bristol Hall 310

Office Phone:

423-652-4806

Email:




"We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish."

Friedrich August von Hayek

 

Biography

Alexander received his Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University. In graduate school, he gave his life to Jesus and heard the call to be a teacher. He then took the opportunity to serve as faculty advisor for the Christian Students organization, as well as pursued opportunities to gain experience teaching. His first teaching jobs were at local community colleges, but he then taught for two years at Emory University. After graduating, he was hired at King University. He currently serves as the Freshman Liaison for the School of Business and Economics. His journey in Christ and love of teaching continue to increase each day. 



Education

Ph.D Economics Georgia State University

M.A. Economics Georgia State University

B.S. Economics University of Central Florida


Current research

Alexander’s research is in applied labor using experiments as an empirical methodology. He studies issues associated with various topics related to workers’ effort. For example, he explores how different wage incentives affect a worker’s productivity, and how exogenous shocks (which we often refer to as luck) can affect a worker’s motivation. In addition, he analyzes how different wage contracts destroy cooperation and can lead to destructive activities such as cheating and sabotage, as well as how these activates, in turn, affect productivity. He analyzes behavioral issues that can compromise efforts in competitive situations. He has written papers on the economics of happiness and is currently working on field experiments in the Tri-Cities. Alexander is associate director of The King Institute for Regional Economic Studies (KIRES), and in this role he has mentored students and co-authored KIRES reports. 


Courses recently taught

BUSA 2000 LECT ENACTUS
BUSA 5040 LECT Economics of Organizational Architecture and Strategy
ECON 2000 LECT Introduction to Economic Principles
ECON 2200 LECT Economic and Social Systems: Principles of Economics
ECON 3270 LECT Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 5900 LECT Graduate Research Hours in Economics