Dr. David Mitchell is Professor of Economics, Director of the Bureau of Economic Research and Director of the Center for Economic Education at Missouri State University.
His research and professional interests include economics of the environment, housing, regional economic growth and economic forecasting.
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Areas of Expertise (3)
Oklahoma State University: Ph.D., Economics 2001
Central Missouri State University: M.A., Economics 1996
Truman State University: B.S., Economics 1994
Media Appearances (3)
Examining Right-to-Work, What Lies Ahead for Missouri
Dr. Mitchell provides his insight about Missouri’s right-to-work law.
Springfield area prepares for change to overtime regulations
Springfield News-Leader online
The regulation change will affect about 85,000 workers in Missouri and 4.2 million nationally when it comes into effect, according to the White House.
This change won't affect all parts of the country — or even Missouri — equally, said David Mitchell, director of the Bureau of Economic Research at Missouri State University.
Gap Years: How the Growing Trend Impacts Students
Dr. Mitchell provides his insight about the gap year trend among high school graduates.
Economics professors look for value in the night sky
Some see romance. Others see the future. But rarely do people see the night sky the way these Missouri State researchers do – in dollar signs.
This paper examines severe light pollution such as commonly found in large urban areas. Light pollution is the unintended negative consequences of poorly designed and injudiciously used artificial lighting. Light pollution generates significant costs including ...
The development of low income housing projects can provide both social and economic benefits to a state. As an economic engine, low income housing projects provide construction jobs and positively impacts long term employment. This paper examines the ...
This paper is the first analysis of the economic factors of global light pollution. Light pollution commonly refers to excessive or obtrusive artificial light caused by bad lighting design. Light pollution generates significant costs including negative impacts on wildlife, health, ...
This paper examines and extends the important pedagogical issue of whether using classroom based experiments to illustrate concepts such as supply and demand increases students' knowledge and understanding of economics. Previous literature has ...
This paper uses a logit model to test whether voters will alter their support for incumbents in state level elections, specifically gubernatorial and state house and senate elections, when local (ie, county) economic conditions are observed. The results signify ...