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Dr. Richard  Vogel  - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Dr. Richard Vogel Dr. Richard  Vogel

Dean, School of Business | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Dr. Vogel's research is in the economic impact of natural and man-made disasters and disaster policy.


Dr. Vogel earned a PhD in Economics at Florida International University. His dissertation title was "Regional Growth, Structural Change, and Natural Disaster.” He earned an MA in Economics at Georgia State University and a BA in Economics at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Vogel’s fields of specialization are Urban and Regional Economics, and Development Economics. An educator for more than 14 years, he is the Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Economics at Farmingdale State.

Dr. Vogel has done extensive research in the economic impact of natural and man-made disasters, disaster policy, and urban and regional economic development and growth. Additionally, he has conducted research in the areas of economics education, cultural economics, and sports economics. He is the recipient of a Fulbright scholar award, which allowed him six months teaching and conducting research at the National University of Mongolia in 2007; he continues to conduct research on Mongolian economic development issues. He frequently presents his research at conferences and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters.





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Areas of Expertise (5)

Regional Economic Growth and Development

Hazards and Natural Disaster Economic Impact and Policy

Economics Education

Urban and Regional Economics

Development Economics

Industry Expertise (3)



Writing and Editing

Accomplishments (2)

Outstanding Scholarly Publication Award (professional)


Award in the area of scholarship of teaching and learning.

Visiting Scholars Lecture Series Award (professional)


Visiting Scholars Lecture Series Award from Chungnam National University, China

Education (3)

Florida International University: PhD, Economics 1996

Georgia State University: MA, Economics 1991

Florida Atlantic University: BA, Economics 1978

Affiliations (7)

  • Academy of Economics and Finance
  • New York State Economics Association
  • American Economics Association
  • Southwestern Society of Economics
  • Eastern Economics Association
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Union for Radical Political Economics

Languages (1)

  • English

Event Appearances (5)

"Faculty Salaries vs. Football Spending: Substitues or Complements?"

Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference  New York, NY


"Classroom Culture: Learning in a Globalized Classroom"

Faculty Resource Network Program  San Juan, Puerto Rico


"Technology in the Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion"

Northeast Business and Economics Association annual meeting  Long Branch, NJ


"The Impact of Super Storm Sandy on State Tax Revenues and Economic Activity"

New York State Economics Association annual meeting  Albany, NY


"Disaster Policy and the New York Metropolitan Area: A Post-Sandy Evaluation"

Academy of Economics and Finance annual meeting  Chattanoga, TN




  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader

Media Appearances (4)

Ask The Experts: How do Hurricanes and Disaster Management Affect Consumers and the Economy?

CardHub  online


The enduring image from Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, is thousands of New Orleans residents on the roofs of homes and apartment buildings waiting to be rescued from the rising flood waters. Since 2005, federal and state emergency management units have worked to prevent a similar debacle from occurring again. New disaster management policies are now in place and have been implemented in the wake of 2012′s Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast, the outbreak of tornadoes in Kansas and Oklahoma and the wildfires that have ravaged the Southwest this summer.

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Executive Suite: Richard Vogel. Farmingdale State

Newsday  print


Changes are afoot at the School of Business at Farmingdale State College, says newly named dean Richard Vogel. Business management is now the largest program on campus, with 1,200 students, and the school's new building, with a videoconference room and 11 technology-enhanced classrooms, is due to open by next year. Vogel, recently promoted from acting dean, says he will place greater emphasis on international relations and resource sustainability.

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People on the Move

Newsday  print


Richard Vogel has been named dean of the School of Business at Farmingdale State College. The Huntington Station resident previously served as the acting dean of the School of Business.

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Trans-Pacific trade pact brings little accord on LI

Newsday  print


The free-trade agreement proposed for the Pacific Rim would have a big impact on Long Island's economy and jobs. Local business executives and union leaders are closely following the agreement's fate in Congress and at negotiating tables around the world.

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Research Grants (4)

Fulbright Scholar grant

Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program 


Fulbright Scholar award to teach economics iat the National University of Mongolia, Department of Mathematical Economics.. The Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

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New York Sea Grant



"Leveraging Long Island's Coastal Heritage for the Future: Integration and Diversification of Long Island's Coastal Industries."

Improvement of Post-Secondary Education Grant

US Department of Education 


Improvement of Post-Secondary Education Grant

National Science Foundation Grant

National Science Foundation $5000


Award to conduct MAA Curriculum Foundation Workshop on Mathematical Needs of the Economics Community.

Published Articles (4)

Politics, diversity and the distribution of federal disaster assistance

Economics and Business Letters


Using a database of natural hazard events and costs that have struck the U.S. since 1964, this paper evaluates the distribution of federal disaster assistance in light of state electoral politics, population diversity, and other demographic factors. The results of the analysis indicate that electoral politics does appear to affect the distribution of federal disaster aid. More to the point, it tends to show that Republican leaning states receive less federal aid than Democratic leaning states.

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The Rate Of Time Preference, Seat Location Choice And Student Performance In The Classroom

New York Economic Review


Recent research on the impact of seat location preferences in classes on student performance has yielded conflicting and very divergent results. This study contributes to this strand of literature by controlling for additional variables that could affect student performance. Specifically, in addition to seating location preferences, we propose that student performance may be affected by the rate at which the student values present rewards as opposed to future rewards, self perceived risk aversion, absenteeism, environmental factors and other personal attributes. Using students' final numerical course grades across a sample of economics courses at Farmingdale State College we have found that innate ability measured by cumulative gpa, hours of study before examination, and age affect grades obtained based on a stochastic production function estimation. Furthermore, attendance, the number of semesters at the college, laptop usage in class, perceived risk-aversion, and residency status affect technical efficiency scores. Finally, attendance and age of the student affect seat location preferences.

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Natural Disasters and U.S. Economic Growth: 1952-2009

SOURCE International Journal of Humanities & Social Science


Over the second half of the twentieth century, the United States has been hit by a number of major natural disasters. The impact of these disasters on U.S. economic growth is evaluated within a growth accounting framework controlling for national economic and financial conditions using an error correction model. The results of the analysis indicate that natural disasters have a small but statistically significant impact on the growth of gdp. Based upon the error correction analysis, it takes approximately 2.3 months for the national economy to return to normal trend growth following a natural disaster.

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"Global Viewpoints: The Effect of Geographic Background and Travel Experience on Choice of Study"

New York Economic Review


"Global Viewpoints: The Effect of Geographic Background and Travel Experience on Choice of Study"