Eric Chiang has published 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2009, he was selected by students as the Distinguished Teacher of the Year, the highest teaching honor at Florida Atlantic University.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Intellectual Property Rights
University of Florida: Ph.D., Economics 2002
University of Florida: M.A., Economics 1999
University of Nevada Las Vegas: B.A., Economics 1996
Selected Media Appearances (3)
Holey Moley! FAU prof hopes to ace Stephen Curry’s mini-golf TV show
“For me, it was a thrill of being invited to the show," recalled Chiang, who flew out to Los Angeles to record his episode, which was filmed on the former set of ABC’s “Wipeout” summer show. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
FAU professor to compete on ABC's new show 'Holey Moley'
ABC 25 WBPF
"I was at a tournament last year and they had a representative from the show calling for auditions and we had to submit a video audition, and I thought, 'That is something I have got to do,' ” said Chiang.
A Quick Study of Successful Business Models
Florida Trend online
Eric P. Chiang travels the world studying economics in other countries. He puts together 8-minute videos that reveal “how economic decision-making is tailored to the circumstances facing each country.”
Selected Articles (5)
The Effect of Military Occupations on GrowthKyklos
Vishwasrao Sharmila, Schneider Matthew, Chiang Eric
2019 A substantial literature exists on the effects of military expenditures on economic growth, yet no study has analyzed the effects of military occupation other than in anecdotal cases. This paper uses a panel of 214 countries from 1950 to 2013 to study how economic growth is impacted by different forms of military occupation.
Evaluating the Effect of Online Principles Courses on Long-Term OutcomesInternational Review of Economics Education
Bosshardt William, Chiang Eric
2018 This paper analyzes the long-term effects of the format by which students take microeconomic principles. We analyze whether an online format affects student performance in subsequent economics courses, willingness to take more economics courses, and the likelihood of majoring in economics.
Using Technology to Complete the Natural Learning Path in a Principles of Economics CourseJournal of Economics Teaching
Vazquez Jose, Chiang Eric
2018 Higher education is rapidly changing due to the convergence of two powerful trends: an improvement of our understanding of how students learn and the rise of...
Fiscal Decentralization and Institutional Quality on the Business Environment,Economics Letters
Escaleras Monica, Chiang Eric
2017 Using country panel data from 2004 to 2012, we empirically analyze the effect of fiscal decentralization on the likelihood of business-friendly environments. Our results show that fiscal decentralization improves the business environment and the effect is strongest among lower-income countries.
The power of a simple verbal explanation: Evaluating the efficacy of narrated feedbackInternational Review of Economics Education
Vazquez Jose, Chiang Eric
2017 The explosion of online resources has changed the way assessments are designed and implemented. Students learn more when they have an opportunity to review their mistakes, an objective to which online homework systems contribute substantially.