Amanda J. Felkey

imageAssociate Professor of Economics and Business

Specialization

Microeconomics
Household Economics
Behavioral Economics
Development Economics

Education

PhD Cornell University
MA Cornell University
BA with Distinction in Economics, Carleton College

Courses Taught

Economics 180: Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business
Economics 210: Intermediate Microeconomics
Economics 265: Poverty, Inequality and Discrimination
Economics 381: Development Economics
Economics 382: Game Theory
Economics 483: Behavioral Economics

Papers

Publications:

  • Basu, Kaushik and Amanda J Felkey (2009).  “A Theory of Efficiency Wage With Community-Based Sharing.”  Oxford Economic Papers..  Vol. 61, Issue 3, pp. 494-516. 
  • Felkey, Amanda J (2011). “Will you Covenant Marry me?  A Look at a New Type of Marriage.” Eastern Economic Journal, vol. 37, pp. 367-389.
  • Felkey, Amanda J and Kristina M Lybecker.  “Variation in Pill Use: Do Abortion Laws Matter?” International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Forthcoming.
  • Felkey, Amanda J.  “Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods and Bads” European Journal of Development Research, Forthcoming.

Papers Under Review:

  • Felkey, Amanda J.  “Covenant Marriages: Increasing Commitment or Just Costs?”
  • Felkey, Amanda J and Aparna Lhila.  “Household Bargaining and Prenatal Investments in the Health of Sons and Daughters.”
  • Felkey, Amanda J and Kristina M Lybecker.  “The Role of Restrictive Abortion Legislation in Explaining Variation in Oral Contraceptive Use.”
  • Felkey, Amanda J and Kristina M Lybecker.  “Utilization of Oral Contraception: the Impact of Direct and Indirect Restrictions on Access to Abortion.”

Working Papers:

  • Felkey, Amanda J and Lucas B Felkey.  “Behavioral Changes in Health Care: The Case of Electronic Health Records.”
  • Aaronson, Dan, Lisa Barrow and Amanda J Felkey.  “Sorting by Student Ability in Chicago Public Schools.”
  • Crockett, Katherine and Amanda J Felkey. “Risk Aversion, Power, Gender and Group Decision Making”
  • Felkey, Amanda J and Evan Piermont. “They Don’t Have to be Giffen Goods: Behavioral Reasons Why Demand Can Slope Upward”
  • Corey, Joab and Amanda J Felkey. “Metacognitive Exercises in Economics Classes, Do They Enhance Student Performance?”

Seminars and Presentations

Sept 2011           “ Covenant Marriages: Increasing Commitment or Just Costs?” Seminar Presentation. Lake Forest College Faculty Seminar Series, Lake Forest, IL

Nov 2010           “ Learning How to Learn Economics: Do Strategies to Engage Students in Metacognition Affect Performance.” Conference Paper Presentation. Southern Economic Association Meetings, Atlanta, GA

Nov 2010           “Using Student Personality Type to Inform Teaching.” Conference Panelist. Southern Economic Association Meetings, Atlanta, GA

Nov 2010           “Using Spatial Correlation to Introduce OLS.” Conference Panelist. Southern Economic Association Meetings, Atlanta, GA

Oct 2010           “Behavioral Changes in Health Care: The Case of Electronic Health Records.”  Conference Paper Presentation.  WHITE 2010: The First Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics Washington, DC

Aug 2010          “Covenant Marriages: Increasing Commitment or Just Costs?”  Conference Paper Presentation.  Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Annual Conference.  San Diego, CA

Aug 2010          “Behavioral Changes in Health Care: The Case of Electronic Health Records.”  Conference Paper Presentation.  Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Annual Conference.  San Diego, CA

July 2010            “Variation in Pill Use: Do Abortion Laws Matter?”  Conference Paper Presentation.  Annual Western Economics Association Meetings. Portland, OR

March 2010        “Covenant Marriages: Increasing Commitment or Just Costs?”  Invited Paper Presentation. Economics Department Seminar Series, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

July 2009            “Variation in Pill Use: Do Abortion Laws Matter?”  Conference Poster Presentation.  International Health Economics Association Annual Meeting. Beijing, China

June 2009           “Variation in Enrollment Committees.” Invited panel participant.  HEDS Annual Conference Greenville, SC

Oct 2008           “The ‘Bailout’: Rescue versus Responsibility.”  Panel Presentation.  Lake Forest College, IL

Oct 2008           “Economic Progress: The Industrial Revolution to American Outsourcing.”  Seminar Presentation.  Alumni College, Lake Forest College, IL

June 2008            Invited participant.  Self-Interest, Incentives, and the Environment, a colloquium sponsored by the Property and Environment Research Center and the Liberty Fund, Inc., Bozeman, MT

April 2008         “Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Western     Social Science Association Meetings, Denver, CO

April 2008         “Will you Covenant Marry me?  An Preliminary Look at a New Type of Marriage.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Western Social Science Association Meetings, Denver, CO

March 2007        “Household Bargaining and Prenatal Investments in the Health of Sons and Daughters.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Midwest Economic Association, Minneapolis, MN

Feb 2007             CeMent: Mentoring for Junior Faculty.  Competitive Regional Mentoring Workshop Participant.  Sponsored by CSWEP.  Eastern Economics Association Meetings, New York, NY

Feb 2007           “Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Eastern Economics Association Meetings, New York, NY

Feb 2007           “Will you Covenant Marry me?  An Empirical Look at a New Type of Marriage.” Conference Paper Presentation. Eastern Economics Association Meetings, New York, NY

Dec 2006           “Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods.” Conference Paper Presentation.   Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, New Delhi, India

Nov 2006           “Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods.” Conference Paper Presentation.  GPED 50th Anniversary Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Sept 2006          “Will you Covenant Marry me?  An Empirical Look at a New Type of Marriage.” Invited Paper Presentation. Economics Department Seminar Series, Milwaukee, WI

April 2006         “Will you Covenant Marry me?  An Empirical Look at a New Type of Marriage.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Southwestern Economic Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

March 2006        “Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Nov 2005          “Will you Covenant Marry me?  An Empirical Look at a New Type of Marriage.” Conference Paper Presentation. Understanding and Informing Policy Design—Association for Public Policy and Management, Washington, DC

Oct 2005           “Will you Covenant Marry me?  An Empirical Look at a New Type of Marriage.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Imagining Public Policy to meet Women’s Economic Security Needs, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sept 2005           “Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods and Bads.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC), Brown University, Providence, RI

July 2005           “Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods and Bads.”  Seminar Presentation. Brown Bag Seminar, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL

March 2005       “Will you Covenant Marry me?  An Empirical Look at a New Type of Marriage.” Conference Poster Presentation. Population Association of America, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Oct 2004               “A Theory of Efficiency Wage With Community-Based Sharing.” Conference Paper Presentation.  Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC), HEC Montréal, University of Montréal, Montréal, Canada

May 2004              “Efficiency Wages, Community-Based Sharing and Multiple Equilibria.” Conference Paper Presentation. 75 Years of Development Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Aug 2004          “An Alternative Explanation of Fertility Decline.”  Seminar Presentation. Micro Lunch Seminar, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Feb 2003            “The Demand for Children in Bulgaria: A study of Fertility in Transition Economies.” Conference Paper Presentation. Beyond Post Communist Transition, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada