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Economics, Business, and Finance
Jeffrey O. Sundberg
James S. Kemper Foundation Professor of Liberal Arts and Business
Professor of Economics
Economics of Higher Education
PhD Economics, Stanford University
MA Economics, Stanford University
BA Economics (with Distinction), Carleton College
Economics 110: Principles of Economics
“Economic Implications of Differential Taxation for Agriculture in the Intermountain West: Issues and Alternatives,” with Daniel Villar, Andrew Seidl, Lesli Allison, and Hollie Mahowald. ARPR15-02, Agricultural and Resource Policy Report, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, June 2015, pp. 1-15.
“Birding Economics: Activity and Preferences of Resident and Nonresident Birders in Lake County Forest Preserves,”with Khayrulla Azamov ’15, J. Eliot Barber ’15, and Ben Labaschin ’14. Study commissioned by the Lake County Forest Preserve District, September 2014.
“Preferential Assessment for Open Space,” Public Finance and Management, vol. 14, no. 2, 2014, pp. 165-93.
“Tax Incentives for open space preservation: Calculating the costs and benefits of preferential assessment,”Land Lines, vol. 25, no. 4, 2013, pp. 14-20.
“Using conservation easements to protect Open Space: Public Policy, Tax Effects, and Challenges,”Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration, vol. 10, no. 1, 2013, pp. 5-20.
“State Income Tax Credits for Conservation Easements: Do Additional Credits Create Additional Value?,”with Chao Yang (LFC ’11), State Tax Notes, vol. 66, no. 10, 2012, pp. 723-42.
“Measuring the Effect of State Income Tax Incentives on Land Conservation,” State Tax Notes, vol. 48, no. 4, 2008, pp. 295-304.
“Biodiversity, Profitability, and Vegetation Structure in Coffee Agroecosystems of Central Veracruz, Mexico,” with Caleb Gordon (Lake Forest College), Robert Manson (Instituto de Ecologia, Veracruz Mexico), and Andrea Cruz-Angon (Instituto de Ecologia, Veracruz Mexico), Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, vol. 118, 2007, pp. 256-66.
“A Model of Tax Increment Financing Adoption Incentives,” with Richard Dye, Growth And Change, vol. 29, no. 4, Winter 1998, pp. 90-110.
“Student Research Opportunities: The Economics of Open Space”, with Lake Forest College students Mitch King and Chris Nyren, in Conference Proceedings, Greening of the Campus II, Ball State University, September 1997, pp. 79-84.
“Fourth Down and Gold to Go? Assessing the Link Between Sports Success and Alumni Giving,” with Robert Baade, Social Science Quarterly, vol. 77, no. 4, December 1996, pp. 789-803.
“What Determines Alumni Generosity?,” with Robert Baade, Economics of Education Review, vol. 15, no. 1, March 1996, pp. 75-82.
“Research Grants: Who Pays the Overhead?,” Education Economics, vol. 2, no. 1, 1994, pp. 45-64.
“Identifying the Factors That Stimulate Alumni Giving,” with Robert Baade, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 29, 1993, p. B1.
“The Social Security Cost of Smoking,”with John Shoven and John Bunker, in Wise, David (ed.), The Economics of Aging, National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Chicago Press, 1989, pp. 231-50.
“Birder Use of Lake County Forest Preserves”, Board of Commissioners, Lake County Forest Preserve District, Libertyville Illinois, November 3, 2014.
“An Economic and Environmental Analysis of Conservation Easements”, George Lamson Memorial Lecture, Carleton College, October 18, 2014.
“The Varying Effects of State Tax Credits on Conservation Easement Donations”, Urban Economics and Public Finance Conference, Cambridge MA, May 4, 2013.
“Using Conservation Easements to Protect Open Space: Public Policy, Tax Effects, and Challenges”, 33rd Annual Legal Seminar, International Association of Assessing Officers, Chicago IL, December 14, 2012.
“Land Values, Market Exchanges, and Modification and Termination”, presented at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, February 11, 2011.
“Understanding Conservation Easements as Part of Property Values”, presented at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, March 19, 2010.
“An Economics Perspective to Modification and Termination of Conservation Easements”, presented at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, February 15, 2008.
“Tax Incentives for Conservation Easement Donations”, December 2006. National Tax Association Annual Meeting.
“A Study of Land Trust Membership Patterns,” delivered at the Land Trust Alliance Rally, October 14, 2006, Nashville, TN.
“Tax and Property Value Effects of Conservation Easements,” presented at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, May 4, 2006.
“Student Research Opportunities: The Economics of Open Spaces”, presented at Greening of the Campus II, Ball State University, September 19, 1997.
“The Status of the Economics Major”, presented at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Conference on Challenges in the Undergraduate Economics Major, March 8, 1997.
“An Economist’s Approach to the Problem of Global Warming”, presented at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Conference on Environmental Education and the Liberal Arts, March 12, 1994.
“A Theoretical Assessment of Tax Increment Financing Choices”, presented at the Illinois Economic Association Meetings, October 2, 1993; also presented at a Northwestern University Department of Economics seminar, November 30, 1993.
“The Impact of Quality on Alumni Giving”, presented at the Eastern Economic Association Meetings, March 3, 1993; also presented at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Development Officers meeting, September 27, 1993.
“Environmental Regulations and Their Economic Consequences: Good News and Bad”, presented at Lake Forest College as part of the series Lake Forest College Looks At The Global Environment@, November 8, 1990.
Chair of the Finance and Endowment Committee, International Crane Foundation, 2014–present.
Board Member, International Crane Foundation (Baraboo, WI)
Board Member and past President, Liberty Prairie Conservancy (Grayslake, IL)
Various talks about birds and conservation-related issues.
Regular bird walks led for Chicago Audubon Society, Lake Bluff Open Lands, and Liberty Prairie Conservancy.
|Awards and Honors|
Elected “Great Teacher,” May 2016, May 2010 and May 1996, by Lake Forest College graduating seniors in those classes.
Received the College’s “Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership,” August 2008.