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Mark Melichar

Mark Melichar

Name:

Mark  Melichar

Title:

Associate Professor

Department:

Economics Finance and Marketing

Email Address:

mmelichar@tntech.edu

Phone:

(931) 372-3117

Office:

Johnson Hall (JOHN) 311 / Box 5083

About

Dr. Mark Melichar is a macroeconomist specializing in time series econometrics and energy.  He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University in 2013.  Much of his research focuses on the U.S. state level and regional response to energy price shocks.  Specifically, he has examined the differential regional effects of global crude oil market shocks, which energy price series produce the best fitting macroeconomic model for all 50 states, and the link between global crude oil market shocks and global commodity prices.  He also has an interest in economic education and created the website http://www.econgonecountry.com/, which provides examples of popular country music songs that contain economic concepts.  He has taught classes in Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money & Banking, Economic Growth and Development, Comparative Economic Systems, The Economics of Sports, and MBA International Experience.  He has a passion for travel and has led study abroad courses to Australia and Cuba.   

Teaching, Research, and Professional Areas
  • Teaching interests include Macroeconomics, Economic Growth and Development, Money and Banking, Comparative Economic Systems, and International Experience/Study Abroad.
  • Research fields include macroeconomics, energy, and time series econometrics. Published articles in Macroeconomic Dynamics, Energy Economics, OPEC Energy Review, and the Journal of Economic Education.
  • Attend and participate in Economic Education and Pedagogy conferences. Creator of the website ‘Economics Gone Country’. 
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching, Kinslow Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty ‘Game Changer’ Award, and Jordan Wagner Excellence in Research Award.