Faculty & Staff

School of Arts and Sciences


Professor of Economics



Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. John Leonard earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Oregon State University and his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has taught in the United States at Louisiana State University and Villanova University, in Asia at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research and in Europe at the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina and now the American University of Nigeria. He has published refereed journal articles in Europe (APPLIED ECONOMICS), US (EASTERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL), Asia (INDIAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL) and Australia (JOURNAL OF NEW BUSINESS IDEAS AND TRENDS).

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 341 Introduction to Econometrics

ECO 365 History of Economic Thought

ECO 412 Industrial Organizations

PGD 720 Principles of  Finance

Quantitative industrial organizations; Sports labor economics

Active Research: Sustainable Economic Development: the Case of Nigeria Economic Analysis of Biofuels with an Application to Trinidad External Costs of Internal Problems, Application to Professional Basketball Bifurcations of Conflict

American Economic Association 
The Econometric Society
Western Economic Association
International Society for the Promotion of Economic Theory
Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics honorary, Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honorary

“A Limit Pricing Model for US Computer Industry: An Application," APPLIED ECONOMICS, vol. 15, June 1983, pp. 297-308 (co-authored with Jati Sengupta and James Vanyo)

"An Investigation into the Monopsonistic Market Structure of Division One NCAA Football and Its Effect on College Football Players," EASTERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL, vol. 10, October 1984, pp. 455-467 (Co-authored with Joe Prinzinger)

"A Note on Optimality and Efficiency," INDIAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL, vol. 37, April 1990, pp. 129-132

"Racial Segregation in Major League Positions," SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH, vol. 76, October 1991, pp. 3-9 (co-authored with Satya Pattnayak)

"A VAR Analysis of Kazakhstan's Leading Exports' Prices," ASIAN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND ECONOMETRICS, vol. 10, December 2010, pp. 415-420 (Co-authored with Mehmet Balcilar, Raisada Weihage and Sharzada Akhmetova)

"Impact of the global recession on the Southeastern European (SEE) Banking Sector: A Simple Exposition," JOURNAL OF NEW BUSINESS IDEAS AND TRENDS, vol. 9, July 2011, pp. 1-9 (Co-authored with Mazharul Kazi)




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