James J. Jozefowicz

  • James Jozefowicz Office: McElhaney Hall, Room 202-E

    Office Phone: 724-357-4774

    E-mail: James.Jozefowicz@iup.edu

    Degrees/Schools:

    PhD, State University of New York at Albany

    BS, Biology, Marist College

    BA, Economics, Marist College

    Areas of Expertise:

    Movie Economics, Economic Education, Economics of Religion, Regional Studies, and Undergraduate Research

    Biography:

    James Jozefowicz is a professor in the Department of Economics. He received his PhD degree from the State University of New York at Albany. He holds a BS degree in Biology and a BA degree in Economics from Marist College. Jozefowicz has been a member of the Department of Economics since 1999. He received the IUP University Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching in 2005. In 2012, Jozefowicz was one of 14 economics professors selected for inclusion in the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors, a guide recognizing top professors in the nation. Jozefowicz is the chair of the Department of Economics Student Affairs Committee, chair of the Department of Economics Evaluation Committee, a member of the editorial board of the Pennsylvania Economic Review, and an ex-officio member of the Pennsylvania Economic Association Board of Directors. He previously served two terms as the president of the PEA. His areas of expertise are econometrics, economic education, industrial organization, managerial economics, and monetary economics.

    In addition to Principles of Macroeconomics and Managerial Economics courses, Jozefowicz teaches Introduction to Econometrics and Advanced Econometrics as part of the Department of Economics Honors Track. He has supervised in excess of 50 honors theses in economics to date and served as a mentor to McNair Scholars. Jozefowicz’s econometrics students have given presentations of their research papers at the IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum, the Europe: East and West Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh, the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol event in Harrisburg, and conferences held by the Eastern Economic Association, Midwest Economics Association, Southern Economic Association, and Pennsylvania Economic Association. Several of these students have won awards for their papers and presentations.

    Jozefowicz’s research interests include economics of crime, economics of religion, economic education, movie economics, and regional studies. He has published more than 15 articles in refereed journals such as Applied Economics, Atlantic Economic Journal, Economics Bulletin, Journal of Economic Education, International Advances in Economic Research, International Journal of Applied Economics, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, National Social Science Journal, New York Economic Review, Pennsylvania Economic Review, and Perspectives on Economic Education Research. The majority of these journal articles have been co-authored with IUP undergraduate students.