University of Mississippi

Thomas Garrett

Associate Professor of Economics
Areas: State and Local Public Finance, State Lotteries,  Casino Gambling, Public Choice, Applied Microeconomics
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242 Holman Hall
662-915-5829
tgarrett@olemiss.edu

Education
  • Ph.D. Economics, West Virginia University, 1998
  • M.A. Economics, West Virginia University, 1997
  • B.S. Business Administration, Shippensburg University, 1993
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“Personal-Bankruptcy Cycles” with Howard J. Wall, Forthcoming, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

“The Distributional Burden of Instant Lottery Ticket Expenditures: An Analysis by Price Point.”Public Finance Review, November 2012, 40(6), pp. 767-788.

“Government Growth and Private Contributions to Charity” with Russell M. Rhine, Public Choice, April 2010, 143(1-2), pp. 103-20.

“War and Pestilence as Labor Market Shocks: U.S. Manufacturing Wage Growth 1914-1919,” Economic Inquiry, October 2009, 47(4), pp. 711-725.

“Income and Lottery Sales: Transfers Trump Income from Work and Wealth” with Cletus C. Coughlin, Public Finance Review, July 2009, 37(4), pp. 447-69.

“Inter-temporal Differences in the Income Elasticity of Demand for Lottery Tickets” with Cletus C. Coughlin,National Tax Journal, March 2009, 62(1), pp. 77-99.

“Red Ink in the Rearview Mirror: Local Fiscal Conditions and the Issuance of Traffic Tickets” with Gary A. Wagner, Journal of Law and Economics, February 2009, 52(1), pp. 71-90.

WORKING PAPERS

“The Distributional Burden of Instant Lottery Ticket Expenditures: An Analysis by Price Point.”

“Is There a Public Sector Union Premium on State Debt?” with Gary Wagner

“Local Cost of Living and Demand Estimation: An Application to State Lotteries.” with Natalia A. Kolesnikova