Edward L. Millner
Chairman and Professor
Department of Economics
School of Business
Virginia Commonwealth University

1015 Floyd Avenue 
Box 844000

Richmond, VA 23284-4000
 
(804) 828.1717 
emillner@vcu.edu

 Overview

 Education

 Classes

 Publications

 Personal Interests


Dr. Millner teaches undergraduate courses in microeconomics, econometrics, and business decision making and graduate courses in managerial economics and industrial organization. Dr. Millner's research interests include experimental economics, decision making in the face of uncertainty, and economic analysis of business strategies and tactics.  Consulting interests include industry studies and statistical analysis.

Education:
 

BA, Economics, 1974

 

Ph.D., Economics, 1981

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Classes

Dr. Millner teaches ECON 210 Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 303 Managerial Economics, ECON 610 Managerial Economics and in the Fast Track Executive MBA program. He uses Blackboard for many of his classes. 

Articles

Davis, Douglas D., Millner, Edward L. and Reilly, Robert J., “Subsidy Schemes and Charitable Contributions: A Closer Look” Experimental Economics 8, 85-106.

Davis, Douglas D. and Millner, Edward L., “Rebates, Matches and Consumer Behavior” Southern Economic Journal 72, 410-422

Millner, Edward L., O'Toole, Dennis and Peterson, Steven, "The College Fed Challenge: The VCU Experience," Virginia Economic Journal.

Millner, Edward L., Pratt, Michael D., and Reilly, Robert J, "Posted-Offer Markets for Flows: An Experimental Investigation in Real Time," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, forthcoming.  (Click here for an abstract and to download the data, appendix, and instructions.)

Millner, Edward L. and Hoffer, George E., "Do Japanese Auto Manufacturers Behave as Short-Run Profit Maximizers in the US Market?", Applied Economics, 28 (1996), 157-62.

Peterson, Steven P., Hoffer, George E., and Millner, Edward L., "Are Drivers of Airbag Equipped Cars More Aggressive:  A Test of the Peltzman Hypotheses?", Journal of Law and Economics, 38 (October 1995), 251-265.

Hoffer, George E. and Millner, Edward L., "What is Driving Behavioral Change?" (A reply to a review of "Are Drivers' Behavioral Changes Negating the Efficacy of Mandated Safety Regulations") Regulation, 16 (Winter 1993), 5.

Millner, Edward L. and Hoffer, George E., "A Reexamination of the Impact of Automotive Styling on Demand", Applied Economics, 25( 1993), 101-110.

Hoffer, George E. and Millner, Edward L., "Are Drivers' Behavioral Changes Negating the Efficacy of Mandated Safety Regulations", Regulation, 15 (Summer 1992), 15-18.

Wetzel, James N., O'Toole, Dennis M. and, Millner, Edward L., "A Qualitative Response Model of Student Performance on a Standardized Test," Atlantic Economic Journal, 19 (September 1991), 18-25.

Millner, Edward L., and  Pratt, Michael D., "Risk Aversion and Rent Seeking:  An Extension and Some Experimental Evidence," Public Choice, 69 (1991), 81-92.

Millner, Edward L.,  Pratt, Michael D., and Reilly, Robert J., "Contestability in Real-Time Experimental Flow Markets," Rand Journal of Economics, 21 (Winter 1990), 584-599.

Millner, Edward L., and Pratt, Michael D., "An Experimental Investigation of Rent Seeking," Public Choice, 62 (1989), 139-151.

Formby, John P. and Millner, Edward L., "Output and Welfare Effects of Optimal Price Discrimination in Markets Segmented at the Initiative of the Seller," European Economic Review, 33 (July 1989), 1175-82.

Hoftyzer, John, Mixon, J. Wilson, Jr., and Millner, Edward L., "On the Comparative Statics of the Dominant Firm Industry,"  Review of Industrial Organization, 4 (Spring 1989), 119-129.

Millner, Edward L. and Hoffer, George E., "Has Pricing Behavior in the U.S. Automobile Industry Become More Competitive?"  Applied Economics, 21 (March 1989), 295-304.

Formby, John P. and Millner, Edward L., "Opportunity Cost and Economic Rent," International Review of Economics and Business (Revista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commercialli), 35 (September 1988), 801-816.

Millner, Edward L., Pratt, Michael D., and Reilly, Robert J., "A Reexamination of Harrison's Experimental Test for Risk Aversion," Economics Letters, 27 (1988), 317-9.

Formby, John P. and Millner, Edward L., "'Comparable Worth' and Rent Seeking," International Review of Law and Economics, 7 (June 1987), 65-78.

Formby, John P. and Millner, Edward L, "The Convergence of Utility and Profit Maximization," Southern Economic Journal, 51 (April 1985), 1174-85.

 

Proceedings

 

Mixon, J. Wilson, Jr., Hoftyzer, John, and Millner, Edward L., "Was Saudi Arabia a Dominant Firm?  Evidence from the Comparative StaticsMidsouth Journal of Economics and Finance, 12 (Winter 1989), 451-453.

 

Book Reviews

 

Millner, Edward L., Concentration, Mergers, and Public Policy, by Yale Brozen, Atlantic Economic Journal, 21 (1983), 89-90.

 

Working Papers

 

Davis, Douglas D. and Millner, Edward L., "Rebates, Matches and Consumer Behavior".  (Data, Appendix.)

Millner, Edward L., Pratt, Michael D. "Is the Inducement of Risk Neutrality Neutral?"  (Click here for an abstract and to download the data and instructions.)

 

Personal Interests

 

Dr. Millner enjoys outdoor sports and beer

 

Outdoor sports

Dr. Millner bikes, kayaks, and, aches and pains permitting, plays soccer. 

 

1.      Click here to see pictures of a bike trip that he took with his father on the C&O Canal Towpath.

2.      Click here to see pictures of a paddle on the James River in Richmond with his wife and daughter.

3.      Click here to see pictures of a paddle on the Patuxent River with his father and sister.

 

Beer

Dr. Millner has become a connoisseur of craft beer. Click here to visit his Beer Blog.

 

Last Updated:  17 November 2008