UAH

Wafa Hakim Orman, Ph.D.
Economics

 

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Assistant Professor

Office: 309 BAB
Phone: 256.824.5674

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics - University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona - 2007
  • Master of Arts in Economics - University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona - 2004
  • Master of Arts in Economics - University of Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay), India - 2002
  • Bachelor of Commerce - University of Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay), India - 2000

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor - Department of Economics and Information Systems, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama - 2008-Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Department of Economics and the Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, 2007-2008

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Instructor, University of Arizona

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Religion
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Experimental Behavioral Economics

Current Teaching Responsibilities

  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 143)
  • Economics of Information Technology (470)

Publications

  • Ravi Patnayakuni, Nainika Patnayakuni, and Wafa Orman (2011) "Who are our students? A profile of IS majors." ICIS 2011 Proceedings. Paper 8.
  • Wafa Hakim Orman, 2008. "Giving It Away for Free? The Nature of Job-Market Signaling by Open-Source Software Developers," Advances in Economic Analysis and Policy, Berkeley Electronic Press, vol. 8(1), pages 1875-1875.
  • Wafa Hakim Orman , Charles M. North, and Carl R. Gwin (2008) "Going to College, Getting a Job: What Happens when Mom and Dad Take Their Kids to Church" in What Americans Really Believe, Rodney Stark, ed. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.
  • Charles M. North, Wafa Hakim Orman , and Carl R. Gwin (2008) "Giving: The Rich, the Poor, and the Widow's Mite." in What Americans Really Believe, Rodney Stark, ed. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.

Working Papers

  • “Free Riding with Other People’s Money: Contributions to Public Goods by Representatives” with Michael D. Makowsky and Sandra Peart, presented at Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture Annual Conference 2012, Orange, CA
  • "Survival of the Strictest? An Experimental Examination of Club Goods," presented at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, Portland, 2010 and Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture Annual Conference 2011, Washington DC
  • "Understanding Religious Choice: A Product Attributes Model Application," with Carl R. Gwin, Carol F. Gwin, and Charles M. North, presented at ASSA meetings, Atlanta, 2010
  • "Going to School, Getting a Job: What Determines Business Students' Job Prospects?" with Ravi Patnayakuni, presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, 2010
  • "Immigrant Assimilation, Trust and Social Capital," with James C. Cox, IZA Discussion Paper No. 5063. Presented at Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture Annual Conference 2009, Washington DC and the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, Portland, 2010
  • "Mom and Dad Took Me to Church: Religion and Educational Attainment," with Charles M. North and Carl R. Gwin, presented at Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting, Boston, 2009
  • "Many Mansions? Religion and Housing Markets," with Carl R. Gwin and Charles M. North, presented at American Real Estate Society Conference in Monterey, CA, April 2009
  • "Religion, Corruption, and the Rule of Law," with Charles M. North and Carl R. Gwin, third revise and resubmit, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
  • "Do Opportunity Costs Matter in a Sequential Contribution Public Goods Game?," with Utteeyo Dasgupta, under review
  • "Competition and compatibility between proprietary and open two-sided platforms"
  • "Religious, Human, and Physical Capital: Are They Complementary Factors in Economic Growth?," with Charles M. North and Carl R. Gwin, presented at ASSA meetings , New Orleans, 2008

Other Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors

  • "Survival of the Strictest? An Experimental Examination of Club Goods," University of Alabama in Huntsville 2009 Research Mini-Grant
  • Trust and Social Capital in Immigrant Networks, NSF Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) and Department of Homeland Security Special Competition 2007-2008
  • Referee, American Economic Review
  • Referee, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Toronto, 2008
  • Discussant, Southern Economic Association Annual Conference 2008, Washington DC
  • Discussant, Western Social Science Association Annual Conference 2006, Phoenix, AZ
  • Discussant, Western Economic Association Annual Conference 2006, San Diego, CA
  • Participant, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP) Mentoring Workshop 2008, New Orleans, LA
  • Member, American Economic Association
  • Member, Southern Economic Association