John F. Schnell, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics


  • Ph.D., 1984, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics.
  • M.A., 1978, The Pennsylvania State University, Economics.

Current Teaching Responsiblities

  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 143)
  • Microeconomic Analysis (ECN 345)
  • (Fun with) Games & Networks (ECN 445/545)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Internal Organization of the Firm/Human Resource Analysis
  • Labor Economics and Industrial Relations
  • Economic & Social Network Analysis in Games
  • “Long-term employment and complementary human resource management practices. Journal of Labor Research (with C. Gramm), 34(1) (2013), 120-145.
  • “Does employment security influence hiring success?” (with C. Gramm)  International Journal of Business and Social Science,4 (3) March 2013, 
  • "The Relationship between Competitive Strategy and a Firm's Reliance on Long-Term Employment Contracts." (with C. Gramm), Korean Journal of Industrial Relations (December 2006): 107-136. (Winner of the Korean Industrial Relations Association Distinguished Research Award, June 15, 2007.)
  • "Remedy-Seeking Responses to Wrongful Dismissal: Comparing the Similarity-Attraction and Similarity-Betrayal Paradigms." International Journal of Conflict Management. (with C. Gramm and E. Weatherly), (Vol. 17, 2006).
  • "The Effects of Using Alternative Types of Staffing Arrangements" (with C. Gramm), Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, Vol. 13, (2005), pp. 27-68.
  • "The Use of Flexible Staffing Arrangements in Core Production Jobs" (with C. Gramm), Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Vol. 54, No. 2 (January 2001): pp. 245-258.