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Charles North, Ph.D.

Associate Director - Baylor Business Fellows - Economics
Associate Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Email:  Charles_North@baylor.edu
Homepage:  http://business.baylor.edu/Charles_North/
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6229
Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  Baylor University, One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76798-8003
Office Location:  Cashion 401.3

Office Hours

Fall 2014
M, T, W, R 2:30 pm-4 pm
and by appointment

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Economics, University of Texas, 1999
  • MSECO - Economics, University of Texas, 1997
  • JD - Law, Duke University, 1990
  • MBA - Economics, Baylor University, 1987
  • BA - Business Administration, Baylor University, 1986

Responsibilities

Recruitment and advising of BBF students, assisting with the administration of the program

Work Experience

  • Visiting Scholar, George Mason University Center for the Economic Study of Religion (January 2007 - April 2007)
  • Associate Professor, Baylor University (August 2005 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 1998 - July 2005)
  • Associate, Skelton & Woody (May 1995 - July 1998)
  • Graduate Assistant, University of Texas at Austin (August 1994 - July 1998)
  • Associate, Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. (September 1990 - July 1994)

Awards and Honors

  • Recognition, Phi Beta Kappa (December 2007)
  • Recognition, Phi Beta Kappa (May 2007)
  • Recognition, Phi Beta Kappa (May 2007)
  • Baylor University Award for Outstanding Faculty, Baylor University (May 2005)
  • Recognition, Phi Beta Kappa (May 2004)
  • Recognition, Phi Beta Kappa (May 2003)
  • Recognition, Phi Beta Kappa (May 2002)
  • Recognition, Phi Beta Kappa (May 2000)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Attorney, State Bar of Texas (November 1990 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture
  • Association of Christian Economists

Publications

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Religion, Corruption, and the Rule of Law," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 45, No. 5, (August 2013), pp. 757-779 (coauthors: Wafa Hakim Orman, Carl R. Gwin).

"Regulation of Religious Markets," The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics, Paul Oslington (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2012.

"Rainfall or Rainmaking? Lawyers, Courts, and the Price of Mold Insurance in Texas," Journal of Risk and Insurance, The, Vol. 79, No. 3, (September 2012), pp. 817-839 (coauthors: James R. Garven, Carl R. Gwin).

Review of "Economic Origins of Roman Christianity", March 2012.

"Not Just Guidelines: Pirate Codes and the Emergence of Property Rights in "The Invisible Hook"," Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 23, No. 3, (September 2010), pp. 307-313.

"Religion and the Emergence of the Rule of Law," , Ilkka Pyysiainen (eds.), Berlin, August 2010 (coauthors: Carl Gwin).

"Giving: The Rich, the Poor, and the Widow's Mite," , Rodney Stark (eds.), Waco, TX, September 2008 (coauthors: Wafa Hakim Orman, Carl R. Gwin).

"Going to College, Getting a Job: What Happens When Mom and Dad Take Their Kids to Church," , Rodney Stark (eds.), Waco, TX, September 2008 (coauthors: Wafa Hakim Orman, Carl R. Gwin).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Consider How One Person Can Make A Difference," (July 2008) (coauthors: Bob Smietana). Excerpt from Epilogue of Good Intentions

"Pollution Isn't Sin, but It Leaves a Stain," (June 2008) (coauthors: Bob Smietana). Excerpt from Chapter 10 of Good Intentions

"Rejecting Immigrants Runs Afoul of Biblical Teachings, Book Says," (June 2008) (coauthors: Bob Smietana). Excerpt from Chapter 9 of Good Intentions

"Forgiving Debt Could Change the World: Rock Star Bono Leads the Way in Helping the "Bottom Billion"," (June 2008) (coauthors: Bob Smietana). Excerpt from Chapter 5 of Good Intentions

"Must the Poor Always Be with Us? What Do We Do?," (June 2008) (coauthors: Bob Smietana). Excerpt of Chapters 3 & 4 of Good Intentions

"Self-Interest Combined with Faith Can Bring About Great Things," (May 2008) (coauthors: Bob Smietana). Excerpt from Chapter 2 of Good Intentions

"Shopping for Justice: The Trouble with Good Intentions," (March 2008), pp. 30-33 (coauthors: Bob Smietana). Excerpt from Chapter 8 of Good Intentions

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

Good Intentions: Nine Hot Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith, Chicago, IL, February 2008 (coauthors: Bob Smietana).

Review of "The Marketplace of Christianity", Spring 2007.

"The Employment Effects of a "Good Cause" Discharge Standard in Montana," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 59, No. 1, (October 2005), pp. 17-33 (coauthors: Bradley T. Ewing, Beck A. Taylor).

"The Biblical Underpinnings of Tit-for-Tat: Scriptural Insights Into Axelrod's 'The Evolution of Cooperation'," Faith & Economics, No. 44, (Fall 2004), pp. 1-25 (coauthors: Beck A. Taylor).

"Religious Freedom and the Unintended Consequences of the Establishment of Religion," Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 71, No. 1, (July 2004), pp. 103-17 (coauthors: Carl R. Gwin).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"What the Evidence Says about Church and State.," (October 2003), pp. 19-21 (coauthors: Carl R. Gwin).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

Review of "God and Mammon: Protestants, Money, and the Market, 1790-1860, Fall 2002 (coauthors: Carl R. Gwin).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Ask the Expert: Seasonally Adjusted Data," (August 2001), pp. 10.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Remedies for Misrepresentations in Applications in the Presence of Fraudulent Intent," Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, (June 2001), pp. 162-76.

"Empirical Studies in Civil Procedure: A Selected Annotated Bibliography," Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 51, No. 3, (July 1988), pp. 87-207 (coauthors: Michael Chiorazzi, Barbara A. Baccari, Karen R. Cashion, Christopher R. Hart, Donald M. Nielsen, William T. O'Neil).

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Religion and Attitudes Affecting Economic Growth," presented at the Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, April 2013 (coauthors: Elizabeth A. Dratz).

"The Political Economy of Church and State," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, Orange, CA, March 2012.

"How to Build a Sustainable Research Agenda in Religion, Economics, and Culture," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture, Arlington, Virginia, April 2011.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Religion and the Emergence of the Rule of Law," presented at the Western Economic Association International, Portland, OR, June 2010.

"“Understanding Religious Choice: A Product Attributes Model Application”," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2010.

"“Not Just Guidelines: Pirate Codes and the Emergence of Property Rights in The Invisible Hook”," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association, San Antonio, Texas, November 2009.
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