Joe McKinney, Ph.D.

Associate Director - McBride Center for International Business
Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6141
Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  Baylor University, One Bear Place #98014
Waco, TX  76798
Office Location:  Foster 230.04

Office Hours

M 2:30 - 5:00 PM
W 9:30 - 11:30 AM
and by appointment

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Economics, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 1970
  • BA - Economics, BEREA COLLEGE, 1965

Work Experience

  • Exchange Professor, Department of Economics Seinan Gakuin University Fukuoka, Japan (1977 - 1978)
  • Ben H. Williams Professor of International Economics, Baylor University (1976 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia (1970 - 1976)
  • Instructor of Economics, Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan (1969 - 1970)
  • Fulbright Professor to the United Kingdom, Center for the Study of International Affairs Middlesex University, London
  • Fulbright Research Scholar to Canada, Center for Trade Policy & Law Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Research Assistant, U.S. State Department
  • Visiting Professor, Institut d'Administration des Enterprises Universite de Caen Caen, France

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Article, Journal of Business Ethics (August 2011)
  • Distinguished Professor, Hankamer School of Business (May 2011)
  • Honorary Professor, Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association (March 2009)
  • Honorary Professor, Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade (March 2009)
  • Ron Love Memorial Award for Outstanding Service in Canadian Studies, Southern Association of Canadian Studies (October 3, 2008)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar to Canada, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (August 2003)
  • Designated a "Favorite Professor", Baylor Graduate Business Alumni (2001)
  • Professor of the Month, Alpha Kappa Psi, Baylor University (November 1996)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar to United Kingdom, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (February 1996)
  • Outstanding University Professor, Baylor University (1985)
  • Top Professor, Baylor University Mortar Board (1980)
  • Pi Gamma Mu National Scholarship, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society (May 1965)
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (May 1965)

Professional Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Association for Canadian Studies in the US
  • Association of Christian Economists (founding member)
  • European Union Studies Association
  • Fulbright Association
  • International Atlantic Economic Association
  • Southern Canadian Studies Association (founding member)
  • Transatlantic Studies Association (founding member)
  • World Affairs Council of Dallas Fort Worth


Joseph A. McKinney is Ben H. Williams Professor of International Economics at Baylor University. He received his B. A. in economics from Berea College, and his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in economics at Michigan State University. Prior joining the faculty of Baylor University, he taught for several years at the University of Virginia. He has also taught at universities in Japan and France, and has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Middlesex University in London, and at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Professor McKinney’s major area of interest is international trade policy, particularly regional economic integration. He has published articles in professional journals and has authored or edited six books and monographs in this area. He has testified before the Trade Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee of the U. S. Congress and before the United States International Trade Commission on the economic effects of NAFTA, and before the U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission concerning the implications of persistent trade deficits. He also co-directed a study for the Joint Economic Committee of the U. S. Congress entitled Free Trade and the Borderlands. He is a member of the American Economic Association, and a founding member of both the Association of Christian Economists and the Transatlantic Studies Association.


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Regional Economic Integration in the European Union and North America: A Theoretical Perspective," A New Atlantic Community: The European Union, the US and Latin Amrica, Joaquin Roy (eds.), Miami, Florida: Miami-Florida European Union Center, May 2015, pp. 17-26.

"Transatlantic Conflict and Cooperation Concerning Trade Issues," Managing Global Transitions, Vol. 12, No. #3 Fall 2014, (December 2014), pp. 201-217.

"Challenges Along the Road to a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership"," The TTIP: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States, Joaquin Roy and Roberto Dominguez (eds.), Miami, Florida: Miami European Union Center, April 2014, pp. 85-97.

"The Changing Global Economy: Roles of the United States and the European Union in the Evolving Context," Economy of Region, Vol. 2014, No. 4, (Winter 2014), pp. 57-68.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

A Review of The Next Convergence: the Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World by Michael Spence, December 2013.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Anglo-American Economic Relationship: Special or Not?," Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives, Steve Marsh and Alan Dobson (eds.), New York and London: Routledge Publishing, January 2013, pp. 128-153 (coauthors: Alan P. Dobson).

Burkhard Eberlein and G. Bruce Doern, eds., Governing the Energy Challenge: Canada and Germany in a Multi-Level Regional and Global Context, February 2011.

"Importance of Religious Faith and Ethical Attitudes in Business," Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, Vol. 1, No. 2, (December 2010), pp. article 5 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson).

"The Effects of Ethical Codes on Ethical Perceptions of Actions Toward Stakeholders," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 97, No. 4, (December 2010), pp. 505-516 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson, Mitchell J. Neubert).

"US-Canadian Economic Relations , Twenty Years after the USA-Canada Free Trade Agreement," British Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2, (November 2010), pp. 233-246.

The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes between, December 2009.

"Sovereignty, Politics and U.S. International Airline Policy," Journal of Air Law and Science, Vol. 74, No. 3, Summer 2009, (Summer 2009), pp. 527-552 (coauthors: Alan P. Dobson).

"United States-Canadian Energy Interdependencies," Southern Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, (February 2009), pp. 2-10.

"Interaction of Domestic and International Policies Concerning United States Agricultural Trade," , Akis Kalaitzidis (eds.), Athens, 2009.

"International Bribery: Does a Written Code of Ethics Make a Difference in Perceptions of Business Professionals," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 79, No. April/May 2008, (April 2008), pp. 103-111.

Economic Integration in the Americas, London, February 2008 (coauthors: Steve Gardner).

"Is Economic Globalization Good News?," Christian Reflection, Vol. 24, No. July 2007, (July 2007), pp. 34-42.

Review of Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development, Grand Rapids, MI, Spring 2007.

"Ethical Attitudes in Small Businesses and Large Corporations: Theory and Empirical Findings from a Tracking Study Spanning Three Decades," Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 44, No. 2, (4th Quarter 2006) (coauthors: L. E. Palich, C. W. Moore, J. W. Petty, J. L. Longenecker).

"United States-European Union Trade Dispute Over Biotechnology Agricultural Products," EUSA Review, Vol. 19, No. 4, (Fall 2006), pp. pp. 12-16.

"Transatlantic Relations in a Global Economy," , Jon Roper and John Baylis (eds.), London, 2006, pp. 162-175.

Review of "Fair Trade and Harmonization: Prerequisited for Free Trade?", 4th Quarter 2005.

"The Role of Mere Exposure Effect on Ethical Tolerance: A Two-Study Approach," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 58, No. 4, (June 2005), pp. 281-295 (coauthors: Bill Weeks, Justin G. Longenecker, Carlos Moore).

"Can the Institutions of NAFTA Serve as a Pattern for the World Trade Organization?," Journal of Administrative Sciences [Yonetim Bilimleri Dergisi], (2005). posted also to web site of Journal of Turkish Weekly

"Deeper United States-Canada Economic Integration: Is it Inevitable? Is it Desirable?," Southern Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, (2005), pp. pp. 1-12.

"The Role of Mere Exposure Effect on Ethical Tolerance: A Two-Study Approach," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 58, (2005), pp. 281-294 (coauthors: J. Longenecker, C. Moore and W. Weeks).

"Transition Ethics: A Comparison of Ukrainian and United States Business Professionals," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 61, (2005), pp. 283-299 (coauthors: Olena Vynoslavska, Carlos Moore, Justin Longenecker).

"Political Economy of the United States-Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute," (August 2004).

"Religious Intensity, Evangelical Christianity, and Business Ethics: An Empirical Study," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 55, (2004), pp. 373-386 (coauthors: Justin G. Longenecker and Carlos W. Moore).

Review of Fair Trade and Harmonization: Prerequisites for Free Trade?, 2003.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

Book Review of Free Trade: Risks and Rewards, L. Ian MacDonald (ed.), American Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 160-162.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Effects of Gender and Career Stage on Ethical Judgment," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 20, No. 4, (July 1997), pp. 301-313 (coauthors: Bill Weeks, Carlos Moore, Justin G. Longenecker).

"The Effects of Gender and Career Stage on Ethical Judgment," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 20, (1997), pp. 301-313 (coauthors: Bill Weeks, Carlos Moore, Justin Longenecker).

"Is the Japanese Marketing System Changing? - An Empirical Study," International Business Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, (1995), pp. 279-294 (coauthors: Dan Rajaratnam).

"The Japanese Distribution System: An Empirical Investigation of U.S. Firms Operating in Japan During the Seventies and Eighties," , Chicago, IL, 1993, pp. 67-80 (coauthors: Dan Rajaratnam).

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"NAFTA Panel Arbitration of Investment Disputes," presented at the 20th Western Hemispheric Trade Conference, Laredo, Texas, April 2016.

"Experience Under NAFTA's Chapter 11: Lessons Learned," presented at the 23rd Biennial Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2015.

"Investor-State Dispute Resolution as an Issue in Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Lessons from NAFTA," presented at the Fourteenth Annual Transatlantic Studies Association Conference, Middleburg, The Netherlans, July 2015.

"Ethical Attitudes of Business Professionals in China and the United States: a Comparison," presented at the 6th International Research Meeting in Business and Management, Nice, France, July 2015 (coauthors: Mitchell J. Neubert, Leslie E. Palich).

"Regional Economic Integration in the European Union and North America: A Theoretical Perspective," presented at the A New Atlantic Community Conference, Miami, Florida, February 2015.

"Status of the North American Free Trade Agreement after Twenty Years," presented at the Model OAS Regional Meeting, Baylor University, November 2014.

"Reflections on Globablization," presented at the Cornelia Marschall Smith Award Public Lecture, Waco, TX, November 2014.

"The Never-Ending United States-Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute: Case Study in Trade Policy," presented at the Southwest Fulbright Symposium, San Antonio, TX, July 2014.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Transatlantic Cooperation and Conflict in Trade Matters," presented at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of Transatlantic Studies Association, Ghent, Belgium, July 2014.

"North American Economic Integration: Retrospective and Prospective," presented at the 18th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference, Laredo, TX, April 2014.

"Political Economy of Regional Economic Integration: Comparison of EU and NAFTA," presented at the 77th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Madrid, Spain, April 2014.

"Challenges along the Road to a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Parthership," presented at the The TTIP: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the Untied States, Miami, FL, February 2014.

"NAFTA@20 in the Context of a Changing Global Economy," presented at the Biennial Meeting, Tampa, Florida, November 2013.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Hazards on the Road to a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership," presented at the Twelfth Annual Transatlantic Studies Association Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, July 2013.

"United States-European Union Economic Relations in a Changing Global Economy:," presented at the Annual Paris Business and Social Science Research Conference, Paris, France, July 2013.

"Cross-Cultural Comparison of Ethical Attitudes of Business Professionals," presented at the Tenth AIMS International Conference on Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, January 2013 (coauthors: Mitchell J. Neubert, Leslie E. Palich).

"What does the United States' "Pivot to Asia" Portend for Transatlantic Economic Relations?," presented at the Transatlantic Studies Association Annual Meeting, University College Cork, Ireland, July 2012.

"Rationales for and Consequences of United States and Canadian Preferential Trade Agreements," presented at the Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Canada, November 2011.

"The US-Canada Special Economic Relationship--Is it Compatible with NAFTA?," presented at the BACS History and Politics Conference, University of London, July 2011.

"Contemporary Anglo-American Economic Relations," presented at the 10th Anniversary Conference of Transatlantic Studies Association, Dundee, Scotland, July 2011.
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