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Jonathan Willner

Jonathan Willner

Jonathan Willner,
Professor of Economics, B. C. Clark Jr. Chair in Economics
Economics & Finance



Ph.D., Economics, Purdue University
M.S., Economics, Purdue University
B.S., Colorado State University

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Willner specializes in three main areas: sports economics, international trade, and industrial organization. Additional areas of expertise are those related to intellectual property rights and natural disasters. His research in sports economics deals with the economic impacts of the Olympics and U.S. major league franchises. His industrial organization research deals with conglomerate effects in Korea as well as domestic issues associated with legal structures. He teaches courses in a variety of fields including international economics and game theory.

Professional Activities

Professor Willner is a member of the American and Southern Economic Associations, Western Economics Association and is a former President of the Southwestern Economics Association. Dr. Willner has spoken at venues in Oklahoma City, numerous locations throughout the United States, Indonesia, China, Argentina, and Singapore. He has taught in numerous countries and done consulting work in Ukraine as well as Oklahoma City. He has published work in diverse outlets from academic journals such as The Journal of Economic Perspectives, The International Journal of Stress Management and Foreign Affairs, and more mainstream outlets such as PR News Asia (online journal), Korea Times, and Blueprints. He is actively engaged with undergraduate research assisting and mentoring students through published research in a variety of fields. He also serves on the Oklahoma City Bar Association’s Fee Grievance and Ethics Committee.

Contact Information

Meinders School of Business
Oklahoma City, OK 73106