Travis Wiseman PhD

 Travis Wiseman PhD

Title:

  • Director of International Business; Assistant Clinical Professor of Economics

Contacts:

travis.wiseman@msstate.edu
Office: (662) 325-6701

Overview

Summary:

Dr. Travis Wiseman is Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of International Business at Mississippi State University. His papers have been published in the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Institutional Economics, Constitutional Political Economy, the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, and the American Journal of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Wiseman earned his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University in 2013. His applied research focuses on relationships between institutions – both formal and cultural – entrepreneurship, and shadow economies. He is currently working on research which investigates the long-run dynamics of income inequality in the United States as it relates to both overall measures and underlying components of state-level economic freedom. In a separate project, he is investigating the links between slavery, the evolution of institutions, and economic development across U.S. states. Wiseman's teaching record at MSU includes courses in principles-level Macroeconomics, Comparative Economic Policy, International Economics, and Industrial Organization. He also directs special topics, study abroad programs with emphasis on transitional and reformed economies. Dr. Wiseman is the recipient of the Charles G. Koch Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2013); Kendrick Business and Economics Graduate Studies Scholarship, with title: Kendrick Scholar (2012-2013); the European Social Fund Doctoral Studies and Internationalisation Programme, DoRa Scholarship (2012); the Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship, with title: Bernard Marcus Fellow (2011-2012); and the Vickers Doctoral Student Teaching Award (2012). Most recently, he is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Most Influential Professor Award, voted by the students, in the College of Business. Previously, Wiseman held a visiting Ph.D. student research position at the University of Tartu, Estonia (Fall 2012).

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, West Virginia University, 2013

Research interests:

Applied Microeconomics, Public Economics, Development Economics, Institutions, Shadow Economies, Entrepreneurship.

Biography

Dr. Travis Wiseman is Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of International Business at Mississippi State University. His papers have been published in the Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Institutional Economics, Constitutional Political Economy, the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, and the American Journal of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Wiseman earned his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University in 2013. His applied research focuses on relationships between institutions – both formal and cultural – entrepreneurship, and shadow economies. He is currently working on research which investigates the long-run dynamics of income inequality in the United States as it relates to both overall measures and underlying components of state-level economic freedom. In a separate project, he is investigating the links between slavery, the evolution of institutions, and economic development across U.S. states. Wiseman's teaching record at MSU includes courses in principles-level Macroeconomics, Comparative Economic Policy, International Economics, and Industrial Organization. He also directs special topics, study abroad programs with emphasis on transitional and reformed economies. Dr. Wiseman is the recipient of the Charles G. Koch Doctoral Fellowship (2012-2013); Kendrick Business and Economics Graduate Studies Scholarship, with title: Kendrick Scholar (2012-2013); the European Social Fund Doctoral Studies and Internationalisation Programme, DoRa Scholarship (2012); the Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship, with title: Bernard Marcus Fellow (2011-2012); and the Vickers Doctoral Student Teaching Award (2012). Most recently, he is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Most Influential Professor Award, voted by the students, in the College of Business. Previously, Wiseman held a visiting Ph.D. student research position at the University of Tartu, Estonia (Fall 2012).

Publications

Book, Chapter

  • Mississippi Shadow Economies: A Symptom of Over-Regulated Markets and Measure of Missed Opportunities,. Promoting Prosperity in Mississippi. Institute for Market Studies. 2018

Conference Proceeding

  • Religion and Entrepreneurial Activity in the US.  The Annual Proceedings of The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations 2012-2013. Volume 5, Pages 95-114. 2013

Journal Article

Presentations

Oral Presentation

  • "US Interstate Underground Trade Flow: A Gravity Model Approach." 2015 Southern Economic Association Meetings, , New Orleans, Louisianna. 2015
  • "US Interstate Underground Trade Flow: A Gravity Model Approach." 2015 Association of Private Enterprise Education Meetings, , Cancun, Mexico. 2015

Paper

  • "Immigration and Baumolian Entrepreneurship in the United States." Public Choice Society Meetings, Public Choice Society, New Orleans, LA. 2017
  • "Political Entrepreneurship and Isolated U.S. City Capitals." Western Economic Association International Meetings, Western Economic Association, Santiago, Chile. 2017
  • "Political Entrepreneurship and Isolated U.S. City Capitals." Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, Washinton, D.C.. 2016
  • "Economic Freedom and Growth in US State-level Market Incomes at the Top and Bottom." 2014 Southern Economic Association Meetings, , Atlanta, Georgia. 2014
  • "Entrepreneurship, Corruption, and the Size of US Underground Economies." 2013 Southern Economic Association Meetings, Southern Economic Association, Tampa, FL. 2013