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Gary C. Fethke

Gary C. Fethke

Management Sciences

Professor Emeritus - May 2012

  319-335-0914
  S234  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Economics, The University of Iowa, 1968
  • BA in Economics, The University of Iowa, 1964

Expertise

  • Analysis of economics of public higher education: how changing environments and finances affect strategy
  • Determinants of labor market structures
  • Dynamic pricing strategies for durable goods and habit goods
  • Macroeconomics and monetary economics
  • Managerial economics

Awards

  • MBA Core Teaching Award, MBA Program, 2010
  • Hancher-Finkbine Faculty Medallion, The University of Iowa, April 2008

Selected Publications

  • Decentralized University Budgeting, United with a More Flexible Tuition Structure, Gary C. Fethke, Journal of Education Finance, vol 39, 2014, 323-343
  • Public-no-more universities: Subsidy to self-reliance , Gary C. Fethke, Andrew J. Policano, Journal of Management Development, vol 32, 2013, 525-536
  • Public No More: New Path to Excellence for America's Public Universities, Gary C. Fethke, Andrew J. Policano, Stanford University Press, 2012, 1-265
  • Welfare Effects of Subsidizing Higher Education When Access and Quality are Endogenous, Gary C. Fethke, Economics Letters, vol 112, 2011, 45-48
  • A Low Subsidy Problem in Public Higher Education, Gary C. Fethke, Economics of Education Review, vol 30, 2011, 617-626
  • Subsidy and Tuition Policies in Public Higher Education, Gary C. Fethke, Economic Inquiry, vol 44, 2006, 644-655
  • Strategic Determination of Higher Education Subsidies and Tuitions, Gary C. Fethke, Economics of Education Review, vol 24, 2005, 601-609
  • Monopoly with Endogenous Durability, Gary C. Fethke, Raj Jagannathan, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, vol 26, 2002, 1009-1027
  • Why Would a Durable Good Monopolist Also Produce a Cost Inefficient Non-durable Good?, Gary C. Fethke, Raj Jagannathan, International Journal of Industrial Organization, vol 18, 2000, 793-812
  • The Optimal Choice of Inputs Under Time-of-Use Pricing and Fixed Proportions Technology: An Application to Industrial Firms, Gary C. Fethke, A. Tishler, Resources and Energy, vol 11, 1998, 241-259
  • Information Incentives, Market Structures and Timing Patterns of Contracting in a Decentralized Economy, Gary C. Fethke, A. Policano, International Economic Review, vol 31, 1990, 651-665
  • Monetary Policy and the Timing of Wage Negotiations, Gary C. Fethke, A. Policano, Journal of Monetary Economics, 1987, 89-105
  • Will Wage Setters Ever Stagger Decisions?, Gary C. Fethke, A. Policano, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1986, 867-877
  • The Conformity of Wage-Indexation Models with Stylized Facts, Gary C. Fethke, The American Economic Review, 1985, 856-861
  • Optimal Monetary Policy, Endogenous Supply and Rational Expectations, Gary C. Fethke, R. Jackman, Journal of Monetary Economics, 1984, 211-224
  • Wage Contingencies, the Pattern of Negotiation and Aggregate Implications of Alternative Contract Structures, Gary C. Fethke, A. Policano, Journal of Monetary Economics, 1984, 151-170

Working Papers

  • CAM versus RCM Budgeting Model Comparisons, Gary C. Fethke, Andrew J. Policano
  • Can Public Universities Survive?, Gary C. Fethke
  • Ethics and Student Debt, Gary C. Fethke, Andrew J. Policano

Sponsored Research

  • An Investigation of the Macroeconomic Effects of Employment Tax Credits, Gary C. Fethke, A. Policano. Upjohn Research Institute

Other Work

Current & Prior Positions

  • Professor Emeritus of Economics and Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, May 2012 - Present
  • Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1984 - 2012
  • Interim President, The University of Iowa , June 2006 - September 2007
  • Dean, Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, July 1994 - June 2006
  • Interim Dean, College of Business Administration, The University of Iowa, July 1993 - June 1994
  • Senior Associate Dean, College of Business Administration, The University of Iowa, September 1989 - August 1993
  • DEO, Department of Management Sciences, July 1985 - June 1989
  • Acting DEO, Department of Marketing, July 1987 - June 1988
  • Associate Professor of Economics and Management Sciences, College of Business Administration, The University of Iowa, 1979 - 1984
  • Academic Visitor, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, August 1981 - August 1982
  • Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics, College of Business Administration, The University of Iowa, 1976 - 1979
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics, College of Business Administration, 1974 - 1975
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Bradley University, 1972 - 1974
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Bradley University, 1968 - 1971
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, College of Business Administration, The University of Iowa, June 1968 - August 1968

Presentations