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Frank Hefner, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, Director of Office of Economic Analysis

Address: Beatty Center, Room 425
Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 11:00-1:30 AM or by appointment
Phone: 843.953.8111


University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas
Ph.D., Economics, 1988

University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas
M.A., Economics, 1985

Rutgers College - New Brunswick, New Jersey
B.A., Economics, 1971

Research Interests

  • Regional Economics

Courses Taught

  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 318 Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 419 Introduction to Econometrics and Forecasting

Honors and Awards

  • Pi Delta Phi
  • National French Honor Society
  • Lambda Theta chapter, College of Charleston, 2007.
  • 2005-06 Hollingsworth Visiting Scholar, Furman University Department of Economics.
  • School of Business and Economics Teaching Award 2005, College of Charleston


Evans, Jocelyn D., and Frank Hefner, "Business Ethics and the Decision to Adopt Golden Parachute Contracts: Empirical Evidence of Concern for All Stakeholders," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 86, no. 1, April 2009, pp. 65-79.

Calcagno, Peter, and Frank Hefner, "State Targetting of Business Investment: Does Targeting Increase Corporate Tax Revenue?" Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, vol. 37, no. 2, 2007, pp. 90-102.

Hefner, Frank, and Calvin Blackwell, "The Economic Impact of the Recycling Industry in South Carolina, "Southern Business Review, Spring 2007,Vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 33-41.