Frank Hefner, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, Director of Office of Economic Analysis

Address: Beatty Center, Room 425
Office Hours: TR 11:00 am-12:30 pm and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.8111
Curriculum Vitae: Download


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


Wang, Weishen, and Frank Hefner (forthcoming) “Clustering of Shareholder Annual Meetings: A ‘New Anomaly’ in Stock Returns.” Applied Financial Economics.

Blackwell, Calvin, Frank Hefner, and Emily Lindberg. (2014) “Power Laws and Regional Convergence.” The American Economist, 59 (1).

Hefner, Frank, Brumby McLeod, and John Crotts. (forthcoming) “Research Note: An Analysis of Cruise Ship Impact on Local Hotel Demand – An Event Study in Charleston, SC,” Tourism Economics. (available on line

Hefner, Frank, and Mark David Witte. (2013) “A Random Walk to Economic Freedom?” European Journal of Comparative Economics, 10 (1), 27-47.

Evans, Jocelyn D., and Frank Hefner. (2009) “Business Ethics and the Decision to Adopt Golden Parachute Contracts: Empirical Evidence of Concern for All Stakeholders.” Journal of Business Ethics, (86) 1, 65-79.

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