Calvin Blackwell, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Address: JC Long 312
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 843.732.0402
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Calvin Blackwell earned his B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New Mexico. Currently, he is a professor of economics at the College of Charleston and chair of the department. He has been a visiting professor at Texas A&M University, and has taught economics at the University of New Mexico and to students in the Republic of Kazakstan. His research interests include experimental economics, asset markets, and public finance, and he has published papers in academic journals like the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, National Tax Journal, Public Finance Review and the Journal of Economics and Finance.


University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ph.D., Economics, Dec. 2000

University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A., Economics/History, May 1993

Research Interests

  • Experimental Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Complexity

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Statistics and Introductory Econometrics
  • Game Theory
  • Seminar in Environmental Studies
  • Seminar in Public Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Economic Theory for Policy Analysis

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, School of Business, College of Charleston, Spring 2008
  • Outstanding Research Award, School of Business, College of Charleston, Spring 2004


Blackwell, Calvin and Peter Calcagno. 2019. “Party-crashers or Wallflowers? The Lack of Strategic Voting in Experimental.” Applied Economics Letters 26(19), pp. 1641-1648.

Blackwell, Calvin, Daniela Goya-Tocchetto and Zachary Sturman. 2018. “Nudges in the Restroom: How Hand-washing can be impacted by Environmental Cues.” Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy 2(2), pp. 41-47.

Blackwell, Calvin. 2018. “Power Laws in Real Estate Prices? Some Evidence.” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 69, pp. 90-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.qref.2018.03.014.

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