Frank Hefner, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, Director of Office of Economic Analysis

Address: Beatty Center, Room 425
Office Hours: 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

  • Howard F. Rudd Distinguished Faculty Award for Service Leadership, 2020, School of Business, College of Charleston
  • Global Scholar, College of Charleston, 2009-2014
  • 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
  • School of Business and Economics Teaching Award 2003, College of Charleston


Burnett, J. Wesley, and Frank Hefner (2021) “Solar Energy Adoption: A Case Study of South Carolina,” The Electricity Journal, 34 (5).

Hackler, Lauren, Frank Hefner, and Mark D. Witte (2020) “The Effects of IMF Loan Condition Compliance on GDP Growth,” The American Economist, 65 (1) 88-96.

Benefield, Justin, Frank Hefner, and Harris Hollans, (2019) “Green Certifications in Residential Real Estate: Discounted Cost Savings or Name Recognition?” Journal of Real Estate Literature, 27 (1) 145-158.

Calcagno, Peter, and Frank Hefner (2018) “Targetted Economic Incentives: An Analysis of State Fiscal Policy and Regulatory Conditions,” Review of Regional Studies, 48 (1) 71-91.

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