James Cover

Reese Phifer Faculty Fellow
Professor of Economics

Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies

Phone: 205-348-8977
Email: jcover@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconomics and Economic Development.


Virginia Tech (B.S.M.E.), University of Virginia (Ph.D.).

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Dr. Cover, whose professional interests include asymmetric business cycles, money demand and price-level stickiness, has published articles in a number of academic journals, including Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Macroeconomics, Atlantic Economic Journal, Quarterly Journal of Economics, South African Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and the Journal of Economic Research. In 1988 Dr. Cover was awarded the Georgescu-Roegen Prize for the Best Article in Volume 54 of Southern Economic Journal. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Southern Economic Association.

Selected Publications

"Do Market Prices Aggregate Information about Macroeconomic Uncertainty (or Risk)?" (With Hyejin Lee.) Applied Economics. 2015.

"Tax Tilting and Politics: Some Theory and Evidence for Latin America" (With Roberto Pasten.) Journal of Macroeconomics. June 2015.

"Using Romer and Romer’s New Measure of Monetary Policy Shocks to Identify AD and AS Shocks." (With Eric Olson.) Applied Economics. 2013.

"Identifying Sources of Macroeconomic and Exchange Rate Fluctuations in the UK." (With Sushanta Mallick.) Journal of International Money and Finance. October 2012.

"Risk and Macroeconomic Activity." Southern Economic Journal. July 2011.

"Using the Aggregate Demand-Aggregate Supply Model to Identify Demand-Side and Supply-Side Shocks: Results from a Bivariate VAR." (With C. James Hueng and Walter Enders.) Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. April 2006.

"The Length of U.S. Business Expansions: When Did the Break in the Date Occur?" (With Paul Pecorino.) Journal of Macroeconomics. September 2005.

"Price and Output Stability Under Price Level Targeting." (With Paul Pecorino.) Southern Economic Journal. July 2005.

 "The Role of Seasonal Interest Rate Fluctuations in a Classical Model." Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. November 1999.

"Money Demand and Income Distribution: Evidence from Annual Data." (With D. Hooks.) Review of Economics and Statistics. August 1993.

"Asymmetric Effects of Positive and Negative Money-Supply Shocks." Quarterly Journal of Economics. November 1992.

"A Keynesian Macroeconomic Model with New-Classical Econometric Properties." Southern Economic Journal. (Received Georgescu-Roegen Award). April 1988.

"Time Series, Homicide, and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment."(With P. Thistle.) Southern Economic Journal. January 1988.