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


Economic Development


PhD, University of Virginia-Main Campus

BA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

Georgescu-Roegen Prize for Best Article. (1988).

Associate Editor, Economic Modelling. (April 2015 - Present).

Editor, Journal of Economic Research. (1997 - Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Macroeconomics. (January 2016 - Present).

American Economic Association, Member.

Southern Economic Association, Member.

Selected Publications

Cover, J. P., Mallick, S. (2012). Identifying Sources of Macroeconomic and Exchange Rate Fluctuations in the UK. Journal of International Money and Finance, 31(6).

Pasten, R., Cover, J. P. (2015). Tax-Tilting and Politics: Some Theory and Evidence for Latin America. Journal of Macroeconomics, 44.

Cover, J. P., Lee, H. (2015). Do Market Prices Aggregate Information about Macroeconomic Uncertainty (or Risk)? Applied Economics, 47(42).

Cover, J. P., Olson, E. (2013). Using Romer and Romer's New Measure of Monetary Policy Shocks to Identify AD and AS Shocks. Applied Economics, 45(19).

Additional Articles:

"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.