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Dr. Ben Boozer
Department of Finance Economics and Accounting
Dr. Boozer is a native of Jacksonville, Alabama and a graduate of Jacksonville State University and Auburn University. He has been employed at JSU since February 1999.
Courses Currently or Recently Offered
FIN 515. Financial Management (3). (MBA) Study of financial decision concepts for maximizing value of the firm involving the financing, investment, and dividend decisions.
FIN 475. Advanced Topics in Finance (3). Prerequisite: FIN 441. Application of financial management techniques to capital structure policy, dividend policy, financing decisions, working capital management and corporate restructuring
FIN 441. Financial Management (3). Prerequisite: FIN 301. A study of financial decision making. Profit planning, financing strategies, financial analysis and ethical questions are emphasized.
FIN 311. Personal Financial Planning (3). Personal financial planning including time buying, insurance, housing, investments, budgeting, use of financial institutions, and taxes.
FIN 301. Business Finance (3). Prerequisite: Junior Standing. A survey of business finance. Coverage of the basic financial decisions including investment, financing, and dividend.
EC 303. Money and Banking (3). Prerequisites: EC 221, 222. Topics in monetary policy, theory, monetary standards, the commercial banking system, and the federal reserve system are considered in detail.
EC 222. Principles of Macroeconomics (3). Prerequisite: MS 100 or higher level math course. A macroeconomic approach, including money and banking, national income accounting monetary and fiscal policy, and international economics.
Faculty Senate (term expires 2016)
Faculty Advisor Financial Management Association
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) - Business Advisory Board
Research and Service Committee
Assurance of Learning Committee (Graduate School)
Distance Learning Committee
CCBA Business Test Proctor
Preview Day display for CCBA
Revolving Loan Fund Committee - East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (member: 2001 to present)
Anniston Lions Club (member: 1998 to present; past president in 2003)
Bonny Brook Baptist Church (Jacksonville, AL) - member, teach men's Sunday School class and member of choir
Selected Research and Publications
"Using Net Present Value Methodology in Analyzing Benefits and Costs of Rural Highway Corridor Improvements", Regional Business Review, 32, (May 2013), pp. 49-65.
"Measurement of Homestead Exemption Utilizing Home Values" Journal of International Finance Studies, 12(3), 2012, pp. 84-93. Co-author: Robert J. Landry, III and S. Keith Lowe.
"An Analysis of Internal Revenue Code Section 529 College Savings Plans: Do They Remain a Viable Investment Option?", International Journal of Business Research, 11(6),2011, pp. 117-125. Co-author: S. Keith Lowe.
"Depository Institution Solvency: The Impact of Diversification and Risk in Commercial Banking Failures, Journal of Business Management and Entrepreneurship, 2(1), 2011, pp. 1-21.
Stages of Health Policy Formulation: A Study of Medical Care Access that Transcends Economic Cause and Effect, Journal of Healthcare Leadership, Management, and Research, 1(12), 2010, pp. 1-18.
Testing the Continuance of Efficiency Application: An Interrupted Time Series Approach, International Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives, 5(1), 2010, pp. 155-165.
Economic Efficiency: Extending Legislative Ideology Through Benefits and Costs, Journal of Public Service eLearning, 1(8), 2010, pp. 1-24. Co-author: Robert Landry
Entrepreneurial Conditions in American States: Exploring New Business Development, Business Journal for Entrepreneurs, 2010 (2), 2010. Co-author: S. Keith Lowe.
The Role of Financial Statement Variables: A Model of Equity Pricing, International Journal of Business, Accounting, and Finance, 3(2), 2009. pp. 135-145. Co-author: S. Keith Lowe
Analyzing Bilateral Currency Exchange Rates in Predicting Economic Output (with S. Keith Lowe), Journal of International Business Research,7(2), 2008, pp. 1-12.
International Trade and Gross Domestic Product (GDP): A Study of Currency Exchange Rates (with S. Keith Lowe), Proceedings of Allied Academies Internet Conference,IX, Summer 2007.
Why Health Costs Spiral: The Case of Emergency Department Regulation with Christopher Westley, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, 32(1), Spring/Summer, 2006.
Stop by to see me in 118 Merrill Building.