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Dr. Ben Boozer

Department of Finance Economics and Accounting
Office Number: Merrill Building 118
Office Phone: 256-782-5775
Email Address: bboozer@jsu.edu

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.

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Courses Currently or Recently Offered

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FINANCE:

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FIN 515. Financial Management (3). (MBA) Study of financial decision concepts for maximizing value of the firm involving the financing, investment, and dividend decisions.

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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

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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.

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FIN 311. Personal Financial Planning (3). Personal financial planning including time buying, insurance, housing, investments, budgeting, use of financial institutions, and taxes.

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FIN 301. Business Finance (3). Prerequisite: Junior Standing. A survey of business finance. Coverage of the basic financial decisions including investment, financing, and dividend.

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ECONOMICS:

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.

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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.

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University Service

Faculty Senate (term expires 2016)

- committees: Faculty Honors and Faculty Emeriti

Service Committee (University Strategic Planning)

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College of Commerce & Business Administration Service

Faculty Advisor - Finance Majors

Faculty Advisor - Financial Management Association

Enactus - Business Advisory Board

Assurance of Learning Committee (Graduate School)

Distance Learning Committee

CCBA Business Test Proctor

Preview Day display for CCBA

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Community Service

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

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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Testing the Continuance of Efficiency Application: An Interrupted Time Series Approach, International Journal of Business and Economics Perspectives, 5(1), 2010, pp. 155-165.

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Economic Efficiency: Extending Legislative Ideology Through Benefits and Costs, Journal of Public Service eLearning, 1(8), 2010, pp. 1-24. Co-author: Robert Landry

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Entrepreneurial Conditions in American States: Exploring New Business Development, Business Journal for Entrepreneurs, 2010 (2), 2010. Co-author: S. Keith Lowe.

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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

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Analyzing Bilateral Currency Exchange Rates in Predicting Economic Output (with S. Keith Lowe), Journal of International Business Research,7(2), 2008, pp. 1-12.

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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.

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Why Health Costs Spiral: The Case of Emergency Department Regulation with Christopher Westley, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, 32(1), Spring/Summer, 2006.

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Stop by to see me in 118 Merrill Building.

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GO GAMECOCKS!!