Randall W. Bennett, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Professor Bennett joined the Gonzaga faculty in 1988. His research interests are in the fields of industrial organization, public choice, and the economics of sports.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Economics, Michigan State University, 1984

M.A., Economics, Washington State University, 1977

B.A., Economics, Washington State University , 1974

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

ECON 201 - Microeconomics

ECON 202 - Macroeconomics

ECON 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECON 330 - Antitrust Policy and Regulation

ECON 351 - Managerial Economics


“College Sports,” in The Structure of American Industry, James W. Brock, ed., Waveland Press, Thirteenth Edition, 2016, pp. 297-322, (co-authored with John L. Fizel).

“Health Industry Political Action Committee Contributions to U. S. Senators,” Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Vol. 39, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2012, pp. 94-105, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

“Financial Services Industry PAC Contributions and Senate Committee Membership,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, September 2011, pp. 203-216, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

“The Importance of Committee Assignment: Health Care Industry Political Action Committee Contributions and the House of Representatives,” Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 29, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 163-177, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

“The College Sports Industry,” in The Structure of American Industry, James W. Brock, ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, Twelfth Edition, 2009, pp. 360-388, (co-authored with John L. Fizel).

“PAC Contributions from Sectors of the Financial Services Industry, 1998-2002,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, December 2008, pp. 407-419, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

“College Sports,” in The Structure of American Industry, Walter Adams and James W. Brock, eds., Pearson Prentice Hall, Eleventh Edition, 2005, pp. 272-298, (co-authored with John L. Fizel).

“Telecasts and Recruiting in NCAA Division I Football: The Impact of Altered Property Rights,” adapted for publication in The Business of Sports, Scott R. Rosner and Kenneth L. Shropshire, eds., Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004, pp.500-502, (co-authored with John L. Fizel).

“Taxation, License Fees and New Car Registrations,” Public Finance Review, Vol. 31, No. 5, September 2003, pp. 487-509, (co-authored with John H. Beck).

"College Sports," in The Structure of American Industry, Walter Adams and James W. Brock, eds., Prentice Hall, Tenth Edition, 2001, pp. 323-350, (co-authored with John L. Fizel).

"Politics and Length of Time to Bank Failure: 1986-1990," Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 14, No. 4, October 1996, pp. 29-41, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

"Telecasts and Recruiting in NCAA Division I Football: The Impact of Altered Property Rights," Journal of Sport Management, Vol. 10, No. 4, October 1996, pp. 359-372, (co-authored with John L. Fizel).    

"The Implications of Interstate Banking for Consumers,"  Psychology and Marketing, Vol. 12, No. 8, December 1995, pp. 689-702, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

"On the Political Economy of State Highway Expenditures: Some Evidence of the Relative Performance of Alternative Public Choice Models," Public Choice, Vol. 84, Nos. 1-2, July 1995, pp. 1-24, (co-authored with Roger D. Congleton).

"Telecast Deregulation and Competitive Balance: Regarding NCAA Division I Football," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 54, No. 2, April 1995, pp. 183-199, (co-authored with John L. Fizel).

"Savings and Loan and Finance Industry PAC Contributions to Incumbent Members of the House Banking Committee," Public Choice, Vol. 79, Nos. 1-2, April 1994, pp. 83-104 (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

"Economic Performance and U.S. Senate Elections:  Reply," Public Choice, Vol. 76, No. 4, August 1993, pp. 359-363, (co-authored with Clark Wiseman).

"Politics and the Rescue of Insolvent Savings and Loans Before 1989," Public Choice, Vol. 76, No. 3, July 1993, pp. 175-187, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

"Rationality and 'The Price is Right'", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 21, No. 1, May 1993, pp. 99-105, (co-authored with Kent Hickman).

"Banking Markets and Interstate Entry in the Southeastern United States," Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring 1993, pp. 3-13, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

"Economic Performance and U.S. Senate Elections, 1958-1986," Public Choice, Vol. 69, No. 1, February 1991, pp. 93-100, (co-authored with Clark Wiseman).

"Inverse Price-Quality Tradeoffs in the Regulated Airline Industry," Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Vol. 24, No. 1, January 1990, pp. 35-48, (co-authored with Kenneth D. Boyer).

"The Impact of College Football Telecasts on College Football Attendance," Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 4, December 1989, pp. 980-988, (co-authored with John L. Fizel).

"Does State Economic Performance Affect U.S. Senatorial Election Outcomes?"  Social Science Perspectives Journal, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1989, pp. 171-178, (co-authored with Clark Wiseman).

"Price (De)Regulation and Quality Rivalry: The Case of Branch Banking Revisited," Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter 1989, pp. 68-82, (co-authored with Christine Loucks).

"The Effect of Local Economic Conditions on U.S. Senate Elections," National Social Science Journal, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1988-89, pp. 69-76, (co-authored with Clark Wiseman).