Larry Allen

Contact

Dr. Larry Allen
Professor and Department Chair 

Phone: (409) 880-8656
Email: allencl@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 240

Ph.D.   University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
M.A.   University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
B.A.   Texas A&M at Commerce,  Commerce

Courses Taught

MBA:

International Business 

Bachelors:

Macro Economics 
Principles (Macro) 
Principles (Micro)

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Chair of Department of Economics and Finance, College of Business, Lamar University (September, 2012 - Present), Beaumont, Texas, Texas.

Professor of Economics, Lamar University (August, 1989 - Present), Beaumont, Texas. Teaching, Research, Service

Associate Professor of Economics, Lamar University (August, 1983 - July, 1989), Beaumont, Texas. Teaching, Research, Service

Assistant Professor of Economics, Lamar University (August, 1979 - July, 1983), Beaumont, Texas. Teaching, Research, Service

Instructor of Economics, Southeast Missouri State University (August, 1975 - July, 1979), Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Teaching Economics

Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (August, 1972 - May, 1975), Fayetteville, Arkansas. Teaching Principles of Economics

Service

Professional Service 

Academic Conference: Discussant
2015:  Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE)/Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) 2011 Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas (Regional).
2015:  Southwestern Society of Economists, Houston, Texas (Regional).
2014:  Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE), Dallas, Texas (Regional).

Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator
2014:  Southwestern Society of Economists, Dallas, Texas (Regional).

Reviewer - Article / Manuscript
2016:  African Journal of Political Science and International Relations (International).  
2016:  Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (International).  
2016:  Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (International).
2016:  Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (International).  
2013:  Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (International). 
2012:  International Journal of Informations Systems and Change Management (International).  Refereed an article entitled: "Mobil Phone Technology Delivers Financial Services to 2.6 Billion Unbanked Peoples: A Pilot Study on Impact of Mobile Money Service on Micro-Entrepreneurs in Rural Cambodia"

Reviewer - External Tenure
2015:  Served as outside reviewer for a candidate for tenure and promotion at Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, Texas (State).  

Reviewer: Conference Paper
2014:  Southern Management Association (National).

Institutional Service 

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  General Business Program Committee  
2015-2016:  Executive Committee  
2015-2016:  Engagement & Innovation Committee  
2012-2013 – 2014-2015:  Executive Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Personnel Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012:  Student-Faculty Relations Committee Lamar University  

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012:  Pie in the Face, student fund raising activity

College Assignments

Member:
2014-2015:  Administrative Review Committee for Dean of College  

College Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  MBA Exit Exam  
2011-2012:  College of Business Student Faculty Relations Committee  
2011-2012:  Big Idea Conference, April 28, 2012, Galloway Business Building, Lamar Univeristy: Service as judge of entrepreneurial ideas for new businesses  

College Assignments

Member
2015-2016:  MBA Exit Exam  

University Assignments

Chair:
2011-2012:  University Student Faculty Relations Committee

Member:
2015-2016:  Council of Instructional Departments  
2014:  Council of Instructional Departments  
2013-2014:  Education Preparation Council: This committee is chaired by the Associate Dean in the College of Education and Human Development.  It deals with curriculum issues for majors in the College of Education and Human Development 

University Assignments

Member:
2011-2012:  Educator Preparation Council  

University Assignments

Member:
2012-2013:  Educator Preparation Council  

University Assignments

Member:
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Institutional Review Committee  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Educators Education Council  
2013-2014:  Institutional Review Committee: This committee reviews and  approves research projects involving human subjects.
2012-2013:  Institutional Review Board: This committee reviews and approves research projects involving human subjects  

University Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011:  Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities: September 12, 2011: Made presentation to students of Texas Academy of Leadership. Subject was current state of the U.S. economy 

Community Service 

Media Contact
2015:  Reports of large layoffs in oil industry
2015:  A government report showing unusually large wage growth in Jefferson County, The Beaumont Enterprise, the main newspaper of Southeast Texas, interviewed me about recent statistics showing an acceleration of economic growth in Southeast Texas.
2015:  Interview with Beaumont Enterprise about potential for Entrepreneurship in Southeast Texas, Interviewed by Beaumont Enterprise regarding potential for Entrepreneurship in Southeast Texas.
2015:  Interview with Beaumont Enterprise about population growth in Southeast Texas, Interview with Beaumont Enterprise about population growth in Southeast Texas. 
2015:  Interview with Beaumont Enterprise about Per Capita Income in Southeast, Texas, Discussed why per capita income in southeast texas lost ground since 1979.
2015:  Beaumont Enterprise, interview about impact of falling oil prices in Southeast Texas, Interview with newspaper reporter on what falling oil prices  mean for the local economy.
2014:  Beaumont Enterprise, interview about state of Beaumont's economy
2014:  Study about educational levels in 150 cities, An interview with CW-39, a Houston television station, about education levels in Beaumont.
2014:  Interview with Beaumont Enterprise about strong GDP growth for Beaumont/Port Arthur Area
2014:  Interview with Beaumont Enterprise regarding release of a study entitled 2014's Most and Least Educated Cities., Interview with the Beaumont Enterprise about a widely distributed ranking of U.S. cities by education. Beaumont was included in  the ranking. 
2013:  Television interview, CCTV America, Interview to CCTV America of Washington D.C. The subject was the development of a Texas Depository for Gold.
2013:  The publication of a pamphlet by the Texas Workforce Commission, The Texas Workforce Commission published a pamphlet: Growth Abounds: A Forecast of the Texas Labor Market, 2012-2013.  

Member of a Committee
2013:  Big Idea Challenge Event, Every year the Small Business Development sponsors an event for budding entrepreneurs called the The Big Idea Challenge Event.  Aspiring entrepreneurs present business ideas and judges evaluated the viability of these ideas. 

Other Community Service Activities
2016:  An anonymous group of New York City investors represented by GLC consulting., On June 30th, 2016, Gerson Lehrman Group, a consulting firm, arranged an phone conversation with a group of New York City investors who were evaluating the acquisition of  real estate in Southeast Texas.
2014:  Beaumont Council of Gardens, Volunteer worker at Terrel Park for the Beaumont Council of Gardens
2013:  Dukascopy, This Swiss bank conducted a survey of economists, including Allen,about economic conditions,expectations, and outlook for the European Union, the United States, and the world economy.
2012:  Dukacsopy, This Swiss bank conducted a survey of economists, including Allen,about economic conditions,expectations, and outlook for the European Union, the United States, and the world economy.
2011:  Beaumont Botanical Gardens Volunteer

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Allen, L. (in press, 2015).  Macroeconomic Causes of Variance in House and Property Prices.   International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 1-9.
  • Allen, L., Lynch, H., & Colon, R. (2014).  The Effect of Monetary Growth on the Relative Price of Coal.   Oil Gas and Energy Quarterly, 63 (1), 63-70.
  • Allen, L., Lynch, H., & Slaydon, J. (2012).  The Effect of Monetary Growth on the Relative Price of Natural Gas.   Oil Gas and Energy Quarterly, 60 (4), 731-738.
  • Allen, L., Kenyon, G. N., & Natarajan, V. (2012).  The Regional Impact of Monetary Policy on House Prices.   International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 6 (4), 391-400.
  • Allen, L., Natarajan, V., & Price, D. (2012).  Social and Cultural Factors as a Determinate of ICT Expenditures: an empirical study.   International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 6 (2), 102-111.

Non-Refereed Articles 

  • Allen, L. (2013).  Eternal Economic Return.   World Financial Review, 18-22.

Book 

  • Allen, L. (2013).  Global Economic Crisis: A Chronology. London:  Reakton Books Ltd..  

Book Chapters 

Refereed

  • Allen, L. (2016). Confucianism and Entrepreneurship in the ASEAN Context. In Purnendu Mandal, John Vong (Ed.), Entrepreneurship in Technology for ASEAN (pp. 173). Springer [B]. 

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Allen, L., Lynch, H., & Natarajan, V. (2016, March). The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on the Channels of Monetary Policy.   Southwestern Society of Economists (SSE), Oklahoma, Oklahoma.
  • Allen, L. & Lynch, H. (2015). The Role of Macroeconomic Fundamentals in the Determination of House Prices.   Southwestern Society of Economists, Houston, Texas.
  • Natarajan, V. & Allen, L. (2015, March). The Medical Loss Ratio Requirement as an Instrument for Efficient Management of Health Care: An Empirical Investigation of Insurance Premiums after ACA 2010.   Busness and Health Administration Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Allen, L. & Lynch, H. (2014, March). The Effect of Monetary Growth on the Relative Price of Coal.   Southwestern Society of Economists, Dallas, Texas.
  • Allen, L., Lynch, H., & Slaydon, J. (2011, March). The Effect of Monetary Growth on the Relative Price of Natural Gas.   Southwestern Society of Economists, Houston, Texas.

Working Papers 

  • Allen, L. & Lynch, H. (2013). "The Impact of Monetary Policy on the Price of Natural Gas."

Intellectual Contributions-Other 

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • 2012: Allen, L., Book Review: Relentless Revolution by Joyce Appleby.  This is a book review written for the Global and European Studies Institute in Leipzig,Germany. It is available on the institute's website.