Semoon's Publications

Selected Articles of Public Interest  | Transportation & Feasibility Studies  |  Economic Impact Studies 

Lawsuits & Law Enforcement  | Tourism & Local Economy  |  Korean Issues  | Funded Projects

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Selected Articles of Public Interest
1.

“RIMS II-Based Model of Estimating Economic Impacts: An Illustration Based on the Mobile, Alabama, Area StudyApplied Research in Economic Development, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 88-100.

2.

"Estimating Financial Losses to Alabama's Seafood Industry Due to Hurricane Katrina," International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 24(November 2006), 391-402. (with Chris Denson and Kevin Anson)

3.

 

"How to Determine BP's Compensation to Victims of the 2010 Oil Spill," Oil, Gas, & Energy Quarterly, 59(Dec. 2010), 359-371.
4.

A Tale of Prichard (AL) Pension Program," Pensions: An International Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2(2012), 112-120.

5.

“Local Business Preference Policies in Bids and Purchases,” Government Finance Review, 28(June 2012), 38-41.

6.

"Uses and Abuses of Economic Impact Studies in Tourism," Bi-Ennial Conference of the World Leisure Organization, Mobile Alabama, September 2014.

7.

"BP Oil Spill from the View of Money Flows," Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management, forthcoming.


Transportation & Feasibility Studies
1. "Forecasting Passenger Enplanements of a Municipal Airport:  The Case of Mobile, Alabama," Review of Regional Studies, 7 (Winter, 1977), 13-19.
2. "In Defense of Port Economic Impact Studies," Transportation Journal, 17 (Spring, 1978), 79-85. 
3. "Production Function, Productivities, and Capacity Utilization of the Port of Mobile," Maritime Policy and Management, 5 (October, 1978), 297-305.
4. "Tenn-Tom Versus the Mississippi," Transportation Journal, 25 (Summer 1986), 47-54. (with Philip R. Forbus)
5. "Estimating Short Run Costs of a Barge Company," Maritime Policy and Management, 15 (January-March 1988), 67-76.
6. "OMB Circular A-94 and Highway Benefit-Cost Ratios," Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, 64 (Spring 1997), 316-326.
7. "Hurricane Evacuation Benefits in Highway Corridor Studies,” Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, 68 (Fall 2000), 74-82.
8. "Base Year in Highway Benefit-Cost Analysis," Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, 69 (Spring 2002), 295-299.
9. "Estimating Savings in Freight Costs: Highway Benefit-Cost Analysis," Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy, 71 (Fall 2003), 96-105.
10.
“RIMS II-Based Model of Estimating Economic Impacts: An Illustration Based on the Mobile, Alabama, Area Study” Applied Research in Economic Development, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 88-100.
11.

“From the Great Moderation to Uncharted Territory: Crystal-Balling the U.S. Economy” SERI (Samsung Economic Research Institute) Quarterly, 3(January 2010), 53-61.


Economic Impact Studies
1. "In Defense of Port Economic Impact Studies," Transportation Journal, 17 (Spring, 1978), 79-85. 
2. "Measuring Economic Impact of the Mobile Municipal Auditorium upon Alabama," Journal of Travel Research, 14 (Spring, 1981), 12-15.
3. "Disasters and Fiscal Policy: Hurricane Impact upon Municipal Revenue," Urban Affairs Quarterly, 18 (June, 1983), 511-523.
4.  "Do Disaster Areas Benefit from Disasters?" Growth and Change, 15 (October 1984), 24-31.
5. "Economic Impact of the 1991 Greater Gulf State Fair," Fairs and Expositions, 34 (June 1992), 26-27. (with J. E. "Buddy" McGrew)
6.  "Impact of Casinos on Crime: The Case of Biloxi, Mississippi," Journal of Criminal Justice, 24 (1996), 431-436.
7. "Economic Impact of a Future College Football Program," Journal of Sport Management, 16(July 2002), 239-246. (with Shelia Canode)
8. "Economic Costs of Unmarried Teen Births in Alabama," TSU Business and Economic Review, 28 (Winter 2004), 13-18.

9.

"Proposed LNG terminal as a Coase problem," Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, 52 (June 2004), 807-818.

10.

"Impact of the College of Allied Health Professions on the Local Economy," Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practices, 4 (January 2006) [http://ijahsp.nova.edu]
11. "RIMS II-Based Model of Estimating the Impact of a New Industry on the Local Economy," Applied Research in Economic Development, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, 88-100.
12. "Estimation of Financial Losses to Alabama's Seafood Industry Due to Hurricane Katrina," International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 24 (November 2006), 391-402. (with Chris Denson and Kevin Anson)

Lawsuits & Law Enforcement

1. "Multiple Listing Services: The Antitrust Issues," Real Estate Law Journal, 10 (Winter, 1982), 228-246.
2. "The Frenzied World of Forensic Economics," Trial, 29 (April 1993), 63-66.
3. "Post-Croson Minority Business Utilization Programs of the State and Local Government," Labor Law Review, 44 (July 1993), 422-428.
4. "When Economists Estimate Future Lost Earnings," University of West Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 25, 1994, pp. 213-227.
5. "Pricing Behavior of Video Rental Stores," Litigation Economics Digest, 2 (Summer 1997), 152-157.
6. “Should County Jails Be Privatized?” American Jails, September-October, 2002, pp. 43-48. (with Jack S. Tillman)
7.
“The Post-Katrina Saga of Scruggs through the Eyes of the Media” The American Trial Lawyer, forthcoming.

Tourism & Local Economy
1. "Forecasting Revenues to Municipal Government: The Case of Mobile, Alabama," Governmental Finance, 4 (February, 1976), 16-20.
2. "Determinants of Wage Differences among Midsouth Chemical Companies," Review of Regional Studies, 8 (fall, 1978), 27-36 (with A. D. Stutsman).
3. "Municipal Revenue Forecasting," Growth and Change, 10 (October, 1979), 38-46.
4. "An Econometric Forecasting Model Based on Regional Economic Information System Data: The Case of Mobile, Alabama," Journal of Regional Science, 19 (November, 1979), 437-47.
5. "Deposit Forecasting of a Commercial Bank," Baylor Business Studies, 12 (April, 1981), 63-84.
6. "What Have We Learned from Hurricane Frederic?" Mississippi Business Review, 44 (September, 1982), 9-16.
7. "An Evaluation of Alternative Revenue Sources for Local Government," Alabama Business and Economic Journal, 7 (October 1983), 2-16. (with Patrick W. Kelly)
8. "Converting Obsolete Platforms to Artificial Reefs," Oil & Gas Tax Quarterly, 36 (December 1987), 329-333.
9. "The Relative Efficiency of City Manager and Mayor-Council Forms of Government," Southern Economic Journal, 57 (July 1990), 167-177. (with Kathy Hayes)
10. "Perception of Labor Unions by Union Workers and Their Potential Employers," Mid-American Journal of Business, 5 (Fall 1990), 25-30. (with Lynn Robinson) 
11. "How to Cope with a Plant Closing," Journal of Business Strategies, 9 (Fall 1992), 191-196.
12. "The Birth of a New Industry: Casinos in the Gulf Coast Mississippi," Journal of Business Forecasting, 14 (Fall 1995), 7-10.
13. "Natural Gas Production and Local Economic Development," Oil & Gas Tax Quarterly, 44 (March 1996), 351-361.
14. "Impact of Casinos on Crime: The Case of Biloxi, Mississippi," Journal of Criminal Justice, 24 (1996), 431-436.
15. "Estimating Net Lottery Revenues for States," Atlantic Economic Journal, 27 (June 1999), 170-178. (with Yi Liu and Terry Ashley)
16. "Visitor Sharing among County Attractions and Hotels," Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing, 8 (2001), 33-43. (with John Salazar).
17. "Proposed LNG terminal as a Coase problem," Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, 52 (June 2004), 807-818.
18. “Rising Bid Prices of Local Road Building Projects,” TSU Business and Economic Review, 2007,  forthcoming.
19. “Katrina’s Impact on the City of Mobile Tax Revenues” TSU Business and Economic Journal, forthcoming. (with Robert R. Young)

Korean Issues
1. "Productivities of Farm and Nonfarm Labor in a Dual Economy: The Case of Korea," Asian Forum, 5 (July-September, 1973), 107-16 (with T. K. Kumar).
2. "Industrial Policy in an Export-Propelled Economy, Lessons from South Korea's Experience: Comment," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 5 (Summer 1991), 217-218. 
3. "Technology Transfer Among Nations: Policy Implications," Journal of Industrial Competitiveness, 2 (February 1996), 115-121.
4. "Inter-Korean Business Economics," Asian Profile, 26 (June 1998), 207-214.
5. Perspectives on Korean Unification and Economic Integration, (edited with others), Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar, 2001.

6.

"Alternative retirement Plans and the Salary Peak System in Korea," Quarterly Journal of Labor Policy, 2004, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp.73-91.

7.

"Economic Sanctions on Cuba and the Role of the Southeastern Port States," Journal of Business & Economic Perspectives, 31 (Spring/Summer), 24-38.

8.

"North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004" North Korean Review, 2(Spring 2006), 80-88..
9. “Should U.S. Economic Sanctions on North Korea Be Lifted?” North Korean Review 2(Fall 2006), 36-46.
10. “The Saga of U.S. Economic Sanctions on North Korea” Journal of East Asian Affairs 20(Fall/Winter 2006), 109-139.
11. Economic Sanctions in a Nuclear North Korea, (with Suk Kim), McFarland & Company, 2007.

12.

"The Saga of Jeong v. Onoda Cement," International Journal of Korean History, 11 (December 2007), 179-107.

13.
“Why has North Korea responded positively to nuclear talks in 2007?” North Korean Review, 4(FALL 2008), 6-15.
14. “Why has North Korea responded positively to nuclear talks in 2007?” North Korean Review, forthcoming.
15.

“Two-Way Trade Products Between Korea and Slovakia,” International Economics & Finance Journal, 3 (January-June 2008), 65-73. (with Katarina Gofusova)

16.

“Likely Impact of the U.S. Economic Crisis on Negotiations with North Korea,” North Korean Review, 5(FALL 2009), 43-56.


Funded Projects - Selected

1. Analysis of the Feasibility of Deepening the Mobile Channel to 55 Feet, February 1982, CBER, University of South Alabama (with J. Horsley and P. Noriega). - $50,000 from the Governor's office, Alabama
2. Economic Analysis of Developing Siting Plans for Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, A joint study through the Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, 1986, CBER, University of South Alabama. - $12,378 from the National Marine Fisheries Service, Saltonstall-Kennedy funds.
3. Estimating Savings in Transportation Cost from Use of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, 1986, CBER, University of South Alabama (with P. Forbus). - $36,235 from the Research and Public Service Council, University of South Alabama.
4. A Feasibility Study for the University of South Alabama Gulf Coast Conference Center, prepared for the vice president of the University of South Alabama, October 1986, $5,000 from the office of the vice president.
5. Economic Database for the Mobile Area, November 1986, CBER, University of South Alabama. - $25,000 from the Research and Public Service Council and the City of Mobile.
6. Composite Business Index for the Mobile Area, July 1987, CBER, University of South Alabama - $15,000 from the City of Mobile.
7. A Situation Analysis of the Alabama Seafood Industry, Coastal Research and Development Institute, University of South Alabama, December 1988 - $50,000 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, 1989. (with P. Forbus, J. Maes, and S. Thomas)
8. Community Survey and Site Location Study for the Mobile County Chapter of the American Red Cross, - $7,000 from American Red Cross Mobile Chapter, 1989.
9. Optimal Use of Selected Waterfront Accesses in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, - $12,600 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, December 1989.
10. Establishing Database on Waterborne Commerce and Transportation in Alabama, $16,000 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, August 1990. (with Philip Forbus)
11. Projecting Future Manpower Needs by Skill and Education Level in Mobile County, $5,000, April 1991, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce.
12. A Comprehensive Health Needs Assessment Study, $40,000, September 1992, Poarch Band of Creek Indians. (with P. Forbus)
13. Mobile Gas Service Corporation, Opportunities for Economic Development in Alabama Based on Natural Gas Production in Mobile Bay, $30,000, May 1994.
14. Economic Impact of the Port of Mobile, $15,000, Alabama State Docks Department, 1996.
15. Social Benefit-Cost Analysis of Juvenile Boot Camps, $25,000, Bedsole Foundation, 1997.
16. Toward Valuation of the Mobile Bay, $17,800, Mobile Bay NEP, 1998. (With Shelia Canode)
17. Estimating Economic Costs of Teen Pregnancies in Alabama by County. $30,000, Alabama Department of Public Health, 2002. (With Shelia Canode and Megan Farrell)
18. Visitor Data Collection and Reporting, $20,000, Mobile Area Visitor and Convention Bureau, annually 1997 to 2003.
19. Developing Victim Assistance Plans for the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, $25,000, Alabama Attorney General's Office, 2004.
20. Visitor Data Collection and Reporting, $10,000, Mobile Area Visitor and Convention Bureau, 2004.
21. Economic Impact of the College of Allied Health Professions, $7,500, USA College of Allied Health Professions, 2004..
22. Visitor Data Collection and Reporting, $15,000, Mobile Area Visitor and Convention Bureau, 2005-2006.
23. Economic Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Alabama Seafood Industry, $24,999, NOAA/U.S. National Marine Fisheries, 2005-2006.
24. Estimating Economic Impact of the MCPSS's Construction Expenditures: Update, $5,000, Mobile County Public School System, 2006.
25. Visitor Data Collection and Reporting, $18,000, Mobile Bay Visitor and Convention Bureau, 2006-2007.
26. Visitor Data Collection and Reporting, $18,000, Mobile Bay Visitor and Convention Bureau, 2007-2008.
27.

MBCVB, Visitor Data Collection and Reporting, $18000, MBCVB, 2009.

28.
MBCVB, Visitor Data Collection and Reporting, $18000, MBCVB, 2010.
29.
“Evaluation of the Mobile Housing Board in Carrying out the Ross Program,” U.S. Housing and Urban Development, 2010.
30.

“Economic Survey of the Seafood Industry in Alabama,” $25,000, U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, via Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, 2010.


Books
1.
Practitioners' Guide to Econometrics, Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1984.
2.
Principles of Managerial Economics, Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: PrenticeHall, 1986. (with J. R. Davis) [Also published Instructor's Manual, Study Guide, and Test Item File to accompany the text.]
3.
Modern Economics, Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1990.   [Also published Instructor's Manual and Study Guide to accompany the text.]
4.
Tracking the Local Economy with a Composite Economic Index, Houston, Texas: American Chamber of Commerce Research Association, Applied Community Research Monograph D2, June 1991. (with John W. Bates)
5.
Practitioners' Guide to Managerial Economics, Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1994.
6.
Perspectives on Korean Unification and Economic Integration, (edited with others), Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar, 2001.
7.
Economic Sanctions Against a Nuclear North Korea, (edited with Suk Hi Kim), Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Comp[any, 2007.

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