Faculty Profile

Jeffrey Rous

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Economics
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.
Major: Economics
BA, Knox College, 1989.
Major: Economics

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ECON 1100.008, Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2022 Syllabus
ECON 1100.014, Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2022 Syllabus
ECON 5900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 4900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2022
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 1100.014, Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5030.001, Microeconomic Analysis, Summer 5W1 2021 SPOT
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2021 SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2021 SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2020 SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Summer 5W1 2020 Syllabus
ECON 5030.001, Microeconomic Analysis, Summer 5W1 2020
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2020
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2020
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Summer 5W1 2019 SPOT
ECON 5030.001, Microeconomic Analysis, Summer 5W1 2019 SPOT
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2019 SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2019 SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2018 SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2018 SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2018 SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Summer 5W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5030.001, Microeconomic Analysis, Summer 5W1 2017 SPOT
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2017 SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Spring 2017 SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2016 SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2016 SPOT
ECON 3550.004, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5030.001, Microeconomic Analysis, Spring 2016 SPOT
ECON 3550.004, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2015 SPOT
ECON 3550.001, Intermediate Micro Theory, Summer 5W1 2015 SPOT
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2015
ECON 3550.004, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ECON 5900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2015
ECON 3550.005, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2014
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2014
ECON 3550.004, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ECON 3550.005, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2013
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2013
ECON 3550.004, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ECON 3550.005, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2012
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2012
ECON 3550.005, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2011
ECON 4650.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2011
ECON 5750.001, Urban Economics, Fall 2011
ECON 5340.001, Advanced Microeconomic Theory, Spring 2011
ECON 3550.005, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ECON 4650.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ECON 5750.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Fall 2010
ECON 5180.001, Economics of Health Care, Spring 2010
ECON 3550.002, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2010
ECON 4180.001, The Economics of Health Care, Spring 2010 Syllabus
ECON 3550.005, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2009
ECON 4650.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Fall 2009
ECON 5750.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Fall 2009
ECON 3550.002, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2009
ECON 4650.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Spring 2009
ECON 5750.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Spring 2009
ECON 5180.001, Economics of Health Care, Fall 2008
ECON 3550.005, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2008
ECON 4180.001, The Economics of Health Care, Fall 2008
ECON 5900.715, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
ECON 5180.001, Economics of Health Care, Spring 2008
ECON 3550.002, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2008
ECON 4180.001, The Economics of Health Care, Spring 2008
ECON 3550.005, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2007
ECON 4650.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Fall 2007
ECON 5750.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Fall 2007
ECON 5180.001, Economics of Health Care, Fall 2006
ECON 4180.001, The Economics of Health Care, Fall 2006
ECON 4650.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Fall 2006
ECON 5750.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Fall 2006
ECON 3550.002, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2006
ECON 4900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2006
ECON 4650.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Spring 2006
ECON 5750.001, Urban and Regional Economics, Spring 2006
ECON 5180.001, Economics of Health Care, Fall 2005
ECON 3550.003, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2005
ECON 4180.001, The Economics of Health Care, Fall 2005
ECON 3550.002, Intermediate Micro Theory, Spring 2005
ECON 4650.001, Regional Economics, Spring 2005
ECON 5750.001, Regional Economics, Spring 2005
ECON 5180.001, Economics of Health Care, Fall 2004
ECON 3550.003, Intermediate Micro Theory, Fall 2004
ECON 4180.001, The Economics of Health Care, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Cobb, S. L., McPherson, M. A., Molina, D. J., Quintanilla, J. A., Rasmussen, E., Rous, J. J. (2018). Teaching Economics to the Masses: The Effects of Student Help Centers on Academic Outcomes. International Review of Economics Education. 27(January 2018), 16-23.
Martinez, J., McPherson, M. A., Molina, D. J., Rous, J. J. (2013). The Economic Geography of Microenterprises: Clustering, Networking, and Knowledge Spillovers. Enterprise Development & Microfinance. 24(4), 346-361. Practical Action Publishing. http://practicalaction.org/enterprise-development-microfinance
Kim, Y. S., Rous, J. J. (2012). House Price Convergence: Evidence from U.S. State and Metropolitan Area Panels. Journal of Housing Economics. 21(12), 169-186.
McPherson, M. A., Rous, J. J. (2010). Access to Finance and Small Enterprise Growth: Evidence from East Java. Journal of Developing Areas. 43(2), 159-172.
Jewell, R., Rous, J. J. (2009). Measuring the Benefit of Prenatal Care in a Less-Developed Country: Semi-Parametric Estimates from Uruguay. Journal of Developing Areas. 42(2), 57-75.
Aggarwal, R. M., Rous, J. J. (2006). Awareness and Quality of Knowledge Regarding HIV/AIDS among Women in India. Journal of Development Studies. 42(3), 371-401.
Hotchkiss, D. R., Rous, J. J., Seiber, E. E., Berruti, A. A. (2005). Is Maternal and Child Health Service Use a Causal Gateway to Subsequent Contraceptive Use?: A Multi-Country Study. Population Research and Policy Review. 24(6), 543-571.
Seiber, E., Hotchkiss, D., Rous, J. J., Berruti, A. (2005). The Effects of MCH Service Utilization on Subsequent Contraceptive Use in Bolivia and Guatemala. Social Science & Medicine. 61(2), 279-291.
Rous, J. J., Jewell, R., Brown, R. (2004). Estimating the Impact of Prenatal Care Visits on Birth Weight: A Full-Information Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Health Economics. 13(3), 251-264.
Rous, J. J., Hotchkiss, D. (2003). An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Household Health Care Expenditures in Nepal with Controls for Endogenous Illness and Provider Choice: A Full-Information Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Health Economics. 12(6), 431-451.
Rous, J. J. (2001). Is Breast-feeding a Substitute for Contraception in Family Planning?. Demography. 38(4), 497-512.
Brown, R., Jewell, R., Rous, J. J. (2000). Provider Availability, Race and Abortion Demand. Southern Economic Journal. 67(3), 656-671.
Brown, R., Jewell, R., Rous, J. J. (1999). Abortion Decisions Among Hispanic Women Along the Texas-Mexico Border. Social Science Quarterly. 81(1), 237-252.
Hotchkiss, D., Magnani, R., Rous, J. J., Azelmat, M., Mroz, T., Heikel, J. (1999). The Effects of Maternal-Child Health Service on Subsequent Contraceptive Use in Morocco. Journal of Biosocial Science. 31(2), 145-165.
Hotchkiss, D., Rous, J. J. (1998). Household Health Expenditure in Nepal: Implications for Health Care Financing Reform. Health Policy and Planning. 13(4), 371-383.
Akin, ., Rous, J. J. (1997). The Effect of Provider Characteristics on Contraceptive Provider Choice: A Two-equation Full Information Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Demography. 34(4), 513-523.
Research Report
Hotchkis, D. R., Rous, J. J., Seiber, E. E., Berruti, A. A. (2003). The Influence of Maternal & Child Health Service Utilization & Access to Private Sector Family Planning Services on Subsequent Contraceptive Use: A Multicountry Study. Other. Washington, DC.: Commercial Market Strategies Project, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
Hotchkiss, D. R., Rous, J. J., Berruti, A., Magnani, R. J. (2000). The Effects of MCH Service Utilization on Subsequent Contraceptive Use in Tanzania. Washington, DC.: USAID's Commercial Market Strategies Project, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Zhou, Y. (Principal), Carroll, M. C., Jiang, H., Kim, M., Rous, J. J., Yang, X., "Team Mentoring Grant," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20212022).
Jewell, R. (Co-Principal), Lyons, D. (Co-Principal), McPherson, M. A. (Co-Principal), Molina, D. J. (Co-Principal), Rice, M. D. (Co-Principal), Rous, J. J. (Co-Principal), "An Exploratory Survey of the Micro Enterprises in Central Mexico with a Focus on Agglomeration Externalities and Benefits of Return Migration," Sponsored by Charn Uswachoke Fund (UNT), University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (20082009).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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