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Jerry Lynch

Jerry Lynch

Professor of Economics

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Kentucky
M.A., Economics, University of Kentucky
B.A., Business Administration, Bellarmine College

Jerry Lynch is currently a Professor of Economics in the Krannert School of Management. Prior to that he became interim dean of the Krannert School of Management on July 1, 2010. Dean Lynch is no stranger to the Krannert School or to administrative roles in the school. He joined the Krannert faculty as a visitor in 1982 and became a member of the full-time faculty in 1984. He served as associate dean of the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration (GISMA), Krannert's international outreach MBA program in Hannover, Germany, from 1999-2001. He was associate dean for programs and student services from 2001-06 before becoming academic director of master's and executive education programs in 2006, a position he held until his selection as interim dean.

Dean Lynch is a highly decorated teacher. He was voted by master's students as the recipient of the Salgo-Noren Award as outstanding instructor in 2009-10, the fifth time he has received the honor. He is a Fellow of the Teaching Academy at Purdue, and was listed in 1994 by Business Week a one of the 12 best teachers nationally in schools of business. He will continue to teach as he serves as interim dean. A military veteran, Dean Lynch has taught in a master's program on Air Force bases in Germany and Crete, and he was a visiting professor at universities in England, Finland, and France.

Specializing in monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and international trade and finance, Dean Lynch has been published in a number of journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Economics and Business, Review of Financial Economics, and Journal of Economic Education. He also has co-authored three economics textbooks and another book geared toward high school economics teachers. In the spring of 2006, he was a visiting researcher at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. His opinions frequently are sought outside the boundaries of Purdue, as he has worked as an economic consultant for companies including Sears, Caterpillar, B.F. Goodrich, TRW, Wabash National, and BankOne.

Journal Articles

  • Lynch, G., Malik, F., Ewing, B. & Kruse, J. (2009). Modeling the Time-Varying Volatility of the Paper-Bill Spread. Journal of Economics and Business, vol. vol. 61 (5), 404-414.
  • Lynch, G. (2007). Global Slum Measurement: A Peer Review Approach to Monitoring Target 11. Cities Alliance,
  • Lynch, G., Ewing, B. & Payne, J. (2004). Monetary Volatility and the Paper-Bill Spread. Progress in Economics Research, Nova Sciences,
  • Lynch, G., Ewing, B. & Payne, J. (2003). The Paper-Bill Spread and Real Output: What Matters More, a Change in the Paper Rate or a Change in The Bill Rate. Review of Financial Economics, 233-246.
  • Lynch. G. (1999). What's Driving Down the Euro. The Global Connection, vol. 6 (4),
  • Lynch, G. (1999). The Southeast Asian Banking Crisis and its Impact on the U.S. Economy. IU Global Business Information Network,
  • Lynch, G. (1999). The Sources and Impacts of the Southeast Asian Economic Crisis. The Global Connection, vol. 6 (3),
  • Lynch, G. & Ewing, B. (1998). Money Growth Variability and the Yield Spread in Japan. American Business Review,
  • Lynch, G. (1998). Focus: International Economics. National Council on Economic Education,
  • Lynch, G. (1996). Economics of the Election. Hoosier Economist, Indiana Council on Economics Education,
  • Lynch, G. (1995). Velocity and the Variability of Money: A Cross-Country Comparison of Granger Causality Tests. Applied Economics Letters, vol. 2 444-448.
  • Lynch, G. (1994). High School Economics: Separate Course Versus the Infusion Approach. International Journal of Social Education, vol. 8 (3),
  • Lynch, G. (1991). Outlook for the Lafayette Economy. Indiana Business Review,
  • Lynch, G. (1990). The Effect of Teacher Course Work on Student Learning: Evidence from the TEL. The Journal of Economic Education, vol. 21 (3), 287-296.
  • Lynch, G. & Watts, M. (1989). The Principles Course Revisited. American Economic Review, vol. 79 (2), 236-241.
  • Lynch, G. (1988). Economics of The Election. Focus on Economic Issues, Purdue Center for Economic Education.
  • Lynch. G. & Barron, J. (1987). The Aggregate Demand Curve: A Defense. Journal of Economic Education, vol. 18 (1),
  • Lynch, G. (1985). The Impact of Tax Indexing on Housing Demand. Financial Analysts Journal,
  • Lynch, G. (1985). Interest Rates: Real vs. Nominal and the Factors which Affect Them. Focus on Economic Issues, Purdue Center for Economic Education.
  • Lynch, G., Bohanon, C. & Van Cott, N. (1985). A Supply and Demand Exposition on the Operation of a Gold Standard in a Closed Economy. Journal of Economics Education, vol. 16 (1),
  • Lynch, G. (1985). Currency, Marginal Tax Rates, and the Underground Economy. The Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 37 (1),
  • Lynch, G. & Hyclak, T. (1984). Cyclical and Non-Cyclical Unemployment: Differences Among Demographic Groups. Growth and Change, vol. 15 (1),
  • Lynch, G. (1981). Demand or Quantity Demand. The Collegiate Forum,
  • Lynch, G. & Hyclak, T. (1980). An Empirical Analysis of State Unemployment Rates in the 1970's. Journal of Regional Science, vol. 20 (3),
  • Lynch, G. & Hyclak, T. (1980). A Comparison of Indiana and U.S. Unemployment Rates During Recessionary Times. Indiana Business Review,
  • Lynch, G. & Hyclak, T. (1979). WPA and Industrial Development. Atlantic Economic Journal, vol. VII (1),
  • Lynch, G. & Hyclak, T. (1979). Cyclical Responsiveness of Unemployment Rates in Indiana SMSAs. Indiana Social Science Quarterly, vol. XIV
  • Lynch, G. (1978). Financial Disintermediation and the Outlook for the Housing Industry. Ball State Business Review,

Books

  • Barron, J., Blanchard, K. & Lynch, G. (2007). Economics. Bent Tree Press,
  • Lynch, G., Barron, J. & Ewing, B. (2006). Understanding Macroeconomic Theory. Routledge,
  • Barron, J., & Lynch, G. (2000). Economics. Irwin, vol. 5th
  • Barron, J., & Lynch, G. (1998). Economics. Irwin, vol. 4th
  • Lynch, G., Watts, M. & Wentworth, D. (1998). Focus on International Economics. National Council on Economic Education,
  • Barron, J., & Lynch, G. (1993). Economics. Irwin, vol. 3rd
  • Barron, J., & Lynch, G. (1989). Economics. Irwin, vol. 2nd
  • Lynch, G., Barron, J. & Loewenstein, M. (1989). Macroeconomics. Addison-Wesley,
  • Lynch, G. (1989). Food Policy and Politics: A Perspective on Agriculture and Development. Westview Press,
  • Barron, J., & Lynch, G. (1986). Economics. Irwin, vol. 1st

Book (edited)

  • Lynch, G. (1984). Economics Growth and Income Redistribution: Are They Compatible Goals. Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

Book Chapters

  • Lynch, G. (1994). Crop Subsidies. Academic Press,
  • Lynch, G. (1989). Introduction. Westview Press,
  • Lynch, G. (1989). Subsidies and Support. Westview Press,
  • Lynch, G. (1981). Explaining Wage and Price Controls. Goodyear Publishing,

Other Publications

  • Lynch, G The Roots of the Savings and Loan Crisis.
  • Lynch, G Outlook for the State and Local Economy.
  • Lynch, G Is There a Recession in the Future.
  • Lynch, G The State Deficit and the Local Economy.
  • Lynch, G The Impact of the Mid-East War on the Economy.

Paper Presentations

  • Lynch, G. (1998). Focus: International Economics; A Guide to Teaching.
  • Lynch, G. (1997). New Developments in Macroeconomics.
  • Lynch, G. (1996). Money Growth Variability and the Term Structure of Interest Rates.
  • Lynch, G. (1994). Effect of "Velocity and the Variability of Money: A Cross-Country Comparison of Granger Causality Tests.
  • Lynch, G. (1993). The Impact of Exchange Rate Changes on Manufacturing Employment in the Various States.
  • Lynch, G. (1992). When the Wind Blows Out at Wrigley Field: A Test of the Efficient Market Hypothesis.
  • Lynch, G. (1990). Made in Lafayette: A Learning Exercise for Students.
  • Lynch, G. (1990). What Should be Taught in Our Principles Courses?.
  • Lynch, G. (1989). Damage Calculations for Petroleum Marketing Practices Act Violations: Some Economic Considerations.
  • Lynch, G. (1989). The Effect of Teacher Coursework on Student Learning.
  • Lynch, G. (1987). The Principles Course Revisited.
  • Lynch, G. (1986). Student, Instructor and Course Characteristics Affecting Cognitive Learning.
  • Lynch, G. (1983). Currency, Marginal Tax Rates and the Underground Economy.
  • Lynch, G. (1982). Economic Growth and Income Redistribution.
  • Lynch, G. (1982). Economic Growth and Unemployment Differences Among Demographic Groups.
  • Lynch, G. (1979). Cyclical Responsiveness of Unemployment in Indiana SMSAs.
  • Lynch, G. (1979). An Indiana Transfer Payments Model.
  • Lynch, G. (1977). Measuring the Cost of Reduced Export Instability.
  • Lynch, G. (1976). The Effects of Export Instability on Capital Formation is Less Developed Countries.

Working Papers

  • Lynch, G. & Ewing, B. Modeling the Time-Varying Volatility of the Paper Bill Spread.

Contact

lynch@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 49-44388
Office: RAWL 4039

Area(s) of Expertise

Economics, economics forecasting, macroeconomics, monetary policy, interest rates, exchange rates, international finance, international trade, unemployment