Frank, Mark W. 1971-

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FRANK, Mark W. 1971-

PERSONAL: Born March 28, 1971, in Dallas, TX; son of Mark (an investor) and Cathy (in computer work) Frank; married; wife's name Denise (in computer work); children: Catherine, Ashleigh. Education: Texas A & M University, B.S., 1993; University of Texas—Dallas, M.S., 1999, Ph.D., 2000. Hobbies and other interests: Painting, gardening, basketball.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Sam Houston State University, P.O. Box 2118, Huntsville, TX 77341. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: M/A/R/C Research, Irving, TX, statistical analyst, 1999-2000; Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, assistant professor of economics and international business, 2000—.

MEMBER: American Economic Association, American Political Science Association, Western Economic Association International.


The Impact of Rate-of-Return Regulation on Technological Innovation, Ashgate, 2001.

Contributor to periodicals, including Pennsylvania Economic Review, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, and Review of Industrial Organization.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on regulation and research joint ventures, regional economic growth, determinants of economic growth, duration of advertising effects, and conjectural variations in advertising and pricing among beer manufacturers.

SIDELIGHTS: Mark W. Frank told CA: "Economics teaches us about the pursuit of self-interest and the enticement of money in individual decision-making. My experience as an individual economist teaches me about the pursuit of one's passion and the enticement of truth in understanding the world around us."