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Featured Alumnus 2002

Dr. Carter Hill

Dr. R. Carter Hill (MA 71) holds the Ourso Distinguished Chair in Economics and serves as Department Chair of Economics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Carter received his bachelor of arts in economics in 1967 from Duke University. He taught high school economics and mathematics in Park Forest, Illinois before coming to WIU in 1971 on a National Science Foundation Fellowship. After earning his MA at WIU, he went to the University of Missouri - Columbia and finished his Ph.D. in 1975. While at the University of Missouri, he was funded by an NDEA Fellowship.

He joined the faculty of the University of Georgia in 1975 as an Assistant Professor of Economics and was Associate Professor and Chairman of Graduate Studies from 1980 to 1985. He then moved to Louisiana State University as Professor of Economics.

His career is marked by many awards and other recognition of his excellence in teaching, research and service. He has served twice as Director of Graduate Studies. He has been selected as Coca-Cola, Inc. Business Partnership Professor, Mack H. Hornbeak Distinguished Professor, Marhory B. Ourso Center for Excellence in Teaching Professor, and, most recently, Ourso Distinguished Chair. In addition, he has earned 10 teaching awards, an LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, and an E. J. Ourso College of Business Administration "Most Valuable Player" Award.

Since 1999, he has been an associate editor of Southern Economic Journal. He has published 72 journal articles. Among the journals he has published in are Journal of Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Education, Public Choice, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. Carter has also authored or coauthored 19 books, mostly on econometrics and applications of econometrics.