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Indiana University Bloomington
Department of Economics

James K. Self

James K. Self

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2002

Jim Self’s teaching interests lie primarily in fields of introductory economics and public finance. Jim joined Indiana University in 2002 with his primary responsibilities being to teach large lecture sections of introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. Jim also regularly teaches a two course sequence of advanced undergraduate public sector economics and is the coordinator for the department’s microeconomic principle course. His research interests are focused in to explore various pedagogical components of course design and overall program learning design. In particular, he is interested in developing and assessing those components efficacy on student learning in the context of a particular course and/or program of study. In the same line he is interested in program evaluation and development of more reliable assessment measures that are practical and informative to administrators and instructors. In addition, he has interests in studying the effects of taxation on the economy in terms of efficiency and its impact for economic growth. His other interests include asset market efficiency and its effects on the economy. Jim completed his graduate work at Southern Illinois University with a Ph.D. in Economics in 2002. Jim also serves in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as an Air Control Officer with an occupational specialty in air traffic control. He has served in numerous active duty and reserve positions since 1982 and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel assigned to the College of Continuing Education Training & Education Command located on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.