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David L Ortmeyer

Senior Lecturer, Economics
Ph.D., Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
MS, Wang Institute of Graduate Studies (acquired by Boston University), 1987
MS, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
BA, Stanford University, 1972
Office: Adamian Academic Center 199 | 781.891._2857 | dortmeyer@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Teaching interests include business statistics, principles, macro theory and applications, international economics. Research interests include determinants of migration, modeling household saving behavior using portfolio-choice models and the economics of software. Has published articles in a variety of journals including Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change. Previous industry experience includes over twenty years managing software development organizations in the high-tech sector. Previous teaching experience at Tufts University.

Teaching Interests

Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics; Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory; International Economics; Business Statistics

Research Interests

Macroeconomic Saving Behavior; Information Technology and Economics; Immigration

Awards and Honors

2009, Summer Research Grant
1977, Research Fellow, Brookings Institution
1976, Research Grant, University Consortium for World Order Studies

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Quinn, M. A., Ortmeyer, D. L. (2015). The Impact on Health of Recurring Migrations to the United States. Journal of Developing Areas. Forthcoming

Scholten, P. A., Ortmeyer, D. L., Livingston, J. A., Wong, W. (2013). A hedonic approach to testing for indirect network effects in the LCD television market. Applied Economics Letters, 20 (1), 76-79. (link)

Quinn, M. A., Jackson, A. L., Ortmeyer, D. L. (2013). Are Immigrants Really Attracted to the Welfare State? Evidence from OECD Countries International Economics and Economic Policy, 10 (4). (link)

Quinn, M. A., Ortmeyer, D. L. (2012). Coyote Use, Migration Duration and Remittances. Journal of Developing Areas, 46 (2).

Jackson, A. L., Quinn, M. A., Ortmeyer, D. L. (2010). The Ties that Bind: Colonies, Culture, and Education among Immigrants. International Journal of Applied Economics, 7 (2), 28-45. (link)

Ortmeyer, D. L., Peek, J. (1986). An Ex-Ante of Houehold Portfolio Choice: The Role of Expected Capital Gains. Review of Economics and Statistics, LXVIII (2).

Fortune, P., Ortmeyer, D. L. (1985). The Role of Relative Prices, Interest Rates, and Bequests in the Consumption Function: A Life-Cycle LES Approach. Journal of Macroeconomics, 7 (3).

Ortmeyer, D. L., Fortune, P. (1985). An Application of the Life-Cycle Linear Expenditure System to the South Korean Household Sector, 1962-1976. Journal of Development Economics, 18.

Ortmeyer, D. L. (1985). A Portfolio Choice Model of Korean Household Saving, 1962-1976. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 33.

Ortmeyer, D. L. (1980). Does Income Drive Saving? Exogeneity Testing Applied to East Asian Data Journal of Development Economics, 7.

Conference Paper(s)
Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Ortmeyer, D. L., Wong, W. (2011). Empirically Testing for Indirect Network Externalities in the LCD Television Market . National Business and Economics Society , National Business and Economics Society .

Other(s)
Ortmeyer, D. L. (1980). A Macroeconomic Analysis of Domestic Saving Behavior in the Republic of Korea.

Conference Presentations

Ortmeyer, D. L., Quinn, M. A. (2014). "Circular Migration Patterns and Immigrant Health." Presented at the Cambridge Business and Economics Conference, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK.

Ortmeyer, D. L., Quinn, M. A. (2014). "Circular Migration Patterns and Immigrant Health." Presented at the UMass Lowell Department of Economics's Invited lecture at UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA.

Quinn, M. A., Ortmeyer, D. L. (2014). "The Impact on Health of Recurring Migrations to the United States." Presented at the Eastern Economics Association, Boston, MA.

Ortmeyer, D. L., Quinn, M. A. (2011). "Are Immigrants Really Attracted to the Welfare State? Evidence from OECD Countries" Presented at the IJAS's International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Cambridge, Mass..

Scholten, P. A., Livingston, J. A., Ortmeyer, D. L., Wong, W. (2011). "Empirically Testing for Indirect Network Externalities in the LCD Television Market." Presented at the National Business and Economics Society 's National Business and Economics Society , Willemstad, Curacao.

Ortmeyer, D. L., Quinn, M. A. (2011). "Coyotes Use, Migration Duration and Remittances." Presented at the Eastern Economics Association, New York City.

Quinn, M. A., Ortmeyer, D. L. (2010). "Coyote Use, Migration Duration and Remittances." Presented at the Bentley Economics Department's Bentley Seminar Series, Waltham, MA.

Livingston, J. A., Ortmeyer, D. L., Scholten, P. A., Wong, W. (2009). "Empirically Testing for Indirect Network Externalities in the LCD Television Market." Presented at the 67th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Rome, Italy.

Jackson, A. L., Ortmeyer, D. L., Quinn, M. A. (2008). "Social Policies and Migration Incentives in the European Union." Presented at the Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC.

Ortmeyer, D. L. (1988). "Concurrent Access Licensing and NLS." Presented at the Workshop on Large Installation Systems Administration, Monterrey, California.

Ortmeyer, D. L., Turkle, H., Larsen, M., Gordon, M. (1985). "The Byron 1100 Programming Support Environment." Presented at the USE Conference, New York.

Service

Department Service
I was appointed to assist the chair specifically in the area of coordinating student enrollment into closed Econ courses, 2011
I was appointed to assist the chair specifically in the area of coordinating student enrollment into closed Econ courses, 2011 - 2011

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Developing Areas - 2014
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Developing Areas - 2010

Public Service
Board Member for Weston Drama Workshop, 2011 - Present
Board Member for Metrowest Performing Arts Center, 2006 - 2013