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William A. Clarke

Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Rutgers Univ- New Brunswick, 1973
Office: Adamian Academic Center 191 | 781.891._2143 | wclarke@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Areas of concentration: applied microeconomics of industrial organization, labor economics, managerial economics. Delivered papers at the Eastern Economic Association and the Transportation Research Forum. Published in Research Management and Optimization and Management, Transportation Research, Part E, and Applied Economics. Current research interests concern the economics of transportation.

Teaching Interests

Microeconomic Theory; Industrial Organization Government and Business; Managerial Economics

Research Interests

Economics of Transportation; Industrial Organization; Economics Education

Professional Memberships

American Economics Association
Eastern Economics Association

Awards and Honors

2002, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award
2002, Bentley Innovations in Teaching Award, 2002
1994, Bentley Academic Advisor of the Year
1994, Bentley Academic Advisor of the Year Award
1982, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Fraternity
1970, Academic Honors in Economics, Middlebury College, 1966

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Fowles, R., Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2013). The Cell Phone Effect on Truck Accidents: A Specification Error Approach. Elsevier, Transportation Research Part E, 50, 18-28.

Loeb, P. D., Blattenberg, G., Fowles, R., Clarke, W. A. (2012). Understanding the Cell Phone Effect on Vehicle Fatalities: A Bayesian View. Applied Economics, 44 (14), 1823 - 1835. (link)

Fowles, R., Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2010). The Cell Phone Effect on Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates: A Bayesian and Classical Econometric Evaluation. Elsevier -- Transportation Research Part E, 46 (Issue 6), 1140 - 1147.

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A., Anderson, R. (2009). The Impact of Cell Phones on Motor Vehicle Fatalities. Applied Economics, 41:22, 2905-2914.

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2009). The Cell Phone Effect on Pedestrian Fatalities. Elsevier, Transportation Research Part E, 45 (1), 284-290.

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2007). The Determinants of Truck Accidents. Elsevier, Transportation Research Part E, 43 (4), 442-452.

Clarke, W. A., Loeb, P. D. (2005). The Determinants of Train Fatalities: Keeping the Model on Track. Transportation Research Part E, 41 (2), 145-158.

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2001). The Determinants of Railroad Fatalities in the U.S. -- An Econometric Model Integrating the Effect of Deregulation on Safety. Global Business and Economic Review, 2001 Anthology, 525-539.

Clarke, W. A. (1986). Measurement of Vertical Integration of Major Aluminum Producers. Journal of Resource Management and Optimization, IV (1), 113-123.

Cases
Clarke, W. A. (2005). Eleven cases based on Bentley College Judicial Board Cases published in New Directions, 2005. Parsons Publishing Company.

Clarke, W. A. (2003). Eleven cases based on Judicial Review Board Hearings published in New Directions, Invest in Your Future, Gerard V. Stenerson, ed. Parson Custom Publishing.

Clarke, W. A. (2002). Eleven cases based on Judicial Review Board Hearings published in New Directions: Charting Your Future, Gerard V. Stenerson, ed. Parson Custom Publishing.

Clarke, W. A. (2001). Eleven Cases based on Judicial Review Board Hearings in New Directions: Charting Your Future, Gerard V. Stenerson, ed. Parson Custom Publishing.

Conference Paper(s)

Conference Presentations

Fowles, R., Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A., Permpoonwiwat, C. K. (2015). "The Determinants of Motorcycle Fatalities: Are all Helmet Laws the Same?" Presented at the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG)'s American Economics Association Meetings, Boston, MA.

Fowles, R., Loeb, P. D., Permpoonwiwat, C. K., Clarke, W. A. (2014). "Motorcycle Accidents Revisited: a Classical and Bayesian Approach." Presented at the Eastern Economics Association Meetings, New York City.

Clarke, W. A., Loeb, P. D., Fowles, R. (2011). "Truck Accidets and Cell Phones: An Econometric Evaluation." Presented at the Eastern Economics Association's Eastern Economics Association Meetings, New York City.

Blattenberg, G., Loeb, P., Fowles, R., Clarke, W. A. (2009). "A Bayesian and Classical Evaluation of the Effect of Cell Phones on Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2008). "The Cell Phone Effect on Pedestrian Fatalities."

Loeb, P. D., Fowles, R., Clarke, W. A. (2008). "The Determinants of Motor Vehicle Fatalities Using Specification Testing and Bayesian Stochastic Search Variable Selection Methods."

Blattenberger, G., Fowles, R., Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2008). "Understanding the Cell Phone Effect on Motor Vehicle Fatalities Using Classical and Bayesian Methods."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A., Anderson, R. (2007). "The Impact of BAC Laws and Cell Phones on Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2007). "The Impact of Cell Phones on Pedestrian Fatalities."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A., Anderson, R. (2006). "Effect of Cell Phones on Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates -- Some Preliminary Time Series Results."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2005). "The Determinants of Truck Accidents in the United States."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2004). "The Effect of Deregulation on Accidents in the Trucking Industry Usint Time Series Data and Specification Error Tests."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2003). "The Determinants of Train Fatalities: Keeping the Model on Track."

Clarke, W. A., Loeb, P. D. (2002). "A Seemingly Unrelated Regression Analysis of Railroad Fatalities."

Clarke, W. A., Loeb, P. D. (2001). "Factors Affecting Railroad Fatalities: IS Deregulation a Killer?"

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2001). "The Determinants of Railroad Fatalities in the U.S. - An Econometric Model Integrating the Effect of Deregulation on Safety."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (2000). "Deregulation and Fatalities: An Econometric Analysis."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (1999). "An Econometric Model of the Determinants of Train Accidents - A Specification Error Approach."

Clarke, W. A., Loeb, P. D. (1998). "An Econometric Model of the Determinants of Train Accidents."

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (1998). "An Econometric Model of the Determinants of Train Accidents - A Specification Error Approach."

Clarke, W. A., Loeb, P. D. (1998). "An Econometric Model of the Determinants of Train Accidents - A specification Error Approach." Presented at the Transportation Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Loeb, P. D., Clarke, W. A. (1996). "Train Fatalities - An Econometric Analysis of Elementary Time Series Models."

Service

Department Service
Co-advisor, 2010