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Melody Lo, Ph.D. Melody Lo, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Economics

Ph.D. Purdue University
M.A. Purdue University
B.A. National Tsing-Hua University

Dr. Melody Lo is chairman of the Department of Economics and a professor of economics in the UTSA College of Business. She received a Ph.D. and master's in economics from Purdue University and a bachelor's in economics from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan. Lo joined the UTSA faculty in 2006 and has taught courses in financial economics and macroeconomics.

Research Interests

  • Financial economics
  • International finance
  • Political economy
  • Applied econometrics

Selected Publications
“Are Overall Journal Rankings a Good Mapping for Article Quality in Specialty Fields?” with Y. Bao, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, forthcoming.

The Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models: Unifying Formal and Empirical Analysis in the Political, Social and Economic Science,” with J. Granato and M.C. Wong, Cambridge University Press, New York, forthcoming.

"Selective Asymmetric Capital Financing Behavior: Preference Toward Equity Financing," with D. Lien and J. Ni, Annals of Financial Economics, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 1-29.

“Modeling and Testing the Diffusion of Expectations: An EITM Approach,” with J. Granato and M.C. Wong, Electoral Studies, 2011.

“A Framework for Unifying Formal and Empirical Analysis,” with J. Granato and M.C. Wong, American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 54, Issue 3, 2010, pp. 783-797.

“General-Interest Versus Specialty Journals: Using Intellectual Influence of Econometrics Research to Rank Economics Journals and Articles,” with Y. Bao and F. Mixon, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 345-353.

“What Explains Recent Changes in International Monetary Policy Attitudes Toward Inflation? Evidence from Developed Countries,” with J. Granato, Economics Letters, Vol. 100, 2008, pp. 411-414.

“Ranking Economics Journals, Economics Departments and Economists Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity,” with M.C. Wong and F. Mixon, Southern Economics Journal, Vol. 74, Issue 3, 2008, pp. 894-906.

"One Minute in the Life of the DM/$: Public Information in an Electronic Market," with J.A. Carlson, Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 25, No. 7, 2006, pp. 1090-1102.

"What Explains the Deviations of Purchasing Power Parity Across Countries? International Evidence from Macro Data," with M.C. Wong, Economics Letters, Vol. 91, No. 2, 2006, pp. 229-235.

"Testing Monetary Policy Intentions in Open Economies," with J. Granato and M.C. Wong, Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 72, 2006, pp. 730-746.

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