George Zestos

George Zestos

Professor of Economics
Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration

PhD, Indiana University
MA, Michigan State University
BA, Saginaw Valley State University

Office: Luter Hall, Room 226
Phone: (757) 594-7067

Teaching responsibilities: Principles of Economics, Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics, Forecasting, Methods in Economics Research, European
Integration, International Economics

Research interests: international economics, economic integration,
applied econometrics

Books and Contributions to Books

“Transatlantic Economic Integration” Co-authored with Christopher W Coffman in The TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the European Union and the United States, edited by Joaquin Roy and Roberto Dominguez, Miami-Florida European Union Center, Jean Monnet Chair, May 9 2014

Guest Editor for the International Journal of Economic Research Special Issue “The Subprime Mortgage Crisis,” June 2013

“US Subprime Mortgage Crisis and the European Sovereign Debt: Why the European Sovereign Debt Crisis Has Not Been Resolved Yet,” Co-authored with Tatiana P. Rizova in The State of the Union(s): The Eurozone Crisis, Comparative Regional Integration and the EU model, edited by Joaquín. Roy, Miami Miami-Florida European Union Center, Jean Monnet Chair, 2012, pp.69-83

“European Monetary Integration: The Euro.” Thomson Learning South-Western Publishing, 2006.

“Modeling the Maastricht Criteria,” Co-authored with Panos Afxention and Apostolos Serletis in Money and Finance in the Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century, edited by A. Kintis, et al., Athenian Policy Forum, Canada, 2002.

“Economic Integration and Regional Economic Convergence in NAFTA and the EU,” Co-authored with Elias Carayannis and Rajiv Malik in Global Trading Arrangements in Transition, Christos Paraskevoupulos, (ed.) Edward Elgar, UK 1998, pp. 56-88.

“An Empirical Study of the Effects of Economic Integration of Greece with the European Union,” in Economic Integration and Public Policy in the European Union, edited by C. Paraskevopoulos, R. Grinspun, and T. Georgakopoulos (Aldershot, U.K: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited), 1996.

“Effects of Economic Integration on Real Prices and Wages: The European Community Experience,” in Osman Suliman (ed.), Global Commodity Price Stabilization, Greenwood Publishing Group Inc., February 1995.

“An Approach to Economic Integration of a Small Country,” in Economic Integration Between Unequal Partners, edited by T. Georgakopoulos, et al., edited by Edward Elgard Publishing Limited, UK, 1994, pp. 143-157.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

“German Rigidity: An Obstacle to the Resolution of the European Crisis” Co-authored with Michael Williamson, Journal of Regional &Socio-Economic Issues, Vol. 2, 3, pp.5-19, September 2012.

“Do Market Fundamentals Determine the Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate?” Co-authored with Dmitriy S. Shaltayev and Nicholas Apergis, Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier Publishing, Belgium, Vol. 8 Issue 2 2012.

“US Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix: Empirical Evidence from Quatrovariate VECM” Co-authored with Andrew N. Geary and Kevin Cooksey, International Journal of Banking and Finance, Australia-US, Spring 2011.

“The First Ten Years of the Euro and Beyond” Co-authored with D. Shaltayev , and Sergey Aleksasenko, American Business Review, Spring 2010.

“Empirical Evaluation of the US and Canadian Monetary Policies and Associated Causal Linkages,” Journal of Business and Economics, Spring 2010.

“Global Economic Convergence” Co-authored with Ling Yin. International Journal of Economic Research, Vol.6, 2, pp. 175-203, 2009.

“Exports, Imports and GDP Growth: Causal Relations in Six European Countries”
Co-authored with Leo Michelis Journal of Economic Asymmetries Vol. 1, No 2, Toronto Canada December 2004.

“Economic Convergence in the European Union,” Co-authored with Ling Yin and Leo Michelis. Journal of Economic Integration, Seoul, Korea, Vol. 1 No . 1 March 2003.

“Trade and GDP Growth: Causal Relations in the United States and Canada,” Co-authored with Xiangnan Tao, Southern Economic Journal, USA, Vol. 68, number 4, 2002

“Towards a European Monetary Union,” Virginia Social Science Journal, USA, Winter 1999.

“Sources of Economic Growth in Japan and Korea: Causality Tests” Co-authored with Xiangnan Tao, Journal of International Economic Studies, Tokyo, Japan, No. 13 March 1999.

“On the Gibson Paradox” Co-authored with Apostolos Serletis, Review of International Economics, USA, Vol 7, Issue 1 February 1999.

“The Elasticity of Substitution as a Proxy Measure to Economic Integration,” Atlantic Economic Journal, USA, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 1996.

“A Comparative Study of Economic Integration of Greece and the European Union,” Journal of Business and Society, Nicosia, Cyprus, Vol. 8, No. 2, March 1995.

“A Production Function Approach to Economic Integration: A Comparative Study,” Economia Internazionale, Genova, Italy, Vol. XLVII, number 2-3, Maggio-Agosto 1994, pp. 266-278.