James McGibany

James McGibany
James McGibanyMarquette University

O'Brien Hall

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics

Dr. McGibany joined Marquette’s economics faculty in 1983 as an assistant professor of economics and was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 1991. He served as director of the Master of Science in Applied Economics program from 2000-2002. He was the chair of the Department of Economics from 2002-2004, served as associate dean from 2004-2006, executive associate dean from 2006-2015 and a second term as chair from 2019-2023.  He has taught both the time-series econometrics and research methods courses in the Master of Science in Applied Economics program as well as introductory macroeconomics at the undergraduate level.  In addition, he helped develop the basic business analytic tools (Excel) course and the introductory Business Analytics course, both at the undergraduate level.


  • Ph. D., Michigan State University, 1983
  • B.A., Coe College, 1979

Professional Interests

  • Econometrics
  • Applied macroeconomics
  • Monetary economics
  • Housing and regional economies

Selected Publications

“The Effects of 9/11 on the Airline Travel Industry,” In Matthew J. Morgan (Ed.), The Impact of 9/11 on Business and Economics: The Business of Terror, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009, pp. 75-86. [with D. Clark, and A. Myers]

“Evaluating the Long-Run Impacts of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Domestic Airline Travel,” Applied Economics, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2006, pp. 363-370 [with S. Blunk and D. Clark].

“Do Lower Mortgage Rates mean Higher Housing Prices?,” Applied Economics, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2004, pp. 305-313 [with F. Nourzad].

“Gasoline Prices, State Gasoline Excise Taxes and the Size of Urban Areas,” Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2004, pp. 33-41.