Dr. Gibbs is an Associate Professor of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University in 1986. His research interests include economics of disability, workers’ compensation, applied microeconomics, and labor market analysis. He teaches courses in labor economics, price theory, and principles of economics. Dr. Gibbs has conducted research projects for the U.S. Department of Education, the Florida Department of Workers’ Compensation and the City of Orlando.
Current Curriculum Vita
- Rutgers University, Ph.D., Economics, 1987.
- Rutgers University, M.A., Economics, 1984.
- Rutgers University, M.B.A., 1980.
- Cornell University, B. S., Agricultural Economics, 1977.
- 1987-Present — Associate Professor, Department of Economics University of Central Florida
- 1984-1987 — Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Research Disability and Health Economics Section Rutgers University
- 1984-1987 — Visiting Part-time Lecturer, Department of Economics Rutgers University
Research and Teaching Interests
- Labor Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Disability, Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics.
- “Vocational Rehabilitation Outcome Measures: The Probability of Employment and the Duration of Periods of Employment.” American Rehabilitation, Spring 1991, pp. 10-14.
- “Alternative Measures to Evaluate the Impact of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.” Rehabilitation Counselling Bulletin. Vol 34:1, September 1990, pp. 33-43.
Chapters in Books
- “The Vocational Rehabilitation Data Base and Estimation of Benefit-Cost Ratios.” in Measuring the Efficiency of Public Programs: Costs and Benefits in Vocational Rehabilitation. ed. by M. Berkowitz, Temple University Press, 1988, pp. 74-118.
- “Correcting for Zero Earnings at Referral” in Measuring the Efficiency of Public Programs: Costs and Benefits in Vocational Rehabilitation. ed. by M. Berkowitz, Temple University Press, 1988, pp. 119-138. With A. Hall-Kane
Funded Research Reports
- “The Impact of Vocational Rehabilitation Services on Underemployment: A Stochastic Frontiers Approach.” Final Report, University of Central Florida DSR Project No. 13-22-917, May 1992. With Richard Hofler.
- “Poverty Admist Plenty: The Economic Status of Disadvantaged Blacks and Hispanics in the Orlando MSA.U A Report Prepared for the City of Orlando, October 1988. With B. Rungeling and W. McHone
- “The Impact of Vocational Rehabilitation: Changes in the Duration of Employment Spells”, in Enhanced Understanding of the Economics of Disability, NIDRR Research Project No. 133AH30005, June, 1988.
- “Simple Benefit-Cost Ratios”, in Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of Rehabilitation, Department of Education, Contract No. 300-84-0259, December, 1985.
- “Benefit-Cost Ratios Using Multivariate Analysis”, in Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of Rehabilitation, Department of Education, Contract No. 300-84-0259, December, 1985.
- “The R-300 Data Set”, in Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of Rehabilitation, Department of Education, Contract No. 300-84-0259, December, 1985.
- “Setting the Climate For Creativity: Reflections From the Classroom.” Proceedings from the 6th Annual Creativity Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, March, 1989. With George E. Stevens
Selected Papers Presented
- “Factors in Plant Closing Decisions: Evidence From New York State.” Presented paper, The 29th Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Washington, D.C., March, 1990.
- “Evaluating the Success of Vocational Rehabilitation Services by Examining the Duration of Work and Nonwork Spells.” Presented paper, The 59th Conference of the Southern Economic Association, Orlando, Florida, November, 1989.
- “Alternative Measures to Evaluate the Impact of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.” Presented paper, The 58th Conference of the Southern Economics Association, San Antonio, Texas, November, 1988.
Awards and Fellowships
- Teaching Incentive Program Award, 1994
- College of Business Faculty Research Grant, 1990-91, 1991-92.
- University Research Council In-House Research Award, 1989-90.
- McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship, 1989-90.
- American Economics Association
- Southern Economics Association
- Southern Regional Science Association
- Referee: Journal of Economics, 1988 – present.
- Columnist: Orlando Business Journal, 1988 – 1989.
- Coordinator: College of Business Administration Summer Career Exploration Module, 1991 – 1992.