• Jay received his B.S. in Economics and Finance from Arkansas Tech University and a MBA from the University of Mississippi. For five years after receiving his MBA he worked professionally as an analyst in the insurance and retail industries. Following the receipt of a PhD in Economics from the University of Memphis in 2012 he spent five years in western New York state at Niagara University prior to joining Old Dominion University in Fall 2017.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 Beyond the Ivory Tower: Labor Market Returns to Greek MembershipLABOUR. 155-180.
    2018 The gender of opponents: Explaining gender differences in performance and risk-taking?European Economic Review. 238-256.
    2017 Anchoring in Financial Decision-Making: Evidence from Jeopardy!Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 164-176.
    2017 Good Girl, Bad Boy? Evidence Consistent with Collusion in Professional TennisSouthern Economic Journal. 155-180.
    2017 Helping Others, Helping Myself: Collegiate Experiences and Graduates’ Altruistic and Wealth AspirationsNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 627-651.
    2017 Religiosity and the Impact of Religious Secondary SchoolingJournal of School Choice. 131-147.
    2016 Attitude Changes and Self-Perceived Skill Gains from Collegiate Greek Organization MembershipSocial Science Quarterly. 807-822.
    2016 Going Greek: Academics, Personal Change, and Life after CollegeChange: The Magazine of Higher Learning. 60-66.
    2016 Silence is Golden: Railroad Noise Pollution and Property ValuesReview of Regional Studies. 75-89.
    2016 The opinions of economics majors before and after learning economicsThe Journal of Economic Education. 76-83.
    2015 A Smart Break? College Tenure Interruption and Graduating Student OutcomesEducation Finance and Policy. 244-276.
    2015 Are You There God? It’s Me, a College Student: Religious Beliefs and Higher EducationThe B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.
    2015 Game, set, and match: Do women and men perform differently in competitive situations?Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 96-108.
    2015 Greek Organization Membership and Collegiate Outcomes at an Elite, Private UniversityResearch in Higher Education. 203-227.
    2015 Student-Athletes? The Impact of Intercollegiate Sports Participation on Academic OutcomesEastern Economic Journal. 592-611.
    2014 AIDing contraception: HIV and recent trends in abortionApplied Economics. 1788-1803.
    2014 The impact of Greek organization membership on collegiate outcomes: Evidence from a National SurveyJournal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 63-70.
    2011 Will the Great Hangover Last More than the Day After Graduation for This Year's College Graduates?Business Perspectives. 16-21.
    2011 World Economic Outlook for 2011Business Perspectives. 22-31.


    Year Title
    2018 A complicated subject: The impact of Medicaid expansion on Hampton RoadsThe State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2018. Norfolk, VA: Old Dominion University.
    2018 The promise and peril of Medicaid expansion for the Commonwealth of VirginiaState of the Commonwealth, 2018. Norfolk, VA: Old Dominion University.
    2017 The BPOL: Is It Time to Move On?State of the Commonwealth Report 2017. Norfolk, VA: Center for Economic Analysis and Policy.

    Expertise Keywords

  • Economics : Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Microeconomics
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, The University of Memphis 2012
  • Full Name

  • Jay Walker