William D. Lastrapes
Department of Economics

Professor and Bernard B. and Eugenia A. Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise

Office
B451 Amos Hall
620 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA, 30602
Phone Numbers
Work706-542-3569
Email Address
Documents
Vita
Sites
Personal Website

Education

PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986

BS, Finance, Louisiana State University, 1980

Prior Professional Positions

LSU, Economics, Assistant Professor, 1986 to 1990

Awards

Kamerschen-Hampton Outstanding Research Award, Terry College Department of Economics, 2010

Kamerschen-Hampton Outstanding Research Award, Terry College Department of Economics, 2000

Swift Undergraduate Teaching Award, Terry College Department of Economics, 1995

Areas of Expertise

  • Monetary Economics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics

Research Interests

  • Monetary Economics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Chadi S. Abdallah and William D. Lastrapes. 2012Home Equity Lending and Retail Spending: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in TexasAmerican Economic Journal -- Macroeconomics4(4)
  • William D. Lastrapes. December 2006Inflation and the Distribution of Relative Prices: The Role of Productivity and Money Supply ShocksJournal Of Money, Credit And Banking, (38):2159-98
  • William D. Lastrapes and W. Douglas McMillin. Oct. 2004Cross-Country Variation in the Liquidity Effect: The Role of Finanical MarketsThe Economic Journal, (114):890-915
  • William D. Lastrapes. Nov. 1998The Dynamic Effects of Money: Combining Short-run and Long-run Identifying Restrictions Using Bayesian TechniquesReview Of Economics And Statistics, (80):588-00
  • William D. Lastrapes and George Selgin. December 1997The Check Tax: Fiscal Folly and the Great Monetary ContractionJournal Of Economic History, (57):859-78
  • Christopher G. Lamoureux and William D. Lastrapes. 1993.Forecasting Stock Return Variance: Toward an Understanding of Stochastic Implied VolatilitiesReview Of Financial Studies, (6):293-326
  • William D. Lastrapes. 1992Sources of Fluctuations in Real and Nominal Exchange RatesReview Of Economics And Statistics, (74):530-39
  • Christopher G. Lamoureux and William D. Lastrapes. April 1990.Persistence-in-Variance, Structural Change and the GARCH Model.Journal Of Business And Economic Statistics, (8):225-34
  • Christopher G. Lamoureux and William D. Lastrapes. March 1990.Heteroskedasticity in Stock Return Data: Volume Versus GARCH EffectsJournal Of Finance, (45):221-29
  • William D. Lastrapes. February 1989Exchange Rate Volatility and U.S. Monetary Policy: An ARCH ApplicationJournal Of Money, Credit And Banking, (21):66-77.

Editorial Appointments

Editor, Journal of Macroeconomics, 2014 - present

Associate Editor, Journal of Economics and Business, 2000 - present

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