Professor Morris Altman

Professor Morris Altman

Dean and Head of School

Newcastle Business School

The science of wealth

Observing and analysing ordinary human life from multiple angles, Professor Morris Altman is seeking to help explain and predict economic decision-making in the 21st century.

Morris AltmanThough chiefly concerned with the 'what is' in the world of economics, Professor Morris Altman is also adept at considering the possibilities - 'what could be' and 'what ought to be.' The celebrated academic explores aspects of both in his research, scrutinising and subsuming socio-economic phenomena into several broad categories.

Behavioural economics and institutional economics have been and continue to be particular focal points of mine.

"The former looks at the interface between economic theory, psychology, sociology and politics."

"Institutional economics on the other hand, focuses on understanding the role of historically-bound social systems in shaping human behaviour."

A fast start

Morris proved to be a leader early on in his career, establishing a student journal as an undergraduate at Canada's McGill University in the 1970s. A workhorse and a wordsmith, he received the Newcomen Award for his 400-page Master's thesis a few years later in 1981.

"I then undertook a PhD," the bilinguist recalls.

"It principally dealt with cliometrics, which applies empirical data and statistical methods to the study of economic history."

Lecturing and presenting this research around the world in the decades immediately following his doctoral degree, Morris sought to strengthen the nexus between teaching, training and practice.

"I spent most of my time as the Head of Department of Economics at the University of Saskatchewan," he says.

"I held visiting appointments at Stanford, Duke, Cambridge and Cornell as well."

"Before moving to Australia, I was also the Head of Economics and Finance at Victoria University in New Zealand."

Morris joined the University of Newcastle in 2015.

Getting down to business

As the new Dean of the Newcastle Business School, Morris has a bold and emblazoned vision.

"I plan to build on its strengths, lift research performances, and reengage with external stakeholders," the economist affirms.

"It's very exciting!"

Splitting resources between the City, Callaghan, Ourimbah and Sydney campuses, Morris similarly intends to create unique senses of empowerment and voice. Hoping to level the playing field, the accomplished scholar is in the process of renaming each branch and assigning deputies too.

"For example, at the Central Coast campus we're reorganising the School in such a way that it will be able to cater a full suite of courses and compete with Macquarie and other Sydney-based universities," he clarifies.

"I like to think of both Sydney and the Central Coast as small, interdisciplinary communities – students want to come because it's easier to get to know each other and their professors."

"In all campuses we need to work as a team."

Though Morris has only held the position for mere months, he has already rolled out a handful of impressive initiatives.

"I'm currently setting up an experimental economics and trading lab for financial markets," the social scientist elaborates.

"These will help to prove or disprove associated theories and provide insights into real-world behaviour."

Morris is also helping to develop interdisciplinary programs to capitalise on the outstanding teachers and scholars in Newcastle.  He's also building on past achievements to develop and launch programs in innovation and entrepreneurship. Also being launched are programs on cooperative management and organisation, professional economics and sport management.

"I'm emphasising the importance of internationalisation in classes as well."

"The attention has been on China for a long time so Dr Tony Drew and I are now shifting it more towards Europe, Africa and other parts of the Asian Pacific as well."

Closer to home, Morris is collaborating with the Wollotuka and Hunter Medical Research Institutes. A master at multitasking, the cofounding editor of the Review of Behavioural Economics is simultaneously endeavouring to relaunch the executive education area at these two prime locations, and energise and incentivise community engagement.

"We're badging it a couple of ways," he illuminates.

"People can either take our one-day courses to get a certificate of completion, or get a partial credit for one of the existing postgraduate programs."

"I believe these are vitally important as they link us strategically and spiritually to the Hunter and Central Coast communities."

Additionally looking to reenergise student and staff relationships, Morris is also working with great faculty and support staff to deliver a new "blended, more interactive" model of learning.

"Instead of having classes of 400 students where lecture attendance is a dismal 30%, we will split the students across 80 or so class units," he explains.

"Typically, they will then go to one formal lecture a fortnight and a series of tutorials based on problem questions."

"Institutions that have reconfigured courses like this have seen attendances increase to around 70%."

Interesting investigations

A seamless juggler of administration and teaching responsibilities, Morris is ready and waiting to throw research into the mix.  The enterprising expert is currently developing a number of survey experiments, for example, probing consumer behaviour and behaviour within a firm.

"Consumer behaviour is related to the preferences people have," he describes.

"We're asking why people buy directly from small businesses and cooperative organisations if it costs them more money."

"Behaviour within a firm looks at the reasons why workers might behave in a way which is inconsistent with traditional maximising behaviour in economic theory."

Equally concerned with testing hypotheses and forecasting future trends, Morris is trying to reframe how methodologies are used in applied economics too.

"They're often not used properly in a variety of areas," the prolific publisher asserts.

"They can produce misleading results."

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Career Summary

Biography

A former visiting scholar at Cornell, Duke, Hebrew, and Stanford Universities, and Elected Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University, Morris Altman is Dean & Head of the Newcastle Business School and Professor of Behavioural & Institutional Economics, University of Newcastle. He was Head of the School of Economics and Finance and Professor of Behavioural and Institutional Economics, Victoria University of Wellington, from 2009 to 2014 and is Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan, where he was Professor of Economics from the 1980s to 2009. Morris was Chair of Economics from 1993 to 2009. He is also a Centre Scholar, Centre for the Study of Co-ops, University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the International Cooperative Association Committee on Co-operative Research. Morris was President of the Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics from 2003 to 2006 and President of the Association for Social Economics in 2009. Morris is founding Co-Editor of the Review of Behavioral Economics and was former Editor of the Journal of Socio-Economics and former Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology. He has published over 90 refereed papers on behavioral economics, economic history, economics of cooperatives, and empirical macroeconomics and five books in economic theory and public policy and has made well over 200 international presentations on these subjects. He earned his PhD in economics from McGill University in 1984.

Research Expertise
I have published about 100 refereed papers on behavioral economics, x-inefficiency theory, institutional change, economics of cooperatives, economic history, methodology, and empirical macroeconomics and five books in economic theory and public policy, most recently, Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics, Behavioral Economics for Dummies, and Economic Growth and the High Wage Economy.

Teaching Expertise
Since 1984 I’ve taught undergraduate and graduate courses and supervised MA and PhD students (the latter while at the University of Ottawa). I’ve taught in traditional core areas of economics with more emphasis on microeconomic theory. I’ve also taught and developed courses in labor economics, pay inequality, development economics, behavioral economics (with some emphasis on experimental economics), economic history and the history of economic thought. Most recently, my teaching and supervisory focus has been on behavioral/experimental economics. At the University of Saskatchewan, my home base since 1988, I’ve supervised over 10 MA theses and served on numerous MA thesis and project committees. I’m also supervising or co-supervising three Ph.D. theses at Victoria University of Wellington, where I teach a course on Behavioural Economics and a professional masters course in economic theory.

Administrative Expertise
Professor and Dean, Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, 2015-. Professor and Head of School, School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 2009-2014. Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1994-2009. Co-Founding Editor, Review of Behavioral Economics, as of 2013: http://www.nowpublishers.com/journals/Review%20of%20Behavioral%20Economics/Preprint Co-Chair, Research Committee of Council, 1999-2000 Co-Organizer, University Research Symposium, Research Committee of Council, 1999-2000 Committee member, Vice-President Research’s Committee on Desrosiers Report., 1999-2000 Associate Chair, Research Committee of Council, 1998-99 Committee member, Sub-Committee on Research Symposium, Research Committee of Council. 1998-99 Committee member, Vice-President Research’s Committee on the Desrosiers Report. 1998-99 Faculty Association Representative (FAR), Department of Economics, 1990 93 Chair, Ad Hoc Benefits Committee, Faculty Association, 1991 93 Chair, Fringe Benefits Committee, Faculty Association, 1991 93 Member, Faculty Association Caucus, 1991 93 Chair, Budget Committee, Faculty Association, 1991-92 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University - Canada
  • Master of Arts, McGill University - Canada

Keywords

  • behavioural economics
  • cooperatives
  • decision making
  • experimental economics
  • microeconomic theory

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
140199 Economic Theory not elsewhere classified 50
140202 Economic Development and Growth 25
140203 Economic History 25

Professional Experience

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Newcastle Business School
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Publications

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Book (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Altman M, Real-World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics, ABC-CLIO, 499 (2015) [A3]
2013 Altman M, Altman M, Altman M, Economic growth and the high wage economy: Choices, constraints and opportunities in the market economy (2013)

© 2012 Morris Altman.This book provides a theoretical framework to better understand how firms, economies and labor markets have evolved. This is done in a reader-friendly fashio... [more]

© 2012 Morris Altman.This book provides a theoretical framework to better understand how firms, economies and labor markets have evolved. This is done in a reader-friendly fashion, without complex mathematical arguments and proofs. Economic Growth and the High Wage Economy shows how high wage economies help make firms and economies more productive and why high wage economies can be competitive even in an increasingly globalized environment. It also demonstrates why concerns that labor supply will dry up as wages increase and social benefits rise are largely based on impoverished economic reasoning.The first chapters provide a theoretical basis for the rest of the book, showing for instance how higher wages are prone to increasing the level of economic efficiency by getting people to work harder and smarter (mainly smarter). Altman also explains that our understanding of technological change can be markedly improved by modelling technological change as a product of higher wages and improved working conditions and other shocks to the economic system. As the book develops, it is shown that increasing and high levels of income inequality are not necessary for growth and development, because the economic ¿pie¿ grows when the economic wellbeing of the lower half and even the middle improves. The evolution of the state can also be better understood by applying this analytical framework. So too can the persistence of inefficient systems of production and cultural traits that appear to be inconsistent with economic prosperity. On top of this, the book examines the implications of Altman's theoretical framework for macroeconomic analysis and policy. Finally, it is shown that labor supply can be better understood by introducing target income into the analytical mix.The main contribution of this book is providing the theoretical underpinning for why relatively high wages and, moreover, competition with high wages is good for dynamic growth and development. This work establishes why an alternative model of labor supply, based on the notion and reality of target income, does a better job of explaining the evolution of labor supply. The latter also reinforces the view that increasing wage and workers' benefits should not be expected to damage the economy, even in the realm of labor supply. This book will be of interest to public policy experts, trade unions, human rights experts and scholars of behavioural economics, labour economics and globalization.

DOI 10.4324/9780203114971
2012 Altman M, Behavioral Economics For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 384 (2012)
2012 Altman M, Behavioral Economics For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 384 (2012)
2006 Altman M, Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics, M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York, 784 (2006)
2001 Altman M, Worker Satisfaction and Economic Performance, M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York, 297 (2001)
1996 Altman M, Human agency and material welfare, Kluwer Academic Pub, Boston, 133 (1996)
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Chapter (34 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Altman M, 'Multiple Equilibria, Bounded Rationality, and the Indeterminacy of Economic Outcomes: Closing the System with Institutional Parameters.', Minds, Models and Milieux Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon, Springer, New York 167-185 (2016)
2014 Altman M, 'Are Cooperatives a viable business form? Lessons from Behavioural Economics', Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era, Zed Books, London (2014)
2014 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics, Thinking Processes, Decision-Making and Investment Behavior', Investor Behavior, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey 43-61 (2014)
2013 Altman M, 'Hayek's complexity assumption, ecological and bounded rationality, and behavioral economics', Hayek and Behavioral Economics, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 221-262 (2013)
2012 Altman M, 'Sen's 'Capabilities' and Economic Welfare', Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam 58-67 (2012)
2011 Altman M, 'Prospect Theory and Behavioral Finance', Behavioral Finance: Investors, Corporations, and Markets 191-209 (2011)
DOI 10.1002/9781118258415.ch11
2011 Altman M, 'Behavioural Economics, Ethics and Public Policy: paving the Road to Freedom or Serfdom?', Ethics and Public Policy, Victoria University Press, Wellington 23-48 (2011)
2010 Altman M, 'Homo Economicus Meets Behavioural Economics', Introducing Microeconomic Analysis, Edmond Montgomery Publications, Toronto 70-80 (2010)
2010 Altman M, 'Behavioural economics and booms and busts', Booms and Busts: An Encyclopedia of Economic History from the First Stock Market Crash of 1792 to the Current Global Economic Crisis, M.E. Sharpe, New York 74-79 (2010)
2009 Altman M, 'History and Theory of Cooperatives', International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, Springer Science & Business Media, New York (2009)
2008 Altman M, 'Toward a theory of induced institutional change Power, labor markets, and institutional change', , ROUTLEDGE 300-329 (2008)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 4
2008 Altman M, 'Behavioral economics', International encyclopedia of the social sciences [electronic resource], Macmillan Reference USA, Detroit (2008)
2008 Altman M, 'The nobel prize in behavioral and experimental economics: A contextual and critical appraisal of the contributions of Daniel Kahneman and Vernon Smith', Leading Contemporary Economists: Economics at the Cutting Edge 164-205 (2008)
DOI 10.4324/9780203893098
2008 Altman M, 'The social economics of growth and income inequality', The Elgar Companion to Social Economics 227-248 (2008)
Citations Scopus - 4
2007 Altman M, Golden L, 'The economics of flexible work scheduling: Theoretical advances and contemporary paradoxes', Workplace Temporalities, JAI Press, Oxford 313-341 (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'Effort discretion economic agency and behavioral economics: Transforming economic theory and public policy', Renaissance in Behavioral Economics: Essays in Honour of Harvey Leibenstein 105-145 (2007)
DOI 10.4324/9780203020876
2006 Altman M, 'Staples and staple theory', History of World Trade Since 1450, Gale/Macmillan, New York (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'Introduction: Handbook of contemporary behavioral economics: Foundations and developments', Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics, M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York xv-xxii (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'A behavioral theory of the state', Alternative Theories of the State, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 164-190 (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'What a difference an assumption makes: Effort discretion, economic theory and public policy', Handbook Of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations And Developments, M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York 125-164 (2006)
2005 Altman M, 'Protection costs', History of World Trade since 1450, Gale/Macmillan, New York (2005)
2005 Altman M, 'The efficiency and employment enhancing effects of social welfare', Law and Economics, M.E. Sharpe, New York 257-285 (2005)
2005 Altman M, 'Alternative economic approaches to analyzing hours of work regulation and reform', Law and Economics, M.E. Sharpe, New York 286-307 (2005)
2001 Altman M, 'Behavioural economics', A Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences, Fitzroy Dearborn, London (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Convergence', A Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences, Fitzroy Dearborn, London 290-291 (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Staple theory of economic growth', A Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences, Fitzroy Dearborn, London (2001)
1999 Altman M, 'X-efficiency', Encyclopedia of Political Economy., Routledge, London 1271-1273 (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Maddison's analysis of growth and development', Encyclopedia of Political Economy., Routledge, London 681-684 (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Free trade and protectionism', Encyclopedia of Political Economy, Routledge, London 372-375 (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Williamson's analysis of corporation', Encyclopedia of Political Economy., Routledge, London 1251-1254 (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Social capacity and convergence', Encyclopedia of Political Economy., Routledge, London 1033-1035 (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Labour market and market power', Encyclopedia of Political Economy., Routledge, London 643-645 (1999)
1991 Altman M, 'A critical appraisal of corporate bigness and the transactions cost economizing paradigm', Handbook of behavioral economics, JAI Press(NY), Oxford 217-232 (1991)
1990 Altman M, 'Interfirm, interregional and international differences in labor productivity: Variations in the levels of 'X-Inefficiency' as a function of differential labor costs', Studies in Economic Rationality, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor 323-350 (1990)
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Journal article (68 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Altman M, 'Cooperative organizations as an engine of equitable rural economic development', Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management, 3 14-23 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.Cooperatives represent an alternative to large-scale corporate farms as well as to independent unaffiliated small private farms. This article presents a compa... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.Cooperatives represent an alternative to large-scale corporate farms as well as to independent unaffiliated small private farms. This article presents a comparative modeling narrative on cooperative organizational forms' potential impact on equitable rural development. This speaks to issues of both increasing the size of the economic pie and how this income is distributed. The case is made that cooperatives can potentially generate higher rates of growth and more equitable growth, even in competitive economic environments. An important type of cooperative that is focused upon is one based on the linking of smaller farms into a cooperative. Economies of scale and scope as well in transaction costs can be captured by the cooperatives. Given cooperative governance, one would also expect higher levels of x-efficiency. Overall, cooperatives can generate relative high incomes to cooperative members, whilst remaining competitive with the traditional privately owned large farms. Critical to the success of the cooperative is a set rules and regulation that place them on a level playing field with the privately owned farm. In addition, the implementation and practice of cooperative principles are key to the success of the cooperative farm.

DOI 10.1016/j.jcom.2015.02.001
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Altman M, 'Economic Freedom, Material Wellbeing, and the Good Capitalist Governance Index', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES, 47 247-267 (2013)
DOI 10.2753/JEI0021-3624470111
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
2013 Altman M, 'What behavioral economics has to say about financial literacy', Applied Finance Letters, 2 12-17 (2013)
2012 Altman M, 'The Living Wage, Economic Efficiency, and Socio-Economic Wellbeing in a Competitive Market Economy', Forum for Social Economics, 41 166-186 (2012)
DOI 10.1007/s12143-011-9095-8
2012 Altman M, 'Implications of behavioural economics for financial literacy and public policy', JOURNAL OF SOCIO-ECONOMICS, 41 677-690 (2012)
DOI 10.1016/j.socec.2012.06.002
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
2010 Altman M, 'Presidential Address: Freedom to choose and choice X-inefficiencies: Human and consumer rights, and positive and normative implications of choice behavior', Review of Social Economy, 68 395-411 (2010)
DOI 10.1080/00346764.2010.517631
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Altman M, 'A Behavioral-Institutional Model of Endogenous Growth and Induced Technical Change', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES, 43 685-713 (2009)
DOI 10.2753/JEI0021-3624430306
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2009 Altman M, 'Behavioral economics, economic theory and public policy', Australasian Journal of Economics Education, 6 1-55 (2009)
2009 Altman M, 'The transition process from alternative theoretical prisms: A comparative analysis of Eastern European and former Soviet Block economies', International Journal of Social Economics, 36 716-742 (2009)

Purpose ¿ The paper aims to examine the reality of, and, conditions for economic growth for former Soviet and Soviet Block economies with special attention to Ukraine and the Rus... [more]

Purpose ¿ The paper aims to examine the reality of, and, conditions for economic growth for former Soviet and Soviet Block economies with special attention to Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Many of these economies' transition from ¿Communism¿ remain plagued by problems of institutional design and outcomes characterized by high levels of corruption and low levels of accountability and transparency. The purpose of this paper is to analyze aspects of these socio¿economic realities in the context of contemporary economic theory and ongoing revisions to it. Design/methodology/approach ¿ The type of economic theory used to assess issues of transition has significant implications for public policy. Conventional economic theory has traditionally focused on secure private property rights, competitive markets, inclusive of ¿flexible¿ labor markets, as the necessary if not the sufficient conditions to successfully and quickly transition from command style to market economies. Little attention is paid to the details of institutional design. The paper applies a behavioral¿institutional analytical framework to analyze important aspects of failures and successes in transition economies using both economic and governance data sets. Findings ¿ The paper finds that traditional measures of economic freedom are far from sufficient to generate economic growth. Accountability and transparency in governance structures is also required. Economic failure and success are closely connected with overall performance in socio¿economic governance. Also an unnecessary emphasis on low wages, highly constrained social safety nets and labor market policy impedes successful growth and development. Practical implications ¿ Transition economies' economic performance can be significantly enhanced through improvements in institutional design that facilitates the evolution of high¿wage market economies. The market in and of itself does not suffice to generate successful transitions from command to vibrant market economies. Originality/value ¿ This paper provides an original exposé and analysis of transition economies from a behavioral¿institutionalist perspective, with important public policy implications. © 2009, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

DOI 10.1108/03068290910963671
Citations Scopus - 1
2008 Altman M, 'How much economic freedom is necessary for economic growth? Theory and evidence', Economics Bulletin, 15 (2008)

The hypothesis that economic freedom and related variables are significant determinants of real per capita income and growth is critically evaluated. Economic freedom is found nec... [more]

The hypothesis that economic freedom and related variables are significant determinants of real per capita income and growth is critically evaluated. Economic freedom is found necessary for higher levels of per capita income and growth largely in terms of threshold effects as opposed to persistent marginal effects. More economic freedom does not appear to yield higher levels of per capita income. And securing particular levels of economic freedom does not guarantee higher levels of per capita income or growth. Secure private property rights is found to be a most significant positive causal variable as is sound money, whereas moderate amounts of labor regulation and big government are not found to be bad for the economy. Also, good corporate governance, in addition to economic freedom, is of considerable import. Unlike most studies, traditional statistical methods are supplemented by graphical analysis in an effort to determine threshold values for economic freedom and its components.

Citations Scopus - 12
2007 Altman M, 'Economic growth, 'globalisation' and labour power', Global Business and Economics Review, 9 297-318 (2007)

A contentious populist belief maintains that increasing international trade or economic 'globalisation', has deleterious effects upon the economic welfare of the vast majority of ... [more]

A contentious populist belief maintains that increasing international trade or economic 'globalisation', has deleterious effects upon the economic welfare of the vast majority of the world's population. Such negative effects are an inevitable consequence of capitalism, especially that which embraces globalisation. I argue that this anti-globalisation-trade-market hypothesis is fundamentally flawed. Increasing trade and other attributes of globalisation has the capacity to enhance the bargaining power of labour and thereby economic efficiency and the rate technological change with significant resulting benefits flowing to labour. Tight labour markets can be regarded as a key capability allowing for workers to improve their welfare. But institutions must be in place to allow labour to capitalise on its market generated advantage. Unlike many neoclassical renderings of the globalisation narrative, positive effects of globalisation are in no ways guaranteed and optimised by market forces. Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

DOI 10.1504/GBER.2007.013707
Citations Scopus - 7
2006 Altman M, 'Involuntary unemployment, macroeconomic policy, and a behavioral model of the firm: Why high real wages need not cause high unemployment', Research in Economics, 60 97-111 (2006)

The perspective of modern macroeconomic theory, be it new classical or old and new Keynesian, is that unemployment can be reduced only if real wages are cut. The modern Keynesians... [more]

The perspective of modern macroeconomic theory, be it new classical or old and new Keynesian, is that unemployment can be reduced only if real wages are cut. The modern Keynesians, basing themselves upon the microfoundations of efficiency wage theory, argue that real wages cannot and will not be cut by firms for efficiency wage reasons. This generates involuntary unemployment based on a market coordination problem. A behavioral model that contrasts with efficiency wage theory is presented here which suggests that reducing real wages need not affect the marginal cost of labor and, therefore, the number of individuals employed. In the behavioral model, wherein there exists some linearity in the relationship between real wages and working conditions and labor productivity, a lower real wage rate is not a necessary condition for reducing the unemployment rate nor is a higher real wage an obstacle to reducing it. In this scenario, unemployment, to the extent that it is demand-side induced, is not related to movements in real wages. Therefore, restoring full employment after a negative demand shock becomes a matter for demand management, not demand management that must be coordinated with measures designed to reduce real wages. © 2006 University of Venice.

DOI 10.1016/j.rie.2006.03.001
Citations Scopus - 3
2006 Altman M, 'Human agency and free will: Choice and determinism in economics', International Journal of Social Economics, 33 677-697 (2006)

Purpose - The assumption of free will in contemporary economics is an important starting point for socio-economic analysis in contrast to methodologies which assume that human act... [more]

Purpose - The assumption of free will in contemporary economics is an important starting point for socio-economic analysis in contrast to methodologies which assume that human action is pre-determined by forces beyond individual control. However, contemporary economic theory is devoid of choice in critical domains with important implication for economic analyses and public policy, given the ancillary assumption of the importance of market forces in determining choice behavior. The purpose of this paper is to argue that freedom of choice exists given traditional constraints such as relative prices and income. Design/methodology/approach - This is a theoretical paper examining the assumption of free will in choice behaviour in economic theory. It makes reference to literature in economics and philosophy that shed light on this critical working assumption in economics. Findings - Conventional analysis pays little heed to non economic constraints on human action that affect and delimit but do not preclude free choice or free will. Of vital importance to free will in choice behavior are institutions which delimit the extent of coercion in the decision-making process. Practical implications - An important implication for research is the determination of the necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of free will in choice behaviour. Given the existence of free will and free choice, individuals are morally responsible for their choices. It is therefore important to determine the extent which free will exists and that which constrains free will in choice behaviour. Originality/value - This paper challenges the extremes of the free will debate in economics and suggests the boundaries within which free will exists in economic behaviour. It also suggests the welfare implications of limitations on free will where no negative externalities exist. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

DOI 10.1108/03068290610689723
Citations Scopus - 7
2006 Altman M, 'Opening-up the objective function: Choice behavior and economic and non-economic variables-core and marginal altruism', Economics Bulletin, 4 (2006)

A revised model of the preference function is presented incorporating utility maximizing acts of material self-sacrifice. This model incorporates neoclassical and behavioral argum... [more]

A revised model of the preference function is presented incorporating utility maximizing acts of material self-sacrifice. This model incorporates neoclassical and behavioral arguments, allowing for the stylized fact that economic agents are motivated by both material and non-material incentives. Given such a preference function, choice behavior is modeled as a function of relative opportunity costs (price) and real income. Preferences are determined by a variety of variables inclusive of social capital and education. There is therefore a core preference based upon non-economic variables and a 'marginal' component which is a function of conventional economic variables. The relative importance of these two components in determinating choice behavior is an empirical question. Building upon conventional tools, a demand curve for moral acts is derived and underlying income and substitution effects discussed. Empirical evidence from the tipping literature is used to illustrate the model.

Citations Scopus - 7
2005 Altman M, 'Behavioral economics, power, rational inefficiencies, fuzzy sets, and public policy', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES, 39 683-706 (2005)
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 3
2005 Altman M, 'The ethical economy and competitive markets: Reconciling altruistic, moralistic, and ethical behavior with the rational economic agent and competitive markets', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY, 26 732-757 (2005)
DOI 10.1016/j.joep.2005.06.004
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 12
2005 Altman M, 'The economics of ethics revisited and importance of economics: A response to the critics', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY, 26 774-778 (2005)
DOI 10.1016/j.joep.2005.06.005
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2005 Altman M, 'Rationalizing capitalist democracy: The cold war origins of rational choice liberalism', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE, 43 148-150 (2005)
2005 Altman M, '[Review of Rationalizing capitalist democracy: The Cold War origins of rational choice liberalism by S. M. Amadae]', Journal of Economic Literature, 43 148-150 (2005)
DOI 10.2307/4129319
2004 Altman M, 'Why unemployment insurance might not only be good for the soul, it might also be good for the economy', Review of Social Economy, 62 517-541 (2004)

Contrary to the conventional view that unemployment insurance serves to directly increase the rate of unemployment as well as reducing an economy's competitiveness by increasing t... [more]

Contrary to the conventional view that unemployment insurance serves to directly increase the rate of unemployment as well as reducing an economy's competitiveness by increasing the market wage of labor, the argument presented in this paper is that this worldview critically depends on unrealistic behavioral assumptions. A more realistic modeling suggests that unemployment rates need not rise and competitiveness need not deteriorate with the introduction of or improvements in unemployment insurance, which can also induce increases in economic efficiency. These analytical predictions are consistent with the empirics of unemployment insurance. Unemployment insurance can therefore protect the unemployed without damaging the economy.

DOI 10.1080/0034676042000296245
Citations Scopus - 12
2004 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'Gender, human capabilities and culture within the household economy: Different paths to socio-economic well-being?', International Journal of Social Economics, 31 325-364 (2004)

An important hypothesis put forth by Amartya Sen is that a given level of per capita real income in a population can generate quite different levels of socio-economic well-being d... [more]

An important hypothesis put forth by Amartya Sen is that a given level of per capita real income in a population can generate quite different levels of socio-economic well-being depending on the economic infrastructure of that population and the distribution of income. Sen's hypothesis is refined in this paper to reflect the manner in which income is spent and labor is allocated and utilized within a household specific to particular groups within society and how this impacts upon both the level of well-being and economic efficiency. The evidence on living conditions and mortality presented here from early twentieth century New York City, underlies the potential significance of the household economy as a key determinant of economic well-being. Focusing simply on per capita income estimates, even corrected for the distribution of income, misses fundamentally important determinants of human capabilities and economic well-being with potentially important implications for public policy. © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

DOI 10.1108/03068290410523377
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2004 Altman M, 'The Nobel Prize in Behavioral and Experimental Economics: A Contextual and Critical Appraisal of the Contributions of Daniel Kahneman and Vernon Smith', Review of Political Economy, 16 3-41 (2004)

Daniel Kahneman and Vernon Smith were the joint recipients of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics. Kahneman's work challenges the assumption that individuals behave in a manner cons... [more]

Daniel Kahneman and Vernon Smith were the joint recipients of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics. Kahneman's work challenges the assumption that individuals behave in a manner consistent with conventional economic wisdom. He maintains that individuals tend to be systematically error prone and possibly irrational. Smith, on the other hand, developed experiments and experimental environments to test hypotheses emanating from the conventional economic wisdom. Smith finds that, in spite of Kahneman's work, economic agents are rational and that economies are efficient. These differing views are discussed and placed in the context of the methodological and public policy debates in economics.

DOI 10.1080/0953825032000145445
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2004 Altman M, 'Introduction', Journal of Socio-Economics, 33 523-525 (2004)
DOI 10.1016/j.socec.2004.09.023
Citations Scopus - 3
2004 Altman M, 'Statistical significance, path dependency, and the culture of journal publication', Journal of Socio-Economics, 33 651-663 (2004)

A brief introduction to the misuse and abuse of tests of statistical significance is presented. This is followed by an analysis of why such an inappropriate socially sub-optimal a... [more]

A brief introduction to the misuse and abuse of tests of statistical significance is presented. This is followed by an analysis of why such an inappropriate socially sub-optimal and inefficient practice can persist over time in the face of a multiplicity of competing peer-reviewed journals. It is argued that this practice is path dependent and represents a market failure often resulting in misleading research findings and misguided public policy. This can only be corrected by changes to institutional parameters related to publication. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.socec.2004.09.037
Citations Scopus - 13
2003 Altman M, 'Staple theory and export-led growth: constructing differential growth', Australian Economic History Review, 43 230-255 (2003)
DOI 10.1046/j.1467-8446.2003.00053.x
2003 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'On the natural intelligence of women in a world of constrained choice: How the feminization of clerical work contributed to gender pay equality in early twentieth century Canada', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES, 37 1045-1074 (2003)
Citations Scopus - 1
2003 Altman M, 'Economic growth and income equality: Implications of a behavioural model of economic growth for public policy', CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY-ANALYSE DE POLITIQUES, 29 S87-S118 (2003)
DOI 10.2307/3552278
Citations Scopus - 7
2002 Altman M, 'Economic theory and the challenge of innovative work practices', ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY, 23 271-290 (2002)
DOI 10.1177/0143831X02232006
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 12
2002 Altman M, Golden L, 'Over-supply of labor: Behavioral economic roots of labor supply, overwork and overemployment', Global Business & Economics Anthology, 170-180 (2002)
2001 Altman M, 'A revisionist view of the economic implications of child labor regulations', Forum for Social Economics, 30 1-23 (2001)
DOI 10.1007/BF02828500
2001 Altman M, 'When green isn't mean: economic theory and the heuristics of the impact of environmental regulations on competitiveness and opportunity cost', ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 36 31-44 (2001)
DOI 10.1016/S0921-8009(00)00211-1
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 19
2001 Altman M, 'A behavioral model of labor supply: Casting some light into the black box of income-leisure choice', Journal of Socio-Economics, 30 199-219 (2001)

The economics of labor supply, a basic building block of economic theory, cannot provide any substantive analytical predictions on the course of labor supply by an individual or a... [more]

The economics of labor supply, a basic building block of economic theory, cannot provide any substantive analytical predictions on the course of labor supply by an individual or a group. This is largely due to the absence, in the theory of income-leisure choice, of any consequential behavioral content which speaks to existing and changing preferences of individuals and to the differences in preferences across individuals. Introducing a discussion of preferences into the argument, in particular target real income and target nonmarket time, provides for a richer model of labor supply and for a more precise set analytical predictions with important public policy implications. © 2001 Elsevier Science Inc.

DOI 10.1016/S1053-5357(01)00099-3
Citations Scopus - 29
2001 Altman M, 'Culture, human agency, and economic theory: Culture as a determinant of material welfare', Journal of Socio-Economics, 30 379-391 (2001)

In this paper cultural factors are incorporated into a behavioral model of economic growth and development and the circumstances under which culture can make a difference are arti... [more]

In this paper cultural factors are incorporated into a behavioral model of economic growth and development and the circumstances under which culture can make a difference are articulated. In this context, the question of the long run survival, in a competitive environment, of firms and societies imbued with cultural precepts that are not conducive to growth and development, is addressed. This discussion attempts to redress a gap in economic theory, which does not well incorporate cultural factors as independent and causally substantive variables. © 2001 Elsevier Science Inc.

DOI 10.1016/S1053-5357(01)00109-3
Citations Scopus - 17
2000 Altman M, 'Labor rights and labor power and welfare maximization in a market economy: Revising the conventional wisdom', International Journal of Social Economics, 27 1252-1269 (2000)

Standard neoclassical theory argues that an economy is negatively affected by increased labor rights and power since it is assumed that economic agents are always x-efficient; per... [more]

Standard neoclassical theory argues that an economy is negatively affected by increased labor rights and power since it is assumed that economic agents are always x-efficient; performing at the height of efficiency. However, a behavioral model of the firm suggests that more rights and power, with its positive impact on labor standards, need not produce the deleterious results predicted by conventional economic wisdom, due to their productivity-efficiency enhancing impact on the firm. This suggests that ice should not assess the impact of enhanced labor power and control in terms of a zero sum game. It is possible to have both equilibrium improvements in working conditions and economic prosperity, with the former contributing to the latter. © MCB University Press, 0306-8293.

Citations Scopus - 11
2000 Altman M, 'A behavioral model of path dependency: The economics of profitable inefficiency and market failure', Journal of Socio-Economics, 29 127-145 (2000)

In this article, a model of path dependency is developed, grounded in behavioral economics (x-efficiency/efficiency wage theory), where it becomes possible and reasonable to expec... [more]

In this article, a model of path dependency is developed, grounded in behavioral economics (x-efficiency/efficiency wage theory), where it becomes possible and reasonable to expect a multiplicity of equilibrium solutions to identical economic problems and for the dominant solution to be sub-optimal and inefficient. Unlike in the pioneering work on path dependency by Paul David and Brian Arthur, the sup-optimal outcomes generated in this model do not provide economic agents with exploitable economic opportunities in the context of their particular objective functions. Such opportunities constitute, from the perspective of the conventional wisdom, the Achilles Heel of their work. © 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Citations Scopus - 30
2000 Altman M, 'A behavioral theory of economic welfare and economic justice', International Journal of Social Economics, 27 1098-1131 (2000)
DOI 10.1108/03068290010352524
1999 Altman M, 'A theory of population growth when women really count', KYKLOS, 52 27-43 (1999)
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 3
1999 Altman M, 'New estimates of hours of work and real income in Canada from the 1880s to 1930: Long-run trends and workers' preferences', REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, 353-372 (1999)
Citations Web of Science - 6
1999 Altman M, 'The methodology of economics and the survival principle revisited and revised: Some welfare and public policy implications of modeling the economic agent', REVIEW OF SOCIAL ECONOMY, 57 427-449 (1999)
DOI 10.1080/00346769900000015
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 11
1998 Altman M, 'Land tenure, ethnicity, and the condition of agricultural income and productivity in mid-nineteenth-century Quebec', AGRICULTURAL HISTORY, 72 708-762 (1998)
1998 Altman M, 'A High-Wage Path to Economic Growth and Development', Challenge (05775132), 41 91-104 (1998)
1997 Altman M, 'Profits and politics: Beaverbrook and the gilded age of Canadian finance - Marchildon,GP', BUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW, 71 130-132 (1997)
DOI 10.2307/3116339
1996 Altman M, 'Divergent paths: How culture and institutions have shaped North American growth - Egnal,M', BUSINESS HISTORY REVIEW, 70 614-616 (1996)
DOI 10.2307/3117327
1996 Altman M, Lamontacne L, 'Gender pay inequality and occupational change in Canada, 1900¿1930', The Journal of Socio-Economics, 25 285-309 (1996)
DOI 10.1016/S1053-5357(96)90007-4
1995 Altman M, 'Preface', Journal of Socio-Economics, 24 409-410 (1995)
DOI 10.1016/1053-5357(95)90014-4
1995 Altman M, 'Labor Market Discrimination, Pay Inequality, and Effort Variability: An Alternative to the Neoclassical Model', Eastern Economic Journal, 21 157-169 (1995)
DOI 10.2307/40325628
1995 Altman M, 'Labor Productivity in Late Nineteenth-Century Quebec and Ontario Manufacturing: Explaining Ontario's Advantage', American Review of Canadian Studies, 25 219-249 (1995)
DOI 10.1080/02722019509481474
1995 Altman M, 'Selected papers in behavioral economics', Journal of Socio-Economics, 24 409 (1995)
1995 Altman M, 'Canada in the International Economy from an Historical Perspective', The Association for Canadian Studies Bulletin, 22-28 (1995)
1995 ALTMAN M, 'BUSINESS-CYCLE VOLATILITY AND ECONOMIC-GROWTH - THE HISTORICAL RECORD, 1870-1986', JOURNAL OF POST KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS, 17 561-577 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 10
1994 Altman M, 'The evolution of plant size in Canadian manufacturing, 1870-1910', Canadian Historical Review, 75 557 (1994)
1993 Altman M, '[Review of Maritime capital - The shipping industry in Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914 by E. W. Sager & G. E. Panting]', The Journal of Economic History, 53 703-704 (1993)
DOI 10.2307/2122442
1993 ALTMAN M, 'MARITIME CAPITAL - THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY IN ATLANTIC CANADA, 1820-1914 - SAGER,EW, PANTING,GE', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 53 703-704 (1993)
1993 Altman M, 'Human agency as a determinant of material welfare', Journal of Socio-Economics, 22 199-218 (1993)

Standard economic theory, which assumes that economic agents behave x-efficiently, precludes human agency as an important variable in determining the level of material welfare. Bu... [more]

Standard economic theory, which assumes that economic agents behave x-efficiently, precludes human agency as an important variable in determining the level of material welfare. But when the quantity and quality of effort involved in the production process is a choice variable, human agency and its particular determinants must play critical roles in affecting the economy. Human agency affects material welfare by affecting not only the efficiency of production but also the extent and the rate of technical change. Human agency, in turn, is motivated by pressure, be it individual, cultural, or market-driven. The model presented here helps to explain both the existence of upward sloping long run supply curves even in the absence of external diseconomies as well as the timing of and the adoption of new technology. © 1993.

DOI 10.1016/1053-5357(93)90009-A
Citations Scopus - 2
1992 Altman M, 'Business Cycle Volatility in Developed Market Economies, 1870-1986: Revisions and Conjectures', Eastern Economic Journal, 18 259-275 (1992)
DOI 10.2307/40325451
1992 ALTMAN M, 'REVISED REAL CANADIAN GNP ESTIMATES AND CANADIAN ECONOMIC-GROWTH, 1870-1926', REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, 455-473 (1992)
Citations Web of Science - 8
1989 Altman M, 'Railways as an engine of economic growth? Who benefited from the Canadian railway boom 1870-1910', Histoire Sociale/Social History, 269-281 (1989)
1988 Altman M, 'The economy of Colonial America: The debate over real per capita income estimates', Histoire Sociale, 337-342 (1988)
1988 Altman M, 'Economic Growth in Canada, 1695-1739: Estimates and Analysis', The William and Mary Quarterly, 45 684-711 (1988)
DOI 10.2307/2936983
1988 ALTMAN M, 'ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT WITH HIGH WAGES - AN HISTORICAL-PERSPECTIVE', EXPLORATIONS IN ECONOMIC HISTORY, 25 198-224 (1988)
DOI 10.1016/0014-4983(88)90016-2
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 9
1988 ALTMAN M, 'RAILWAYS AS AN ENGINE OF ECONOMIC-GROWTH - WHO BENEFITED FROM THE CANADIAN RAILWAY BOOM, 1870-1910', HISTOIRE SOCIALE-SOCIAL HISTORY, 21 269-281 (1988)
Citations Web of Science - 6
1987 Altman M, '[Review of the book The rise and fall of Montreal - A case study of urban-growth, regional economic expansion and national development by Benjamin Higgins]', The Journal of Economic History, 47 290-291 (1987)
DOI 10.2307/2121997
1987 Altman M, 'Note on the Economic Burden of the Seigniorial System in New France, 1688-1739', Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques, 14 135-142 (1987)
DOI 10.2307/41298877
1987 ALTMAN M, 'A REVISION OF CANADIAN ECONOMIC-GROWTH - 1870-1910 (A CHALLENGE TO THE GRADUALIST INTERPRETATION)', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS-REVUE CANADIENNE D ECONOMIQUE, 20 86-113 (1987)
DOI 10.2307/135233
Citations Web of Science - 13
1987 ALTMAN M, 'THE ECONOMY OF COLONIAL AMERICA - A CRITICAL NOTE ON THE REAL PER CAPITA INCOME ESTIMATES', HISTOIRE SOCIALE-SOCIAL HISTORY, 20 337-342 (1987)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1987 ALTMAN M, 'THE RISE AND FALL OF MONTREAL - A CASE-STUDY OF URBAN-GROWTH, REGIONAL ECONOMIC EXPANSION AND NATIONAL-DEVELOPMENT - HIGGINS,B', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 47 290-291 (1987)
1986 ALTMAN M, 'RESOURCE ENDOWMENTS AND LOCATION THEORY IN ECONOMIC-HISTORY - A CASE-STUDY OF QUEBEC AND ONTARIO AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH-CENTURY', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 46 999-1009 (1986)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 6
1983 Altman M, 'Seigniorial Tenure in New France, 1688-1739: An Essay on Income Distribution and Retarded Economic Development', Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques, 10 335-375 (1983)
DOI 10.2307/41292827
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 International Association for Research in Economic Psychology, 'Fairness and cooperation: XXV Annual Colloquium on Research in Economic Psychology and SABE 2000 Conference', Conference proceedings : Fairnes & Cooperation : XXV Annual Colloquium on Research in Economic Psychology and SABE 2000 Conference, Baden, Vienna/Austria, 12-16 July 2000 (2000)
1992 ALTMAN M, 'THE ECONOMICS OF EXOGENOUS INCREASES IN WAGE RATES IN A BEHAVIORAL X-EFFICIENCY MODEL OF THE FIRM', REVIEW OF SOCIAL ECONOMY (1992)
Citations Web of Science - 6

Other (147 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Altman M, 'Economic Rights, Economic Efficiency, and Market Failure', Eastern Economics Association Meeting. Boston (2015)
2014 Altman M, 'Why Happiness Increases Productivity', Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting. Philadelphia (2014)
2013 Altman M, 'Consumer-Owned Banks, Moral Hazard, And Financial Crises', International Cooperative Association Global Research Conference 2013. Cypress (2013)
2013 Altman M, 'Insights of Behavioral and Experimental Economics on How Labor Markets Work', Association for Social Economics/ASSA Meeting. San Diego (2013)
2013 Altman M, 'Information, Self-Regarding Preferences, Decision-Making Heuristics', Association for Evolutionary Economics/ASSA Meeting. San Diego (2013)
2013 Altman M, 'Insights From Behavioral and Experimental Economics on How Labor Markets Work', . Clayton, Georgia (2013)
2012 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', International Association for Research in Economic Psychology. Wroclaw, Poland (2012)
2012 Altman M, 'Is there a kink in the happiness literature?', Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference. Wellington (2012)
2012 Altman M, 'Oligarchs, Sustainable Rational Inefficiency, and Market Failure', Oligarchs, Sustainable Rational Inefficiency, and Market Failure. Granada (2012)
2011 Altman M, 'Cooperative advantage', ( pp.8-9) (2011)
2011 Altman M, 'Hayek¿s Complexity Assumption, Bounded Rationality, and Contemporary Behavioral Economics', IAREP/SABE/ICABEEP International Conference (Behavioral Economics). Exeter, England (2011)
2011 Altman M, 'Sustainable Rational Inefficiency, Oligarchs, Time Preferences, and Market Failure', International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE). Amherst (2011)
2011 Altman M, 'Behavioural economics perspectives: Implications for policy and financial literacy', (2011)
2010 Altman M, 'Selfishness, Altruism, Moral Sentiments and Opportunity Cost', Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, International Meeting. San Diego (2010)
2010 Altman M, 'In the Pursuit of Freedom: The Behavioral and Institutional Foundations for the Formation and Actualization of Preferences', Association for Social Economics/ASSA Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia (2010)
2010 Altman M, 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Economic Theory, Corporate Governance, Economic Agency and Public Policy', Thirteenth World Congress for Social Economics. Montreal (2010)
2009 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy: The Road to Serfdom or Freedom?', Ethical Foundations of Public Policy Conference. Wellington (2009)
2009 Altman M, 'X-Efficiency, Behavioral Economics, Socio-Economic Wellbeing, Power and the Cooperation Heuristic', Association for Social Economics/ASSA Meeting. San Francisco (2009)
2009 Altman M, 'Selfishness, Altruism, and Moral Sentiments and Opportunity Cost', IAREP-SABE International Meeting. Halifax, Canada (2009)
2009 Altman M, 'Efficiency Wage Idealism: Does Reciprocity and Altruistic Punishment Yield Fair and High Wages?', 4th Australian Workshop on Experimental Economics. Christchurch, New Zealand (2009)
2008 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', Department of Economics. Canterbury, New Zealand (2008)
2008 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', Department of Economics. Auckland, New Zealand (2008)
2008 Altman M, 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Economic Theory, Corporate Governance, Economic Agency and Public Policy', International Cooperative Association Conference. Riva del Garda, Italy (2008)
2008 Altman M, 'Efficiency Wage Idealism: Does Reciprocity And Altruistic Punishment Yield Fair And High Wages', IAREP-SABE International Meeting. Rome (2008)
2008 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', Department of Economics. Wollongong (2008)
2008 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', School of Economics and Finance. Wellington (2008)
2008 Altman M, 'A Behavioral-Institutional Model of Endogenous Growth and Induced Technical Change', Department of Economics and Finance. Perth (2008)
2008 Altman M, 'Is there a Cooperative Advantage? Experimental Evidence on Economic and Social Variables as Determinants of Demand', Commerce Program. Christchurch, New Zealand (2008)
2007 Altman M, 'Modeling the Social Economy: Economic Theory and the Sustainability of Social Economies', Co-operative Innovation: Influencing the Social Economy, Congress 2007. Saskatoon, Canada (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'The Living Wage, Economic Efficiency, and Socio-Economic Wellbeing in a Competitive Market Economy', Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics. New York (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'Efficiency Wage Idealism: Does Reciprocity and Altruistic Punishment Yield Fair and High Wages', Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition. Berlin (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'Is there a Kink in the Happiness Literature', Health and Public Policy Association Meeting, Congress 2007. Saskatoon, Canada (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'Efficiency Wage Idealism: Does Reciprocity Yield High Wages?', Twelfth World Congress of Social Economics, University of Amsterdam. Roetersstraat 11, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'Experiments in Consumer Cooperatives: Economic and Social Variables as Determinants of Demand', Co-operative Innovation: Influencing the Social Economy, Congress 2007,. Saskatoon, Canada (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', Stirling Centre for Economic Methodology. Stirling, Scotland (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', Department of Economics. Nottingham, England (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'Towards a Theory of Induced Institutional Change: Power, Labor Markets, and Institutional Change', . Henry Center for Executive Development, Michigan State University Campus (2007)
2007 Altman M, 'High Wage Growth And Economic Justice', Capabilities and Sustainability Centre, St. Edmund¿s College. Cambridge, England (2007)
2006 Altman M, 'Is There Free Will in Economics? The Ethical Economy and Free Markets in an Era of Rapid Economic Growth', . East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'Is There Free Will in Economics? The Ethical Economy and Free Markets', Alexander Brody Lecture in Economics, Yeshiva University. New York (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'The Living Wage, Economic Efficiency, and Socio-Economic Wellbeing in a Competitive Market Economy', Association for Social Economics, ASE/ASSA Meetings. Boston (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', Southern Economics Association. Washington (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'Implication of behavioral economics for production theory and material welfare: a tale of two worldviews', International Association for Research in Economic Psychology/Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (IAREP/SABE) Conference. Paris, France (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'Economic Rights, Human Rights, and Power as Determinants of Socioeconomic Welfare', Eastern Economic Association. Philadelphia (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'Workers cooperatives as an alternative competitive organizational form', Participation in the age of globalization and information ( pp.213-235): Emerald Group (2006)
2006 Altman M, 'Economic Growth, Globalization, and Labor Power', . Jinan University, Guangzhou, China (2006)
2005 Altman M, 'Opening up the objective function: core and marginal altruism, moral and ethical acts', 30th Annual Congress IAREP. Prague, Czech Republic (2005)
2005 Altman M, 'Adaptive Preferences, True Preferences, Rationality, and Democratic Governance', Eastern Economics Association. New York (2005)
2005 Altman M, 'Economic Growth, 'Globalization', and Labor Power', Allied Social Science Association Meeting. Philadelphia (2005)
2005 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics for Smart People? Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy and a Fast and Frugal Production Possibility Frontier', Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Berlin (2005)
2005 Altman M, 'Involuntary Unemployment, Macroeconomic Policy, and a Behavioral Model of the Firm: Why High Real Wages Need Not Cause High Unemployment', Sixth Annual Scientific International Conference: modernization of the Economy and Nurturing of Institutions. Moscow (2005)
2005 Altman M, 'Human Agency, Robotics, and Economic Agency: Choice and Determinism in Economics', Allied Social Science Association Meeting. Philadelphia (2005)
2004 Altman M, 'A behavioral model of endogenous growth and induced technical change', SABE/IAREP 2004 Conference. Cross Fertilization between Economics and Psychology. Philadelphia (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics, Rationality, and Public Policy', Eleventh World Congress for Social Economics. Albertville, France (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'Statistical Significance, Path Dependency, and the Culture of Journal Publication', Allied Social Science Association Meeting. San Diego (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'The Ethical Economy and Competitive Markets: Reconciling Altruistic, Moralistic and Ethical Behaviour with the Rational Economic Agent and Competitive Market', Tory Chair Candidate Public Lecture. Alberta (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'Culture, Institutions, and Core Capabilities: Cultural Choice and the Imperatives of High Wage Growth', Allied Social Science Association Meeting. San Diego (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'Economic Growth, 'Globalization', and Labor Power', The 4th International Conference on the Capability Approach: Enhancing Human Security. Pavia, Italy (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics, the Rationality Assumption, and Public Policy', Eastern Economic Association Meetings. Washington DC (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'The Ethical Economy and Competitive Markets: Reconciling Altruistic, Moralistic and Ethical Behaviour with the Rational Economic Agent and Competitive Market', Augustana University College, Camrose. Alberta (2004)
2004 Lamontagne L, Altman M, 'What is Aboriginal Socially Sustainable Development? Freedom, Choice, Well-Being, Functionings, and Alternative Development Paths', Eleventh World Congress for Social Economics. Albertville, France (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'Adaptive Preferences, True Preferences, Rationality, and Democratic Governance', Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness, Capability and Sustainability Centre, Von Hugel Institute, St. Edmund¿s College. Cambridge, England (2004)
2004 Altman M, 'Behavioral economics, the rationality assumption, and public policy', SABE/IAREP 2004 Conference. Cross Fertilization between Economics and Psychology. Philadelphia (2004)
2003 Altman M, 'Freedom to Choose, Information, Power and Gender and Preference Formation and Economic Wellbeing', XXVIII Annual Colloquium of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP). Christchurch, New Zealand (2003)
2003 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'What is Aboriginal Socially Sustainable Development? Freedom, Choice, Wellbeing, Functionings, and Alternative Development Paths', Third Conference on the Capability Approach: from Sustainable Development to Sustainable Freedom. Pavia, Italy (2003)
2003 Altman M, 'The Efficiency and Employment Enhancing Effects of Social Welfare', Allied Social Science Association Meeting. Washington DC (2003)
2003 Altman M, 'Freedom to Choose, Information, Power and Gender and Preference Formation and Economic Wellbeing', Eastern Economic Association Meeting. New York (2003)
2003 Altman M, 'Involuntary Unemployment, Macroeconomic Policy, and a Behavioural Model of the Firm', The International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics. Kansas City, USA (2003)
2003 Altman M, 'Culture, Institutions, and Core Capabilities: Cultural Choice and the Imperatives of High Wage Growth', Third Conference on the Capability Approach: from Sustainable Development to Sustainable Freedom. Pavia, Italy (2003)
2003 Altman M, 'Involuntary Unemployment, Macroeconomic Policy, and a Behavioural Model of the Firm', Higher School of Economics. Moscow (2003)
2003 Altman M, 'Freedom to Choose, Information, Power and Gender and Preference Formation and Economic Wellbeing', SABE 2003, Behavioral Economics: What is the Next Step?. Lake Tahoe, Nevada (2003)
2002 Altman M, 'The Efficiency and Employment Enhancing Effects of Social Welfare', Business and Economics Society International Conference. Montreal (2002)
2002 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics and the Economic of Behavior', Business and Economics Society International Conference. Montreal (2002)
2002 Altman M, 'Freedom to Choose, Information, Power and Gender and Preference Formation and Economic Wellbeing', Promoting Women's Capabilities: Examining Nussbaum's Capabilities Approach. Cambridge, England (2002)
2002 Altman M, 'The Efficiency and Employment Enhancing Effects of Social Welfare', IAREP/SABE Joint Conference. Turku, Finland (2002)
2002 Altman M, 'Why Unemployment Insurance is Not Only Good For the Soul, it is Good for the Economy', Allied Social Science Association Meeting. Atlanta (2002)
2001 Altman M, 'Quebec's place in Confederation', Canada: Confederation to present. Edmonton: Chinook Multimedia (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Quantitative aspects of Canadian growth and development 1850-1926', Canada: Confederation to present. Edmonton: Chinook Multimedia (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Involuntary Unemployment, Macroeconomic Policy, and a Behavioral Model of the Firm', Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) Biennial Conference. Washington DC (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Involuntary Unemployment, Macroeconomic Policy, and a Behavioural Model of the Firm', International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP). University of Bath (2001)
2001 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'The Feminization of Clerical work in Canada', Center for North American Studies. Duke University (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Economic Growth and Income Equality: Implications of a Behavioral Model of Economic Growth for Public Policy', IRPP-CSLS Conference on the Linkages Between Economic Growth and Inequality. Ottawa, Ontario (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Reconciling Altruistic, Moralistic, and Ethical Behavior with the Rational Economic Agent and Competitive Markets', Lasalle University. Philadelphia (2001)
2001 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'A Bigger Bang for the Buck: The Yiddisher Mama, Efficiency Wages, Human Capabilities, Culture and Socio-Economic Well-Being', Justice and Poverty: Examining Sen's Capability Approach. Cambridge, England (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Reconciling Altruistic, Moralistic, and Ethical Behavior with the Rational Economic Agent and Competitive Markets', Department of Economics Visiting Speakers Series. Winston-Salem, North Carolina (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Involuntary Unemployment, Macroeconomic Policy, and a Behavioural Model of the Firm', Business and Economics Society International Conference. Paris (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Towards an Induced Theory of Institutional Development and Efficiency', Visiting Lecturers Series, Department of Economics. Lehigh University, Bethlehem (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Altruism, Justice and Economic Efficiency', Keynote Address, The John Templeton Freedom Project, Economics, Freedom, and Human Values. Florida (2001)
2001 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'A Bigger Bang for the Buck: The Yiddisher Mama, Efficiency Wages, Human Capabilities, Culture and Socio-Economic Well-Being', SABE/The Allied Social Science Association Meetings. New Orleans (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'Towards an Induced Theory of Institutional Development and Efficiency', Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference. New York (2001)
2001 Altman M, 'A Revisionist View of the Economic Implications of Child Labor Regulations', The Allied Social Science Association Meetings. New Orleans (2001)
2000 Altman M, 'A Smithian Alternative to Pareto Optimality: An Alternative Theory of Economic Welfare and Economic Justice', The Allied Social Science Association Meetings. Boston (2000)
2000 Altman M, 'Staple Theory and Export-Led Growth: Constructing Differential Growth', Canadian Historical Association Meetings. Edmonton (2000)
2000 Altman M, 'Economic Growth and Income Equality: Implications of a Behavioral Model of Economic Growth for Public Policy', Preliminary Program for the Preconference for the IRPP-CSLS Project on Economic Growth and Inequality. Montreal (2000)
2000 Altman M, 'Public Policy Implications of Behavioral Economics for the Transition Process', SABE- Institute for Social Studies, Warsaw University Conference on the Transition Process. Warsaw (2000)
2000 Altman M, 'Reconciling Altruistic, Moralistic, and Ethical Behavior with the Rational Economic Agent and Competitive Markets', Association for Social Economics Meetings. Cambridge (2000)
2000 Altman M, 'Reconciling Altruistic, Moralistic, and Ethical Behavior with the Rational Economic Agent and Competitive Markets', IAREP-SABE Meetings. Vienna (2000)
2000 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'A Bigger Bang for the Buck: The Yiddisher Mama, Efficiency Wages, Human Capabilities, Culture and Socio-Economic Well-Being', IAREP-SABE Meetings. Vienna (2000)
2000 Altman M, 'Behavioral Economics and the Transition Process', Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE). Warsaw (2000)
1999 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'The Feminization of Clerical Work in Early Twentieth Century Canada: How Increasing Labor Market Segmentation Contributed to Gender Pay Equality in a Dynamic Economy', 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association. Toronto, Canada (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'When Green Isn¿t Mean: Economic Theory and the Heuristics of the Impact of Environmental Regulations on Competitiveness', The Environment: Risks and Opportunities: 3rd Annual International Public Policy and Social Science Conference. Oxford (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'When Green Isn¿t Mean: Economic Theory and the Heuristics of the Impact of Environmental Regulations on Competitiveness', Third Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. Regina, Canada (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Paradoxes and Boll Weevils: Economic Theory and the Challenge of Innovative Work Practices', The Allied Social Science Association/Industrial Relations Research Association Meetings. New York (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Some Welfare and Public Policy Implications of the Neo-Classical Paradigm: Opportunity Costs of Alternative Modelings of Homus Economicus', The Allied Social Science Association Meetings. New York (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Paradoxes and Boll Weevils: Economic Theory and the Challenge of Innovative Work Practices', Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference. San Diego (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Culture, Human Agency, and Economic Theory: Culture as a Determinant of Material Welfare', International Association for Research in Economic Psychology Conference. Belgirate, Lago Maggiore, Italy (1999)
1999 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'The Feminization of Clerical Work in Early Twentieth Century Canada: How Increasing Labor Market Segmentation Contributed to Gender Pay Equality in a Dynamic Economy', CIRANO Pre-Conference on Labour Market Segmentation. Montreal (1999)
1999 Altman M, 'Staple Theory and Export-Led Growth: Constructing Differential Growth', Twenty-Second Conference on Quantitative Methods in Canadian Economic History. Kananaskis, Alberta (1999)
1998 Altman M, 'Preferences and Labor Supply: Casting Some Light into the Black Box of Income-Leisure Choice', Twenty-fourth International Association of Applied Psychology Conference. San Francisco (1998)
1998 Altman M, 'Preferences and Labor Supply: Casting Some Light into the Black Box of Income-Leisure Choice', The Allied Social Science Association Meetings- The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. Chicago (1998)
1998 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'The Feminization of Clerical Work in Early Twentieth Century Canada: How Increasing Labor Market Segmentation Contributed to Gender Pay Equality in a Dynamic Economy', Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies. Jerasulem (1998)
1998 Altman M, 'Culture, Human Agency, and Economic Theory: Culture as a Determinant of Material Welfare', Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference. Vienna (1998)
1998 Altman M, 'Rational Inefficiencies in a Behavioral Model of the Economic Agent', Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference. Vienna (1998)
1998 Altman M, 'The Relationship Between Economics and Economic Sociology', Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference. Vienna (1998)
1997 Altman M, 'New Estimates of Hours of Work and Real Income in Canada from the 1880s to 1930: Workers¿ Income-Leisure Choice in a Dynamic Economy', Twenty-First Conference on Quantitative Methods in Canadian Economic History. Ontario (1997)
1997 Altman M, 'Path Dependency, Variable Returns, Multiple Equilibria, Locking In and Breaking Out: the Economics of Profitable Inefficiency and Market Failure', International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. Lexington, Virginia (1997)
1997 Altman M, 'Labor Rights and Labor Power and Welfare Maximization in a Market Economy: Revising the Conventional Wisdom', Industrial relations Research/Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings. New Orleans (1997)
1997 Altman M, 'Path Dependency, Variable Returns, Multiple Equilibria, Locking In and Breaking Out: the Economics of Profitable Inefficiency and Market Failure', Twenty-Second Conference of the International Association of Research in Economic Psychology. Valencia, Spain (1997)
1996 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'The Feminization of Clerical Work in Canada, 1900-1930: Labor Market Adjustment in a Dynamic Economy', The Stanford University Economic History Workshop (1996)
1996 Altman M, 'High and Low Wage Paths to Economic Growth: A Behavioural Model of Endogenous Economic Growth', The SASE/SABE Conference. Geneva (1996)
1996 Altman M, 'Hours of Work in Canada, 1900-1930: Empirical and Theoretical Implications', The SASE/SABE Conference. Geneva (1996)
1996 Altman M, 'High and Low Wage Paths to Economic Growth: A Behavioural Model of Endogenous Economic Growth', ASSA Meetings. Toronto, Canada (1996)
1996 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'The Feminization of Clerical Work in Canada, 1900-1930: Labor Market Adjustment in a Dynamic Economy', The UC-Davis Economics Workshop (1996)
1996 Altman M, 'High and Low Wage Paths to Economic Growth: A Behavioural Model of Endogenous Economic Growth', The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics/Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings. San Francisco (1996)
1996 Altman M, 'Hours of Work in Canada, 1900-1930: Empirical and Theoretical Implications', The UC-Berkeley, Economic History Workshop. California (1996)
1995 Altman M, 'High and Low Wage Paths to Economic Growth: A Behavioural Model of Endogenous Economic Growth', International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. Toronto, Canada (1995)
1994 Altman M, 'Differential Arguments in the Objective Functions of Family Members and Population Growth', Association for Social Economics/Allied Social Science Association Annual Meetings. Boston (1994)
1994 Altman M, 'Differential Arguments in the Objective Functions of Family Members and Population Growth', International Association for Research in Economic Psychology Conference. Rotterdam (1994)
1994 Altman M, 'Differential Arguments in the Objective Functions of Family Members and Population Growth', International Conference for the Association of Socio-Economics. Paris (1994)
1994 Altman M, 'Systems of Land Tenure and the State of Quebec Agriculture in 1850-51', Nineteenth Conference on Quantitative Methods in Canadian Economic History. Montreal (1994)
1993 Altman M, 'Pay Inequality, the Organization of the Firm, and Labor Market Discrimination', International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. New York (1993)
1993 Altman M, 'Pay Inequality, the Organization of the Firm, and Labor Market Discrimination', Association for Social Economics/American Social Science Association Annual Meetings. Anaheim, California (1993)
1993 Altman M, 'Economic Growth and Business Cycle Variability, 1870-1986', International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics. New York (1993)
1992 Altman M, 'A Behavioral/X-Efficiency Model of Human Action', Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics/American Social Science Association Annual Meetings. New Orleans (1992)
1992 Altman M, 'Intensive Manufacturing Growth in Canada and the Canadian Wheat Boom, 1900-1910: New Estimates from the Census Material', Twenty-Second General Conference, International Association for Income and Wealth. Switzerland (1992)
1991 Altman M, 'Human Action as a Determinant of Human Welfare', Sixth World Congress of Social Economics. Omaha, Nebraska (1991)
1990 Altman M, 'The Relative Prosperity of French and English Farms in Lower Canada, 1851-52: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the `Backwardness' Hypothesis', Fiftieth Annual Economic History Association Meetings. Montreal (1990)
1990 Altman M, 'Hours of Work in Canada, 1870-1930: New Estimates and Analyses', Seventeenth Conference on Quantitative Methods in Canadian Economic History. Kingston, Ontario (1990)
1989 Altman M, 'High Wages and X-Efficiency: A Challenge to the `Neoclassical' Paradigm', Extensions of X-Efficiency Theory: Papers in Honour of Harvey Leibenstein. Lake Tahoe, Nevada (1989)
1989 Altman M, Lamontagne L, 'Aspects of Gender Wage Discrimination in Canada, 1900-1930, With Some Implications for Economic Theory', Sixteenth Conference on Quantitative Methods in Canadian Economic History. Toronto, Canada (1989)
1989 Altman M, 'The Evolution of Plant Size in Canadian Manufacturing and Canadian Manufacturing Growth, 1870-1910', Second World Congress of the Cliometrics Society. Santander, Spain (1989)
1988 Altman M, 'Interfirm, Interregional, and International Differences in Labor Productivity: Variations in the Levels of `X-Inefficiency' as a Function of Differential Labor Costs', Efficiency, Internal Organization and Comparative Management: A Critical Appraisal of the X-Efficiency Paradigm: International Symposium. Bellagio, Italy (1988)
1988 Altman M, 'The X-Efficiency Paradigm and Transaction Cost Economizing: The Impact of Alternative Assumptions Upon Hierarchical Efficiency', Fourth Annual SABE Conference On Behavioral Economics. San Diego (1988)
1987 Altman M, 'Railroads as an Engine of Economic Growth? in Canada and its Central Provinces', Fifteenth Conference on Quantitative Methods in Canadian Economic History. Hamilton, Ontario (1987)
1986 Altman M, 'X-Efficiency' and Differential Labor Productivity Growth: The Case of Quebec and Ontario, 1870-1910', Eastern Economics Association Meetings. Philadelphia (1986)
1985 Altman M, 'Economic Growth, Economic Development and Real Gross Domestic Product in New France, 1695-1739: Estimates and Analysis', Economic History Association Meetings. New York (1985)
1984 Altman M, 'New Price Indexes for Canada, Quebec and Ontario, 1850-1910 and their Application to Canadian Output Statistics: Revisions in Canadian Economic Growth', Thirteenth Conference on Quantitative Methods in Canadian Economic History. Kitchener, Ontario (1984)
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.6

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Ownership Structure, Managerial Behaviour and 'The New Zealand Productivity Puzzle': Theory, Evidence and Applications PhD (Economics), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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News

Professor Morris Altman

$200,000 HEPPP Grant for Indigenous Participation Research

June 8, 2016

Newcastle Business School has received a $200,000 grant for research focusing on developing strategies to improve Indigenous participation and success in business.

Professor Morris Altman

Position

Dean and Head of School
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email morris.altman@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4913 8155

Office

Room SR102
Building Social Sciences Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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