Prof Rowena Pecchenino

Economics, Finance and Accounting

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Biography

Rowena Pecchenino is Professor of Economics at NUI Maynooth. After graduating from Cornell University with a BA in Economics in 1981, Pecchenino pursued her academic career, first at the London School of Economics, where she received an MSc in Economics in 1982, and then at the University of Wisconsin, where she received a PhD in Economics in 1985. In 1985 she was appointed assistant professor at Michigan State University, and was promoted to professor in 1997, becoming Department Chair in 2001, a post she held for five years. In 2007 she was became Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting at NUI Maynooth and two years later took on the additional role as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at NUI Maynooth.  She has since stepped down from both administrative roles. Among other visiting posts, she was a Visiting Fellow at ICER in Turin in 1994 and 1997, a visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 1995-1999, a Visiting Professor at UCD in 2001, a Fulbright Senior Specialist at CERGE-EI in Prague in 2005, and a Visiting Professor at the Geary Institute, UCD in 2006-2007. She was a long-serving member of the board of the Irish Research Council. She has published and continues to conduct research in a number of distinct fields in economics including theoretical and empirical macroeconomics, the microeconomics and macroeconomics of banking, growth theory, defence economics, environmental economics, health economics, behavioural economics, labour economics, the economics of aging, the philosophy of economics, and the conjunction of economics and theology. Her recent work explores hope and despair in economic thought. She has published widely in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Have We Cause to Despair?'
Rowena A. Pecchenino (2015) 'Have We Cause to Despair?'. Journal Of Behavioral And Experimental Economics, [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'FDI versus Exports in a General Equilibrium Ricardian Model'
Noguera, JD;Pecchenino, RA (2011) 'FDI versus Exports in a General Equilibrium Ricardian Model'. Economic Record, 87 :438-448 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Preferences, choice, goal attainment, satisfaction: That's life?'
Pecchenino R. (2011) 'Preferences, choice, goal attainment, satisfaction: That's life?'. Journal of Socio-Economics, 40 (3):237-241 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Truth, charity, and the dismal science: An economist's response to caritas in veritate'
Pecchenino R. (2011) 'Truth, charity, and the dismal science: An economist's response to caritas in veritate'. Irish Theological Quarterly, 76 (3):278-292 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Preferences, choice, goal attainment, satisfaction: That's life?'
Pecchenino, RA (2011) 'Preferences, choice, goal attainment, satisfaction: That's life?'. Journal of Socio-Economics, 43 :237-241 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Becoming: Identity and spirituality'
Pecchenino R. (2009) 'Becoming: Identity and spirituality'. Journal of Socio-Economics, 38 (1):31-36 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Identity, Collective Beliefs, and the Allocation of Resources'
Jeitschko, TD;O'Connell, S;Pecchenino, RA (2008) 'Identity, Collective Beliefs, and the Allocation of Resources'. Economic And Social Review, 39 :39-54 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Do your neighbors influence your health?'
Bednarek, HL;Pecchenino, RA;Stearns, SC (2008) 'Do your neighbors influence your health?'. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 10 :301-315 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'On Tanner's 'Economy of Grace': An Economist Responds'
Rowena Pecchenino (2007) 'On Tanner's 'Economy of Grace': An Economist Responds'. Irish Theological Quarterly, :96-104 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here?'
Pecchenino, Rowena (2011) 'Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here?'. REVUE DE PHILOSOPHIE ECONOMIQUE, 12 :3-28 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Community Formation and the Church'
Pecchenino, Rowena (2010) 'Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Community Formation and the Church'. FAITH AND ECONOMICS, 55 :19-56 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Having Life More Abundantly: Caring for the Body, Mind and Spirit'
Pecchenino, R., Jeitschko, T., O'Connell, S. (2009) 'Having Life More Abundantly: Caring for the Body, Mind and Spirit'. FAITH AND ECONOMICS, [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'OPEC and the International Oil Market: Can a cartel fuel the engine of economic development?'
R. Pecchenino and J. Noguera (2007) 'OPEC and the International Oil Market: Can a cartel fuel the engine of economic development?'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, 25 :187-199 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Gluttony and Sloth: Symptoms of Trouble or Signs of Bliss—A theory of choice in the presence of behavioral adjustment costs'
R. Pecchenino and H. Bednarek and T. Jeitschko (2006) 'Gluttony and Sloth: Symptoms of Trouble or Signs of Bliss—A theory of choice in the presence of behavioral adjustment costs'. CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY, 5 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Do You Want Fries with That? An Exploration of Serving Size, Social Welfare, and Our Waistlines'
R. Pecchenino and T. Jeitschko (2006) 'Do You Want Fries with That? An Exploration of Serving Size, Social Welfare, and Our Waistlines'. ECONOMIC INQUIRY, 44 :442-450 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Crony Capitalism and Financial System Stability'
R. Pecchenino and J. Haslag (2005) 'Crony Capitalism and Financial System Stability'. ECONOMIC INQUIRY, 43 :24-38 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'The Effects of Aging, Myopia, and Educational Quality on the Pay-as-you-go Social Security Systems of the G7'
R. Pecchenino and P.S. Pollard (2005) 'The Effects of Aging, Myopia, and Educational Quality on the Pay-as-you-go Social Security Systems of the G7'. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMIC THEORY, :449-470 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Dependent Children and Aged Parents:  Funding Education and Social Security in an Aging Economy'
R. Pecchenino and P.S. Pollard (2002) 'Dependent Children and Aged Parents:  Funding Education and Social Security in an Aging Economy'. JOURNAL OF MACROECONOMICS, 24 :145-169 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'A Macroeconomic Analysis of Publicly Funded Healthcare'
R. Pecchenino and H. Bednarek (2002) 'A Macroeconomic Analysis of Publicly Funded Healthcare'. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMIC THEORY, 4 :243-270 [IR Link] [Details]
1999 'Social Security, Social Welfare, and the Aging Population'
R. Pecchenino and K.R. Utendorf (1999) 'Social Security, Social Welfare, and the Aging Population'. JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS, [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'Risk Averse Bank Managers:  Exogenous Shocks, Portfolio Reallocations, and Market Spillovers'
R. Pecchenino (1998) 'Risk Averse Bank Managers:  Exogenous Shocks, Portfolio Reallocations, and Market Spillovers'. JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE, :161-174 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'Reforming Social Security:  A Welfare Analysis'
R. Pecchenino and P.S. Pollard (1998) 'Reforming Social Security:  A Welfare Analysis'. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, :19-30 [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'The Loan Contract: Mechanism of Financial Control'
Rowena Pecchenino (1998) 'The Loan Contract: Mechanism of Financial Control'. ECONOMIC JOURNAL, :126-137 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'The Effects of Annuities, Bequests, and Aging in an Overlapping Generations Model of Endogenous Growth'
Rowena Pecchenino and Patricia S. Pollard (1997) 'The Effects of Annuities, Bequests, and Aging in an Overlapping Generations Model of Endogenous Growth'. ECONOMIC JOURNAL, :26-47 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Intergenerational and International Environmental Externalities'
Rowena Pecchenino and A. Andrew John (1997) 'Intergenerational and International Environmental Externalities'. SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, :371-387 [IR Link] [Details]
1995 'Short-lived Agents and the Long-lived Environment'
Rowena Pecchenino, A. Andrew John, David Schimmelpfennig, Stacey L. Schreft (1995) 'Short-lived Agents and the Long-lived Environment'. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS, :127-141 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
1994 'An Overlapping Generations Model of Growth and the Environment'
Rowena Pecchenino and A. Andrew John (1994) 'An Overlapping Generations Model of Growth and the Environment'. ECONOMIC JOURNAL, :1393-1410 [IR Link] [Details]
1993 'The Macroeconomics of Dr. Strangelove'
Rowena Pecchenino, A. Andrew John, Stacey L. Schreft (1993) 'The Macroeconomics of Dr. Strangelove'. AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, :43-62 [IR Link] [Details]
1992 'Risk-Based Deposit Insurance: An Incentive Compatible Plan '
Rowena Pecchenino (1992) 'Risk-Based Deposit Insurance: An Incentive Compatible Plan '. JOURNAL OF MONEY, CREDIT AND BANKING, :499-510 [IR Link] [Details]
1992 'Commodity Prices and the CPI: Cointegration, Information and Signal Extraction'
Rowena Pecchenino (1992) 'Commodity Prices and the CPI: Cointegration, Information and Signal Extraction'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING, 7 :493-510 [DOI] [Details]
1991 'The Search for Equilibrium Relationships in International Finance: The Case of the Monetary Model'
Rowena Pecchenino, Richard T. Baillie (1991) 'The Search for Equilibrium Relationships in International Finance: The Case of the Monetary Model'. JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MONEY AND FINANCE, :582-593 [IR Link] [Details]
1990 'P* Type Models: Evaluations and Forecasts'
Rowena Pecchenino, Robert H. Rasche (1990) 'P* Type Models: Evaluations and Forecasts'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING, :421-440 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2009 'Hard Work and Sacrifice Were Not in the Irish Lexicon'
Pecchenino, R. (2009) 'Hard Work and Sacrifice Were Not in the Irish Lexicon' In: Ireland's Economic Crisis - Time to Act. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
1995 'Herd Behavior or Animal Spirits: A Possible Explanation of Credit Crunches and Bubbles in , Allin Cotrell, Michael Lawlor and John Wood, eds., Boston: Kluwer, 1995'
R. Pecchenino and T.S. Mondschean (1995) 'Herd Behavior or Animal Spirits: A Possible Explanation of Credit Crunches and Bubbles in , Allin Cotrell, Michael Lawlor and John Wood, eds., Boston: Kluwer, 1995' In: The Causes and Costs of Depository Institution Failures. [Details]
1993 'The Behavior of Corporate Bureaucrats'
R. Pecchenino (1993) 'The Behavior of Corporate Bureaucrats' In: Bureaucracy: Three Paradigms. Boston: Kluwer. [Details]
1992 'Loan Contracts'
R. Pecchenino (1992) 'Loan Contracts' In: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2008 Review of Theology of Money by Philip Goodchild.
Rowena Pecchenino (2008) Review of Theology of Money by Philip Goodchild. Book Review [Details]
2008 Review of Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics: New Studies in Christian Ethics, and God and the Evil of Scarcity: Moral Foundations of Economic Agency, by Albino Barrera.
Rowena Pecchenino, Thomas Jeitschko (2008) Review of Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics: New Studies in Christian Ethics, and God and the Evil of Scarcity: Moral Foundations of Economic Agency, by Albino Barrera. Book Review [Details]
1996 Review of The UK Financial System: Theory and Practice, by M. Buckle and J.L. Thompson.
Rowena Pecchenino (1996) Review of The UK Financial System: Theory and Practice, by M. Buckle and J.L. Thompson. Book Review [Details]
1993 Review of The United Kingdom Financial System in Transition: Theory and Practice, by M. Buckle and J.L. Thompson.
Rowena Pecchenino (1993) Review of The United Kingdom Financial System in Transition: Theory and Practice, by M. Buckle and J.L. Thompson. Book Review [Details]
1992 Review of Public Debt Management: Theory and History, by Rudiger Dornbusch and Mario Draghi, eds.
Rowena Pecchenino (1992) Review of Public Debt Management: Theory and History, by Rudiger Dornbusch and Mario Draghi, eds. Book Review [Details]
1991 Review of The UK Monetary and Financial System: An Introduction, by John Gilbody.
Rowena Pecchenino (1991) Review of The UK Monetary and Financial System: An Introduction, by John Gilbody. Book Review [Details]
1990 Review of Financial Deregulation: A comparative Study of Australia and the United Kingdom, by Maximilian Hall.
Rowena Pecchenino (1990) Review of Financial Deregulation: A comparative Study of Australia and the United Kingdom, by Maximilian Hall. Book Review [Details]
1988 Review of: Britain's Economic Renaissance: Margaret Thatcher's Reforms 1979-1984, by Alan Walters.
Rowena Pecchenino (1988) Review of: Britain's Economic Renaissance: Margaret Thatcher's Reforms 1979-1984, by Alan Walters. Book Review [Details]