Brian C. Hill

Associate Professor of Economics

 Department of Economics and Finance
Salisbury University





Economics Department



"Vertical Competition and Mobile Capital: An Empirical Investigation," with William Fox and Matthew Murray. Public Finance Review, Forthcoming.

"The Superstar Effect in 100 Meter Tournaments." International Journal of Sport Finance, Forthcoming.

"The Heat is On: Tournament Structure, Peer Effects, and Performance." Journal of Sports Economics, Forthcoming.

"Self-Employment of Older Americans: Do Recessions Matter?" with Amelia Biehl and Tami Gurley-Calvez. Small Business Economics, 42(2), February 2014.

"Time to Retire? The Effect of State Fiscal Policies on Retirement Decisions," with Tami Gurley-Calvez. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 101(3), May 2011.

"Assessment Plan and Design: A Model for Enhancing Instruction in Economics Courses," with Jill Caviglia-Harris. International Review of Economics Education, 9(1), 2010.

"State Taxes and Economic Activity: Have Distortions Changed?" with John Deskins. The Annals of Regional Science, 44(2), April 2010.

"Have State Tax Interdependencies Changed Over Time?" with John Deskins. Public Finance Review, 38(2), March 2010.

"Education Spending and Growth: Are All Dollars Created Equal?" with John Deskins and Laura Ullrich. Economic Development Quarterly, 24(1), February 2010.

"How Do State Arts Appropriations Affect State Economic Growth?" with John Deskins and Sally Deskins. Review of Regional Studies 39(3), Winter 2009.

"(Small) Business Activity and State Economic Growth: Does Size Matter?" with Donald Bruce, John Deskins and Jon Rork. Regional Studies, 43(2), March 2009.

"Agglomerations and Strategic Tax Competition." Public Finance Review. 36(6), November 2008.

"Interactions Between Welfare Caseloads and Local Labor Market Conditions," with Matthew N. Murray. Contemporary Economic Policy, 26(4), October 2008.

Teaching Interests

Public Finance

Industrial Organization

Applied Microeconomics

Sports Economics

Applied Econometrics

Research Interests

Sports Economics

Applied Microeconomics

Regional Economics

Behavioral Effects of Taxation

Labor Economics

Contact Information

Brian Hill  
1101 Camden Avenue 
Caruthers Hall 
Salisbury, MD 21801-6860 
Office: (410) 677-3860 
Fax: (410) 546-6208