Department Chair, Professor, Economics and Finance
- Population Analysis, Economic Forecasting, Economic History, Predictive Analytics
Professor David Flynn began his career at the University of North Dakota in 2001. He received both his MA (1998) and PhD (2001) from the Indiana University (Bloomington) Department of Economics. He received his AB in Economics from Boston College in 1995. He is originally from Chicago. He is a member of many professional organizations including the Population Association of America, the American Economic Association, and the American Statistical Association.
Professor Flynn has many research interests. Current papers look at the mechanisms by which demographic and economic changes impact each other. He is also part of a team looking to create accurate population projections and forecasts for the state of North Dakota in light of the significant transformations due to the rise of the oil economy in the state. Additional research interests include looking at impacts, both economic and demographic, from natural disasters as well as topics in forecasting economic performance.
- ECON 411 ~ Economic Forecasting (Spring)
- ECON 565 ~ Demographic Methods for Economists (Summer)
- ECON 997 ~ Independent Study
Select Undergraduate Classes:
- SPRT 395 ~ Sports Business Analytics (Coming FALL 2019!)
- ECON 330 ~ Business & Economic History
- ECON 395 ~ Population Analysis (Fall 2018)
- ECON 411 ~ Economic Forecasting
Works in Progress (by subject area)
"Oil prices, oil output, and fertility rates in ND counties."
I attempt to separate the effects of oil prices and oil output on the fertility rates in North Dakota counties. (Presented at PAA Conference Session 110, April 2019).
"Individual and Partner Employment type and household fertility" (with Dara Morehouse)
We investigate the effect of different household employment options on fertility outcomes for households in the United States (Presented at WEAI Conference, Session 190, June 2018.)
"Family violence and Demographics" (with Thomasine Heitkamp)
This paper combines interviews examining the issue of family violence and social infrastructure with economic and demographic variables and analysis with attention to the demands placed upon, and implications for the performance of, the social work profession/industry.
Budget and Fiscal Matters
"Cross Border Effects and Discretionary Spending" (with Dana Harsell)
This paper uses discretionary spending items to evaluate the competitive responses of budgeting across state lines.