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Department of Economics
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608-2051
828.262.2148 (ph)

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Peter Groothuis, Ph.D.


Department of Economics

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina 28608-2051


Office: 3093 Raley Hall

Phone: 828.262.6077

Fax: 828.262.6105

Email: groothuispa@appstate.edu

Recent Research


“Exit Discrimination in Baseball: 1990-2004” (with J. Richard Hill) Southern Economic Journal, forthcoming.

“The Dilemma of Choosing Talent: Michael Jordans are Hard to Find ” (with J. Richard Hill and Timothy Perri) Applied Economics, forthcoming.

"Positive Assortative Mating and Spouses as Complementary Factors of Production: A Theory of Labor Augmentation" (with Paul Gabriel) Applied Economics, forthcoming.

"Nepotism or Family Tradition?: A Study of NASCAR Drivers" (with Jana Groothuis) Journal of Sports Economics, June 2008.

"Green vs. Green: Measuring the Compensation Required to Site Electrical Generation Windmills in a Viewshed" (with Jana D Groothuis and John Whitehead) Energy Policy, March 2008.

“The Willingness to Pay to Remove Billboards and Improve Scenic Amenities” (with Jana D. Groothuis and John C. Whitehead), Journal of Environmental Management, vol.85 no.4 December 2007.

“Early Entry in the NBA Draft: The Influence of Unraveling, Human Capital and Option Value” (with J. Richard Hill and Timothy Perri), Journal of Sports Economics, vol. 8 no. 3 June 2007.


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