Colleen E. Haight

Woodside, California 94062

(650) 580-1998 cell

colleen.haight@sjsu.edu

web site: www.chaight.com

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

George Mason University – Fairfax, Virginia

Ph.D – Economics

May 2007

Fields: Public Choice and Public Finance

 

Notre Dame de Namur University - Belmont, California

MBA – Finance

December 2002

          

University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California

BA – French Literature

June 1989

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

 

January 2006 – Present

Associate Professor

Economics Department - San Jose State University

Undergraduate Classes Taught:

 

Graduate Classes Taught:

 

August 2005 – December 2005

Lecturer

George Mason University

Š       Money and Banking (Econ 310)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

 

January 2012 – April 2012

Visiting Professor of Economics

Strayer University, Mason, Ohio

Undergraduate Classes Taught:

 

Graduate Classes Taught:

 

August 2010 – August 2011

Economics Program Officer

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

Institute for Humane Studies supports high quality education by discovering and facilitating the development of talented, productive students, scholars, and other intellectuals. Specifically, I work with economics graduate students and junior professors from all disciplines.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

ACADEMIC JOURNAL ARTICLES:

“Squandered Profit Opportunities? Some Historical Perspective on Industrial Waste and the Porter Hypothesis,” with Pierre Desrochers (Forthcoming) Resources, Conservation and Recycling

 

“The Calculus of Consent: 50th Anniversary,” with Andres Marroquin and Nikolai Wenzel, Laissez-Faire, No. 36-37, Mar-Sep 2012

 

“Lessons from Delphi: Religious Markets and Spiritual Capitals,” with Larry Iannaccone and Jared Rubin, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 18 November 2010

 

“Fair Trade is Counterproductive and Unfair: Rejoinder,” with David R. Henderson, Economic Affairs, March 2010

 

"Hostile Territory: High Tension Religion and the Peddler" American Journal of Economics and Sociology, V.66, No. 5, November 2007)

 

WORKING PAPERS:

“Regulation Automobiles: The Consequences for Consumers,” with Derek Thieme, Working paper No. 13-21, Nov 2013, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

 

“Regulation in the Pulp and Paper Industry: Costs and Consequences,” with Derek Thieme, Working paper No. 12-16, May 2012, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

 

POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES:

“The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee” Stanford Social Innovation Review, May 2011

 

"Is 'Fair Trade' Fair and Useful: Evidence from Costa Rica & Guatemala and Implications for Policy", Mercatus Policy Series, edited by Frederic Sautet, June 2007

 

"Fairly Caffeinated," TCS Daily, May 18, 2007

 

WORK IN PROGRESS:

 

"The Fall of Communism and the Rise of Starbucks: The Making of the Specialty Coffee Revolution"

 

Domaine Pas de Choix: Government Intervention in the Champagne Market” with Nikolai Wenzel

 

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:

 

INVITED RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:

 

“Fair Trade Coffee: How Fair is Fair?,” University of Vermont Janus Forum Debate, Burlington, Vermont – October 2011

 

“The Economics of Religion,” Penn State Economics Department Lecture Series, Pennsylvania – February 2010

 

“The Economics of Religion,” Praxis, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan – February 2009

 

“Is Fair Trade Fair? Evidence from Central America,” SWEET Speaker Series Guest Lecture, University of Alaska, Fairbanks – October 2008

 

“Hostile Territory: High-tension Religion and the Peddler” presented as part of an interdisciplinary panel at the American Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago, August 2007

 

“Is Free Trade Fair? Prospects and Pitfalls of Globalization,” Panel Discussion, SIFE California State University East Bay Speaker Series, Hayward, California, May 2007

 

"Hostile Territory: High-tension Religion and the Peddler" presented at the Robert A.  Levy Fellows Workshop, George Mason University Law School, November, 2006

 

"The Prophet Function: An Economic Theory of Spiritual Capitals" presented at the Workshop in Applied Political Economy at San Jose State University, March 2006

 

 

PUBLIC LECTURES TO GENERAL AUDIENCES:

"Is 'Fair Trade' Fair and Useful: Evidence from Costa Rica & Guatemala and Implications for Policy" presented at the Specialty Coffee Association of America annual meetings, Anaheim, CA, April 2010 – Guest lecturer at invitation of Starbucks.

 

“The Political Investment Environment during the Next Presidency,” Key Note Speaker, WHJR Associates 2009 Kickoff Sales Congress and Compliance Meeting, January 11, 2009

 

CONFERENCE RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS:

"Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective: Win-Win Innovations, By-Product Development, Externalities, and the Porter Hypothesis," Session Chair and presenter at Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Maui, Hawaii, April 2013

 

“Student Mentoring: Opportunities beyond the Classroom,” panelist/speaker at the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Nassau, Bahamas, April 2011

 

“Using Technology in the Classroom,” presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Nassau, Bahamas, April 2011

 

Domaine Pas de Choix: Government Intervention in the Champagne Market” with Nikolai Wenzel, presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Las Vegas, April 2010

 

“Globalizing the Classroom: Have Internet, Will (Virtual) Travel,” presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Las Vegas, April 2010

 

Domaine Pas de Choix: Government Intervention in the Champagne Market” with Nikolai Wenzel, presented at the American Association of Wine Economists annual conference in Reims, France, June, 2009.

 

“Sustainable Entrepreneurship” in Historical Perspective: Win-Win Innovations, By-Product Development, Externalities, and the Porter Hypothesis presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Guatemala City, April 2009

 

“Social Capital and Club Goods in the Hood: An Economic Theory of Gang Formation” presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Cancun, April 2008

 

“Hostile Territory: High-tension Religion and the Peddler” presented at the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture Conference, Tampa, November 2007

 

"Is 'Fair Trade' Fair and Useful: Evidence from Costa Rica & Guatemala and Implications for Policy" presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Cancun, April 2007

 

"Hostile Territory: High-tension Religion and the Peddler" presented at the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture Conference, Portland, OR, October 2006

 

"The Fall of Communism and the Rise of Starbucks: The Making of the Specialty Coffee Revolution" presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual meetings, Las Vegas, April 2006

 

"The Fall of Communism and the Rise of Starbucks: The Making of the Specialty Coffee Revolution" presented at the Public Choice Society Conference, New Orleans, March 2006

 

"The Prophet Function: An Economic Theory of Spiritual Capitals" presented at the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture Conference, Rochester, NY, November 2005

 

"Delphi: The Institution and its Relationship with the State" presented at the Public Choice Society Conference, New Orleans, March 2005

 

MEDIA INTERVIEWS AND CITATIONS:

SUN News Network, Toronto, Canada – The Arena with Michael Coren – “Does ‘Fair Trade’ Help 3rd World” – Interviewed by Michael Coren – February 19, 2014

        

WDEV – The Mark Johnson Morning Show – Interviewed by Mark Johnson. Topic: Fair Trade Coffee – October, 19, 2011

 

Washington Post – “Is Fair Trade Coffee Worse than Regular Beans?” by Justin Moyer – August 5, 2011

 

KTVU Fox 2 – 10 O’Clock News, May 11, 2009 – Interviewed by Lloyd LaCuesta. Topic: Vacations vs. Staycations

 

ABC7 – 6 O’Clock News, May 4, 2009 – Interviewed by Karina Rusk. Topic: Importance of small businesses to economy

 

ABC7 – 6 O’Clock News, February 23, 2009 – Interviewed by Karina Rusk. Topic: Economic Forecast

 

NBC11 - 11 O'Clock News, February 2, 2009 – Interviewed by George Kiriyama. Topic: Macy’s layoffs and consumer confidence

 

ABC Radio National Australia – July 13, 2008 - Guest on show “Background Briefing: Free Trade vs. Fair Trade” with Jane Sheilds

 

CBS Channel 5 - 5 O'Clock and 6 O’Clock News, December 21, 2007 – Interviewed by Thuy Vu. Topic: Holiday retail sales status.

 

NBC11 - 11 O'Clock News, August 10, 2006 – Interviewed by George Kiriyama. Topic: The future of the airline industry given the London terrorist plot.

 

Reason Magazine, August 9, 2005 – Interviewed by Kerry Howley for "Absolution in your Cup: The Real Meaning of Fair Trade Coffee" – provided background information for her article on Fair Trade Coffee

 

CONFERENCE DIRECTION AND PARTICIPATION:

Session Organizer and Chair – Association for Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, April 2014

 

Director – “Liberty and Society” multi-disciplinary Graduate Student Seminar, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, June 2011

 

Lecturer – “Liberty and Society” multidisciplinary Undergraduate Student Seminar, Wake Forest University, June 2008

 

Participant – H.B. Earhart Fellows Conference, Boston, July 2006

 

Discussant – Western Economic Association Meetings, San Diego, July 2006

 

Discussant - Public Choice Society Conference, New Orleans, March 2005

 

Discussant - Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture Conference, Kansas City, KS, October 2004

 

TEACHING CONFERENCES:

“The Art of Teaching Workshop.” workshop advisor, Intstitute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, July 2011

 

“The Art of Teaching Workshop.” participant, Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, Mar 2007

 

Gus A. Stavros Center Teaching Workshop, participant, Florida State University, March 2007

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:

San Jose State University – Salzburg Fellow 2009-2010

Partial fellowship for Salzburg Global Seminar’s International Study Program in Global Citizenship (Declined for financial reasons)

 

San Jose State University – Virtual Abroad Program Fellow

         Fellowship for academic year 2009-2010

 

Mercatus Center – Global Prosperity Initiative

         Grant to conduct field research in Guatemala, November 2006

 

Earhart Foundation

Fellowship for academic year 2005-2006

 

Mercatus Center – Global Prosperity Initiative

         Grant to conduct field research in Costa Rica, June and July 2005

 

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Fellowship for academic year 2004-2005

 

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Fellowship for academic year 2003-2004

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

American Economics Association

American Association of Wine Economists

Association for Private Enterprise Education

Public Choice Society

Southern Economics Association

Western Economics Association

Mont Pelerin Society

 

 

NON-ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

July 2010 – June 2012

Secretary, Board of Directors

Research and Respite of Alzheimer’s Disease

RRAD operates the Alzheimer’s Day Care Center, the first large-capacity dementia-specific adult day program in the US, the Rosa Elena Childcare Center, and the Edmonson Living Center. The programs are operated side-by-side allowing for intergenerational exchange.

 

July 2007 – June 2010

President, Chairman of Board of Directors

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. and Peninsula Volunteers Properties

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. is a mid-sized non-profit organization which provides over $4 million in services for the aging in San Mateo County, including over 100,000 hot meals to seniors and the homebound, and touches over 4500 households through its programs: Meals on Wheels, Little House – The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, Rosener House Adult Day Services, and through Peninsula Volunteers Properties, Inc., provides low income senior housing at Crane Place and Partridge/Kennedy Apartments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 1999 to June 2002

Manager of Operations

Atomz Corporation, San Bruno, California

Managed all administrative aspects of this internet start-up company, including financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, implementation of billing systems, project management, and supervision of Operations staff.

Š       Directed move of company from multiple home offices into San Bruno Office park by procuring location, working with contractors, selecting and implementing phone and data systems, as well as furniture and equipment selection and purchasing. Move was completed on time and within budget.

Š       Implemented ASP-delivered billing system by directing team of software and QA engineers, administrative and accounting. The on time implementation resulted in automated and timely customer invoicing, and the ability to track outstanding accounts receivables for collection.

Š       Evaluated and implemented replacement to above system upon the dissolution of the above provider by again directing team of software and QA engineers, administrative and accounting staff. Devised additional reporting system using SQL and Access. Implementation was completed in 60 days and significantly under budget.

 

May 1993 to December 1999

Supervisor - On Board Services

United Airlines, San Francisco International Airport

Supervised, coached and counseled flight attendants, analyzed performance data, managed occupational injury absences and sick leave utilization, served as liaison with union committees.     

Š       Crime Aboard Aircraft Conference-Served on the planning committee for this October 15, 1998 event attended by over 250 employees of various airlines. The one day conference, sponsored by the FAA and the US attorney’s Office, educated airline employees on the FAA’s Crew Interference Pilot Program for the Western Region.

Š       Health and Safety Team Leader-Responsible for domicile achievement of sick leave and occupational leave goals, management and administration of leaves and processes. Team effort resulted in 26% decrease in illness absence.

Š       Division Meeting Planning Team Leader-Responsible for leading a team to coordinate a two day multi-media seminar for approximately 1500 participants from around the globe.

Š       International Service Training-Domicile Coordinator-Coordinated international service and safety training for flight attendant population at San Francisco airport. Scheduled and trained approximately 4500 flight attendants within a 12 month period.