Dr. Richard Vogel

Areas of Expertise:

  • Regional economic growth and development
  • Hazards and natural disaster economic impact and policy
  • Economics education

Dr. Vogel earned a PhD in Economics at Florida International University. His dissertation title was "Regional Growth, Structural Change, and Natural Disaster.” He earned an MA in Economics at Georgia State University and a BA in Economics at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Vogel’s fields of specialization are Urban and Regional Economics & Development Economics. An educator for over fourteen years, he is the Acting Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Economics at Farmingdale State.

Dr. Vogel has done extensive research in the economic impact of natural and man-made disasters, disaster policy, and urban and regional economic development and growth. Additionally, he has conducted research in the areas of economics education, cultural economics, and sports economics. He is the recipient of a Fulbright scholar award where he spent six months teaching and conducting research at the National University of Mongolia in 2007 and continues to conduct research on Mongolian economic development issues. He presents his research at conferences frequently and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters including:


Professional Associations:

  • Academy of Economics and Finance
  • New York State Economics Association
  • American Economics Association
  • Southwestern Society of Economics
  • Eastern Economics Association
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Union for Radical Political Economics


  • “Politics, diversity and the distribution of federal disaster assistance.” Economics and Business Letters 1(2), http://www.unioviedo.es/reunido/index.php/EBL/article/view/9632/9377. 2012
  • “The Rate Of Time Preference, Seat Location Choice And Student Performance In The Classroom.” (Coauthored with Wisdom Akpalu and Xu Zhang) New York Economic Review 43: 33-45. 2012
  • “Switching Economics Courses from Online back to the Classroom: Student Performance and Outcomes.” International Journal of Business and Social Sciences 2(22): 79-84. 2011
  • “Natural Disasters and U.S. Economic Growth: 1952-2009.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. 1(14): 46-50. 2011.
  • “Student Performance in the Economics Classroom.” (Coauthored with W. Akpalu). Academy of Economics and Finance Journal 1: 61-67. 2010
  • “Introduction to the Symposium on Mathematics and Economics: Some Perspectives from the Mathematical Association of America Curriculum Foundation Seminar.” (Coauthored with J. E. Payne). Journal of Economics and Finance 34(4): 468-470. 2010.
  • “Higher Education and New York State’s Economy.” (Coauthored with W. H. Keen) Economic Development Quarterly 24(4): 384-394. 2010.
  • “Information Technology and Agricultural Exports in India.” (Coauthored with B.Veeramacheneni & E. Ekanayake). Southwestern Economic Review 37(1): 17- 28. 2010.
  • “Information Technology, FDI, and Economic Growth: An India Case Study.” (Coauthored with E. Ekanayake, and Bala Veeramacheneni). Southwestern Economic Review 35(1). 2008.
  • “Information Technology and Economic Growth: A Causal Analysis.” (Coauthored with E. Ekanayake, and Bala Veeramacheneni). Southwestern Economic Review, 34(1): 75-88. 2007.
  • Asymmetry in Regional Real House Prices.” (Coauthored with Hany Guirguis). Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management 12(3): 293-98. 2006.
  • “Income Inequality, Social Status, and Growth.”(Coauthored with Bala Veeramacheneni). Southwestern Economic Review 33: 1-8. 2006.
  • “Causality and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from the Latin American and Caribbean Countries.” (Coauthored with E.M. Ekanayake and Bala Veeramacheneni) Pennsylvania Economic Review. 13(1&2): 83-97. 2005.
  • “Hurricanes and Growth in the Coastal Southeast.” (Coauthored with B. Veeramacheneni) Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives 30(1): 122-131. 2004.
  • “The Effects of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms on Employment in the South.” (Coauthored with B. Veeramacheneni) The Southern Business and Economic Journal 26(1&2): 71-86. 2003.
  • “Openness and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence on the Relationship between Output, Inward FDI, and Trade.” (Coauthored with E. Ekanayake and B. Veeramacheneni) Journal of Business Strategies 20(1): 51-63. 2003.
  • “Special Events Subsidies and the Urban Economy.” Southwestern Economic Review 29(1): 63-70. 2002.
  • "Disaster Impact upon Urban Economic Structure: Linkage Disruption and Economic Recovery," a chapter in Handbook of Crisis and Emergency Management, Farazmand, Ali, ed., New York: Marcel Dekker: 69-90. 2001.
  • "Expectations and Response to Natural Hazards: An Economic Perspective.” Journal of the American Society of Professional Emergency Planners 7: 87-93. 2001.
  • "Natural Hazards, Foreign Direct Investment, and Sustainable Development: Evidence from the Caribbean.” Journal of Global Awareness 2(2): 42-53. 2001.
  • “Relocation Subsidies: Regional Growth Policy or Corporate Welfare.” Review of Radical Political Economics, 32 (3): 437-447. 2000.
  • “Subsidizing the Performing Arts: Profit, Loss and Residual Demand.” Southwestern Economic Review 27(1): 53-67. 2000.
  • The Impact of Natural Disaster on Urban Economic Structure.” Review of Radical Political Economics 30(3): 114-122. 1998.




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