T. Norman Van Cott, professor of economics, received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1969. Before joining Ball State in 1977, he taught at University of New Mexico (1968-1972) and West Georgia College (1972-1977). He was the department chairperson from 1985 to 1999. His fields of interest include microeconomic theory, public finance, and international economics. Van Cott's current research is the economics of constitutions.
Dr. Van Cott's numerous publications include:
Baack, B., McGuire, R., & Van Cott, T. N. (2009). Constitutional Agreement during the Drafting of the Constitution: A New Interpretation. Journal of Legal Studies, 38(2): 533-567.
Bohanon, C., & Van Cott, T. N. (2005). Tariffs, Immigration, and Economic Insulation: A New View of the U.S. Post-Civil War Era. The Independent Review, 9(4), 529-542.