Dr. Joseph Burke

Assistant Professor of Economics                                    

Ave Maria University

5050 Ave Maria Blvd           

Ave Maria, FL  34142

ph: (239) 280-1613

joseph.burke@avemaria.edu

Courses

Principles of Microeconomics

Intermediate Microeconomics

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Strategic Thinking and Game Theory

Industrial Organization and Public Policy

Introduction to Econometrics

Labor Economics and the Economics of Poverty

The History of Economic Thought

Catholic  Social Teaching

Senior Theses

Research Interests

Marriage and Contraception

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Agricultural Economics

Dairy Economics

Links

Economic Data

Publications

“Distributive Justice and Subsidiarity: The Firm and the State in the Social Order,” Journal of Markets and Morality, Vol. 14(2): 297-318, Fall 2010.

 “Pope Benedict on Capitalism, Marxism, and Globalization,” Catholic Social Science Review, Vol. XIV: 167-192, 2009.

 “Two Mathematical Programming Models of Cheese Manufacture,” Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 89: 799-809, 2006.

 

Induced Product Innovation in the U.S. Dairy Industry: The Economics of Milk Protein Concentrate, Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM, 2008.

Working Papers

Burke, Joseph, “The Becker Fertility Model: Theory and Critique,” AMU Economics Working Paper No. 1201, May 24, 2012.

Pakaluk, Catherine, and Joseph Burke, “The New Battle of the Sexes: Understanding the Reversal of the Happiness Gender Gap,” AMU Economics Working Paper No. 1004, Nov 18, 2010.

Burke, Joseph, and Catherine Pakaluk, “The Contraceptive Revolution and the Second Demographic Transition: An Economic Model of Sex, Fertility, and Marriage,” AMU Economics Working Paper No. 1003, Nov 18, 2010.

Burke, Joseph, “Usury Redux: Notes on The Scholastic Theory of Usury by John T. Noonan,” AMU Economics Working Paper No. 0901, July 21, 2009.

Burke, Joseph, "Money for Nothing: The Sin of Usury," AMU Economics Working Paper No. 0801, November 25, 2008.

Recent Presentations

Conference papers available upon request.

John Larrivee and Joseph Burke, “Economic Reflections on Caritas in Veritate,” presented at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Meeting, University of Mississippi School of Law, October 30-31, 2009.

“Ethanol Policy and the Ethics of Virtue,” presented at the AAEA & ACCI Joint Annual Meeting, Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, WI, July 26-28, 2009.

Joseph Burke and Catherine Pakaluk, “Contraception, Marriage, and Promiscuity: The Impact of the Pill on the Family,” presented at the Association of Christian Economists 25th Anniversary Conference, Baylor University, April 16-18, 2009.

Joseph Burke and Catherine Pakaluk, “Private Acts and Public Policy: The Economics of Contraception and Abortion,” presented at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Meeting, De Sales University, October 24-25, 2008.

“The Fundamental Welfare Theorems and Natural Law,” presented at the Association for Private Enterprise Education Annual Meeting, Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, April 6-8, 2008.

 “Distributive Justice and Subsidiarity: The Firm and the State in the Social Order,” presented at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Meeting, New York, NY, October 26-7, 2007.

“Benedict’s Reflections on Economics,” presented at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Meeting, New York, NY, October 26-7, 2007.