T. Scott Findley

Associate Professor

Department(s):
  • Economics and Finance

T. Scott Findley

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Colorado State University, 2007
MS, Applied Economics, Utah State University, 2004
MA, Political Science, Utah State University, 2003
BS, Philosophy & Political Science, Utah State University, 2003
BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Utah State University, 2000

Awards

Researcher of the Year - 2015

Biography

Scott received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2007 from Colorado State University, after receiving a M.S. in Economics and a M.A. in Political Science from Utah State University. He recently served as an assistant professor on the economics faculty at the University of New Mexico, prior to returning to Utah State to join the Department of Economics and Finance. He teaches classes on macroeconomics and public economics, and his research currently focuses on pension design within the context of life-cycle consumption and saving theory. At the 2008 Annual World Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (held in Maastricht, Netherlands), he was awarded The 2008 Young Economists Award for some of his research (joint with Frank Caliendo) on optimal public pension design. The award was bestowed for this research that stands out for “scientific quality, creativity, and relevance”, and the award was given to only two other pairs of coauthors representing Harvard University, the University of Cologne, the University of Munich, and the Paris School of Economics.

News Articles

New Editorial Position Brings International Visibility (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2016)

Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Caliendo, F., Findley, T., (2020). Dynamic Consistency and Regret. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
  • Caliendo, F., Findley, T., (2020). Myopia, Education, and Social Security. International Tax and Public Finance
  • Caliendo, F., Findley, T., (2019). Commitment and Welfare. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
  • Findley, T., Hyperbolic Memory Discounting and the Political Business Cycle. European Journal of Political Economy
  • Findley, T., Caliendo, F., (2015). Time Inconsistency and Retirement Choice. Economics Letters
  • Feigenbaum, J., Findley, T., Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting and Delayed Retirement. Theoretical Economics Letters
  • Caliendo, F., Findley, T., (2014). Discount Functions and Self-Control Problems. Economics Letters, 122:3, 416-419.
  • Findley, T., Caliendo, F., (2014). Interacting Mechanisms of Time Inconsistency. Journal of Economic Psychology
  • Findley, T., (2014). Using MS Excel to Solve and Simulate the Life-Cycle/Permanent-Income Model of Consumption and Saving. International Review of Economics Education
  • Caliendo, F., Findley, T., (2013). Limited Computational Ability and Social Security. International Tax and Public Finance, 20:3, 414-433.
  • Findley, T., Feigenbaum, J., (2013). Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting and the Existence of Time-Inconsistent Retirement. Theoretical Economics Letters, 3:2, 119-123.
  • Caliendo, F., Findley, T., (2013). Time Inconsistency and Retirement Planning. Economics Letters, 121:1, 30-34.
  • Kling, R.W, Findley, T., Gahramanov, E., Theobald, D.M, Hedonic Valuation of Land Protection Methods: Implications for Cluster Development. Journal of Economics and Finance
  • Findley, T., Caliendo, F., (2010). Does It Pay To Be SMarT?. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 9:3, 321-344.
  • Findley, T., Caliendo, F., (2009). Short Horizons, Time Inconsistency, and Optimal Social Security. International Tax and Public Finance, 16:4, 487-513.
  • Findley, T., Caliendo, F., (2008). The Behavioral Justification for Public Pensions: A Survey. Journal of Economics and Finance, 32:4, 409-425.
  • Findley, T., Caliendo, F., (2007). OutSMarTing the Social Security Crisis. Public Finance Review, 35:6, 647-668.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

ECN 5950 - Behavioral Economics and Finance (QI), Fall 2020
ECN 4010 - Intermediate Microeconomics, Fall 2020
FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Fall 2020
ECN 4020 - Intermediate Macroeconomics, Spring 2020
FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Spring 2020
ECN 5950 - Behavioral Economics and Finance (QI), Fall 2019
APEC, ECN 4010 - Intermediate Microeconomics, Fall 2019
FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Fall 2019
ECN 4250 - Economics Internship, Summer 2019
ECN 4250 - Economics Internship, Spring 2019
APEC, ECN 4010 - Intermediate Microeconomics, Spring 2019
ECN 5500 - Public Finance, Spring 2019
ECN 4250 - Economics Internship, Fall 2018
ECN 5600 - Financial Economics, Fall 2018
APEC, ECN 4010 - Intermediate Microeconomics, Fall 2018
FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Fall 2018
ECN 4020 - Intermediate Macroeconomics, Spring 2018
ECN 5500 - Public Finance, Spring 2018
FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Spring 2018
ECN 4250 - Economics Internship, Fall 2017
ECN 5600 - Financial Economics, Fall 2017
ECN 4020 - Intermediate Macroeconomics, Fall 2017
ECN 4250 - Economics Internship, Summer 2017
ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics, Summer 2017
ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics, Summer 2017
ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics, Summer 2017
ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics, Summer 2017
ECN 5600 - Financial Economics, Fall 2016
ECN 4020 - Intermediate Macroeconomics, Fall 2016
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Fall 2016
ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics, Summer 2016
ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics, Summer 2016
ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics, Summer 2016
ECN 2010 - Introduction to Microeconomics, Summer 2016
ECN 5600 - Financial Economics, Spring 2016
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Spring 2016
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Fall 2015
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Fall 2015
ECN 5950 - Economic Research and Methods, Spring 2015
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Spring 2015
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Fall 2014
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Fall 2014
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Summer 2014
ECN 5950 - Economic Research and Methods, Spring 2014
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Spring 2014
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Summer 2013
ECN 5950 - Economic Research and Methods, Spring 2013
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Spring 2013
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Fall 2012
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Fall 2012
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Summer 2012
ECN 5950 - Economic Research and Methods, Spring 2012
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Spring 2012
ECN 4020 - Intermediate Macroeconomics, Fall 2011
ECN 1500 - Introduction to Economic Institutions, History, and Principles, Fall 2011
ECN 4020 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS, Spring 2011
ECN 5950 - SENIOR PROJECT (CI), Spring 2011
ECN 1500 - ECON INSTITUTIONS (BAI), Fall 2010
ECN 4020 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS, Fall 2010
ECN 4020 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS, Spring 2010
ECN 5950 - SENIOR PROJECT (CI), Spring 2010
ECN 1500 - ECON INSTITUTIONS (BAI), Fall 2009
ECN 4020 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS, Fall 2009