Morris Coats

Management, Marketing and Business Administration

Nicholls State University

R. Morris Coats, Professor of Economics at Nicholls State University, received his Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech University in 1983, working in the interdisciplinary area of public choice, applying economic reasoning to political phenomena.  In his dissertation, he investigated the effect of the secret ballot on voter turnout in British Parliamentary Elections.   He has published 8 articles on electoral and legislative choice in journals such as from Public Choice, Public Finance Review, Kyklos, Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics and Legislative Studies Quarterly.   He has published 4 articles dealing with sustainability, 3 of which were on the economics of the rise and collapse of Easter Island, with special attention to the roles of prices and property rights regimes.  He has also done work at preserving the wealth from mineral taxation through the use of permanent funds.   Besides his usual introductory courses, he also teaches public sector economics, health care economics and environmental economics. 

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Exploring Easter Island Economics with Excel part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities

Essay (1)

One economist's approach to interdisciplinary teaching and exploration of sustainability part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Morris Coats, Management, Marketing and Business Administration, Nicholls State University "The Theory of Economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions immediately applicable to policy. It is a ...