Jonathan Edward Leightner Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Jonathan Edward Leightner

Full Professor
Augusta University

Jonathan Leightner’s research focuses on Asian economics, the relationship between economics, ethics, and religion, and solutions to the omitted variable problem of regression analysis. In Ethics, Efficiency, and Macroeconomics in China from Mao to Xi, he argues that every administration of China has sacrificed ethics to promote either microeconomic efficiency or macroeconomic performance. However, China’s current domestic goals require a foundation of trust which necessitates ethics.

Biography

Dr. Jonathan E. Leightner earned his BA and MA degrees in Philosophy from Baylor University and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He has taught economics at Augusta University (US), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Seikei University (Japan), and at the John Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies (China).  His research focuses on Asian economics, the relationship between economics, ethics, and religion, and solutions to the omitted variable problem of regression analysis.  He has published three books and forty nine journal articles.  

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Economic Development
    Comparative Economic Systems
    International Economics
    Macroeconomics
    The relationship between economics, religion, and ethics
    Asian Economics
    Solutions to the omitted variable problem of regression analysis

Personal Interests

    Scuba Diving, Hiking, and Woodworking.  

Books

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