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.  
Education
BA in Philosophy from Baylor University in 1980
MA in Philosphy from Baylor University in 1982
Ph.D. in Economics from the U. of N. Carolina in 1989
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.