Faculty & Staff Profiles

Fassil Fanta

Fassil Fanta

Assistant Professor of Economics
Social Science

Office: 311 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715/232-5437
Email: fantaf@uwstout.edu

Courses Taught

Principles of Economics I & II
American Economy
Economics of Contemporary Social Issues
Money and Banking
Financial Markets and Institutions
Managerial Economics
Intermediate Macroeconomics


Research Interests

My research interest is in the area of Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Finance and Economic Development.

Recent Publications

Fanta,F. 2013, Farm Technology Adoption Under Market Imperfection: Evidence from Fertilizer Market in Northern Ethiopia, Economics, Management and Financial Markets (forthcoming with Bharat Bahatta)

Fanta, F. 2012, Financial Liberalization and Consumption Volatility: Explaining Heterogeneity across Countries, Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, Vol.5, No.2, pp.197-212. 

Fanta, F. 2012, Long-Term Relationship and Speed of Adjustment of Economic Policy Uncertainty and Excess Return Volatility, Issue 102, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics (with Vichet Sum).

Fanta, F. 2012, Macroeconomic Uncertainty, Excess Liquidity and Money Demand (M3) in Australia, International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, Vol 5,No 4.

Fanta, F. 2013, Permanent and Temporary Components of Stock Prices: A Revisit, International Journal of Economics and Business Research(with Siefu Zerihun).

Working Papers/under review

"Financial  Deregulation, Economic Uncertainty and Stability of Money Demand (M1 and Broad Money) in Australia' (under review)

"Experiential vs. Lecture-Based  Learning: Who does experiential learning benefit the most? " (under review, with Inoussa Boubacar)

"Economic Policy Uncertainty and Stock Market Return Volatility in Europe" (with Vichet Sum)

"External Finance Dependence, Political Institutions,Electoral Uncertainty and Corporate Investment" (with Isacc Marcelin)

Course Schedule (Fall 2012)

ECON 415: MWF (305 HH, 9:05 a.m.-10:05 a.m.)
ECON 210-03: MWF: (305 HH, 10:10 a.m.-11:05 a.m.)
ECON 210-6,7: MWF: (310 HH, 1:25 p.m.-2:20 p.m. & 2:30-3:25 p.m.)

Office Hours (Fall 2012)

MWF: 11:10 a.m-12:10 p.m; 12:40 p.m.-1:20 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
& by appointment