Russell Kashian Professor

Russell Kashian

Director of the FERC(Fiscal & Economic Research Center) and a Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, has seen his work in applied economics published in both practitioner format and in peer reviewed academic journals.   Beginning with the "Value of a Clean Lake", the FERC has focused on the positive economic impact of managing the environment for positive economic contributions with consideration to the environment. In its research into Tax Incremental Finance, serious effort was made to see the relationship between one economic activity and a neighboring activity. In its recent work on the specialty crops of Wisconsin, supply chain analysis has been integrated with input/output analysis in economic impact calculations. 


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, August 1999

  • M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, December 1994

  • M.S., Urban Studies, Levin College of Urban Affairs: Cleveland State University, May 1992

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 1983



Select Publications:


Author(s) Year Article Title Journal Name Volume Issue Pages
Ahmad, Y. S., Kashian, R.  2010 Modeling the Time to an Initial Public Offering: When does the Fruit Ripen?  Journal of Economics and Finance 34 N/A 391-414
Heinrich, J., Kashian, R. 2010 Pricing the Homebuyer's Proximity to Open Land. Journal of Applied Business and Economics 11 N/A 17-25
Kashian, R., Merriman, D., Skidmore, M. 2010 Do Tax Increment Finance Districts Stimulate Growth in Real Estate Values? Real Estate Economics 31 2 N/A