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Dale O. Cloninger

Professor Emeritus, Economics & Finance, University of Houston-Clear Lake

50+ years teaching, administering and researching at the baccalaureate and graduate level. 40+ academic papers published in blind refereed professional journals. See Google Scholar: "Dale O Cloninger" and

Author: "The Ninth Passage" a novel of a romance between WWII vet turned high school choir teacher and popular student in his class. A romance that does not end well.


  • 2006–present
    Professor emeritus, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • 1980–2006
    Professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • 1974–1980
    Associate professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • 1965–1974
    Assistant professor, University of South Florida


  • 1973 
    Florida State University, DBA, Finance & Economics
  • 1965 
    Emory University, MBA
  • 1962 
    Georgia Institute of Technology, BS, Management


  • 2009
    Applied Economic Letters, Reflections on a critique
  • 2005
    Death on Demand, Death on demand, 5th ed.
  • 2004
    Applied Financial Economics, The return on negative beta securities
  • 2001
    Applied Economics, Execution and deterrence: a quasi-controlled group experiment
  • 1997
    Jo. Socio-Economics, Barro's "Getting it right": a review
  • 1996
    Jo. Economic Behavior & Organization, Perceived risk of punishment and the commission of homicides
  • 1995
    Financial Practice and Education, Managerial Goals and Ethical Behavior
  • 1991
    Jo. Risk & Insurance, Arson and abandonment: a restatement
  • 1977
    Jo. Behavioral Economics, Deterrence and the death penalty
  • 1975
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology, The deterrence effect of law enforcement
  • 1966
    Business & Economic Dimensions, The sales tax: an alternative

Grants and Contracts

  • 1968
    Income, employment and the retired
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    US Dept of Labor


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