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Pan, Mingming


Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business Department


Assistant Professor
Work Phone: 575.646.2597
Fax: 575.646.1915
Building and Room Number: GU 403

Research Interests

Multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment; migration; international trade; economic growth and development; spatial econometrics.

Degrees Earned

  • 2011: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2005: Masters in Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2001:Bachelors in Economics, Nankai University

Recent Research Projects/Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Mingming Pan. Forthcoming. Third-Province Effects on Inbound FDI: Evidence from Chinese Provinces. Eastern Economic Journal.
  • Ndem Tazifor, Benjamin Widner, Mingming Pan, Christina Medina, and Carl Enomoto. Forthcoming. How Culture Affects Doing Business in the Global Economy. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives.
  • Mingming Pan, Benjamin Widner, and Carl Enomoto. 2012. Growth and Crime in Contiguous States of Mexico. Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, 24(1-2): 51-64.
  • Mingming Pan, Benjamin Widner, and Carl Enomoto. 2012. Spillover Effects of Crime in Neighboring States of Mexico. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3(14): 14-32.
  • Mingming Pan. 2012. FDI Agglomeration Change in China. Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, 5(3): 172-184.

Book chapters

  • Mingming Pan, Benjamin Widner, and Carl Enomoto. 2014. The effects of crime on marriages, divorces, and births to single mothers in Mexico. In Crime: International Perspectives, Socioeconomic Factors and Psychological Implications, Nova Publishers.


  • Eric Thompson, Mingming Pan, and Cory Buland. 2005. Estimating Demand for Business Recycling Services in Two Nebraska Cities. Bureau of Business Research Publications.

Research in progress

  • Location choice of Asian immigrants in the United States: Do neighbor effects matter?
  • Spatial Diffusion of the Hispanic Population in the United States, with Brian Chi-ang Lin
  • The effects of transitional agreements on migration patterns in the enlarged Europe, with Francisca Reyes
  • Trade and Growth in ASEAN: Does Openness and the Regional Composition of Trade Influence Growth?, with Hien Nguyen and Richard V. Adkisson

Awards, Honors and Distinctions

  • Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2013
  • Stan Fulton Research Award, 2013: 1st Place in Best Paper Awards: Growth and Crime in Contiguous States of Mexico, with Benjamin Widner and Carl Enomoto.

Courses Taught

  • Economic Statistics (ECON405): Scheduled
  • International Economics (ECON/IB450)
  • Developing Nations (ECON 324V)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 252G)
Published: July 20, 2011 Updated: April 7, 2014 Permalink