February 14, 2014 by Staff, NMSU Hotline
Rick Adkisson, department head for Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business in the New Mexico State University College of Business, has been selected to fill the Garrey E. and Katherine T. Carruthers Chair in Economic Development for a three-year term beginning this semester, Interim Dean Kathy Brook announced.
Adkisson has been active in the development and implementation of the Doctor of Economic Development program, having served as director of the program from May 2007 through January 2012. He has conducted research on income convergence between the U.S. and Mexico, retail trade in the U.S.-Mexico border region, tax structure and economic growth, intellectual property, and state-by-state variations in bankruptcy rates.
As the Carruthers Chair, Adkisson said he plans to support the Doctor of Economic Development program, including assistantships for two students, and to enhance the reputation of NMSU with respect to knowledge and expertise in economic development. The chair was established in 2004 with a $500,000 gift from then-Dean Garrey Carruthers and his wife, Katherine, and matching funds of $1 million from the state of New Mexico.