Professor with Tenure
Professor Tower specializes in finance, computable general equilibrium modeling, macroeconomics, development economics, microeconomics, and managerial economics. He conducts a majority of his research within the study of trade and development, exploring a variety of variables from tariffs, quotas, and time zone arbitrage, to equities, mutual funds, and index mutual funds. Since he began publishing his work in 1965, he has contributed over 130 articles to leading academic journals and has had several books, chapters, and papers appear in print. Some of his more recent writings include, “School Choice: Money, Race, and Congressional Voting on Vouchers,” completed in collaboration with O. Gokcekus and J. Phillips; “Rational Pessimism: Predicting Equity Returns by Tobin’s q and Price/Earnings Ratio” with M. Harney; and “Predicting Equity Returns for 37 Countries: Tweaking the Gordon Formula” with K. Reinker. Much of his work pertaining to U.S. trade policy has been used to determine congressional voting on protectionist issues based on campaign contributions. His work on financial issues has also played an important role in determining the value of the U.S. stock market. His latest studies involved an investigation of congressional voting on importation of ethical drugs and predicting returns on both foreign and U.S. equity.
- Ph.D., Harvard University 1971
- M.A., Harvard University 1967
- B.A., Harvard University 1964
Cassidy, A., E. Tower, and X. Wang. “Manufacturing Fetishism: The Neo-Mercantilist Preoccupation with Protecting Manufacturing.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid), no. 227 (n.d.).
Gokcekus, Omer, and Edward Tower. “Should The Capital Account Be Liberalized In A Minimum Real Wage Economy?,” n.d.
Grimes, Mark, and Edward Tower. “The Optimum Minimum Wage When Labor Services are Taxed,” n.d.
Gokcekus, Omer, and Edward Tower. “An Efficiency Enhancing Minimum Wage,” n.d.