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Stephanie O. Crofton

Earl N. Phillips School of Business, NC

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Dr. Stephanie Crofton, tenured Professor of Economics, also serves as the Associate Dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University. She earned a B.A. from Converse College in South Carolina and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics with distinction from Auburn University in Alabama. Her areas of specialization are labor economics and economic history. Some of her past research includes the interaction of government regulation and labor earnings, customer discrimination, labor conditions in Medieval England, and how increases in the minimum wage affect high school dropout rates across ethnic groups. She serves as Associate Editor of the academic journal Essays in Economic and Business History and has published in the Journal of Labor Research, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and Essays in Economic and Business History. Dr. Crofton has received two Editors Awards for her research and publications from Essays in Economic and Business History. 

Dr. Crofton has presented her works at conferences of the Association of Canadian Studies, the Association of Private Enterprise, the International Academy of Business and Economics, and the Western Economics Association. Additionally, Dr. Crofton makes regular presentations on the local and state level about current economic conditions. 

Research Interest

Her recent teaching assignments include courses in labor economics and free enterprise/capitalism, although she has taught a wide spectrum of other courses in subjects such as global warming, principles of microeconomics / macroeconomics, managerial economics, and history of economic thought.


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