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Northwest Missouri State University

Casey Abington

Casey Abington



2120 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 2010

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Economics; Kansas State University
  • M.B.A.; University of Central Missouri
  • B.S. Finance; University of Central Missouri

Courses Taught

  • General Economics I (Macro)
  • Labor Economics
  • Money, Credit, and Banking
  • University Seminar
  • Financial Management (MBA)

Academic Interests

  • Economic effects of early childhood education
  • Relationship between education and economic growth
  • Economic growth of developing countries
  • Economic effects of government education spending
  • Measurement of human capital

Scholarly Activity

  • Abington, C. R. and Blankenau, W. F. (2013). Government Education Expenditures in Early and Late Childhood. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37, 854-874.
  • Abington, C. R. (2014). The Importance of Expenditures for Higher Education Graduation Rates. Regional Business Review, 33, 35-44.
  • Abington, C. R. (2014). Determining the Importance of Human Capital for Growth Using a Bayesian Averaging of Classical Estimates Approach. Global Business and Economics Research Journal, 3(4), 62-78.

Student Group Advisement

  • Sigma Society; Co-advisor
  • Financial Management Association; Advisor