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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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GFCB Economics Staff - Melvin Borland

Dr. Melvin Borland

Dr. Melvin Borland

Professor-Economics ~ Transitional Retiree

Office:  GH 420
Phone:  270-745-3112


Professor Borland's fields of interest include the economics of education, public finance, and the theory of consumer behavior. His current research is primarily concerned with the determinants of student academic achievement. Other research is concerned with household production. Professor Borland teaches undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomic theory and managerial economics and graduate courses in advance microeconomic theory and public finance.


Ph.D., Economics, Washington University
M.A., Economics, Washington University
B.A., Economics, Centre College

Professor Borland's publications include "Student Academic Achievement and the Degree Market Concentration in Education", Economics of Education Review, "On the Determination of the Critical Level of Market Concentration in Education", Economics of Education Review, "Competition, Expenditures, and Student Performance in Mathematics", Public Choice, "The Property Tax Rate and Assessment Uniformity", National Tax Journal; Rules versus Discretion in the Conduct of Monetary Policy: Welfare Loss under the Condition of Uncertainty with Respect to the Real Rate of InterestO', Public Budgeting and Financial Management; and "Household Commodity Production and Social Harassment Costs", Southern Economic Journal. Professor Borland is a member of the editorial board for Public Budgeting and Financial Management.

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