Kansas State University
I am an Assistant Professor of Economics and Financial Studies in the School of Business at Clarkson University. I am also affiliated with the Clarkson University Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE)
I received my B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2007, and completed my Ph.D. in economics from Kansas State University in 2011, where I wrote my dissertation under the direction of Lance Bachmeier.
My research focuses on issues of income inequality, energy shocks, and fiscal policy. Many of my papers use U.S. state-level or county-level data and spatial econometric models. My research on energy shocks primarily focuses on how allowing for multidirectional asymmetries in time-series models enhances current understanding of the macroeconomic effects of crude oil market shocks. My research has appeared in such professional journals as Economics Letters, Journal of Regional Science, Empirical Economics, Energy Economics, Applied Economics Letters, American Journal of Managed Care, and Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics.
I teach Econometrics at the undergraduate level and Data Mining at the graduate level at Clarkson University. I have also taught Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Probability and Statistics.
During his free time, Atems enjoys playing soccer and walking his dog, Mellow.
Principles, Intermediate, Money and Banking, International Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Econometrics
Clarkson University Outstanding New Teacher Award
Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA) Outstanding Teacher Award
Ralph Janaro Memorial Faculty Award
Cho, Na-Eun, Weiling Ke, Bebonchu Atems, and Jongwha Chang. “How Does Electronic Health Information Exchange Affect Hospital Performance Efficiency? The Effects of Breadth and Depth of Information Sharing” Journal of Healthcare Management, forthcoming.
Atems, Bebonchu and John K. Mullen. “Outward FDI from the U.S. and Host Country Financial Transparency”, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, June 2016, vol. 25, pp. 1122-1143.
Atems, Bebonchu, and Jason Bergtold. “Revisiting the Statistical Specification of Near-Multicollinearity in the Logistic Regression Model”, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, April 2016, vol. 20, pp. 199-210.
Babcock, Michael, and Bebonchu Atems. “Intrarailroad and Intermodal Competition Impacts on Railroad Wheat Rates”, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Fall 2015, vol. 54, pp. 61-84.
Atems, Bebonchu, Devin Kapper, and Eddery Lam. “Do Exchange Rates Respond Asymmetrically to Shocks to the Crude Oil Market”, Energy Economics, May 2015, vol. 49, pp. 227-238.
Atems, Bebonchu. “A Note on the Determinants of Long-Run Aggregate State Productivity Growth” Applied Economics Letters, March 2015, vol. 22, pp. 1287-1292.
Atems, Bebonchu, and Jason Jones. “Income Inequality and Economic Growth: A Panel Vector Autoregression Approach”, Empirical Economics, June 2015, vol. 48, pp. 1541-1561.
Atems, Bebonchu. “Another Look at Tax Policy and State Economic Growth: The Long-run and Short-run of it”, Economics Letters, February 2015, vol. 127, pp. 64-67.
Atems, Bebonchu, Na-Eun Cho, and Jongwha Chang. “The Effects of Health Information Technology (IT) Adoption and Hospital-Physician Integration on Hospital Efficiency” American Journal of Managed Care, November 2014, vol. 20, pp. 9-15.
Atems, Bebonchu, and Eddery Lam. “The Response of U.S. States to Exogenous Oil Supply and Monetary Policy Shocks”, Research in Applied Economics, August 2013, vol. 5, pp. 106-128.
Atems, Bebonchu. “A Note on the Differential Regional Effects of Income Inequality: Empirical Evidence Using U.S. County-Level Data”, Journal of Regional Science, October 2013, vol. 53, pp. 656-671.
Atems, Bebonchu. “The Spatial Dynamics of Growth and Inequality: Evidence Using U.S. County Level Data”, Economics Letters, January 2013, vol. 118, pp. 19-22.