Professor of Economics and Holder of the Henry George Chair in Economics
Dr. Giacalone earned his B.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia University and his MBA at St. John's University. He previously served fifteen years as Associate Dean and four years as Dean of the College of Business Administration.
His publications are in the areas of health care economics, business and economic history, economic thought, industry studies, and collegiate business educa. His current research includes:
- The nursing home and pharmaceutical industries
- MBA curriculum trends
- Commercialization of outer space
- Hewlett-Packard's E-Inclusion strategy
He is referee for the Southern Business Review and the American Journal of Economics and Sociology. He has had newspaper, radio, and television interviews on current economic issues.
His memberships include the American Economic Association, the Economic and Business History Association. His current University service includes Secretary-Treasurer of the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter, Board of Directors of St. John's AAUP Chapter and Graduate Educational Policy Committees. He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Alpha Sigma Lambda. Recipient of Army ROTC Eisenhower Award and University's Outstanding Administrative Achievement Medal. Service awards from CBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alexander Grant and Co., and the Internal Revenue Service.
The U.S. Nursing Home Industry. November 2000 (hard cover), January 2001 (trade paperback). M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Armonk: N.Y.
The Path to Justice: Following in the Footsteps of Henry George, co-editor with Clifford Cobb, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2002.
“Long-Term Care as a Threat to China’s Economic Growth, China-USA Business Review, January 2011.
“ The Relationship between Trade Protection and Political Interests. Contemporary Finance and Economics (Chinese journal), 79-83. (with Q. Zhao and J. Zhang, 2008.)
“Global Trends in the Commercialization of Outer Space,” Journal of Business and Economic Research, 6 (8), 2008, 65-76.
“Father Divine and the Development of African American Small Business, “Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Vol. 5 No. 3 December 2000, 221-234 (with J. Trinkaus and A. Puryear).
“Analyzing an Emerging Industry: Viatical Transactions and the Secondary Market for Life Insurance Policies,” Southern Business Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, Fall 2001, 1-7.
“Entrepreneurial Mining of the dying: Viatical Transactions, Tax Shelters, and Mind Games,” (co-author with John Trinkaus). Journal of Business Ethics.36:2002, 187-194.
“The Silence of the Stakeholders: Zero Decibel Level at Enron,” (co-author with John Trinkaus). Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 58, Number 1, May 2005, 237-248.
“The Market for Luxury Goods: The Case of the Comite Colbert,” Southern Business Review, Fall 2006, 33-40.
Chapters in Books
“Nursing and Personal Care Facilities”, in Infrastructure and Services: A Historlographical and Bibliographical Guide. Volume III, The Handbook of American Business History, edited by David O. Whitten and Bessie E. Whitten. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000, Chapter 16, 333-350.
"Nursing Homes: Rising Costs and Added Forms of Service”, in Industry Studies, third edition, edited by Larry Duetsch. M.E. Sharpe Inc. 2002, Chapter 12, 289-317.
“Implications of the Changing Economic Environment on Pharmaceutical Health Care,” Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision sciences Institute. March 22-24, 2000. (co-author with J. Trinkaus).
“Mining the Dying: Viatical Transactions, Tax Shelters, and Mind Games, “ Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, September 23, 2000, 592-597. (co-authored with J. Trinkaus).
“The U.S. Nursing Home Staffing Crisis: Is There Really a Choice Between Markets and Mandates?” (co-author with Marianne Giacalone) Proceedings of the International Conference of the Global Business and Technology Association, June 25-29,2002, Rome, Italy, 447-454.
“Challenging the Digital Divide: Hewlett-Packard’s World e-Inclusion Strategy,” Proceedings of the International Conference of the Global Business and Technology Association, July 8-12, 2003, Budapest, Hungary. On CD-Rom.
“MBA Curriculum Trends: Mission-Based, Streamlining, or Market Driven?” Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning, Orlando, FL, January 2005. On CD-Rom.
“Hewlett-Packard’s E-Inclusion Strategy: Are there profits in the digital divide,” Proceedings of the International Business and Economics Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 2005. On CD-Rom.
“The Private Spaceflight Industry,” Proceedings of the Business Economics Institute (BEI) International Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Dec. 2008. CD Rom.
"The Macau Handover: Transition to Oblivion?" The Center for Global Education, St. John's University, September 1999.
Globalization and its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz in The Journal of Business and Economic Studies, Fall 2003, Volume 9, number 2, 65-66.
Henry George’s Legacy in Economic Thought edited by J. Laurent in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2007.
“Henry George,” 2100 word essay in the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, Thoemmes Publishing Group, UK, 2005.
“John Commons,” 300 word essay in the Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, Thoemmes Publishing Group, UK, 2005.
“The Standard of Living and the Industrial Revolution: The Debate,” (2900 word essay), “Antitrust Policy in the United States,” (2200 word essay), and “Jethro Tull” (300 word essay) for the Encyclopedia of the Age of the Industrial Revolution: A Global History edited by Christine Rider, Greenwood Publishing Group, two volumes, 2007.
“The Implications of the Changing Economics Environment in Pharmaceutical Health Care,” a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision Science Association, Atlantic City, NJ, March 23, 2000.
“Viatical Transactions and the Secondary Market for Life Insurance,” a paper presented at the Seventh Annual Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, February 25, 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Poverty, Technology, and Globalization: The Hewlett-Packard Initiative,” a paper presented at the Conference on Poverty and Globalization, St. John’s University, N.Y. April 26, 2001.
“Markets or Mandates: Nursing Home Staffing Issues,” a paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, Las Vegas, NV, February 2002.
“MBA Curriculum Trends: Streamlining, Mission-Based, or Market Driven?” a paper presented at the Annual Teaching and Learning conference, Orlando, Florida, January 5, 2005. Abstract published in the Proceedings on CD-ROM.
“Las Vegas Investment in the Gaming Industry of Macau,” a paper presented at the 2006 International Business and Economics Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 3, 2006.
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