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Francois Melese, Professor

Francois Melese, Professor, received his BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977, MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1979, and Ph.D. from the University of Louvain, Belgium in 1982. He was previously a Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociale (IRES), University of Louvain, Belgium, and Assistant Professor of Economics at Auburn University. He has papers published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, Energy Economics, the International Trade Journal and Defense Analysis. He has presented papers at meetings of the American Economic Association, the European Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, the World Econometric Society, as well as meetings of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development. He is a member of the American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, Operations Research Society, and the Research Society of American Scientists - Sigma XI. Professor Melese joined the faculty of DRMI in June 1987.

Research Interest: Budgeting with incentives, pricing issues in revolving funds, the role of benefits and pay in compensation, defense industrial base issues, and the integration of cost and effectiveness.

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