Jonathan E. Leightner, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA 
College of Business Administration: 706-667-4545

I am an Asian specialist who has publications on technology  transfer to Japan, income distribution to South Korea, and pollution abatement in Thailand.  My most recent research focuses on the causes and consequences of financial crisis.  My current project utilizes a new technique which eliminates the influence of unknown, unmeasurable, and omitted variables to estimate the effectiveness of monetary policy under fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes.



Background: My connection to Thailand began in 1981 when my wife and I taught English as a second language at Lampang College of Commerce and Technology for a year.

Office: 706.667.4545

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