Dr. David Hudgins


Ph.D. Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993
MS Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990
BS Business Administration, Economics Major, Oklahoma State University, 1988

Joined the faculty in 2013

  • Research Interests: Control Systems in Economics, Economic Modeling, International Economics, Energy Economics, Macroeconomics
  • Teaching Interests: Managerial Economics, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics


Dr. Hudgins graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1988 with a BS in Business Administration with a major in Economics and minor in Finance. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993. He has served as a professor at Texas Tech University and the University of Oklahoma. He joined the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as a faculty member in 2013. His research focuses on economic modeling and optimal control systems appications in economics.

Selected Publications

  • Hudgins, David, and Crowley, Patrick M. (2018) Stress-Testing US Macroeconomic Policy: A Computational Approach Using Stochastic and Robust Designs in a Wavelet-Based Optimal Control Framework, Computational Economics.
  • Crowley, Patrick M., and Hudgins, David. (2017) What Is the Right Balance Between U.S. Monetary and Fiscal Policy? Explorations Using Simulated Wavelet-Based Optimal Tracking Control, Empirical Economics.
  • Crowley, Patrick M., and Hudgins, David. (2017) Wavelet-Based Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Euro Area under Optimal Tracking Control. Journal of Policy Modeling 39(2), 206 – 231.
  • Gevrek, Deniz; Spencer, Marilyn; Hudgins, David; and Chambers, Valrie. (2017) I Can't Get No Satisfaction: The Power of Perceived Differences in Employee Retention and Turnover, Personnel Review, 46(5), 1019 – 1043.
  • Hudgins, David, and Lee, Jim. (2016) Modeling the Expansion of Oil Production in South Texas and Mexico, The International Trade Journal, 30(5), 387 – 414.


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