Professor Zoric

Professor Joseph Zoric

Associate Professor of Economics

Chair of the MBA Program

Director of the MBA Program


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  • BBA – Ohio University
  • MA (Economics) – Ohio University
  • Graduate Study in Economics – University of Pittsburgh

Professional Organizations

  • National Association of Business Economists


  • Interested in Economic Policy and Government Regulation
  • Numerous speaking engagements on various economic and monetary policy topics
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville Campus Leadership and Teaching Award
  • Sam Walton Fellow
Select Publications
  • “Inflation Ravages Poor in Tri-State”, Steubenville Herald-Star, Oct. 15, 1978.
  • “Why Royalty Recipients Prefer Lower Prices”, Great Ideas for Teaching Economics, Harper & Row, 1978.
  • “Are the Good Times Really Over for Good”, Wheeling News Register, August 29,1982.
  • “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Steel Industry – The Case of Weirton Steel”, with Eileen Kelly, Academy of Management Proceedings, 1984.

Full List

  • “Reindustrialization And Employee Stock Ownership Plans: The Case of Weirton Steel Corporation”, with Eileen Kelly, Southern Ohio Business Review, Fall 1986, Vol.4, No. 2, p.12.
  • “Employee Ownership and Industrial Democracy: The Pursuit of Free Enterprise”, with Eileen Kelly, Proteus, Fall 1988, Vol.5, No.2, p.18.
  • “Technology Limits Government”, Steubenville Business News, Sept. 1992.
  • “Lane Wolf at Weirton: Ernest Tenor Weir”, with Eileen Kelly, Journal of Management Issues, Spring – 1994.
  • “The Economic Impact of Franciscan University of Steubenville”, with Michael Welker, 1995.
  • “Can Ohio Cities Become Contract Cities?” Published in The Morning Journal, Lorain, Ohio, The Chillicothe Gazette, and The Dayton Business Reporter, October 1996.
  • “The Economic Impact of Franciscan University of Steubenville”, with Michael Welker, 2000.
  • “(re)Distributionism (re)Considered”, The University Concourse, Vol. V, Issue 6, March 6, 2000.
  • “Ohio’s Corporate Welfare: Stealing from the Taxpayers to Save Big Steel”, The Columbus Dispatch, April 2, 2001.
  • “Tax Reform for Ohio”, Testimony before the Ohio State House Ways and Means Committee, August 14, 2002.
  • “Steel Tariffs May Harm Ohio’s Economy”, Columbus Business First, March 26, 2002.
  • “Social Credit is No Alternative”, with Michael Welker, The University Concourse, VII, Issue 2, January 13, 2003.
  • “Steel Tariffs Leveling firms Despite Claims of No Damage”, Columbus Business First, October 17, 2003.
  • “Ohio’s Dependence on Foreign Trade”, “NAFTA and Ohio”, and “Outsourcing: Its Affects on Ohio”, for the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, August 2004.
  • “Economic Impact of Franciscan University of Steubenville”, with Michael Welker, November 2005.
  • “Ohio and NAFTA Revisited” Buckeye Institute, March 31, 2008
  • “Health Care Bill More Destructive Than Constructive”, Guest Column, Steubenville Herald-Star, May 2, 2010
  • “The Economic Impact of Franciscan University of Steubenville”, 2009- 2010, with Dr. Michael Welker
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