Phone: (205) 726-2128
Office: Dwight Beeson Hall 301
In the Brock School of Business, Dr. Thornton teaches microeconomic theory, development economics, social enterprise and International Economics. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Thornton was the Director of Economic Development at Go International. In that role, he facilitated the design microenterprise and anti-poverty programs for civil society organizations in developing countries, primarily Latin America. His projects ranged from micro-lending programs for refugees to medium-sized agricultural and manufacturing operations.
Dr. Thornton’s current research emphasizes the influence of market competition and governance on nonprofit organizations. See his current research at Research.
Dr. Jeremy Thornton's VITA
- Ph.D. Economics, University of Kentucky
M.S. International Economic Development, Eastern University
B.A., Asbury University
- Yother Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator
2007-2008 Brock Advisory Board Research Fellow
- Castaneda, M., Garen, J., & Thornton, J. (2008). Competition, Contractibility and the Market for Donors to Nonprofits. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 24 (1), 215-246
Thornton, J., & Thornton, P. (2006). Agency Incentives in International Development Partnerships. Faith & Economics , 46/47 (Spring/Fall), 1-24.
Thornton, J. (2010). Explaining Unrestricted Giving by Charitable Foundations: A Transaction Cost Approach. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28(1), 44-53.
Childs, B., Gonas, J., & Thornton, J. (2008). Are Donor Advised Funds Always the Best Economic Choice. Journal of Financial Planning (June)
Thornton, J. (2006). Nonprofit Fund Raising in Competitive Donor Markets. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 35 (2), 204-224.
Thornton, J. & Cave, L. (2010). The Effects of Organizational Form in the Mixed Market for Foster Care; Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 81(2), 211-245.
Helms, S.; Scott, B. & Thornton, J. (2011). Choosing to Give More: Experimental Evidence on Restricted Gifts and Charitable Behavior; Applied Economic Letters, 19 (8), 745-748.
Thornton, J. (Forthcoming). Flypaper Nonprofits: Federal Grants and Nonprofit Expenditures; Public Finance Review.
Thornton, J. & Helms, S. (Forthcoming). Afterlife Incentives in Charitable Giving; Applied Economics.
Helms, S. & Thornton, J. (Forthcoming). The Influence of Religiosity on Charitable Behavior: A COPPS Investigation; Journal of Socio-Economics.
Thornton, J., & Belski, W. (2010). Financial Reporting Quality and Price Competition Among Nonprofit Firms. Applied Economics, 42, 2699-2713.
Thornton, P., & Thornton, J. (2008). Why They Don't Go: Surveying the next Generation of Mission Workers. EMQ (April), 204-210.