Oskar Harmon

Associate Professor




Professor Harmon is an associate professor of economics at the University since 1994. He publishes articles in academic journals on the subject of state and local tax analysis and developed tax-revenue estimating software (TAM) for the Office of Policy and Management in the Executive Office of the Governor of Connecticut. He has consulted for the Connecticut and New York Legislatures, and serves as an expert witness in economic damage and wrongful death cases. He was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Information Technology Award 2000 and was awarded a Large-Impact Grant from the Institute of Teaching and Learning to develop a WebCT Center at the Stamford Campus in 2001. He has authored the CD- ROM ePrinciples of Macroeconomics–A Multimedia Approach, developed the first online course in Economics at the University in Economics, co-developed the course “Information Survival Skills” for entering freshman, and manages the Economics website at the Stamford Campus. Personal Web Site with Vita.


Online Instruction, State Tax Policy

News Articles on Prof. Harmon:

Prof. Harmon Leads Workshop on Instructional Methods in a Wireless Classroom November 8, 2001, Stamford Advocate, Business Section

Prof. Harmon’s Workshop Wireless Instructional Methods is a Hit November/December 2001, UCONN Libraries Newsletter

Prof. Harmon Organizes A Library Collection of Faculty Publications November/December 2001, UCONN Libraries Newsletter

Review of UConn-Stamford Website, co-developed by Prof. Harmon August 27, 2001, Stamford Advocate, Business Section

Prof. Harmon Reviews Developments in Usage of WebCT at the Stamford Campus September 13, 2000

Prof. Harmon Leads Summer Makeover of Stamford WebSite September 13, 2000

Prof. Harmon Awarded Large Impact Grant to Lead WebCT Effort at Stamford Campus May 1, 2000

Prof. Harmon A Winner of the Chancellor’s Information Technology Award May 1, 2000

Storrs TAs Grade Stamford Students’ Homework Over the Internet in Prof. Harmon’s Classes December 13, 1999

Selected Publications of Prof. Harmon:

Are Online Exams an Invitation to Cheat?
with J. Lambrinos , forthcoming in Journal of Economic Education (Spring 2008)

The Federal Estate Tax: Repeal or Reform?, Tax Notes (Tax Analysts: Washington, DC), August 13, 2001.

Neutrality and the Marriage Tax Penalty, Tax Notes (Tax Analysts: Washington, DC), May 21, 2001

AMT: How and Why to Reform, Tax Notes (Tax Analysts: Washington, DC), April 23, 2001

“Teaching with Computers in the Classroom” with S. Cudiner, T.H.E. Journal, December 2000.

Plaintiff Bias in the CPLR 50-A/50-B Statute, with J. Lambrinos, Albany Law Review, vol. 59, no. 2, 1995.

Portfolio Analysis and Vertical Equity: A New York Application, with R. Mallick, Public Finance Quarterly, October 1994, vol. 22, no. 4, 418-438.

The Optimal State Tax Portfolio Model: An Extension, with R. Mallick, National Tax Journal, June 1994, vol. 47, no. 2, 395-402. (Reprinted in State Tax Notes, September 26, 1994, vol. 7, no. 13, 851-857.)

Specification Tests in Hedonic Models, with J. Burgess, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, December, 1991, 373-393.

An Empirical Evaluation of Different Methods for Estimating Earnings Losses, with J. Lambrinos, The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 56, No. 4, December 1989, 733-739.

Housing Adjustment Costs: Measuring Their Impact on Mobility and Housing Demand Elasticities, with M.Potepan, The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, Winter, 1988, 459-478.

The Income Elasticity of Demand for Single-Family Owner-Occupied Housing: An Empirical Reconciliation, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 24, No. 2, September 1988, 173-185.

Oscar Harmon
Contact Information
Phone(203) 251-8415
Phone (alternate)(518) 859-8099
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