L. Allan Jenkins

Professor

Office: WSTC 013N   |    Phone: (308) 865-8461   |    Email: jenkinsa@unk.edu

L. Allan Jenkins

Education

Education

PhD, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1987.
Major: Economics

Areas of Expertise
  • Rural Health Care Economics
  • Local Economic Development
  • Platte River Issues
Recent Assigned Classes 
  • Economics 314 - Public Finance
  • Economics 380 - Tourism Economics
  • Economics 410 - Health Care Economics
  • Economics 388 - Capstone Course - The Morality of Capitalism

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles
  • Diers, D., Marsh, L., Jenkins, L. A. (2013). A Modest Proposal: Nurse Practitioners to Improve Clinical Quality and Financial Viability in Critical Access Hospitals. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 13(4), 184-194.
  • Jenkins, L.A., Konecny, R. (in press). Plains, Trains and Grains: Economic Adaptation West of the 98th Meridian. University of Nebraska at Kearney.
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A. (2008). An Optimization Model of the Ethanol Distillers Grain Market in Nebraska. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1), 118-127. ecedweb.unomaha.edu/neba/journal/paperpage.htm#vo 1
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, A. (2008). An Optimization Model of the Ethanol Distillers Grain Market in Nebraska. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1), 118-127.
  • Jenkins, L. A., Elder, B. R., Valluru, R., Burger, P. R. (2007). Water Rights and Land Values in the West-Central Plains. Great Plains Research Journal/Center for Great Plains Studies, UNL, 17(1), 101-111. www.unl.edu/plains
  • Jenkins, A., Konecny, R. (2004). An Economic Argument for Using Biological Controls for Purple Loosestrife. National Social Science Journal, 23(1), 56-63.
  • Jenkins, A., Konecny, R. (2004). Industrial Diversity: Variation in Statewide Economic Impacts. Papers of the Nebraska Economics and Business Association, 15(1), 25-34.
  • Jenkins, A. (2000). Endangered Species and Economics: Moving from Conflict to Compatibility. National Social Science Journal, 15(1), 36-42.
  • Jenkins, A. (1999). The Platte River Cooperative Agreement: A Basinwide Approach to Endangered Species Issues. Great Plains Research Journal, 9(1), 95-113.
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A. (1995). Creating a Vitality Index as an Effective Citizen Participation Tool. Journal of the Community Development Society, 26(2).
Presentations
  • Jenkins., L.A., Konecny, R. Nebraska HFMA 2015 Mid-Year Meeting, "The Business Case for Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska," Healthcare Financial Management Association, Kearney NE  (May 21, 2015).
  • Jenkins, L.A., Konecny, R. Advocacy Day; A Call to Action, "The Economic Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Nebraska," Nebraska Hospital Association, Lincoln NE (April 1, 2015).
  • Jenkins, L.A., Konecny, R. Unicameral subcommittee hearing on LB472, Nebraska Unicameral, Lincoln NE (February 25, 2015).
  • Jenkins, L. A. Morality Of Capitalism, "What Do We Do With the Workers We Just Don't Need," Department of Philosophy, Univ. North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina. (March 31, 2014).
  • Konecny, R. (Author & Presenter), Jenkins, L. A. (Author). "Data Driven Analysis in Healthcare: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics," Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah. (October 18, 2013).
  • Jenkins, L. A. (Discussant), Dority O'Callaghan, B. L. (Author & Presenter), Thompson, E. C. (Author & Presenter). Gains and Losses from School Consolidation in the Great Plains, "Economic Issues in School Consolidation in Nebraska," Center for Great Plains Studies, Kearney, Ne. (April 6, 2013).
  • Jenkins, A., "Higher Education: Externalities, Mobility, and Public Funding," Nebraska Economics and Business Association Annual Conference, Norfolk, Nebraska. (2011).
  • Jenkins, A., "The Recession of 2007 - 2010: A Look at the Future," Nebraska Association of School Business Officials, Kearney, Nebraska. (April 2009).
  • Jenkins, L. A. (Author & Presenter), Konecny, R. (Author & Presenter). "The Ethanol Goldrush: Limits to Growth," Mountain-Plains Business Education Association Regional Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (October 2007).
  • Jenkins, A., "Assessment of Undergraduate Economic Students: Are We Closing the Loop or Circling the Wagons?," Economics and the Classroom Conference Annual Conference, Moran, Wyoming. (September 2005).
Conference Proceedings
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L.A. (1997).  A Regional Economic Model for the Middle Platte (pp 46-52).  Platte River Ecosystem Symposium.
  • Jenkins, L.A. (1997). Ecotourism and Economic Development in South Central Nebraska.  Nebraska Economics and Business Association Annual Conference.
  • Jenkins, L.A.  (1995).  Injecting Economic Considerations into the Endangered Species Act.  Nebraska Economics and Business Association Annual Conference.
Book Chapters
  • Jenkins, L.A. (2010).  Free market Environmentalism.  The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Salem Press.
  • Jenkins, L.A. (2010).  The Conservation Reserve Program.  The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.  Salem Press.
  • Jenkins, L.A. (2006).  Congress Protects Scenic Areas.  Great Events in the Twentieth
Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research
Contracts
  • Konecny, R (Co-Principal), Jenkins, LA. (Co-Principal), "Nebraska Medicaid Expansion: Protecting a Critical Infrastructure, Supporting Main Street, Improving Worker Health and Productivity," Sponsored by Nebraska Hospital Association & AARP. (November 1, 2014 - April 1, 2015)
  • Konecny, R. (Co-Principal), Jenkins, L. A. (Co-Principal), "Is Medicaid Expansion Good for South Dakotas Business Community, Economy, and People?," Sponsored by South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (December 15, 2013).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Plattsmouth TIF Statutory Requirement Report, Westside Commercial Addition," Sponsored by City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska (August 2010).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Columbus, Westgate Redevelopment Project, TIF Statutory Requirement Report," Sponsored by City of Columbus (July 12, 2010).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "Fremont Economic Impact Study: ACCESSNebraska Call Center," Sponsored by City of Central City, Nebraska (April 30, 2010).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Valley, TIF Statutory Requirement Report, Menard Distribution Center," Sponsored by City of Valley, Nebraska (January 8, 2009).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Grand Island Economic Impact Study Project: Copper Creek Estates," Sponsored by City of Grand Island, Nebraska(November 24, 2008).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Grand Island Economic Impact Study, Project Codename: AMADA," Sponsored by City of Grand Island, Nebraska (September 17, 2008).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Arapahoe Economic Impact Study Republican Valley Biofuels, LLC," Sponsored by City of Aurora, Nebraska (May 19, 2008).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Aurora, Aventine Aurora West, LLC: TIF Statutory Requirement Report," Sponsored by City of Aurora, Nebraska (March 2008).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Bridgeport Economic Impact Study: Bridgeport Ethanol, LLC," Sponsored by City of Bridgeport, Nebraska (February 13, 2008).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Wahoo Economic Impact Study Wahoo Ethanol, LLC," Sponsored by City of Wahoo, Nebraska,(December 2007).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of St. Paul Economic Impact Study: Central Bio-Energy, LLC," Sponsored by City of St. Paul, Nebraska (April 2007).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Bennington Economic Impact Study of the Ridgewood Development," Sponsored by City of Bennington, Nebraska (August 2006).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "City of Valley Economic Impact Study," Sponsored by City of Valley, Nebraska, (May 2006).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "Central City Economic Phase II, Impact Study for Platte Valley Fuel Ethanol, LLC," Sponsored by City of Central City, Nebraska (February 2006).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "Fremont Economic Impact Study: Fremont Contract Carriers," Sponsored by City of Central City, Nebraska (December 1, 2004).
Grants
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "Economic Impact of Employment in Nebraska: An Input/Output Analysis," Sponsored by Nebraska Coalition for Jobs, $24,500.00. (2003).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "Assessing Environmental Effects on Businesses in Small Communities," Sponsored by Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, $39,500.00. (2001).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "Comparisons of Options for Modifying the Nebraska Child Support Payment Processing System," Sponsored by Nebraska Health and Human Services System, $10,000.00. (1998).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "The Middle Platte Regional Sectoral Model: Technical Documentation and Source Data, Phase II," Sponsored by United States Environmental Protection Agency, $35,000.00. (1998).
  • Jenkins, A., "Platte River Socio-economic Assessment Study with Ron Konecny," Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, $35,000.00. (1996).
  • Konecny, R., Jenkins, L. A., "The Platte Watershed Program: The Middle Platte Socioeconomic Baseline," Sponsored by United States Environmental Protection Agency, $35,000.00. (1996).
  • Jenkins, A., "World Affairs Conference with Karl Borden," Sponsored by Nebraska Bankers' Association, $11,000.00. (1993).
  • Jenkins, A., "Platte River Atlas," Sponsored by Omaha World Herald, $35,000.00. (1992).

Service

Department Service

  • Economics Department Peer Review Committee
  • Economics Faculty Search Committee

College Service


  • Symposium Coordinator, Marienau Symposium.
  • CBT Faculty Development Committee.
  • Committee Chair, CBT Faculty Affairs Committee.
  • CBT:BD AACSB Accreditation Committee.
  • General Studies Ad Hoc Committee.
  • Committee Chair, CBT:BD AACSB Subcommittee on Instructional Resources & Responsibilities. 
  • CB&T General Studies Representative.
  • CB & T College Council.
  • Committee Chair, Instructional Resource and Responsibilities.
  • Prairie Atlas Editorial Board.
  • CBT Graduate Committee.
  • CBT Deans Advisory Committee.

University Service
  • Search Committee, Associate Dean College of Nursing, Kearney NE
  • General Studies Council.
  • University of Nebraska Institute for Rural Futures Focus Group.
  • Public Health Policy Leadership Summit.
  • UNKEA Executive Committee.
  • UNK Faculty Promotion & Tenure Guideline.
  • Ad Hoc Committee for Long Term Disability Benefits.
  • UNK Council of Chairs.
  • Committee Chair, UNK Faculty Senate Academic Freedom and Tenure.
  • UNKEA Chief Negotiator.
  • President's Blue Ribbon Health Care Advisory Committee.
  • University of Nebraska System-Fringe Benefit.
  • NCUR Grant.
  • Search Committee for Associate Registrar.
  • Committee Chair, University of Nebraska System-Wide Fringe Benefit.

Professional Service

  • Nebraska Economics and Business Association Annual Conference 1987-present
  • Reviewer, Textbook, Wiley Publishers.
  • Community Fitness Initiative: Lexington, Lexington, Nebraska.
  • Reviewer, Journal Article, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Board of Advisors.  Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Nebraska Economic Developers Association, Kearney, Nebraska.
  • University of Nebraska Education Association.

Public Service
  • Two Rivers Public Health Department, Minden, Nebraska.
  • Nebraska Preservation Economic Impact Advisory Committee, Lincoln, Nebraska.