Dept. of Economics
Over the years, the Department of Economics has produced 821 Ph.D.’s and countless undergraduate and Master’s students. The Department’s Centennial in 1995 is a time for the Department to celebrate its past and look forward to its future. As it moves into its second one hundred years, the Department enjoys status as a top twenty-five economics department, as determined by the Gourman Report ranking of graduate departments. Five of its faculty serve as editors or co-editors of economics journals, one was elected Fellow of the Econometrics Society, and several have been recognized by the campus as among its best instructors. The Department is well positioned for its second hundred years.
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(2020-05-01)The first essay analyzes how allowing undocumented immigrants to legally obtain driver's licenses shifts commuting patterns, increases job accessibility, and improves labor market outcomes. Using state- and nativity-level ...
(2020-04-24)This dissertation consists of three essays on the economics of population health. In Chapter 2, I study employment shocks and demand for pain medication. Declining economic opportunity is often portrayed as one of the ...
(2020-04-30)Policy decision-making increasingly relies on rigorous evaluations of public interventions. As governments worldwide face social pressures to simultaneously take care of the most vulnerable and be fiscally responsible, ...
(2020-04-27)This dissertation focuses on three topics that pertain or are tightly related to the labor market in developing countries. After presenting an introduction to this dissertation, chapter 2 studies the way in which labor ...
(2020-04-23)This dissertation consists of three chapters on the New Zealand housing market. The first chapter, titled "Salience of Hazard Disclosure and House Prices: Evidence from Christchurch, New Zealand," addresses the impacts of ...