John Pepper

Professor, Chair


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 234

Hours: Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Fields of Interest

Social Program Evaluation, Econometrics, Public Economics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Tufts University
Master of Science (MS), University of Wisconsin System : Madison
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Wisconsin System : Madison

Research Papers

  • The Effect of Dental Insurance on the Use of Dental Care For Older Adults: A Partial Identification Analysis,” (with Brent Kreider, Richard Manski, and John Moeller), Health Economics, forthcoming.
  • “The Effect of Vocation Rehabilitation for People with Cognitive Impairments,” (with David Dean, Robert Schmidt, and Steven Stern), International Economic Review, forthcoming.
  • “Deterrence and the Death Penalty: Partial Identification Analysis Using Repeated Cross Sections,” (with Charles Manski), Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 2013, Volume 29, Issue 1, 123-141.
  • “Identifying the Effects of Food Stamps on the Nutritional Health of Children when Program Participation is Misreported,” (with Craig Gunderson, Dean Jolliffe, and Brent Kreider), Journal of the American Statistical Association, September 2012, 107:499, 958-975.
  • “The Impact of the National School Lunch Program on Child Health: A Nonparametric Bounds Analysis,” (with Craig Gunderson and Brent Kreider), Journal of Econometrics, 2012, 166: 79-91.
  • “More on Monotone Instrumental Variables” (with Charles Manski), The Econometrics Journal, 12, July 2009, S200-216.
  • “Disability and Employment:  Reevaluating the Evidence in Light of Misreporting Errors,” (with Brent Kreider), Journal of the American Statistical Association, 102 (478), June 2007, 432-441.
  • “Robust Inferences for Method of Moments Estimators from Random Clustered   Samples: An Application Using Data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics,”  Economic Letters,75(3), June 2002, 75, 341-345.
  • “Slippery When Wet:  The Effects of Local Alcohol Access Laws on Highway Safety,” (with Reagan Baughman, Michael Conlin and Stacy Dickert-Conlin), Journal of Health Economics, November 2001, 1089-1096.
  • “The Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Receipt:  A Nonparametric Bounds Analysis,” The Review of Economics and Statistics, 82(3), August 2000, 472-88.
  • "Monotone Instrumental Variables: With an Application to the Returns to Schooling,” (with Charles Manski), Econometrica, 68(4), July 2000, 997-1010. 

Lee Coppock

Professor, Undergraduate Director


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 210

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 – 3:30pm, or by appointment.

Fields of Interest

Public Choice and Public Economics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Liberty University
Master of Arts (MA), George Mason University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), George Mason University

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • "Principles of Economics", with Dirk Mateer, W.W. Norton, (2013)
  • “The Tax Man Cometh: Constitutional Principles for Tax Enforcement,” with Daniel Sutter, Constitutional Political Economy, (2003)
  • “Evaluating the Fisher Effect in Long-Term Cross-Country Averages,” with Marc Poitras, International Review of Economics and Finance, (2000).
  • “Why Good Economic News Depressed Stock and Bond Prices in 1996,” with Willem Thorbecke, Economics Letters (1997)
  • “Monetary Policy, Stock Returns, and the Role of Credit in the Transmission of Monetary Policy,” with Willem Thorbecke, Southern Economic Journal (1996

Simon Anderson

Commonwealth Professor of Economics


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 236A

Hours: Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Advertising, Search and information, Price dispersion, Media economics, Industrial Organization

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), University of Southampton
Master of Arts (MA), Queen's University at Kingston
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Queen's University at Kingston

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • Discrete Choice Theory of Product Differentiation  (with A. de Palma and J.F.Thisse) MIT Press  1992
  • Oligopolistic Competition and the Optimal Provision of Products  (with A. de Palma and Y. Nesterov)  Econometrica, 63(6), 1281–1301, 1995
  • Rent Seeking with Bounded Rationality: An Analysis of the All-Pay Auction (with J. Goeree and C. Holt) Journal of Political Economy, 106(4), 828–853, 1998
  •  Market Provision of Broadcasting: A Welfare Analysis (with Stephen Coate), Review of Economic Studies, 72(4), 947–972, 2005
  •  Advertising Content  (with Regis Renault), American Economic Review, 96(1), 93–113, 2006

Other Research Papers

Working Papers

Karim Chalak

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 256

Hours: By Appointment Only

Fields of Interest

Econometric Theory, Applied Econometrics, Causal Inference

Education

B.A. Economics (major), Mathematics (minor) with High Distinction, American University of Beirut
M.A. in Economics, University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, San Diego

Joe Earhart

Administrative Supervisor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 233

Gaurab Aryal

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 255

Hours: Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Empirical Industrial Organization

Education

Bachelors of Arts (BA, Honours), Sri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi
Master of Science in Quantitative Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pennsylvania State University

Zach Bethune

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 339

Hours: Thursday 5:00 - 6:30pm

Fields of Interest

Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labor Economics, Credit Markets

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), Sam Houston State University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of California Santa Barbara

Research Papers

Selected Publication

“Aggregate Unemployment and Household Unsecured Debt” (with G. Rocheteau and P. Rupert), Review of Economic Dynamics (Special Issue on Money, Credit, and Financial Frictions), 2015

Working Papers

  • “Consumer Credit, Unemployment, and Aggregate Labor Market Dynamics”
  • “Dynamic Indeterminacy and Welfare in Credit Economies” (with T.W. Hu and G. Rocheteau)
  • “Frictional Goods Markets: Theory and Applications” (with M. Choi and R. Wright)

Federico Ciliberto

Associate Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 220

Hours: Monday 11:00am - 12:00pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Empirical Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Florence
Master of Arts (MA), Northwestern University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Northwestern University

Kenneth Elzinga

Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 216

Hours: Monday 10:00am - 2:00pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Antitrust economics; religion and economics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Kalamazoo College
Master of Arts (M.A.), Michigan State University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Michigan State University

Research Papers

  • The Lerner Index of Monopoly Power: Origins and Uses,” (w/ David E. Mills) 101 The American Economic Review 3, 558 (2011).
  • “Developments in U.S. Merger Policy: The Beer Industry as Lens,” (w/ Anthony W. Swisher) The Economics of Beer (Johan F.M. Swinnen, ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • “The U.S. Beer Industry: Concentration, Fragmentation, and a Nexus with Wine,” 6 Journal of Wine Economics, 2, 217 (2011).
  • “The Economics of NASCAR,” (w/ Andrew E. Abere and Peter Bronsteen) in Leo H. Kahane and Stephen Shmanske (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics: Vol. I: The Economics of Sports. Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • The Socratic Method,” in Gail Hoyt and KimMarie McGoldrick (eds.), International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics.  Cheltenham: Elgar Press, 2012.
  • “Predatory Pricing in the Airline Industry: Spirit Airlines v. Northwest Airlines,” (w/ David E. Mills; revised and updated from prior edition) in John E. Kwoka and Lawrence J. White (eds.), The Antitrust Revolution 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Leegin v. PSKS (2007): Resale Price Maintenance Wins a Reprieve,” (w/ David E. Mills) in John E. Kwoka and Lawrence J. White (eds.), The Antitrust Revolution 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Maxim Engers

Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, room 230

Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:15pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Economics of Information; Applied Game Theory

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Cape Town
Master of Arts (MA), University of California System: Los Angeles
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), University of California System: Los Angeles

Research Papers

  • "Producer Surplus", (with Simon Anderson) International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd edition), forthcoming;
  • "Charity Auctions," (with Brian McManus), International Economic Review, Vol. 48, August 2007; 
  • "Participation games: Market entry, coordination, and the beautiful blonde," (with Simon Anderson),  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 63, May 2007;  
  • "R&D Policy with International Spillovers," (with Shannon Mitchell), European Economic Review, Vol. 50, October 2006.

Working Papers

Ana Fostel

Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 222

Hours: Tuesday 11:00am - 12;)0pm, Hours: Thursday 4:00 - 5:00pm

Fields of Interest

Finance, International Finance, Economic Theory,Experimental Finance

Education

Doctor of Philosphy (PhD): Yale University

Leora Friedberg

Associate Professor, Vice Chair


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 257

Hours: Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Fields of Interest

Public Economics;Labor Economics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Johns Hopkins University
Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Papers

  • "The Social Security Earnings Test and the Labor Supply of Older Men," Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 12, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1998;
  • "Did Unilateral Divorce Raise Divorce Rates? Evidence from Panel Data," American Economic Review, Volume 88 (3), 608-627, June 1998;
  • "The Effect of Old Age Assistance on Retirement," Journal of Public Economics, Volume 71 (2), 213-232, February 1999;
  • "The Labor Supply Effects of the Social Security Earnings Test," The Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 82 (1), 48-63, February 2000.

James Harrigan

Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 215

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 - 5:00pm

Fields of Interest

International Trade, Economic Geography, Applied Microeconomics, East Asian economies

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of California System : Berkeley
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of California System : Los Angeles

Charles Holt

A Willis Robertson Professor of Political Economy


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 238

Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:30am - 12:30pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Experimental economics, mathematical economics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Washington & Lee University
Master of Science (MS), Carnegie Mellon University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Carnegie Mellon University

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • “An Experimental Analysis of Asymmetric Power in Conflict Bargaining,” (with K. Sieberg, D. Clark, T. Norstrom, W. Reed) Games and Economic Behavior,  2013, 4(3), 375-397.
  • “A Reverse Auction for Toxic Assets,” (with O. Armantier and C. Plott) forthcoming, in American Economic Jouranl: Microeconomics, November, 2013.
  • “Hierarchical Package Bidding: A Paper & Pencil Combinatorial Auction,” (with Jacob Goeree) Games and Economic Behavior, 70, September 2010, 146-169.
  • “Assessment and Estimation of Risk Preferences” (with Susan Laury), Handbook of the Economics of Risk and Uncertainty, M. Machina and K. Viscusi, eds., Elsevier, 2013, Chapter 4.
  • “Ten Little Treasures of Game Theory and Ten Intuitive Contradictions,” (with Jacob Goeree) American Economic Review, December 2001, 1402-1422.

William Johnson

Georgia S. Bankard Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 232

Hours: Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00 or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Labor economics; public economics; economics of information

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Wesleyan University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • "Are Public Subsidies to Higher Education Regressive ?", Education Finance and Policy, Summer 2006
  • "The Economics of Ideas and the Ideas of Economists", Southern Economic Journal, July 2006
  • "Faculty without Students: Resource Allocation in Higher Education", (with Sarah Turner) Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2009
  • "Fixed Costs and Hours Constraints", Journal of Human Resources, Fall 2011

Andrew Kloosterman

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 211

Hours: Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Microeconomic Theory, Experimental Economics, Dynamic Games

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA),  Washington University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), New York University

John McLaren

Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 226

Hours: Tuesday 2:00pm - 3;30pm

Fields of Interest

International Trade, Political Economy, Industrial Organization, Economic Development, Effects of Economic Globalization

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), McGill University
Master of Arts (MA), University of Toronto
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Princeton University

Research Papers

 

  • “Looking for Local Labor-Market Effects of NAFTA” (joint with Shushanik Hakobyan). Review of Economics and Statistics 98:4, October 2016, pp. 728-41.
  • “Trade Policy and Wage Inequality: A Structural Analysis with Occupational and Sectoral Mobility.” (With Erhan Artuç). Journal of International Economics 97, pp. 278-94, 2015.
  • “When is it Optimal to Delegate: The Theory of Fast-track Authority.” (With Levent Çelik and Bilgehan Karabay.) American Economic Journals: Microeconomics, August 2015.

Ron Michener

Associate Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 251

Hours: Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Colonial Monetary History, Monetary Theory, Economic History

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Master of Arts (MA), University of Chicago
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Chicago

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • "Fixed Exchange Rates and the Quantity Theory in Colonial America," Carnegie-Rochester Conferences Volume, 1987;
  • "The Political Economy of Insider Trading Laws," with C.Tighe, Papers and Proceedings of the American Economic Associations, 1994;
  • "Inflation, Expectations, and Output: Lucas's Island Revisited," Journal of Macroeconomics 20, 767-83, Fall 1998;
  • "State 'Currencies' and the Transition to the U.S. Dollar: Clarifying some Confusions." , R. Michener and R. Wright, American Economic Review, 682-703, June 2005;
  • "Development of the US monetary union," R. Michener and R. Wright, Financial History Review, vol. 13:1, 19-41, 2006

 

Amalia Miller

Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 239

Hours: Friday 10:30am - 12:00pm

Fields of Interest

Public Finance, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Industrial Organization

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Stanford University

Toshihiko Mukoyama

Associate Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 248

Hours: Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00pm

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), The University of Tokyo
Master of Arts (MA), University of Rochester
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Rochester

Denis Nekipelov

Associate Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 254

Hours: Monday 12:00 - 2:00pm

Edgar Olsen

Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 250

Hours: By Appointment Only

Fields of Interest

Housing Markets and Policies, Welfare Policies

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Tulane University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Rice University

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • “A Competitive Theory of the Housing Market,” American Economic Review, LIX (September 1969), 612-22
  • "An Econometric Analysis of Rent Control," Journal of Political Economy, LXXX , 1081-1100, Nov./Dec. 1972;
  • "The Benefits and Costs of Public Housing in New York City" (with David Barton), Journal of Public Economics, XX, 299-332, April 1983;
  • "The Demand and Supply of Housing Services: A Critical Survey of the Empirical Literature" in Handbook in Urban Economics, ed., Edwin S. Mills, Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1987;
  • "The Welfare Economics of Equal Access," (with Diane Lim Rogers), Journal of Public Economics, XLV, 91-105, June 1991;
  • “Subsidized Housing, Emergency Shelters, and Homelessness: An Empirical Investigation Using Data from the 1990 Census” (with Dirk Early), Advances in Economic Analysis & Policy, 2 (2002), 1-34;
  • “Housing Programs for Low-Income Households” in Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, ed., Robert Moffitt, National Bureau of Economic Research (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003);
  • "Low-Income Housing Policy," New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, London:Macmillan, 2008;
  • “Fundamental Housing Policy Reforms to End Homelessness” in How to House the Homeless, ed., Ingrid Gould Ellen and Brendan O'Flaherty (New York: Russell Sage, 2010).
  • “Geographic Price Variation, Housing Assistance, and Poverty” (with Dirk Early) in Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty, ed., Philip N. Jefferson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • “The Performance and Legacy of Housing Policies” (with Jens Ludwig) in The Legacies of the War on Poverty, ed., Martha Bailey and Sheldon Danziger (New York: Russell Sage, 2013)

Oped Pieces

Congressional Testimony

Sophie Osotimehin

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 246

Hours: Thursday 5:00 - 6:00pm

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA),Paris 1 University
Master of Arts (MA), Paris School of Economics -Paris 1 University
Master of Arts (MA), Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE ParisTech)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Paris School of Economics – Paris 1 University

Research Papers

Selected Publication

  • “Matching frictions, unemployment dynamics and the cost of business cycles”, with J-O Hairault and F. Langot, Review of Economic Dynamics, Oct 2010

Working Papers

  • “Aggregate productivity and the allocation of resources over the business cycle” (Job market paper)
  • “All you need is loan. Credit market frictions and the exit of firms in recessions”, CREST Working paper n°2010-51, with F. Pappadà

Sheetal Sekhri

Associate Professor, Graduate Director


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 258

Hours: Thursday 1:15 - 3:15pm

Fields of Interest

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), Iowa State University
Master of Arts (AM), Brown University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Brown University

Peter Troyan

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 340

Hours: Tuesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Fields of Interest

Microeconomic theory, game theory, market design, matching

Education

Bachelor of Science: University of Michigan
Doctor of Philosophy: Stanford University

Sarah Turner

University Professor of Economics & Education, Souder Family Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 244

Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Princeton University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • Andrew Barr and Sarah Turner. Forthcoming. “Out of Work and Into School: Labor Market Policies and College Enrollment During the Great Recession,” Journal of Public Economics
  • John Bound, Breno Braga, Joe Golden and Sarah Turner. 2013. “Pathways to Adjustment: The Case of Information Technology Workers” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings
  • Andrew Barr and Sarah Turner.  2013 “Expanding Enrollments and Contracting Budgets: The Effect of the Great Recession Higher Education,”  The Annals: American Academy of Political and Social Science.
  • John Bound, Mike Lovenheim and Sarah Turner. 2012. “Understanding the Increased Time to the Baccalaureate Degree.” Education Finance and Policy, Vol. 7, No. 4: 375–424.
  • Christopher Avery and Sarah Turner. 2012. “Student Loans: Do College Students Borrow Too Much--Or Not Enough?” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 26(1): 165–92

Working Papers

  • Caroline Hoxby and Sarah Turner. 2015. “What High-Achieving Low-Income Students Know About College Options” Working draft. 
  • Caroline Hoxby and Sarah Turner. 2013. “Expanding College Opportunities for High-Achieving, Low Income Students” SIEPR Discussion Paper 12-014.
  • "Back to School: Federal Student Aid Policy and Adult College Enrollment," (with N. Seftor), Journal of Human Resources, 2002;
  • Going to War and Going to College: Did the G.I. Bill Increase Educational Attainment," (with J. Bound), Journal of Labor Economics (4), 2002
  • "Trade in University Training: Cross State Variation in the Production and Use of College Educated Labor," (with Bound, Groen, & Kezdi), Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 121 , 2004"Closing the Gap or Widening the Divide: The Effects of the G.I. Bill and World War II on the Educational Outcomes of Black Americans",(with John Bound), Journal of Economic History, Vol. 63, No. 1 (March) [NBER Working Paper No. 9044], 2003.
  • "Race, Income and College in 25 Years: Evaluating Justice O'Connor's Conjecture" (with Alan Krueger and Jesse Rothstein), American Law and Economics Review, 2006.
  • "Opportunities for Low Income Students at Top Colleges and Universities: Policy Initiatives and the Distribution of Students" (with Amanda Pallais), National Tax Journal, LIX (2): 357-386, 2006.
  • "Cohort Crowding: How Resources Affect Collegiate Attainment" (with John Bound), Journal of Public Economics [NBER Working Paper No. 12424], forthcoming.

Eric Van Wincoop

Robert P Black Research Professor of Economics


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 231

Hours: Monday 2:00 - 3:00pm, Hours: Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fields of Interest

Open economy macro economics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master of Arts (MA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Harvard University

Eric Young

Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 224

Hours: By appointment only

Fields of Interest

Macroeconomics, Computational Economics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Washington & Lee University
Master of Science (MS), Carnegie Mellon University
Master of Arts (MA), Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Carnegie Mellon University

Carter Doyle

Lecturer, Blue Ridge Distinguished Teaching Fellow


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 205

Hours: Monday and Wednesday : 10:00am - 11:00am and 2:00 - 3:00pm or by appointment

Marc Santugini

Lecturer, Blue Ridge Distinguished Teaching Fellow


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 213

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am - 12:00pm

Maria Westerfield

Visiting Lecturer


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 219

Edwin Burton

Visiting Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 262

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Rice University
  • Master of Arts (MA), Rice University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Northwestern University

Albert Choi

Albert C. BeVier Research Professor of Law


Office Address

Virginia Law School: Rm WB302K

Fields of Interest

Law and economics, applied contract theory

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Pomona College
  • Doctor of Law (JD), Yale University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Peter Debaere

Associate Professor of Business Administration


Office Address

Darden School, FOB 283

Jennifer Doleac

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics


Office Address

Garrett Hall

Fields of Interest

Applied Microeconomics, Public Finance, Labor Economics, Law and Economics, Economics of Crime

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University, 2012
  • B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, Williams College, 1999-2003 (Highest Honors)

Michael (Mike) Gallmeyer

Associate Professor


Office Address

Rouss & Roberston Halls, Room 366

Fields of Interest

Finance

Molly Lipscomb

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics


Office Address

Garrett Hall

Fields of Interest

Environmental Economics, Development Economics,International Trade, Applied Microe

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics, May 2009, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.A. in Economics, May 2005, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • BA in Economics, May 1999, Claremont McKenna College
  • With honors, Magna Cum Laude, Minor in Political Science

Isaac Mbiti

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics


Office Address

Garrett Hall, room 106

Fields of Interest

Public Policy

Daniel Murphy

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Darden, FOB 158

Fields of Interest

International and Macro Economics

Christopher Ruhm

Professor of Public Policy and Economics


Office Address

Garrett Hall

Fields of Interest

Health Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. 1984
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.A. 1981
  • University of California, Davis, B.A. (with highest honors) 1978,

Jay Shimshack

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics


Office Address

Garrett Hall, Room 103

Fields of Interest

Environmental, applied microeconomics

William Shobe

Director of Center for Economic & Policy Studies, Professor of Public Policy


Office Address

Garrett Hall, 

Hours: Monday and Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30pm

Fields of Interest

Environmental economics, experimental economics, emission market design, early childhood education, federalism, public finance

Education

  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland OR
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World (January 2012), William Shobe and Dallas Burtraw. CEPS Working Papers (wp12-01), Center for Economic and Policy Studies, Charlottesville, VA (Forthcoming in Climate Change Economics).
  • Price Discovery in Emissions Permit Auctions (2011), Dallas Burtraw, Charlie Holt, Erica Myers, Jacob Goeree, Karen Palmer, and William Shobe, in R. Mark Isaac, Douglas A. Norton (ed.) Experiments on Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability (Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.11-36.
  • A Database for a Changing Economy: Review of the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), Nancy T. Tippins and Margaret L. Hilton, Editors; Panel to Review the Occupational Information Network (O*NET); National Research Council, 2010. [Member of the review panel organized by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council.]
  • An Experimental Analysis of Auctions versus Grandfathering to Assign Pollution Permits, with Dallas Burtraw, Charlie Holt, Erica Myers, Jacob Goeree, and Karen Palmer. Journal of the European Economic Association Vol. 8, No. 2-3: 514-525 (April/May 2010).
  • An Experimental Analysis of Auctioning Emissions Allowances under a Loose Cap (2010), William Shobe, Dallas Burtraw, Charlie Holt, Jacob Goeree, Karen Palmer and Erica Myers. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Vol. 39, No. 2: 162-175.
  • Collusion in Auctions for Emission Permits: An Experimental Analysis, with Dallas Burtraw, Charlie Holt, Jacob Goeree, Karen Palmer and Erica Myers. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 28, No. 4: 672-691 (2009).
  • The Design, Testing, and Implementation of Virginia's NOx Allowance Auction, with David Porter, Stephen Rassenti, Vernon Smith, and Abel Winn. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 69, No. 2, pp. 190 - 200 (2009).
  • Auction Design for Selling CO2 Emission allowances Under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, with Dallas Burtraw, Charlie Holt, Jacob Goeree, and Karen Palmer. Research sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (October 2007).

Mark Thomas

Professor of History and Economics


Office Address

Nau Hall, Room 381

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 - 11:30am in Nau Hall, rm 381

Fields of Interest

British Economic, US Business and Economic, International Economic, Australia

Education

  • B.A. Oxford 1976
  • M.A. Cornell 1979
  • D.Phil. Oxford 1984

Kieran Walsh

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Darden, FOB 156

Fields of Interest

Macro Economics and Finance

Francis (Frank) Warnock

James C. Wheat, Jr. Professor of Business Administration


Office Address

Darden School, FOB 298D

James (Jim) Wyckoff

Director of Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness


,

Professor


Office Address

Olsson Hall, room 238C

Edwin Burmeister

Commonwealth Professor of Economics


T. Wake Epps

Professor of Economics


Leland Yeager

McIntire Professor of Economics


Kyeongtak Do

Daniel Baquet

Gabriela Barbosa

Michal Barzuza

Ramiro Burga

Wenqiang (Robin) Cai

Geoffrey Carr

Hanna Charankevich

Salim Ergene

Brett Fischer

Devaki Ghose

Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room B-10

Hours: Wednesday, 5.30-7.00

Advisors

James Harrigan
John McLaren
Kerem Cosar

Fields of Interest

Trade, Economic Geography, Education, Development, Industrial Organization

Education

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia (Expected May 2019)

M.A. Economics, University of Virginia (May 2016)      

M.S. Economics, Indian Statistical Institute (May 2013)                                                                                               

B.S.  Economics, St. Xavier’s College (May 2011)                                                                                                             

Working Papers

Identifying Vertical Linkage in Agglomeration: Empirical Evidence from India

I estimate the contribution of vertical linkage (the linkage between input suppliers and output producers) in the spatial agglomeration of industries by studying the location patterns of Information Technology (IT) firms and Technical Colleges that supply workers to these firms. I use two novel instruments to causally identify the effect of firm location on college location, and the effect of the supply of skilled labor on firm location. I find that two new colleges open in a district following the entry of a single firm in that district. My results also show that an increase in number of skilled college graduates by 10,000 in a district leads to 7 new firms entering the district. A 1% increase in a district’s labor supply of college graduates increases firm entry by 4.16 %. I write a structural model to understand the mechanisms behind my findings.

Grant Carney

Ben Hamilton

Haruka Takayama Hasegawa

Xiaohui (Ivy) Huang

Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room B10-B

Dissertation Title

"Productivity, Model Uncertainty, and the New Home Sales Price in the U.S."

Advisors

Professor Eric Young (434) 924-3811, Professor Toshihiko Mukoyama (434) 924-6751, Professor Latchezar Popov (434) 924-7947

Fields of Interest

Macro, Housing, Asset Pricing, Quantitative & Computational Methods

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Virgina, Expected May 2016
M.A., Economics, University of Virginia, May 2011
M.A., Economics, cum laude, Peking University, June 2009
B.A., Economics, B.S., Mathematics, Wuhan University, June 2007

Working Papers

  • Ambiguity and Recent Housing Market Boom-Bust in the U.S. (Job Market Paper)
  • Ambiguity, Rent-or-Buy Choice, and Housing Prices
  • The Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks on Inventories -- A Time Series Study

Hundanol Kebede

Katya Khmelnitskaya

Seunghyeon Lee

Dajun Lin

Office Address

Monroe Hall

Fields of Interest

Labor Economics, Health Economics, Public Health

Research Papers

"Cognitive Performance and Labour Market Outcomes" (with Randall Lutter and Christopher J. Ruhm). Labour Economics 51(2018): 121-135

"Breastfeeding, Schooling and Income: Insights from the Indonesian Family Life Survey" (with with Randall Lutter, Christopher J. Ruhm and Siying Liu). Forthcoming at Maternal and Child Nutrition

Working Papers

"Air Pollution, Infant Morbidity and Infant Mortality: Evidence from 15 Years of Births and Deaths in Hong Kong" (with Jonathan Colmer, Siying Liu and Jay P. Shimshack)

"Dynamic Health Transition among Older Couples" (with Leora Friedberg and Dina Guo)

"Multidimensional Abilities, Task Content of Occupations, and Career Choices: A Dynamic Analysis" 

Siying Liu

Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room B10-Desk #6

Moogdho Mahzab

Miguel Mascarua

Roisin McCord

Gao Meng

Office Address

Monroe Hall

Dissertation Title

"Essays on International Capital Flows"

Megan Miller

David Chapman

Professor of Commerce; Area Coordinator - Finance


Office Address

McIntire School of Commerce, Robertson & Rouss Hall

Fields of Interest

Finance, Asset Pricing Theory, Portfolio Theory

Education

PhD., Business Administration, University of Rochester
M.S., Applied Economics, University of Rochester

Melissa Moore

Dotan Oliar

Divya Pandey

Ganna "Anya" Prykhodko

Tony Pyle

Ariel Salvaro

Daniel Savelle

Dissertation Title

"Discrete Choices with (and without) Ordered Search"

Fields of Interest

Industrial Organization, Consumer Search, Game Theory, Discrete-Choice Demand, Big Data, Platform and Network Markets

Education

Ph.D. (Expected May 2019)
M.A. Economics, University of Virginia (December 2014)
B.A. Economics & Mathematics, St. Mary's College of Maryland (May 2013)

Working Papers

“Discrete Choices with (and without) Ordered Search” (Job Market Paper)
“Partially Transparent Markets” (In Progress) 

Zach Sullivan

Office Address

Monroe Hall

Taheya Tarannum

Abiy Teshome

Dissertation Title

"Essays in International Trade"

Fields of Interest

International Trade, Industrial Organization

Education

Ph.D. (Expected 2018)
M.A. Economics, University of Virginia (December 2012)
B.A. Economics, Stanford University (June 2011)

Grace Toufeili

Ia Vardishvili

Xintian Wang

Xin (Power) Xue

Office Address

Monroe Hall

Dissertation Title

"Essays on Agency Cost of Financial Intermediations under Information Asymmetry"

Fields of Interest

Financial Intermediation, Industrial Organization, Contract

Myunghwan (Roy) Yoo

Office Address

Monroe Hall

Jining Zhong

Office Address

Monroe Hall

Sarah Lapp

Assistant to Kenneth Elzinga


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 214

Christopher Swenson

Undergraduate Program Coordinator


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 253

Hours: By appointment: http://economics.virginia.edu/appointments

Jennifer Jones

Senior Career Counselor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 228

Hours: Please see Handshake for appointment availability.

Fields of Interest

Career Development, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

Education

Master of Education, University of Virginia

Master of Science in English Education, Hofstra University

Bachelor of Arts, University at Albany

Certified in MBTI

Biography

Jennifer Jones directs the activities of the Economics Career Office (ECO) to equip majors with tools and resources to successfully reach the next steps in their career planning. Jen partners with faculty, alumni, employers, and other career offices on the grounds toward this goal. She was hired in 2013 to spearhead this effort after funding was provided by many enthusiastic and committed donors through the leadership of Professors Ken Elzinga and Charlie Holt.

Jen returned to the University of Virginia (U.Va.) in 2013 after working as the Director of Student Career Services for Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Before that time she worked as a fundraiser for U.Va. and served in several roles, including Associate Director for Corporate Relations, and Senior Major Gift Officer for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Fortunate to work alongside University volunteers, trustees, faculty, foundations, and corporations, Jen assisted in raising money for research funding, building projects, new undergraduate courses and programming, and in support of academic positions. She began her career at U.Va. working in the U.Va. Career Center office managing the Employer Relations Team and the On-Grounds Interviewing Program.

Jen has been recognized by the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE) with the association’s award for Innovation and is energized by designing creative and customized career programs to meet students’ needs in an ever-evolving economy. Jen holds a Master’s degree in Education from U.Va. and a Master’s degree in English Education from Hofstra University. She and her husband founded the Big Blue Door Improv Comedy School and Theater in Charlottesville in 2012. She spends as much time as possible with her 6-year-old daughter, Ellie Grace.

Matthew Slatosky

Monroe Hall Computer Engineer


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 217

Debby (Debs) Stanford

Adminstrative Assistant


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 237

Steve Peterson

Visiting Lecturer


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 248

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 - 3:30pm

Christine Cheng

Biography

What are you involved in on-grounds?

Hackcville, CHN Yearbook Committee, Chinese Students & Scholars Society, Outdoors Club.

How has your economics experience been so far? Where do you hope to take your economics education?

 

What are your plans after graduation?

Planning on going to Grad School.

What has been your favorite topic or class in the department that you have taken?

I haven’t taken it yet, but I think Game Theory would be very interesting.

Do you have any advice for interested or newly declared majors?

Go to office hours and do not be afraid to ask questions

What is something interesting about you that people might not know?

 

Kerem Cosar

Associate Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, room 242

Hours: Tuesday 3:00 - 5:00pm

Fields of Interest

International trade, Economic Geography, Industrial Organization

Education

Ph.D., Economics, The Pennsylvania State University (2010)
M.A., Economics, Bogazici University - Istanbul, Turkey (2004)
B.A., Management, Bogazici University - Istanbul, Turkey (2002)

Sandip Sukhtankar

Associate Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, room 330

Hours: Wednesday 3:15 - 4:45pm or by appointment

Fields of Interest

Development Economics, Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics

Education

Harvard University, Ph.D. 2009
Swarthmore College, B.A., Highest Honors. 2000

Jonathan Colmer

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 332

Hours: Tuesday 12:30 - 1:30pm

Fields of Interest

Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics, International Trade

Education

PhD, London School of Economics & Political Science (2016)

Eric Chyn

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 336

Hours: Monday 3:15 - 4:00pm

Fields of Interest

Labor Economics, Public Economics

Education

Ph.D. Economics, University of Michigan, 2016
University of Michigan 2012 B.B.A. Economics and Public Administration, Baylor University 2006

Jae Won Lee

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 334

Hours: Thursday 4:45 - 6:30pm

Fields of Interest

Macroeconomics, International Economics, Applied Time Series Analysis

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, NJ, 2008
M.A., Economics, Princeton University, NJ, 2006
B.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
B.A., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003

Sano Nagai

Biography

What are you involved in on-grounds?

Program Coordinator for Economics Career Office (ECO), Virginia Dance Company, VISAS, Japan Club (Academic Chair), Women in Computing Science

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan on pursuing a career in business and technology, and am also interested in working abroad!

What has been your favorite topic or class in the department that you have taken?

ECON 4220 International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics with Professor Van Wincoop, and ECON 4020 Auction Theory with Professor Aryal

Do you have any advice for interested or newly declared majors?

Economics is a field of study that you can really do anything with, and because of that the major offers opportunities to not only study whatever you are interested in, but also connects you with so many people involved in various fields, adding to your human capital. Don’t be afraid to ask around and take advantage of all of the resources the Econ Department has to offer!

What is something interesting about you that people might not know?

 

David Mills

Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, room 218

Hours: Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30pm

Fields of Interest

Pricing Strategies, Industry Structure, Vertical Relationships, Antitrust Policy, Regulating Infrastructure

Education

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE), Georgia Institute of Technology
Master of Arts (MA), Stanford University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Stanford University

Research Papers

Selected Publications

  • “Ownership Arrangements and Congestion-Prone Facilities, American Economic Review 71 (1981) 493-502. 
  • Growth, Speculation and Sprawl in a Monocentric City," The Journal of Urban Economics 10 (1981) 201-226.
  • "Industry Structure with Fluctuating Demand," (with Laurence Schumann), American Economic Review 75 (1985) 758-767.
  • "Testing for Predation: Is Recoupment Feasible?" (with Kenneth G. Elzinga) The Antitrust Bulletin 34 (1989) 869-893.
  • "Capacity Expansion and the Size of Plants," RAND Journal of Economics 21 (1990) 555-566.
  • "Why Retailers Sell Private Labels," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 4 (1995) 509-528.
  • "Price Wars Triggered by Entry," (with Kenneth G. Elzinga), International Journal of Industrial Organization 17 (1999) 179-198.
  • “Buyer Power and Industry Structure,” Review of Industrial Organization 36 (2010) 213-225.
  •  “The Lerner Index of Monopoly Power: Origins and Uses,” (with Kenneth G. Elzinga), American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 101 (2011) 558-564.
  • “Countervailing Power and Chain Stores,” Review of Industrial Organization, 42 (2013) 281-295.
  • “Inducing Cooperation with a Carrot Instead of a Stick,” Review of Industrial Organization, 50 (2017) 245-261

Snigdha Das

Md. Amzad Hossain

Spencer Kennedy

Ga Young Ko

Gizem Kutlu

Fiorella Pizzolon

Joaquin Saldain

Alex Watkins

Brennan Williams

Mark Plant

Visiting Lecturer


Office Address

Monroe Hall, room 252

Hours: Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00pm

Christian Matthes

Visiting Lecturer


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 219

Hours: By Appointment Only

Leland Farmer

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 240

Hours: Thursday 11:00am - 1:00pm

Fields of Interest

Macroeconomics, Finance, Econometrics, Computational Economics

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics - University of California, San Diego, 2017
  • B.S. Mathematical and Computational Science, with Honors, Minor in Economics - Stanford University, 2011

Ishita Gambhir

Daniel Harper

Yooseon Hwang

Sang Yun Lee

Tyler Ludwig

Carolyn Pelnik

Daniel Rodriguez Segura

Joseph Roessler

Hasan Toprak

Lichen (Rachel) Wang

Dengli Yang

Daniel Mackay

Visiting Faculty


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 219

Hours: Monday and Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30pm or by appointment

Sage Bradburn

Graduate Program Coordinator


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 249

Lee Lockwood

Assistant Professor


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 248

Hours: On leave

Fields of Interest

Public Finance, Labor Economics

Education

B.S. Industrial Engineering and Economics, Northwestern University

M.Sc. Economics, London School of Economics

Ph.D. Economics, University of Chicago

Sheisha Kulkarni

Visiting Faculty


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 252

Michael Moore

Visiting Faculty


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 252

Hours: Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00pm or by appointment

Patrick Greenlee

Visiting Faculty


Julia Devlin

Visiting Faculty


Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 219

Hours: Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30pm

Yong Hoon Cho

Jessica Canada

Tingrui   Feng 

Yoonah Baek

Jenna Blochowicz

Sidong (Monica) Zhong

William (Ben) Chenault

Yutong (Harriet) Chen

Dennis (DJ) Campbell

Dony Heru Ardiansyah

Suchitra Akmanchi

Eutteum (Tim) Lee

Seung Jae Han

Za Yeon (Rachel) Lee

Mrithyunjayan Nilayamgode

Geumbi Park

Maxim Engers

Professor
Research: Economics of Information; Applied Game Theory

Leland Farmer

Assistant Professor
Research: Macroeconomics, Finance, Econometrics, Computational Economics

Ana Fostel

Professor
Research: Finance, International Finance, Economic Theory,Experimental Finance

Leora Friedberg

Associate Professor, Vice Chair
Research: Public Economics;Labor Economics

James Harrigan

Professor
Research: International Trade, Economic Geography, Applied Microeconomics, East Asian economies

Charles Holt

A Willis Robertson Professor of Political Economy
Research: Experimental economics, mathematical economics

William Johnson

Georgia S. Bankard Professor
Research: Labor economics; public economics; economics of information

Andrew Kloosterman

Assistant Professor
Research: Microeconomic Theory, Experimental Economics, Dynamic Games

Jae Won Lee

Assistant Professor
Research: Macroeconomics, International Economics, Applied Time Series Analysis

Lee Lockwood

Assistant Professor
Research: Public Finance, Labor Economics

Department of Economics

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