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PROFESSOR MOCAN'S CURRICULUM VITAE

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Ourso Distinguished Chair of Economics

    Louisiana State University (LSU)
    August 2007-present 

  • Research Associate

    National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Health Economics Program, the Program on Children, and the Law and Economics Program
    October 1995-present

  • Research Affiliate

    TUSIAD - Koç University Economic Research Forum
    January 2010-present

  • Research Fellow

    Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany
    February 2010-present

  • Guest Professor

    University of Hasselt, Belgium
    February 2017-present

  • Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

    Louisiana Advisory Committee
    March 2017-present

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

  • Professor of Economics

    University of Colorado at Denver (UCD); Department of Economics
    June 1999-August 2007

  • Chairman

    Department of Economics; UCD
    July 2001-June 2004

  • Director

    Center for Research on Economic and Social Policy, UCD
    July 1995-June 2001

  • Faculty Research Fellow

    NBER
    Sept. 1989-Oct. 1995

  • Assistant and Associate Professor

    UCD; Dept. of Economics
    August 1990-May 1999

  • Professor

    Summer Minority Scholarship Program, AEA
    Summer 2001

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

    Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York; Department of Economics and Finance
    September 1989-May 1990

SHORT-TERM VISITING POSITIONS

  • November 2011:

    Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ) at Concordia University; Montreal, Canada

  • September 2011:

    Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janerio (PUC- RIO)

  • October 2010:

    James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Economics; October, 1989; City University of New York Graduate Center

  • B.A. in Economics; Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey; 1984.

FIELDS OF CONCENTRATION

  • Law and Economics

  • Economics of Crime

  • Labor and Health Economics

  • Economics of Culture

EDITORIAL

  • Member, Board of Editors

    Journal of Labor Research
    January 2015-present

  • Associate Editor

    Journal of Population Economics
    January 2010-December 2018

  • Associate Editor

    Journal of Labor Research
    January 2009- January 2015

  • Guest Co-editor

    Journal of Drug Issues, special issue on the Economics of Substance Abuse
    Summer 1998, 28:3

EDITED VOLUME

  • Economic Aspects of Obesity

    University of Chicago Press (co-edited with Michael Grossman), Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2011.

BOOK MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

  • Origins of Vengeance

    Princeton University Press

  • The Economics of Crime and Punishment

    Oxford University Press

INVITED ADRESSES

  • Keynote address at Gender and Economics Workshop

    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    December 2019

  • Keynote address at the 6th Economic Analysis of Litigation Workshop

    Granada, Spain
    June 2019

  • Keynote address at the ASREC Graduate Student Workshop, Introduction to the Economics of Culture and Religion

    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
    June 2018

  • Keynote Address at the 8th Workshop on Institutions, Individual Behavior and Economic Outcomes

    Corte, Corsica, France
    June 2017

  • TEDx Speaker

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    March 2017

  • Keynote Address at the LACEA-AL CAPONE Workshop on Economics of Crime

    Montevideo, Uruguay
    March 2015

  • Keynote Address, Second Economics Conference

    National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    July 2013.

WORKING PAPERS

  • “The Effect of Grade Retention on Adult Crime” Evidence from a Test-Based Promotion Policy” with Ozkan Eren and Michael Lovenheim (NBER Working Paper No: ). Under review.
  • “Judge Peer Effects in the Courthouse” with Ozkan Eren.
  • “Can Superstition Create a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? School Outcomes of Dragon Children of China” with Han Yu (NBER Working Paper No: 23709). Under review.
  • “Opportunistic Career Moves of Mobile Politicians” with Duha Altındağ (NBER Working Paper No: 21438). Under review.
  • “Education and Consanguineous Marriage” with Pelin Akyol.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Racial Bias and In-group Bias: Evidence from Virtual Reality Courtrooms” with Samantha Bielen and Wim Marneffe. Forthcoming in the Journal of Law and Economics.
  • “Juvenile Punishment, High School Graduation and Adult Crime: Evidence from Idiosyncratic Judge Harshness,” with Ozkan Eren (NBER Working Paper No: 23573). Forthcoming in The Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • “Biases in Judicial Decision-Making,” in Bias in the Law; Joseph Avery and Joel Cooper (eds.), London: Lexington Books, 2020. pp. 97-114.
  • “Analyzing the Impact of the World’s Largest Public Works Project on Crime,” with Satadru Das. Economic Inquiry, 2020. 58:3, pp. 1167-1182.
  • “Quality of Judicial Institutions, Crimes, Misdemeanors, and Dishonesty,” with Samantha Bielen and Wim Marneffe (NBER Working Paper No: 24396). European Journal of Political Economy, January 2020, Vol 61.
  • “The Impact of High School Curriculum on Confidence, Academic Success, and Mental and Physical Well-being of University Students,” with Han Yu (NBER Working Paper No: 24573). Journal of Labor Research, 2019; 40:428-462.
  • "Taxes and Culture of Leisure: Impact on Labor Supply in Europe" (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 21297). Journal of Comparative Economics, 2019, Vol. 47: 618-639.
  • “The Impact of Education on Health Outcomes and Behaviors in a Middle-Income, Low-Education Country,” with Bahadir Dursun and Resul Cesur. Economics and Human Biology, September 2018, Vol. 31: 94-114.
  • “Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles,” with Ozkan Eren (NBER Working Paper No: 22611). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, July 2018, Vol. 10:3, pp. 171-205.
  • “The Impact of Education on Women’s Preferences for Gender Equality: Evidence from Sierra Leone,” with Colin Cannonier . (Previous title: “Empowering Women through Education: Evidence from Sierra Leone,” --NBER Working Paper No: 18016). Journal of Demographic Economics, March 2018, Vol 84:1, pp. 3-40 (Lead article).
  • “Education, Religion, and Voter Preference in a Muslim Country,” with Resul Cesur. (Previous title: “Does Secular Education Impact Religiosity, Electoral Participation and the Propensity to Vote for an Islamist Party? Evidence from an Education Reform in a Muslim Country?” NBER Working Paper No: 19769) Journal of Population Economics, January 2018, Vol 31:1, pp. 1-44 (Lead article).
  • “Skill-Biased Technological Change, Earnings of Unskilled Workers, and Crime,” with Bulent Unel. (NBER Working Paper No: 17605). Review of Law and Economics, November 2107, Vol 13:3.
  • “Mandatory Schooling Laws and Formation of Beliefs: Education, Religion and Superstition,” with Luiza Pogorelova (NBER Working Paper No: 20557). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, October 2017, Vol 142, pp. 509-539.
  • “Chinese Yellow Dust and Korean Infant Health,” with Deokrye Baek and Duha Altındağ (NBER Working Paper No: 21613). Social Science and Medicine, August 2017. Vol. 186, pp. 78-86.
  • “Judges, Juveniles and In-group Bias,” with Briggs Depew and Ozkan Eren (NBER Working Paper No: 22003). Journal of Law and Economics, May 2017, Vol 60:2, pp. 209-239 (Lead article).
  • “Economic Well-being and Anti-Semitic Xenophobic and Racist Attitudes in Germany,” with Christian Raschke. (NBER Working Paper No: 20059). European Journal of Law and Economics, February 2016. Vol. 41:1, pp. 1-63.
  • “The Impact of Mothers’ Earnings on Health Inputs and Infant Health,” with Christian Raschke and Bulent Unel. (NBER Working paper No: 19434). Economics and Human Biology, December 2015, Vol. 19, pp. 204-223.
  • “Alcohol Consumption, Deterrence and Crime in New York City,” with Hope Corman (NBER Working Paper No: 18731). Journal of Labor Research, June 2015, Vol 36:2, pp. 103-28.
  • “Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform,” with Richard Boylan (NBER Working Paper No:15535). Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. August 2014. Vol. 30:3; pp. 558-86
  • “Education, Cognition, Health Knowledge, and Health Behavior,” with Duha Altındag (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 17949). European Journal of Health Economics. April 2014. Vol. 15:3, pp. 265-79.
  • “Salaries and Work Effort: Evidence from the European Parliament,” with Duha Altındag. (NBER Working Paper No: 17329). The Economic Journal. December 2013. Vol. 123; pp. 1130-67.
  • “Theft and Deterrence,” with Bill Harbaugh and Mike Visser. (NBER Working Paper No: 17059). Journal of Labor Research. December 2013. Vol. 34 (4), pp. 389-407.
  • “Vengeance.” The Review of Economics and Statistics. July 2013. Vol. 95:3, pp. 969-82.
  • “The Impact of Education on Health Knowledge” with Duha Altındag and Colin Cannonier (NBER Working Paper No: 16422). Economics of Education Review. October 2011. Vol. 30:5. pp. 792-812.
  • “Economic Aspects of Obesity: Introduction,” with Michael Grossman, in Economic Aspects of Obesity; Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds.), Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011; pp. 1-16
  • “Obesity, Self-esteem and Wages," with Erdal Tekin, in Economic Aspects of Obesity; Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds.), Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2011; pp. 349-80.
  • “Asymmetric Crime Cycles,” with Turan Bali (NBER Working Paper No: 11210). The Review of Economics and Statistics. November 2010; Vol: 92:4, pp. 899-911.
  • “Joblessness and Perceptions about the Effectiveness of Democracy,” with Duha Altindağ. (NBER Working Paper No: 15994). Journal of Labor Research, Spring 2010; Vol.31:2, pp.99-123.
  • “Ugly Criminals,” with Erdal Tekin. (NBER Working Paper No: 12019). The Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2010; Vol. 92:1, pp. 15-30.
  • “The Impact of Incentives on Human Behavior: Can We Make It Disappear? The Case of the Death Penalty,” with Kaj Gittings; in The Economics of Crime: Lessons For & From Latin America; Rafael DiTella, Sebastian Edwards and Ernesto Schargrodsky (eds.), Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010; pp. 379-418.
  • “Do Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Problems Respond to Cigarette Prices?” with Lan Liang and Erdal Tekin. Southern Economic Journal, July 2009; Vol. 76:1, pp. 67-85.
  • "Corruption, Corruption Perception, and Economic Growth,” in Economic Performance in the Middle East and North Africa: Institutions, Corruption and Reform, S. Sayan (ed.), London: Routledge, 2009.
  • “What Determines Corruption? International Evidence from Micro Data,” (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 10460). Economic Inquiry, October 2008, 46:4, pp. 493-510. Recipient of the “2008 Best Article Award.”
  • “Can Consumers Detect Lemons? An Empirical Investigation of Information Asymmetry in the Market for Child Care,” Journal of Population Economics, October 2007; 20:4, pp. 743-80.
  • “The Determinants of the Willingness to Donate an Organ Among Young Adults: Evidence from the United States and the European Union,” with Erdal Tekin, Social Science and Medicine, August 2007, pp. 2527-38.
  • “Guns and Juvenile Crime,” with Erdal Tekin. Journal of Law and Economics, October 2006, pp. 507-31.
  • “Catholic Schools and Bad Behavior: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis,” with Erdal Tekin. Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy, 2006; 5:1, Article 13.
  • "A Dynamic Model of Differential Human Capital and Criminal Activity," with Steve Billups and Jody Overland (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 7584). Economica, November 2005; 72. pp. 655-81.
  • “Drugs and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from a Panel of Siblings and Twins,” with Erdal Tekin, in Substance Use: Individual Behavior, Social Interactions, Markets, and Politics, Bjorn Lindgren and Michael Grossman (eds.), Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005; pp. 91-120.
  • “Economic Conditions, Deterrence and Juvenile Crime: Evidence from Micro Data,” with Daniel Rees. American Law and Economics Review. Fall 2005, 7:2, pp. 319-49.
  • “Carrots, Sticks and Broken Windows,” with Hope Corman. Journal of Law and Economics, April 2005, 48:1; pp. 235-66.
  • “Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? An Analysis of Prisoners on Death Row in the United States,” with Laura Argys. Journal of Legal Studies; June 2004; 33:2, pp. 255-82.
  • “The Demand for Medical Care in Urban China,” with Erdal Tekin and Jeffrey Zax. World Development, February 2004; 32:2, pp. 289-304.
  • “The Impact of Education, Social Capital, Ideology, and Institutions on Economic Development,” (in Turkish), in International Symposium on Ataturk and Contemporary Society; Istanbul: Turkiye Is Bankasi Yayinlari; 2003, pp.212-19.
  • "Nonprofit Sector and Part-Time Work: An Analysis of Employer-Employee Matched Data of Child Care Workers,” with Erdal Tekin. The Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2003; 85:1, pp. 38-50.
  • “Getting Off Death Row: Commuted Sentences and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment,” with Kaj Gittings, (revised version of NBER Working Paper No: 8639). Journal of Law and Economics; October 2003; 46:2, pp. 453-78. Reprinted in The Economics of Crime, Isaac Ehrlich and Zhiqiang Liu (eds.) Edward Elgar, 2006.
  • "The Supply of Quality in Child Care Centers," with David M. Blau. The Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2002; 84:3, pp. 483-96.
  • “Economic Theories of Crime,” in Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, David Levinson (ed.); Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications; 2002, Volume: 2, pp. 597-603.
  • "A Time-Series Analysis of Crime, Deterrence and Drug Abuse in New York City,” with Hope Corman. The American Economic Review, June 2000; 90:3, pp. 584-604.
  • "Structural Unemployment, Cyclical Unemployment and Income Inequality," The Review of Economics and Statistics, February 1999; 81:1, pp. 122-34.
  • "The Economics of Substance Abuse in Context: Can Economics Be Part of an Integrated Theory of Drug Use?," with David W. Rasmussen and Bruce L. Benson. Journal of Drug Issues, 1998; 28:3, pp. 575-92.
  • “An Economic Analysis of Drug Use and Crime," with Hope Corman. Journal of Drug Issues, 1998; 28:3, pp. 613-29
  • "Cost Functions, Efficiency and Quality in Day Care Centers." The Journal of Human Resources; Fall 1997. Vol. 32, Number 4, pp. 861-91.
  • "Credit Rationing, Deregulation and Race in Mortgage Lending in the United States: 1960-90," with W. James Smith and William Tevebaugh. Applied Economics, 1997; 29, pp. 1337-42.
  • "Labor Market Conditions and the High School Dropout Rate: Evidence From New York State," with Daniel I. Rees; Economics of Education Review, 1997; Vol. 16, No. 2; pp. 103-9.
  • "Accuracy and Rationality of State General Fund Revenue Forecasts: Evidence from Panel Data," with Sam Azad; International Journal of Forecasting, 1995; Vol. 11, pp. 417-27.
  • "Illicit Drug Use and Health: Analysis of New York City Birth Outcomes Using a Kalman Filter Model," with Kudret Topyan; Southern Economic Journal, July 1995; 62:1, pp. 164-82.
  • "Quality-Adjusted Cost Functions for Child-Care Centers," American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 1995; Vol. 85: 2 (May) pp. 409-13.
  • "Is There a Unit Root in U.S. Real GNP? A Re-Assessment," Economics Letters, 1994, Vol. 45, pp. 23-31.
  • "Foreign Threats and Domestic Actions: The Case of Sanctions Against South Africa," with William H. Kaempfer, Anton D. Lowenberg and Lynne Bennett; in Justice Without Violence, Paul Wehr, Heidi Burgess and Guy Burgess (eds.) Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1994, pp. 191-215.
  • "Real Wages over the Business Cycle: Evidence from a Structural Time-Series Model," with Kudret Topyan; Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1993, Vol. 55, No.4, pp. 363-89.
  • "Unemployment and Infant Health: Time-Series Evidence from the State of Tennessee," with Theodore Joyce; Journal of Human Resources, 1993, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 185-203.
  • "The Consequences and Costs of Maternal Substance Abuse in New York City: A Pooled Time-Series, Cross Section Analysis," with Theodore Joyce and Andrew Racine; Journal of Health Economics, 1992, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 297-314.
  • "Predicting the Price of Oil," with Ahmet Kocagil; in Oil in the 1980's: A Decade of Decline, Bernard S. Katz and Siamack Shojai (eds.) New York: Praeger Publishers, 1992, pp. 189-205.
  • "Homicide and Crack in New York City," with Hope Corman and Theodore Joyce; in Searching for Alternatives: Drug-Control Policy in the United States, Edward P. Lazear and Melvyn Krauss (eds.) Stanford, California: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1991, pp. 112-37.
  • "Age at Marriage, Divorce, Fertility and Labor Force Participation of Women: A Time Series Perspective," Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics; 1991, Vol:4, No.1, pp. 1-16.
  • "Demand Shocks, Supply Shocks, and the Cyclicality of Real Wages," with Ahmet Baytas; Applied Economics, 1991, Vol. 23:7, pp. 1213-19.
  • "Business Cycles and Fertility Dynamics in the United States: A Vector Autoregressive Model," Journal of Population Economics, 1990, Vol. 3, pp. 125-46.
  • "The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Adolescent Childbearing in New York City," with Theodore Joyce; American Journal of Public Health, March 1990, Vol. 80, No. 3, pp. 273-78.

REPORTS

  • “The Obesity Epidemic: Causes and Current Policy Perspectives” with Michael Grossman, February 2011. Baker Institute Policy Report, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University.
  • “The Market for Child Care” in NBER Reporter, Spring 2002.
    (http://www.nber.org/reporter/spring02/mocan.html)
  • "Information Asymmetry in the Market for Child Care" Final Report submitted to the Smith Richardson Foundation (September 2000).
  • Co-author of "Cost, Quality and Child Outcomes in Child Care Centers" Public Report (April 1995), Technical Report (June 1995), and Executive Summary (January 1995); Center for Research on Economic and Social Policy, University of Colorado at Denver.
  • Co-author of "The Economic Effects of Colorado Care" (1993). Report for the Office of the Governor, State of Colorado.

GRANTS and CONTRACTS

  • “The Obesity Epidemic: Causes and Current Policy Perspectives” From NIH to NBER (with Hope Corman). March 2010 to March 2012.
  • “Problem Identification and Annual Report” From Colorado Department of Transportation (with Jeffrey Zax). From May 2004 to December 2007 (contract).
  • “A Time-Series Analysis of Crime in New York City” From the New York City Independent Budget Office. From August 2001 to December 2001.
  • "Information Asymmetry in the Market for Child Care" From the Smith Richardson Foundation to the National Bureau of Economic Research. From November 1999 to April 2001.
  • "The Determinants of Bicycle Use and the Impact of the Bicycle Industry on Colorado's Economy" From the Colorado Department of Transportation to the University of Colorado at Denver, from May 1998 to June 1999 (contract).
  • "Faculty Fellowship for the Study of Nonprofit Institutions" From the National Bureau of Economic Research. 1997-1999.
  • "The Costs and Quality of Early Childhood Care and Education" with Suzanne Helburn and John Morris. From the Carnegie Corporation of New York to the University of Colorado at Denver. From July 1992 to June 1994.
  • "The Costs and Quality of Early Childhood Care and Education" with Suzanne Helburn and John Morris. From Smith-Richardson Foundation to the University of Colorado at Denver. From July 1992 to June 1994.
  • "The Costs and Quality of Early Childhood Care and Education" with Suzanne Helburn and John Morris. From Packard Foundation to the University of Colorado at Denver. From July 1992 to June 1994.
  • "Determinants of Race-Specific Infant Mortality" From the University of Colorado at Denver, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Summer Research and Development Program. Summer 1994.
  • "Poverty, Race and Human Capital" From the University of Colorado at Denver Junior Faculty Development Award Program. From December 1992 through June 1993.
  • "A Time-Series Analysis of Drug Use and Crime in New York City" with Hope Corman. From National Institute on Drug Abuse to the National Bureau of Economic Research. From June 1992 to May 1994.
  • "Real Wages Over the Business Cycle: A Structural Time-Series Modeling" From the University of Colorado at Denver Faculty Grant Award Program. From July 1991 through June 1992.
  • "Understanding the Dramatic Increase in the Rate of Low Birthweight in New York City: An Aggregate Time-Series Analysis" with Theodore Joyce. From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to the NBER. From September 1990 to September 1991.

SELECTED RECENT SEMINARS and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2019

WEA Conference, Tokyo, Japan; ASREC Conference, Lund, Sweden; Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey

2018

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; ASREC Conference, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2017

George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School; Washington DC; Economic Analysis of Litigation Conference, Paris, France

2016

American Economic Association Meetings, San Francisco, California; American University, Washington DC; NBER Joint Meeting of Children’s Program and Education Program, Washington DC; Economic Analysis of Litigation Conference, Montpellier, France; Spanish Law and Economics Association Meetings, Lisbon, Portugal; European Economic Association Meetings, Geneva, Switzerland; European Law and Economics Association Meetings, Bologna, Italy; University of Catania, Sicily, Italy; Conference on the Global Migration Crisis, NYU Development Research Institute, New York, NY; Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium

2015

Keynote Speech at the LACEA-AL CAPONE Workshop on Economics of Crime, Montevideo, Uruguay; 2015 ASREC Conference, Boston, Massachusetts; The 40th AEFP Conference, Washington D.C.; European Association of Law and Economics Conference, Vienna, Austria; Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, USA; CRENoS Workshop on Institutions, Individual Behavior and Economic Outcomes, Alghero, Italy; Workshop on Health and the Labor Market, Molskroen, Denmark

2014

ERG-Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey; Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey; University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark; University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark; The World Bank /IZA Conference on Employment and Development, Lima, Peru; NBER Summer Institute, Law and Economics Session (discussant), European Conference of ASREC, University of Durham, Durham, England; Annual Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics, Marseille, France; City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2013

CRED-Université de Paris II, Sorbonne, Paris, France; University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Holland; Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey; Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; European Law and Economics Association Meetings, Warsaw, Poland; NBER Summer Institute, Boston, MA; The Second Economics Conference, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; The Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, New Orleans, LA; The Reflections on Responsible Regulation Conference, The Murphy Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2012

The Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime, Erasmus School of Economics, Rotterdam, Holland; The Society of Labor Economists Meetings, Chicago, Illinois; The ALCAPONE Meetings, UC-Berkeley, California; Southern Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana; SUNYAlbany, New York

2011

Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey; Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; The Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin Italy; PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2010

The Graduate Center of CUNY, New York City; The First Annual Conference of the Spanish Association of Law and Economics, Universidad Autonoma De Madrid; Madrid, Spain; The Eleventh Annual Conference of the Association for Public Economic Theory, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul,Turkey; The Twentieth Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association, Princeton University; University of Illinois at Chicago; Southern Economic Association Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia; American Economic Association Meetings, Atlanta, GA

2009

Bonn & Paris Workshop on Law and Economics; Paris, France; University of Houston/Rice University, Houston, Texas; The Plenary Panel of the National Criminal Justice Association Meeting, Bellevue, Washington; Western Economic Association International Meetings, Vancouver, Canada; Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; LACEA-Political Economy Group Meeting, Cartagena, Colombia

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Graduate

    Econometrics, Time-Series Forecasting, Topics in Econometrics and Forecasting, Health Economics, Seminar in Applied Economics, Research Seminar, Labor Economics

  • Undergraduate

    Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economics of Race and Gender, Economics of Crime and Punishment, Time-Series Forecasting, Labor Economics.

HONORS, AWARDS and OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

  • Research Excellence Award; LSU, E.J. Ourso College of Business; 2014, 2013, 2011

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Category; LSU Department of Economics; 2013, 2010

  • Plenary Speaker for National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, National Criminal Justice Association, Washington, 2009

  • Recipient of the Western Economic Association International’s “2008 Best Article Award” for the paper titled “What Determines Corruption? International Evidence from Micro Data.”

  • Intellectual Contribution Award, LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business; 2009 and 2008

  • Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award 2005; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado at Denver

  • Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award 1993; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado at Denver

  • Best Dissertation Written at Graduate School of the City University of New York in 1989; nominated for the CGS/UMI Dissertation Award by CUNY Graduate School

     

     

    Referee for: American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied, American Economic Journal: Policy, American Journal of Public Health, Applied Economics, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Contemporary Economic Policy, Demography, Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern European Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economica, Economics of Education Review, Economics of Governance, Economics Letters, Empirica, European Economic Review, European Journal of Law and Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Health Economics, Industrial Relations, International Economic Review, International Journal of Forecasting, International Review of Economics and Finance, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Demographic Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Urban Economics, Liver Transplantation, The Manchester School, Managerial and Decision Economics, National Tax Journal, Nature Human Behavior, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Economic Papers, PLOS ONE, Policy Studies Journal, Public Administration Review, Public Choice, Public Finance Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Regional Studies, Review of Social Economy, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Social Service Review, Social Science and Medicine, Social Science Quarterly, Southern Economic Journal, World Development

    Reviewer: Princeton University Press, McGraw Hill, Harper Collins Publishers, Idaho Board of Education, Mac Arthur Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Jacobs Foundation, National Science Foundation

    Consultant to: United States Department of Justice; University of Illinois at Chicago; The RAND Corporation; New York City Independent Budget Office; BBC Research & Consulting, Denver, Colorado; Colorado Department of Transportation; Center for Human Investment Policy, University of Colorado; The Governor's Office of the State of Colorado; The Employability and Social Partnership of Human Resources Development Canada

DEPARTMENT, COLLEGE and UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

At LSU

  • Member, LSU Graduate Council

    September 2014-Sept. 2017

  • Member, LSU Council on Research

    February 2011-May 2014

  • Member, College of Business, Policy Committee

    September 2001-present

  • Member, Department of Economics, Research Committee

    September 2007- present

  • Member, Department of Economics, Graduate Advisory Committee

    September 2007- present

  • Member, Department of Economics, Tenure and Promotion Committee

    September 2007- present

  • Member, LSU Multidisciplinary Hiring Initiative-Poverty Center

    September 2007- present

  • Chair, and Member of College Committee to Evaluate Endowed Chairs

    2009, 2010

  • Chair, Department of Economics, Hiring Committee

    2008, 2013, 2014

At University of Colorado at Denver

  • Member, Department of Economics Retention-Tenure-Promotion (RTP) Committee

    1993-2007

  • Chair, Economics RTP Research Sub-Committee

    1994, 1998 

  • Department of Economics Y2K Coordinator

    1998

  • Member, Economics Department Recruiting Committee

    1992-2000 

  • Organizer, CRESP Seminar Series on Labor and Human Resource Economics

    1994-2004

  • Member, Behavioral and Social Sciences Computer Laboratory Steering Committee

    1993-2000 

  • Member, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Search Committee

    1994

  • Member, CLAS Planning and Policy Committee

    1993 

  • Member, UCDHSC Faculty Assembly Academic Personnel Committee

    1993-94 

  • Member, UCDHSC Faculty Assembly

    1996-1999 

  • Member, CLAS Dean’s Advisory Committee

    2000-2002 

  • Member, CLAS Budget Advisory Committee

    2000-2004

  • Member, UCDHSC Truman Scholarship Committee

    2005-2007

SELECTED PRESS COVERAGE OF RESEARCH and PERSONAL INTERVIEWS

  • Fortune

  • msn.com

  • Sports Illustrated

  • The Atlantic

  • National Public Radio (NPR)-The Morning Edition

  • National Public Radio (NPR)-Hidden Brain

  • Third World America, Arianna Huffington; New York: Crown Publishers, 2010

  • The Wall Street Journal

  • The Economist

  • The Guardian

  • BusinessWeek

  • Bloomberg

  • The New York Times

  • The Washington Post

  • San Francisco Chronicle

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • The Denver Post

  • Columbia Daily Tribune

  • TriCity Herald

  • The Advocate

  • PolitiFact.com

  • Veja (Brazil)

  • Sydsvenskan (Sweden)

  • Bild (Germany)

  • Handelsblatt (Germany)

  • Corriere Della Sera (Italy)

  • La Repubblica (Italy)

  • El Espectador (Colombia)

  • China Daily (China)

  • Daily Free Press (Boston University)

  • Sabah, Vatan, Milliyet, Posta, TurkishTime (Turkey)

  • The Psychologist (monthly publication of the British Psychological Society)

  • Zuunii Medee (Mongolia)

SELECTED TV COVERAGE OF RESEARCH

  • CBS News

  • MTV Canada: MTV Live

  • Fox Cable Channel

  • RTL Television: RTL Aktuell

PhD DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED (Committee Chair)

  • Duha Altindag

    (Degree: 2011, First Job: Auburn University)

  • Colin Cannonier

    (Degree: 2011, First Job: Belmont University)

  • Christian Raschke

    (Degree: 2013, First Job: Sam Houston State University)

  • Xu (Rebecca) Li

    (Degree: 2014, First Job: Hunan University, China)

  • Greg Upton

    (Degree: 2014, First Job: Center for Energy Studies, LSU)

  • Elif Filiz

    (Degree: 2015, First Job: University of Southern Mississippi)

  • Deokrye (Clara) Baek

    (Degree: 2015, First Job: Wright State University)

  • Luiza Pogorelova

    (Degree: 2016, First Job: T. Rowe Price)

  • Satadru Das

    (Degree: 2016, First Job: Central Bank of India)

  • Badahir Dursun

    (Degree: 2017, First Job: Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; post doc)

  • Jhacova Williams

    (Degree: 2018, First Job: Clemson University)

  • Grace Arnold (co-chair)

    (Degree: 2018, First Job: Portland State University)

  • Han Yu

    (Degree: 2018, First Job: Texas A&M University, post-doc)

  • Ishita Tripathi

    (Degree: 2019, First Job: Ahmedabad University, India)

  • Tianheng Wang (co-chair)

    (Degree: 2020, First Job: Xi’an University of Finance and Economics, China)

  • My Nguyen (co-chair)

    (Degree: 2020)