Associate Professor - On Sabbatical January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1997
Office: SSC 4043
Telephone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 85235
Macroeconomics; Family Economics; Human Capital
Public finance, Macroeconomics
"The Farm, the City, and the Emergence of Social Security," Journal of Economic Growth 18(1): 1-32 (2013), with T. F. Cooley, and N. Guner.
"Africa: Is Aid an Answer?" B. E. Journal of Macroeconomics 8(1) (Advances), Article 32: 1-46 (2008), with K. B. Kumar.
"Education for All. A Welfare-Improving Course for Africa?" Review of Economic Dynamics 10 (2): 294-326 (2007), with K. B. Kumar.
"Does the Progressivity of Income Taxes Matter for Human Capital and Growth?" Journal of Public Economic Theory 8 (1): 95-118 (2006), with S. Imrohoroglu and K. B. Kumar.
"Borrowing Contstraints on Families with Young Children." Innovation in Education. Cleveland: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 39-48, (2005), with L. Lochner.
"Higher Education Subsidies and Heterogeneity - A Dynamic Analysis," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 27: 1459-1502 (2003), with K. B. Kumar.
"The Timing of Births: A Marriage Market Analysis," Review of Economic Dynamics, 5: 815-855 (2002), with N. Guner and J. Knowles.
"Educational Vouchers When there are Peer Group Effects - Size Matters," International Economic Review, 43: 195-222 (2002).
Early and Late Human Capital Investments, Borrowing Constraints, and the Family (with Lance J. Lochner)
Evaluating Explanations for Stagnation (with Krishna B. Kumar)
Education Policies to Revive a Stagnant Economy: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa (with Krishna B. Kumar)
Does the Progressivity of Taxes Matter for Economic Growth? (with Selahattin İmrohoroğlu and Krishna B. Kumar)
Growth and Welfare Analysis of Tax Progressivity in a Heterogeneous-Agent Model (with Selahattin İmrohoroğlu and Krishna B. Kumar)