Western University EconomicsWestern Social Science

Elizabeth Caucutt

Associate Professor - On Sabbatical January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1997

Betsy Caucutt

Office: SSC 4043
Telephone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 85235
Fax: 519-661-3666
E-mail: ecaucutt@uwo.ca

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Macroeconomics; Family Economics; Human Capital

Teaching Fields

Public finance, Macroeconomics

Representative Publications

"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).

Selected Papers

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)

The Evolution of the Income Distribution When There are Peer Group Effects

Peer Group Effects in Applied General Equilibrium