Western University EconomicsWestern Social Science

Lance Lochner

Professor and Director, CHCP (Centre for Human Capital and Productivity)
Canada Research Chair in Human Capital and Productivity
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998

Lance Lochner

Office: SSC 4022
Telephone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 85281
Fax: 519-661-3666
E-mail: llochner@uwo.ca

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Labour Economics; Economics of Education; Economics of Crime

Teaching Fields

Labour Economics

Representative Publications

"Correlation, Consumption, Confusion, or Constraints: Why Do Poor Children Perform so Poorly?" The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 119(1): 102-147 (2017).

"Student Loans and Repayment: Theory, Evidence and Policy," in E. Hanushek, S. Machin, and L. Woessmann (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Education, vol. 5, Chapter 8, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science (2016), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo.

"Estimating and Testing Models with Many Treatment Levels and Limited Instruments," Review of Economics and Statistics 97 (2): 387-397 (2014), with Enrico Moretti.

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"The Impact of Family Income On Child Achievement: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit," American Economic Review (2012), with Gordon B. Dahl. (Online Appendix)

"Credit Constraints in Education," Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 4: 225-256 (2012), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo.

"The Nature of Credit Constraints and Human Capital" American Economic Review, 101(6): 2487-2529 (October 2011), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo. (Online Appendix)

"The Changing Role of Family Income and Ability in Determining Educational Achievement," Journal of Human Capital, 1(1): 37-89 (Winter 2007), with Philippe Belley.

"Individual Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System," American Economic Review, 97(1): 444-460 (March 2007).

"The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests, and Self-Reports," American Economic Review, 94(1): 155-189 (March 2004), with E. Moretti.

"Education, Work, and Crime: A Human Capital Approach," International Economic Review, 45(3): 811-43 (August 2004).

"Explaining Rising Wage Inequality: Explorations with a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model of Labor Earnings with Heterogeneous Agents," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 1(1) (January 1998), with J. Heckman and C. Taber.

Other Publications and Working Papers