Nirav Mehta

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2011

Nirav Mehta

Office: SSC 4011
Telephone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 85284
Fax: 519-661-3666

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website

Research Interests

Empirical Microeconomics; Structural Estimation; Public Economics; Empirical Contracts; Economics of Education; Health Economics

Teaching Fields

Public Economics; Econometrics; Applied Econometrics; Economics of Education

Representative Publications

Gaynor, Martin, Nirav Mehta, and Seth Richards-Shubik. "Optimal Contracting with Altruistic Agents: Medicare Payments for Dialysis Drugs," American Economic Review, June 2023.

Conley, Tim, Nirav Mehta, Ralph Stinebrickner, and Todd Stinebrickner. "Social Interactions, Mechanisms, and Equilibrium: Evidence From a Model of Study Time and Academic Achievement," Accepted at the Journal of Political Economy.

Mehta, Nirav. “Measuring Quality for Use in Incentive Schemes: The Case of ‘Shrinkage’ Estimators,” Quantitative Economics, 10(4), 1537-1577, 2019.

Mehta, Nirav. “An Economic Approach to Generalizing Findings From Regression-Discontinuity Designs,” Journal of Human Resources, 54(4), 2019.

Mehta, Nirav, Ralph Stinebrickner, and Todd Stinebrickner. “Time-Use and Academic Peer Effects in College,” Economic Inquiry, 57(1), 162–171, 2019.

Devlin, Rose Anne, Koffi-Ahoto Kpelitse, Lihua Li, Nirav Mehta, Sisira Sarma. “Family Physician Remuneration Schemes and Specialist Referrals: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Ontario, Canada,” Health Economics, 27(10), 1533–1549, 2018.

Fu, Chao and Nirav Mehta. “Ability Tracking, School and Parental Effort, and Student Achievement: A Structural Model and Estimation,” Journal of Labor Economics, 36(4), 923–979, 2018.

Mehta, Nirav. “The Potential Output Gains from Using Optimal Teacher Incentives: An Illustrative Calibration of a Hidden Action Model,” Economics of Education Review, 66, 67–72, 2018.

Mehta, Nirav. "Competition in Public School Districts: Charter School Entry, Student Sorting, and School Input Determination," International Economic Review 58(4): 1089-1116 (2017).